HLTH12028 - Health Promotion Strategies

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit builds on the student's understanding of health promotion by focusing on best practice strategies. These strategies will cover a range of circumstances and settings, including brief individual interventions to the development of national health promotion policy. It is recognised that effective health promotion initiatives generally use a combination of strategies and skills that are founded on theory and research.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites Students enrolled in CC59 Bachelor of Public Health (Specialisation) or CC4 Associate Degree in Public Health (Specialisation) are not permitted to enrol in this 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 2 - 2022

Term 2 - 2022 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 Undergraduate 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 40%
2. Online Quiz(zes) 20%
3. Written Assessment 40%

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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 25.33% 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 unit evaluation.
Maintain the extra Zoom support tutorials that were offered over the term.
The number of Zoom support tutorials offered in 2020 will be offered again in 2021.
Action Taken
The number of Zoom support tutorials offered in 2021 was higher than that of 2020.
Source: Student unit evaluation.
Provide additional reading materials on concepts that are covered in the assessment tasks.
Provide additional reading material to the weekly reading lists for the concepts that are covered in the assessment tasks.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Evaluate the principles underlying best practice in health promotion in relation to strategies
  2. Distinguish between various health promotion strategies
  3. Locate, critically evaluate and utilise information in the development of effective health promotion strategies
  4. Recommend culturally appropriate strategies to be applied in a variety of settings, including schools, workplaces, health service organisations and entire communities
  5. Argue the most appropriate strategy, or mix of strategies, for addressing a health related issue, including mental, emotional, social or physical health issues
  6. Determine the most appropriate methods, policies and resources to support the planning and implementation of health promotion strategies.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Online Quiz(zes)
3 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
2 - Online Quiz(zes)