School Of Science And Health

Approaches to Health PromotionWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 400867.2


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Arianne Reis

Equivalent Units
400782 - Essentials of Health Promotion, 700065 - Approaches to Health Promotion (WSTC)

Teaching Periods
Nothing on offer.

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About this Unit
Health promotion is a process that seeks to enable individuals, carers, communities and populations to increase control over their health. It does so by addressing the determinants of health and equity issues, leading to improved health outcomes. Theoretical underpinnings of the various approaches to health promotion are explored in this unit. In addition, factors that enhance and limit health promotion are analysed in conjunction with bigger picture approaches of working with policy. The best evidence-based practice for health promotion is outlined together with the need to move beyond education.

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