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CRH1003 - Health promotion in rural environments

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Ms Cathy Pendergast


Not offered in 2007


This unit reviews the principles and philosophies underpinning current thinking in health promotion. Effective approaches to health promotion in rural environments are explored, with an emphasis on a social model of health, collaborative practice and community development.


On completion of this unit it is intended that students should be able to:

  1. Understand a social model of health;
  2. Analyse and refine understanding of ethical professional responsibilities when undertaking health promotion programs;
  3. Develop effective health promotion methodologies for rural communities;
  4. Increase skills in practical evaluation methodology; and
  5. Demonstrate collaborative practices through constructive involvement in the online discussion group.


Self directed learning, using online discussion as framework: based on 5 topic areas (50%)
Five on-line activities, including quizzes (5 x 10%)