PRACTISING HEALTH PROMOTION

PHE5PRH

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject is concerned with the philosophical and theoretical foundations of the discipline of health promotion and effective health promotion practice. You will learn about the origins of psychological, organisational and social theories, models and conceptual frameworks and their role in guiding health promotion practice. You will gain skills in designing a systematic approach to improving health, based on a sound theoretical framework. These skills will include: interpreting the problem to solve, mapping system-level determinants, assessing current capacities and needs, and using theory to design evidence-informed health promotion strategies for preventing or responding to the problem. Practice issues that you will explore in this subject include: locating, interpreting and using evidence to understand problems and ways to tackle them; building readiness, capacity and support for effective and sustained health promotion action; and utilising social capital.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRuth Mackenzie-Stewart

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

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Readings

Theory in a nutshell: a practical guide to health promotion theories.

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AuthorNutbeam, D, Harris, E, Wise, M

Year2010

Edition/Volume3RD EDN

PublisherMCGRAW-HILL, NORTH RYDE, NSW.

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Health behavior and health education: theory, research, and practice.

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AuthorGlanz, K, Rimer, BK, Viswanath, K

Year2008

Edition/Volume4TH EDN

PublisherJOSSEY BASS, SAN FRANCISCO.

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Outline a case study that demonstrates how theories and models used in ones own professional practice influence practice.
02. Critically evaluate how theories and models for change pertaining to different levels of action - individual, group, organisation, community and society - are applied in health promotion practice.
03. Drawing on relevant theories and models and evidence of efficacy, research and design health promotion strategies that could be used for addressing particular health and wellbeing issues, and assess factors for enhancing their effectiveness.
04. Develop and justify responses to key issues that might challenge the effective practice of health promotion at different scales - in organisations, communities and societies.

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