SSEH5685 Work Site Health Promotion

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
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. It includes preparing, 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 develop skills in critically reviewing literature, writing scientific reports, developing and implementing surveys, planning, implementing and evaluating programs, analysing data, group discussion, independent learning and group work.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) a work site health proposal; (2) a written journal article; (3) an in-class tutorial presentation; and (4) in-class laboratory contributions. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Rebecca Braham
Unit rules
enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Sport and Recreation Management (51390), Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety (52330), Master of Exercise Science (52510), Master of Biomedical Science (71520), Master of Health Science (71540), Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (73520)
Master of Work Health and Safety (74530)
Advisable prior study:
SSEH2290 Promoting Lifelong Physical Activity (formerly HMES2290 Physical Activity and Health)
SSEH3339 Community and Work Site Health Promotion (formerly HMES3339)
Contact hours
lectures: 3 hours per week; plus project work
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