Health Promotion

Macquarie University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Health Promotion

  • Host University

    Macquarie University

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Health Science, International Health, Public Health

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    39 credit points including HTLH200

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This unit provides students with an overview of the theories, practices and frameworks of health promotion as a planned approach to the improvement of health in population groups. It focuses on both local and global health promotion issues. The unit aims to increase students' understanding of the determinants of health and how these impact on the planning, implementation and evaluation of health promotion initiatives. The teaching approach facilitates a systematic approach to health promotion initiatives. The unit uses a mixture of academic texts, case studies, scenarios and reflective learning practices to immerse students in the study of modern health promotion and disease prevention and reduction practices. While designed primarily for health studies students, the unit is also suitable for students from other programs who may be interested the social, economic, political and geographic aspects of this fundamental area of human health endeavours.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.