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Disease Prevention and Health Promotion - HSYP805

Health promotion creates supportive conditions for health, enabling people to have control over, and improve their health and wellbeing. Health promotion officers need to have a good understanding of health promotion approaches and behaviour change models in order to engage communities and enable people to address their health needs. In this Unit you will develop an understanding of health promotion concepts, frameworks and theories used to formulate policy and develop programs tailored for a variety of settings. The Unit is taught with an emphasis on the determinants of health and health inequities, including economic, social and environmental influences. The key skills you will develop include designing and evaluating evidence-based health promotion initiatives within a specific population/community. These skills will prepare you for careers in health promotion practice and research.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S1 Block - Session 1, Block, classes are held in an intensive mode over a sequence of days

Staff Contact(s): Dr Rimante Ronto

Admission to MPH Prerequisite Information


Unit Designation(s):
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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