School Of Biomedical And Health Science

Essentials of Health PromotionWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 400782.1


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
400271 - Introduction to Health Promotion

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Prior to enrolling in this unit students must have submitted a Criminal Record Check form prior to 1 June 2010 OR a Student Undertaking Form after 1 June 2010 and have applied for a National Police Certificate. Students enrolled in course 4545 Bachelor of Medical Science must also complete NSW Health Immunisations.

About this Unit
This unit is being replaced by 400867 Approaches to Health Promotion in 2010. Health promotion is a process that seeks to enable individuals, communities and populations to increase control over their health by addressing the determinants of health, resulting in improved health outcomes. Theoretical underpinnings of health promotion are explored, factors enhancing and limiting activity reviewed and the levels of health promoting actions demonstrated. Health promotion competencies including conducting a needs analysis, planning and evaluating an intervention are explored. Satisfactory completion of OH&S for student placements is a requirement.

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