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Unit details

HSH111 - Introduction to Public Health and Health Promotion

Year2015 unit information
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


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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