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MHP5032 - Health promotion

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Dr Sue Burney


Caulfield Second semester 2007 (Off-campus)


The theoretical underpinnings of health promotion and behavioural epidemiology will be outlined in this unit, and what constitutes success in health promotion will be discussed and defined. The core aspects of successful Australian health promotion projects will be isolated, together with the problems and unresolved issues of promoting health.


On successful completion of this subject students will:

  1. be able to appreciate what is currently known and practised in the area of behaviour change and contribute a professional opinion to the process of designing health promotion projects particularly in rural and remote areas;
  2. be able to demonstrate an awareness of the essential community processes and support required for success in these endeavours.


Journal article (2000 words): 35%
Health promotion project (1500 words): 25%
Examination: 40%

Off Campus Attendance Requirements

Five-day residential school