Influencing Health Beliefs and Health Behaviours - PHCM4013

Faculty: Faculty of Medicine

School: School of Public Health and Community Medicine

Course Outline: See Course Outline

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 4

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: HESC3504

Excluded: PHCM9012

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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It is the business of health promotion and all health care practitioners to influence the status quo towards promoting health. This course provides an overview of social aspects of health and foundations in health promotion. The course will enable you to examine contemporary social and cultural perspectives on health, healthcare and on people’s everyday lived experience of health & illness. The course commences with analysis of theories, principles and strategies of influence for change, focussing on the individual. The course progresses to exploring the role of health promotion in addressing a range of contemporary public health problems at the community and national level. The course will include an examination of the role of sport in health promotion.


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