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. You will examine guiding principles for an integrated health promotion approach, and how these have been applied to improve the health and wellbeing of communities. Three types of case studies from Australian and international contexts will be critically assessed: (i) elemental settings (schools, universities, health care facilities, markets, workplaces, retail facilities, prisons); (ii) contextual settings (cities, communities, islands, villages); and (iii) healthy public policy and health in all policies. You will gain skills in formulating integrated health promotion approaches to addressing issues of interest to you. You will also gain critical insights into key issues in implementing a integrated health promotion approach: developing skilled multidisciplinary teams, forming partnerships and networks and mobilising and sustaining leadership.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSally Fawkes

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

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Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A


Health promotion settings. Principles and practice.

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorScriven, A and Hodgins, M



PublisherSAGE: LONDON.


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Other descriptionN/A

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Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Describe and explore the major theoretical frameworks that underpin an integrated health promotion approach, including the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion
02. Interpret and appraise key issues in integrated health promotion: complex systems; growing multidisciplinary teams, partnerships, networks and conditions for success; and mobilising and sustaining leadership.
03. Analyse contemporary policy debates in relation to using a settings approach to health promotion.
04. Appraise the need for multidisciplinary teams, partnerships and networks, and sustained leadership for implementing an integrated health promotion approach

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Start date between: and    Key dates

On-Line, 2021, Semester 1, Online


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSally Fawkes

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Students primarily interact through online LMS site"


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Assess an initiative that uses an integrated health promotion approach (10 minutes) Student will submit a reference list to show what source materials were referenced in preparing video contentN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
Formulate an integrated health promotion approach to a specific health issue (1,500 words)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4
Make three contributions to online blogs (300 words x 3)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4