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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.

    About this paper

    Paper title Health Promotion
    Subject Public Health
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,016.55
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    108 points
    HEAL 202
    Schedule C
    Arts and Music

    Suitable for undergraduates from all disciplines interested in ways to promote the health of communities and populations throughout New Zealand.


    Convenor: Associate Professor Richard Egan

    Undergraduate Administrator:

    Teaching staff

    Associate Professor Richard Egan

    Senior Teaching Fellow: Dr Bronwen McNoe

    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


    • Assignment 1: 20%
    • Assignment 2: 30%
    • Examination: 50%
    Teaching Arrangements

    Thirty-three lecture presentations and nine 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 Te Tiriti o 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


    Semester 2

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    B1 Tuesday 12:00-12:50 29-35, 37-42
    C1 Wednesday 15:00-15:50 29-35
    D1 Thursday 14:00-14:50 29-35, 37-42


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    Attend one stream from
    A1 Monday 09:00-09:50 29-32, 34-35, 37, 40-41
    A2 Monday 10:00-10:50 29-32, 34-35, 37, 40-41
    A3 Tuesday 14:00-14:50 29-32, 34-35, 37, 40-41
    A4 Wednesday 11:00-11:50 29-32, 34-35, 37, 40-41
    A5 Wednesday 12:00-12:50 29-32, 34-35, 37, 40-41
    A6 Thursday 09:00-09:50 29-32, 34-35, 37, 40-41
    A7 Thursday 10:00-10:50 29-32, 34-35, 37, 40-41
    A8 Friday 09:00-09:50 29-32, 34-35, 37, 40-41
    A9 Friday 14:00-14:50 29-32, 34-35, 37, 40-41
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