1 x 50-minute lecture weekly
1 x 50-minute tutorial weekly
1 x 7-hour independent study weekly
Assignments; Fieldwork; Tutorial participation
Topic description

This topic is a foundation health promotion topic. It examines the Primary Health Care approach to health promotion and does so from the position that health promotion is an important component of primary health care. It shows that health promotion is a more potent force if it is driven by the primary health care philosophy and teaches students that health promotion is 'everybody's business'.

Educational aims

This topic aims to introduce students to the skills and knowledge required to enable populations to increase control over, and to improve their health, through a primary health care approach.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the 'new public health' model based on the social model of health
  2. Demonstrate and understanding of the theories and principles of health promotion that are underpinned by the Ottawa Charter and social determinants of health
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the knowledge base to practice effectively in the area of planning and evaluation in health promotion
  4. Undertake the roles, responsibilities skills and competencies of a health promotion professional

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


If you are enrolled for this topic, but all classes for one of the activities (eg tutorials) are full,
contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

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Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.