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HSH111 - Introduction to Public Health and Health Promotion

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Natalie Hakman





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Contact hours:

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


This unit is a core unit for the Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion, the combined courses with Commerce and Nursing, and is also an elective unit for a range of courses offered at 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: Essay (2000 words) 40%

Assessment task 2: Presentation 40%

Assessment task 3: Reflective journal (1000 words) 20%

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