Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject is concerned with integrated health promotion - a contemporary approach to acting on determinants of health through a mix of interventions and capacity building strategies. Students examine theoretical frameworks that underpin an integrated health promotion approach. Three types of case studies will provide you with insight into how to design a mix of health promotion interventions and capacity building strategies to achieve change: (i) elemental settings (schools, hospitals/other health care facilities, community locations and groups, retail facilities, markets, prisons); (ii) contextual settings (cities, communities, islands, villages); and (iii) healthy public policy and health in all policies. You will also assess and justify responses to key issues in implementing integrated health promotion approaches: applying interventions in complex systems; growing multidisciplinary teams, partnerships, networks and conditions for success; and mobilising/sustaining leadership.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSally Fawkes

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

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Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsHealth promotion settings. Principles and practice.PrescribedScriven, A and Hodgins, M (eds) 2012SAGE: LONDON.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Compare and contrast the major theoretical frameworks that underpin integrated health promotion perspectives and strategies, the World Health Organisation Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion and subsequent health promotion frameworks.

You will review selected literature that describes the development of major theoretical frameworks. You will compare and contrast them and develop a timeline of the development of the frameworks.

02. Interpret and discuss key issues in integrated health promotion: complex systems; growing multidisciplinary teams, partnerships, networks and conditions for success; and mobilising and sustaining leadership.

You will review selected literature and resource materials that explain the key concepts, and asked to interpret them.

03. Analyse and discuss contemporary policy debates in relation to using a settings approach to health promotion.

You will review and analyse selected materials. You will be asked to post original contributions to online blogs that are responses to these materials and discuss them with other students.

04. Critically evaluate real world case studies of integrated health promotion.

You will critically examine selected case examples of integrated health promotion applied in a community context.

05. Develop plans for evidence-informed integrated health promotion approaches to improving the health of a specified population group in relation to a specific health concern.

You will synthesise the foundation material covered in this subject to gain understanding of how to plan an original integrated health promotion approach within set parameters (for example, demography, location and capacity of a community, nature of health determinants and health problems in the community).

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2016, Semester 1, Online


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSally Fawkes

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class
One 39.0 hours scheduled online class per study period and delivered via online.
"39 hours (equivalent) of readings, online exercises and structured activities per semester."


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1,500-word critique of a given example of integrated health promotion.30 01, 02, 03, 04
2,000-word proposal for an original integrated health promotion strategy.60 01, 02, 03, 05
Two 250-word articles on a given topic.10 02, 03