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HSH111 - Introduction to Public Health and Health Promotion

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Natalie Hakman





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Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour seminar per week in addition to weekly cloud content

Cloud (online): Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 1 x 2 hour online seminar per week


This unit is core to the Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion, the combined courses with Commerce and Nursing, and for the Health Promotion major pathway in the Bachelor of Health Sciences. The unit is also offered as an elective to students across the University. Through this unit, students will be introduced to the theories, models and frameworks used in both public health and health promotion; explore the evolution of public health and health promotion; examine case studies highlighting responses to public health and health promotion issues; and explore the relationship between health, policy development, and the health care system.


Assessment Task 1: Reflective Journal (1000 words) 20%

Assessment Task 2: Written Report (1500 words) 30%

Assessment Task 3: Examination (2 hours) 50%

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