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Health Promotion Major  

The health promotion major comprises 120 credit points (eight units) and is designed to prepare students for a role as a health promotion professional in a changing global environment. Health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over their health, strengthening their skills and capabilities but also actions directed towards reducing inequalities in the community. Students will cover planning, development and implementation of health promotion policies and projects, for example Quit or Go for 2&5; using a variety of strategies, including e-health, mass media, community development and engagement processes, advocacy, social marketing, research and evaluation. Students undertake practical placements in the field to strengthen their opportunities in the workplace.


Bachelor of Health Science students substitute two units for HST1121 and HST1122. The substitute units may consist of HST2222 or HST2100 or HST3213 (or another HST unit approved by the Bachelor of Health Science course coordinator).

This unit set is available on Joondalup Campus.
This unit set is available in the following modes of delivery - On-campus, and Online.
Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)
For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes, Graduate Attributes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website:
HST1121 Personal Health 15
HST1122 Health in Society 15
HST1120 Introduction to Health Promotion 15
HST1124 Health Communication 15
HST2120 Community Development in Health Promotion 15
HST2111 Health Promotion Strategies 15
HST3111 Applied Health Promotion 15
HST3200 Health Promotion Practicum 15

Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2013 VET: 20/05/2013