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PUBH202 Health Promotion

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.

Paper title Health Promotion
Paper code PUBH202
Subject Public Health
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $899.85
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,680.00

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108 points
HEAL 202
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Teaching staff
Convenor: Dr Kate Morgaine
Tutors: Ms Anita Grant
Paper Structure
The paper covers three main sections:
  1. Foundations of health promotion
  2. Programme planning and evaluation
  3. 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 is provided, and key reading 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 the planning and evaluation process for health-promoting actions
  • Understand the principles behind different health promotion actions
Suitable for undergraduates from all disciplines interested in ways we can promote the health of NZ adolescents and young adults.

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Second Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
L1 Tuesday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 14:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41
M1 Wednesday 15:00-15:50 28-34


Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Monday 09:00-09:50 29-33, 36, 38, 40-41
T2 Monday 10:00-10:50 29-33, 36, 38, 40-41
T3 Wednesday 11:00-11:50 29-33, 36, 38, 40-41
T4 Wednesday 12:00-12:50 29-33, 36, 38, 40-41
T5 Thursday 10:00-10:50 29-33, 36, 38, 40-41
T6 Friday 09:00-09:50 29-33, 36, 38, 40-41
T7 Friday 14:00-14:50 29-33, 36, 38, 40-41