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HSH111 - Introduction to Public Health and Health Promotion

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

Matthew Dunn

Contact hours:

3 hours - 1 x 1 hour class and 1 x 2 hour seminar per week

Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


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: Group presentation 40%

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

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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