PUBH102 - Foundations of Health Promotion

10 cp
Prerequisites
Nil
Teaching Organisation Nil

Health promotion creates supportive conditions for health, enabling people to have control over, and improve their health and wellbeing. Health promotion officers need to have a good understanding of health promotion approaches and behaviour change models in order to engage community and enable people to address their own health needs and issues. This unit helps students to obtain fundamental knowledge and understanding of health promotion concepts and issues. It provides an introduction to the principles and practices of health promotion, with an emphasis on the factors that determine health and health inequities, including economic, social and environmental influences. Key health issues and strategies for addressing health risk behaviours and optimising the health of populations are explored. Where appropriate students will develop an awareness of the impact of colonisation on indigenous health and the implications for health promotion planning and practice. The aim of this unit is for students to learn how to plan, carry out and assess health promotion activities in different settings and will apply this knowledge in developing health promotion campaign.