Innovative and Evidence-Based Health Promotion

Innovative and Evidence-Based Health Promotion
(Specialisation: Health Promotion)

Unit code: HPO7008

Credit points: 12 

This unit expands student’s capacity to build substantive practical skills and theoretical knowledge required to become the next generation of health promotion professionals prepared to ensure currency and sustainability in health promotion actions. With attention on modern socio-ecological approaches to disease and injury prevention and health promotion interventions locally, nationally and globally, students will utilise creative methods to navigate health promotion priorities and approaches to promotion to formulate innovative and evidence-based health promotion programs and projects. Recognising that health promotion enables people to increase control over their own health, students will appraise and apply approaches to community engagement and cultural considerations with a strong focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Appraise approaches for community engagement and cultural considerations in health promotion actions with focus on First Nation communities;
  2. Critically analyse practical skills and theoretical knowledge for contemporary and sustainable health promotion strategies ;
  3. Compose socio- ecological approaches to disease and injury prevention and health promotion interventions locally, nationally and globally;
  4. Extrapolate strategies to address challenges with constructing solid evaluation methods for health promotion strategies and; 
  5. Propose innovative and sustainable health promotion programs to address health priority areas. 


Contribution to a discussion board on why public health program management is needed to improve population health (500 words) - 10%
Needs assessment on an identified public health issue in a selected community (2000 words) - 40%
Project proposal on identified public health issue in a selected community (2500 words) - 50%

Related course/s

This unit is studied as part of the online Master of Public Health 

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