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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Sue Burney


The theoretical underpinnings of health promotion and behavioural epidemiology will be outlined in this unit, and what constitutes success in health promotion will be discussed and defined. The core aspects of successful Australian health promotion projects will be isolated, together with the problems and unresolved issues of promoting health.


On successful completion of this unit students will:

  1. be able to appreciate what is currently known and practised in the area of behaviour change and contribute a professional opinion to the process of designing health promotion projects particularly in rural and remote areas;
  2. be able to demonstrate an awareness of the essential community processes and support required for success in these endeavours.


Literature review (1500 words)(25%)
Health promotion project and funding submission (2000 words)(35%)
Examination (40%)

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Sue Burney

Off-campus attendance requirements

Five-day residential school is compulsory.

Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at: