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TM5528 - Health Promotion

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences

This subject is designed to introduce students to the history, principles, values and theory of health promotion and to the processes of health promotion program planning, design, and evaluation. Students will learn the how health promotion has evolved to where it is today and will gain an understanding of health promotion priorities in the Australian and International context. Frameworks for health promotion action will be introduced to allow students to understand the scope that is covered by health promotion.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate an understanding of the broad influences on health including social, political and economic influences;
  • critically analyse the evolution of health promotion to where it is today;
  • critically analyse where health promotion fits within the broader public health context;
  • demonstrate appropriate knowledge in the underlying values and principles of health promotion;
  • demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills in the processes of planning, designing, evaluating and sustaining health promotion programs;
  • apply health promotion frameworks to develop strategies to address contemporary health issues;
  • demonstrate an understanding of what the health promotion workforce constitutes and what competencies are needed to undertake health promotion work; and;
  • apply all of the above in their own discipline and working environment.


External, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Sue Devine
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Sue Devine, <Person not found>.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCUandPrinted materials
Assessment: essays (45%); assignments (45%); workbook (10%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.