PUBH5754 Health Promotion I
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Semester 1 UWA (Perth) Face to face Semester 1 Online Online
- This unit provides a comprehensive overview of health promotion theory and practice. Topics covered include understanding health and its determinants; the role of health promotion, understanding and influencing health behaviours; health promotion planning and evaluation; health promotion practice and competencies; social marketing and health; public health advocacy and the media; healthy public policy; and working with different populations and in different settings. The unit is taught and learned through a combination of lectures, tutorial activities, guest presentations, small group discussions, case studies and debate.
- Students are able to (1) gain theoretical knowledge across a broad range of health promotion topics including program planning models, health behaviour change, evaluation methods, as well as practical experience in developing a health promotion program proposal on a priority health issue and (2) develop the competencies required to ensure the effective delivery and rigour of health promotion strategies and interventions.
- Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) a written assignment; (2) a project proposal and presentation; and (3) in-class (for face to face students) or online (for online students) participation in activities. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Assistant Professor Julie Saunders
- Contact hours
- lectures: 3 hours per week
- Texts (available
Nutbeam, D. and Bauman, A. Evaluation in a Nutshell: McGraw-Hill Australia 2007
Nutbeam, D. and Harris, E. Theory in a Nutshell: a Guide to Health Promotion Theory, 2nd edn: McGraw-Hill Australia 2004
Egger, G., Spark, R. and Donovan, R. Health Promotion Strategies and Methods, 3rd edn: McGraw-Hill Australia 2013
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.