Community Health Promotion

Course code HPRO6740Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Medicine and Public Health

This subject provides skills in undertaking community wide health promotion programs.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesAt the completion of the subject, candidates will have developed skills in implementing programs based on the following strategies: mass media; modifying the availability of a health related product; legislative change.
ContentThe subject consists of three modules addressing programs based on different techniques for modifying health behaviour at the community level:

Mass Media - which involves the preparation of reports of scientific findings for a lay audience, the preparation of a brief for an advertising agency, and the development of interview skills.

Lobbying for Legislative Change - describes the role of legal and political systems in health promotion, and includes the design of a campaign to lobby for political action.

Modifying the Availability of a Health-related Product - describes legal and systematic approaches to modifying the availability of health related products; explores the primary production, retail and marketing chain; and involves preparing a detailed case history of a health promotion approach to modifying the availability of one health related product.
Replacing Course(s)n/a
Industrial Experience0
Assumed Knowledgen/a
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Distance Learning : Paper Based
External Mode
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Field Study
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
Contact HoursEmail Discussion Group: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self Directed Learning: for 6 hour(s) per Week for Full Term