Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Organisational UnitDepartment of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
OfferedBerwick First semester 2013 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Nerida Joss (Berwick), Margaret Brand (Caulfield)


This unit introduces students to settings and characteristics of health promotion delivered in various settings including hospitals, schools, workplaces and sporting organisations. Students will be introduced to settings frameworks, theories and approaches and the role of health professionals in diverse settings will be examined. Additionally approaches to building health promotion capacity among staff in these settings will also be explored. Students will gain a sound understanding of the evidence base for health promotion work in different settings and will critically examine the challenges for health promotion in these settings.


  1. Define settings approaches and distinguish key features of the settings approach to health promotion;
  2. Identify sources of data to inform evidence-based approaches to health promotion in different settings;
  3. Describe different approaches to health promotion in settings including organisational change and policy development;
  4. Demonstrate skills in planning and implementation for health promotion in different settings;
  5. Identify systems level changes in settings that will support the use of health promotion strategies;
  6. Describe capacity building approaches to improve the quality and sustainability of health promotion in these settings.


Evidence review: 35%
Settings audit and program plan: 40%
Case study report and group presentation: 25%
Hurdle requirement: 80% attendance at tutorials.

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Contact hours

9 hours per week including contact time of 3 hours and 6 hours of private study