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Health Promotion and Young People (POPH90173)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5Online

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codePOPH90173
Semester 2 - Online
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject explores key practices, principles and frameworks for health promotion and community capacity building aimed at enhancing the health and wellbeing of young people. Participants will be encouraged to develop a more systematic approach to health promotion practice, particularly in identifying adolescent health needs and in planning, implementing and evaluating health promotion approaches relevant to particular communities/settings. Participants will be encouraged to draw on their experience and knowledge in the development of a health promotion project proposal. The subject considers the social and environmental context in which health promotion takes place.

Intended learning outcomes

This subject is designed to enable students to:

  1. apply the theories and principles of health promotion to youth health practice and context;
  2. identify and reflect on the social determinants of health and health inequalities as they relate to health promotion practice;
  3. explore the principles and strategies of youth participation and engagement in health promotion;
  4. recognise the ethical issues associated with health promotion practice in relation to young people
  5. develop appropriate designs for health promotion projects/programs within specific environments;
  6. utilise different communication strategies to engage and communicate with diverse audiences, communities and stakeholders;
  7. apply a range of program evaluation approaches.

Generic skills

On completion of the subject, it is expected that students will be able to:

  • analyse and critically reflect on the health issues that impact on young people;
  • design health promotion strategies appropriate to the health needs of young people
  • set up appropriate evaluation for health promotion projects;
  • engage young people in the development and implementation of health promotion projects; and
  • disseminate outcomes from health promotion initiatives via relevant avenues.

Last updated: 24 August 2019