Demographic, lifestyle and environmental changes over the past few decades have resulted in an increase in morbidity and mortality associated with preventable diseases and injury in developed and developing countries. Health promotion is a major component of a preventable approach. Its activities offer solutions to many of the health problems facing society through developing skills and knowledge, community action, supportive environments, healthy public policy and reorienting health services.
This course has been designed to develop your research skills to enable you to plan, implement and evaluate health promotion programs in communities, schools, worksites and non-traditional health care settings. In it, you'll explore the major principles of health promotion and address current issues in optimising health and the prevention of disease.