Innovative and Evidence-Based Health Promotion

Innovative and Evidence-Based 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, ensuring 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 be required to utilise creative methods to navigate health promotion priorities and approaches 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 strong focus on First Nation communities.

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.