Course Outline

PUB702 Health Promotion Implementation and Evaluation

Course Coordinator:Jane Taylor ( School:School of Health - Public Health

2023Semester 2


Online You can do this course without coming onto campus.

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What is this course about?


This is an advanced course where you will develop the specialised knowledge and skills required to plan for the implementation and evaluation of health promotion action. You will research evidence-based health promotion strategies and partnerships used to address the determinants of a health and wellbeing priority, and develop a health promotion strategy portfolio based on evidence and theory. You will learn about health promotion evaluation approaches and develop formative and process evaluation plan for your health promotion strategy portfolio.

How will this course be delivered?

Activity Hours Beginning Week Frequency
Online – 3 hours of structured asynchronous online learning activities and an optional 1-hour online Zoom drop in session 4hrs Not applicable 13 times

Course Topics

Health promotion implementation and evaluation competencies

Health promotion implementation and evaluation values, principles and processes

Evidence-based health promotion strategies 

Health promotion strategy portfolio

Health promotion strategy theories

Communitiy engagement, partnerhsips and cultural safety

Formative evaluation planning

Process evaluation planning 

Process evaluation indicators, methods, tools and measures

What level is this course?

700 Level (Specialised)

Demonstrating a specialised body of knowledge and set of skills for professional practice or further learning. Advanced application of knowledge and skills in unfamiliar contexts.

What is the unit value of this course?

12 units

How does this course contribute to my learning?

Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to... Graduate Qualities Mapping Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming... Professional Standard Mapping * International Union for Health Promotion and Education
1 Apply best practice health promotion principles and theory to plan for the implementation and evaluation of ethical and culturally sensitive health promotion action. Empowered
B.3, B.5, A.6, B.6, 1.2, 5.1, 7.2, 8.1, 9.4
2 Use evidence-based literature to research, design and communicate a sustainable strategy portfolio that addresses determinants of a complex health and wellbeing priority. Empowered
B.3, B.6, A.10, 1.3, 1.5, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 7.3, 7.5, 9.4
3 Use evidence-based approaches to research and design a comprehensive plan to evaluate the strategy portfolio in a health promotion project. Creative and critical thinker
B.7, B.8, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.4

* Competencies by Professional Body

International Union for Health Promotion and Education
B.3 The determinants of health and their implications for health promotion action
B.5 Health promotion models and approaches which support empowerment, participation, partnership and equity as the basis for health promotion action
A.6 Ensuring that health promotion action is beneficial and causes no harm
B.6 The current theories and evidence which underpin effective leadership, advocacy and partnership building and their implication for health promotion action
B.7 The current models and approaches of effective project and programme management (including needs assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation) and their application to health promotion action
B.8 The evidence base and research methods, including qualitative and quantitative methods, required to inform and evaluate health promotion action
A.10 Sustainable development and sustainable health promotion action
1.2 Use health promotion approaches which support empowerment, participation, partnership and equity to create environments and settings which promote health
1.3 Use community development approaches to strengthen community participation and ownership and build capacity for health promotion action
1.5 Work in collaboration with key stakeholders to reorient health and other services to promote health and reduce health inequities.
2.2 Engage with and influence key stakeholders to develop and sustain health promotion action
3.1 Engage partners from different sectors to actively contribute to health promotion action
3.2 Facilitate effective partnership working which reflects health promotion values and principles
3.3 Build successful partnership through collaborative working, mediating between different sectoral interests
3.4 Facilitate the development and sustainability of coalitions and networks for health promotion action.
5.1 Work with stakeholders to agree a shared vision and strategic direction for health promotion action
7.2 Use current models and systematic approaches for planning health promotion action
7.3 Develop a feasible action plan within resource constraints and with reference to existing needs and assets
7.5 Identify appropriate health promotion strategies to achieve agreed goals and objectives.
8.1 Use ethical, empowering, culturally appropriate and participatory processes to implement health promotion action
9.1 Identify and use appropriate health promotion evaluation tools and research methods
9.2 Integrate evaluation into the planning and implementation of all health promotion action
9.3 Use evaluation findings to refine and improve health promotion action
9.4 Use research and evidence-based strategies to inform practice

Am I eligible to enrol in this course?

Refer to the UniSC Glossary of terms for definitions of “pre-requisites, co-requisites and anti-requisites”.


Enrolled in any Postgraduate Program


Not applicable



Specific assumed prior knowledge and skills (where applicable)

Not applicable

How am I going to be assessed?

Grading Scale

Standard Grading (GRD)

High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).

Details of early feedback on progress

Weekly activities designed to provide feedback on understanding of weekly course concepts to support assessment will be available to students.

Assessment tasks

Delivery mode Task No. Assessment Product Individual or Group Weighting % What is the duration / length? When should I submit? Where should I submit it?
All 1 Written Piece Individual 20%
Completion of template, approx. 1200 words
Week 4 Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check
All 2 Oral Individual 40%
Online pre-recorded oral presentation (20 minutes)
Week 9 Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check
All 3 Plan Individual 40%
Completion of template, approx. 1500 words
Exam Period Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check
All - Assessment Task 1:Strategy evidence report
To demonstrate your advanced knowledge and skills in sourcing and using peer-reviewed literature to inform the design of a health promotion strategy portfolio.
Product: Written Piece
Select a health and wellbeing topic for a priority population group of interest to you.
Source, critique and summarise evidence-based literature on health promotion strategies that have been implemented and evaluated to address determinants of your chosen health and wellbeing priority [6 peer reviewed papers].
Generate evidence-based recommendations for effective health promotion strategies to be included in a comprehensive portfolio that will address your selected health and wellbeing priority. 
Use Vancouver JAMA style referencing.
No. Learning Outcome assessed
Application of research skills.
Relevance of evidence to develop a heath promotion strategy portfolio.
Accuracy of interpretation and reporting of evidence.
Application of best practice concepts to synthesise findings and generate conclusions
Appropriateness of recommendations for future strategy development.
All - Assessment Task 2:Strategy portfolio presentation
To demonstrate your advanced knowledge and skills in researching, designing and communicating a sustainable strategy portfolio that addresses determinants of a complex health and wellbeing priority for a priority population.
Product: Oral
Design and orally present an evidence-based portfolio of strategies for a health and wellbeing priority in a selected priority community. 
Your oral presentation is for a professional audience and to be delivered via appropriate technology, for example, PowerPoint. 
Your presentation will include: an introduction to the health and wellbeing priority being addressed; justification for the priority population/community; explanation of how key best-practice health promotion principles have been addressed; summary of the evidence used to design the strategy portfolio; strategy portfolio, including theoretical basis and capacity to address determinants of the health and wellbeing priority. 
Use Vancouver JAMA style referencing.
Further details on how to design a strategy portfolio and oral presentation will be available on Canvas.
No. Learning Outcome assessed
Use of evidence to develop a portfolio of health promotion strategies.
Appropriateness of health promotion strategies to address the determinants of a health and wellbeing priority.
Application of relevant health promotion principles to inform the design of the health promotion strategy portfolio.
Application of appropriate theories/models to design health promotion strategy activities.
Quality of the design and delivery of the oral presentation.
All - Assessment Task 3:Formative and process evaluation plan
To demonstrate your advanced knowledge and skills in using the evidence-based literature to design and communicate formative and process evaluation planning to evaluate health promotion portfolio strategies.
Product: Plan
Develop a written health promotion formative and process evaluation plan for a health promotion resource and two (2) of the strategies included in the strategy portfolio you developed in Task 2, Strategy portfolio presentation. You will also draw on your Task 1 Evidence summary for this task. 
The formative evaluation plan component will include a plan for gathering feedback from stakeholders on the appropriateness of a health promotion resource for a community/population.
The process evaluation plan component will include a justification for the process evaluation to assess project strategies and activities. For each element of process evaluation [exposure, participation, delivery, program satisfaction, context] you will identify an indicator of change and how you will measure any changes. This will include process performance indicators and relevant data collection methods and tools, types, sources, and timeframes. Once you have developed your process evaluation you will develop 10 questions to be included in a survey tool to collect process evaluation data. 
Use Vancouver-style referencing.
The formative and process evaluation plan template and further details on how to approach and complete the evaluation plan will be available on Canvas.
No. Learning Outcome assessed
Application of health promotion evaluation models
Use of evidence to develop an evaluation plan
Technical accuracy of the formative and process evaluation components
Quality of the justification for the formative and process evaluation
Alignment of process evaluation questions with the evaluation plan indicators.
Technical accuracy of process evaluation tool and questions

Directed study hours

A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.

What resources do I need to undertake this course?

Please note: Course information, including specific information of recommended readings, learning activities, resources, weekly readings, etc. are available on the course Canvas site– Please log in as soon as possible.

Prescribed text(s) or course reader

There are no required/recommended resources for this course.

Specific requirements


How are risks managed in this course?

Health and safety risks for this course have been assessed as low. It is your responsibility to review course material, search online, discuss with lecturers and peers and understand the health and safety risks associated with your specific course of study and to familiarise yourself with the University’s general health and safety principles by reviewing the online induction training for students, and following the instructions of the University staff.

What administrative information is relevant to this course?

Assessment: Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is the ethical standard of university participation.  It ensures that students graduate as a result of proving they are competent in their discipline.  This is integral in maintaining the value of academic qualifications. Each industry has expectations and standards of the skills and knowledge within that discipline and these are reflected in assessment.

Academic integrity means that you do not engage in any activity that is considered to be academic fraud; including plagiarism, collusion or outsourcing any part of any assessment item to any other person.  You are expected to be honest and ethical by completing all work yourself and indicating in your work which ideas and information were developed by you and which were taken from others. You cannot provide your assessment work to others. You are also expected to provide evidence of wide and critical reading, usually by using appropriate academic references.

In order to minimise incidents of academic fraud, this course may require that some of its assessment tasks, when submitted to Canvas, are electronically checked through Turnitin.  This software allows for text comparisons to be made between your submitted assessment item and all other work to which Turnitin has access.

Assessment: Additional Requirements

Your eligibility for supplementary assessment in a course is dependent of the following conditions applying:

The final mark is in the percentage range 47% to 49.4%
The course is graded using the Standard Grading scale
You have not failed an assessment task in the course due to academic misconduct.

Assessment: Submission penalties

Late submission of assessment tasks may be penalised at the following maximum rate: 
- 5% (of the assessment task's identified value) per day for the first two days from the date identified as the due date for the assessment task. 
- 10% (of the assessment task's identified value) for the third day - 20% (of the assessment task's identified value) for the fourth day and subsequent days up to and including seven days from the date identified as the due date for the assessment task. 
- A result of zero is awarded for an assessment task submitted after seven days from the date identified as the due date for the assessment task. Weekdays and weekends are included in the calculation of days late. To request an extension you must contact your course coordinator to negotiate an outcome.


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