NUR5844 - Population health and health promotion - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.


Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Cheryle Moss


Ms Suzanne Willey

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2019 (Flexible)


Must be enrolled in a Postgraduate degree


This unit identifies the World Health Organisations' role in advocating and supporting the global health agenda of health for all. Health promotion as a strategy for achieving health for all is examined.

Nurses, midwives and other health professionals are encouraged to develop health promotion knowledge and skills that can be utilised in the contexts of practice to promote population health and wellbeing.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Expand on concepts from previous studies of health and nursing to be able to undertake leadership roles in population health and health promotion;
  2. Critically analyse national and international frameworks for primary health care and health promotion initiatives with special references to the work of the World Health Organisation (WHO);
  3. Appraise major community health needs and issues of clinical relevance, with particular focus on vulnerable communities;
  4. Analyse various methods of population-based approaches to data collection;
  5. Utilise national and international collaborative health practice models in designing population-based approaches to health care;
  6. Apply health promotion principles such as equity, community engagement and partnerships to undertake a health needs assessment.


  • Written assessment: Health promotion needs assessment (2,000-2,500 words) (35%)
  • Written assessment: Health Promotion Plan (2,000-2,500 words) (35%)
  • Oral presentation (20 minutes) (30%)

Workload requirements

12 hours per week comprising guided readings, online and other activities and /or tutorials, including self-directed learning.

See also Unit timetable information

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study


Nursing and midwifery