SSEH3339 Community and Worksite Health Promotion

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Life and Health Sciences
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • Level 3 elective
This unit reviews the objectives, current and future practice, and evaluation processes of work site and community health promotion programs. Psychosocial health behaviour models and strategies for health promotion are studied and applied to current health issues. The unit includes writing and presenting a work site health proposal. The unit assists those interested in developing work site or community programs and developing their knowledge of health promotion.
Students are able to (1) develop an understanding of the principles and strategies of health promotion; (2) develop skills and knowledge on developing health promotion programs for work sites and minority groups; (3) have a basic understanding of, and be able to find, epidemiological data relating to health in the workplace and broader community; and (4) develop skills in problem based learning with respect to community health.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) work site health proposal; (2) written journal article; and (3) class contribution. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Rebecca Braham
Unit rules
Advisable prior study:
SSEH2290 Promoting Lifelong Physical Activity
Contact hours
lectures: 3 hours per week plus project

Sansnee, J. and Liamputtong, P. Population Health, Communities and Health Promotion: OUP 2008

Moodies, R. and Hulme, A. Hands on Health Promotion: IP Communications 2004

Other recommended readings are listed on the LMS (Learning Management System).


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