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Introduces health promotion principles, practice and evidence through such strategies as education, community development and healthy public policy, with particular relevance to promoting the health of New Zealand adolescents and young adults.
This course is an introduction to health promotion principles and practice with particular relevance to contemporary health challenges for communities and populations. It recognises the centrality of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and is structured around the key aspects of the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion (WHO, 1986). You will hear from community organisations about current health promotion practice; and the course will provide you with an introduction to tools to design and evaluate health promotion interventions using strategies such as healthy public policy, community development and action, and education.
|Paper title||Health Promotion|
|Teaching period||Semester 2 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$946.50|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$5,314.50|
- 108 points
- HEAL 202
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- Suitable for undergraduates from all disciplines interested in ways we can promote the health of NZ adolescents and young adults.
- Teaching staff
Convenor: Dr Richard Egan
- Paper Structure
- The paper covers three main sections:
- Foundations of health promotion
- Programme planning and evaluation
- Actions to improve health, including developing personal skills, creating health-promoting social and physical environments, strengthening community action to improve health and advocating for healthy public policy at all levels of civil society
- Teaching Arrangements
- 33 lecture presentations and 9 tutorials
Textbooks are not required for this paper; a course book and key readings are placed on Blackboard.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Critical thinking, Ethics.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to
- Discuss what is meant by health and health promotion.
- Understand how the Treaty of Waitangi and ideas of social justice and ethics contribute to the practice of health promotion in Aotearoa New Zealand.
- Understand the planning and evaluation process for health-promoting actions.
- Understand the principles behind different health promotion actions.