Unit

School Of Health Sciences

Health Promotion Theory and ApproachesWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 401392.1

Discipline: HEALTH PROMOTION

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 1

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Freya Macmillan


Incompatible Units
400867 - Approaches to Health Promotion

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2021 Sydney City Session 2  Yes  Sydney City Campus - DAY  Andrey Zheluk  Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*

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About this Unit
Health promotion is a process that seeks to enable individuals, communities and populations to increase control over their health. It does so by addressing the determinants of health and equity issues, in addition to providing individuals and communities with the skills and knowledge to make healthy lifestyle choices and to improve 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 evidence-based practice for health promotion is outlined together with the need to move beyond education. Approaches to health promotion at the individual, community and population level are explored, including particular considerations for working with Indigenous people.

Special Requirements - Legislative Pre-requisites

Student Compliance Information for all Health-Related Placements

Students must meet Western Sydney University course requirements as well as any special, legislated, or policy-mandated requirements.

Western Course Requirements

Visit the Special Requirements webpage for details about your course.

Special Requirements

Mandatory NSW Health student placement policy requirements

To be able to undertake placement in any NSW Health facility you must be assessed as compliant with NSW Health student placement policy in the first year of your course, regardless of when you expect to go on your first placement. Access and read the NSW Student Compliance Information Booklet.

NSW Student Compliance Information Booklet

Please ensure that you

1. Find your existing National Police Check or apply for one

2. Gather documentary evidence of your vaccination history

3. Print and compete all relevant NSW Health forms relevant to the campus you are enrolled at or online enrolment requirements

4. Follow booklet instructions on how to have your compliance documents assessed by NSW health staff.

International students have additional requirements: the link to the booklet will inform you of these requirements.

School Requirements

Contact your School for further details regarding your School’s requirements, if any, such as

  • If you live outside of NSW or Australia and need to meet your state, territory or country’s compliance requirements
  • If you need to meet different state, territory or country compliance requirements.
  • NSW Working with Children Check (WWCC) or other state equivalent, valid for your entire course.
  • Current approved first aid certificate valid for your entire course - approved course providers can be found at the Government Training website
  • Other non-health related requirements.

Student Compliance Resources are also available on the Placements Hub web page.

https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/learning_futures/home/placements_hub/placements_hub/student_compliance


Courses
1865.2Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)CURRENT
3769.2Bachelor of Data ScienceCURRENT
4656.1Bachelor of Health ScienceCONTINUING
4656.2Bachelor of Health ScienceCONTINUING
4656.3Bachelor of Health ScienceCURRENT
4741.2Bachelor of Sport DevelopmentCURRENT
4742.1Bachelor of Health Science (Health and Physical Education)-Pathway to Teaching (Secondary)CURRENT
4747.2Bachelor of Health Science (Health and Physical Education)CURRENT
4789.1Bachelor of Health Science (Clinical Science)CURRENT
6000.2Diploma in Health Science/Bachelor of Health ScienceCURRENT


Specialisations

KT4000.1Health PromotionCONTINUING
M4019.1Health PromotionCURRENT
M4023.1Health Promotion StudiesCURRENT
MT4000.1Clinical SciencesCURRENT
MT4001.1Health PromotionCURRENT
MT4003.1Public HealthCURRENT
MT4004.1Recreational TherapyCURRENT
SM4001.1Health PromotionCURRENT
SM4008.1Exercise ScienceCURRENT




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