HAGE20005 - Health Promotion for Healthy Ageing

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit will advance your knowledge of health promotion related to the enhancement of healthy ageing outcomes. You will gain a greater understanding of the theories of health promotion and their influence on contemporary policy and practice. You will critically appraise existing health promotion strategies to assess their adequacy to empower and enhance well-being in older people. Evidence-based research will be applied to judge the suitability of public health interventions and social marketing to influence and maximise quality of life. You will formulate recommendations to improve health promotion theories, strategies and interventions.


Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 8
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 4
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2023

Term 1 - 2023 Profile

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 50%
2. Written Assessment 50%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2022 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 100.00% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 57.14% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Student feedback
I really enjoyed learning this unit. Ainslie mam is really so helpful. The way she gives feedback on our assessment and way she makes us understand assignment requirements is so helpful.
Unit Coordinators to continue to provide detailed feedback to students in future units. This approach enhances student learning.
Action Taken
Detailed feedback was provided.
Source: Student feedback
My experience with this unit was extremely wonderful and i really enjoyed and leaned this unit. moreover, my lecturer Ainslie Monson such a great and very good lecturer and she supported me in all the learning aspects throughout the unit.
Support for students with regular zooms enhances student learning. Continue this approach in future units.
Action Taken
Continue to have regular contact with students.
Source: During Zoom sessions with students.
Good feedback received from students on content and learning activities.
Continue to engage actively with students.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Evaluate the relevance of health promotion theory to healthy ageing
  2. Evaluate the suitability of a current health promotion strategy to meet the needs of older people using evidence-based research
  3. Assess a current health promotion campaign related to healthy ageing and devise a health promotion plan to optimise well-being in older people.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment