The course explores the scientific discipline of health promotion. It explores the meaning of health and wellbeing from the perspective of different health paradigms, how health and well-being are created, and policies and programs that aim to improve health and well-being.
Topics include the background, history, and philosophies of health promotion; the social ecological framework and health; planning of health promotion programs; evaluation of health promotion programs; the use of theory in health promotion; doing health promotion in university settings; doing health promotion in worksites; doing health promotion in developing countries; and harm reduction strategies for health promotion.
The aims of this course are to enable students to gain an understanding of different social and cultural perspectives on the meaning of health, develop core knowledge of health promotion including its foundation theories, principles and concepts, and critically evaluate a range of health promotion strategies seeking to address a number of contemporary public health problems.
On completion of this course, student should be able to:
A. Knowledge and understanding
B- Intellectual skill
C- Professional skills
D. General and transferable skills
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