School Of Biomedical And Health Science

Approaches to Health PromotionWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 400867.1


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
400782 - Essentials of Health Promotion

About this Unit
Health promotion is a process that seeks to enable individuals, carers, communities and populations to increase control over their health by addressing the determinants of health and equity issues, resulting in improved health outcomes. Theoretical underpinnings of the various approaches to health promotion are explored, enhancing and limiting factors analysed and the levels of health promoting actions demonstrated, including the bigger picture approaches of working with policy, environmental and engineering solutions. Health promotion competencies are developed including conducting a needs and stakeholder analysis, also planning and evaluating an intervention. The best practice, evidence base for health promotion is outlined and the need to move beyond education.

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