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HSH111 - Introduction to Public Health and Health Promotion

Unit details

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Enrolment modes:(B)
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:(Normally students must be enrolled in H313 Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion or H300 Bachelor of Health Sciences, and associated combined degree such as D391, D388 or D381, to enrol in this unit)
Unit chair:B Murphy (B)
Contact hours: 3 hours (1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 2 hour seminar per week)


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This unit is designed to provide students with an understanding of the principles of public health and health promotion. Topics include: the evolution of public health and health promotion, its milestones, achievements and champions; approaches including biomedical, behavioural, social, ecological, empowerment, other; settings for action including physical, social, ecological, and political environments; the new public health/health promotion in developing countries; current and emerging trends, issues, and at risk groups; public health/health promotion in practice: realities versus the theory in local contexts; mapping public health/health promotion action and the core competencies required to participate in and lead such action; the role of research to inform public health/health promotion practice and to shift agendas.


Small group presentation 30%, reflective journal and professional portfolio (3000 words) 70%

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