Sustainable Health Policy and Planning

PEH10001 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One Semester or Term

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.





Aims and objectives

This unit will explore the concepts of public health policy and health promotion. Students will examine the cultural and social factors that influence a community’s health and become familiar with the theories and strategies that are used in planning sustainable health promotion programs.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Describe the range of factors that influence population health and health policy
2. Explain the types and causes of health inequalities
3. Contrast the different approaches used to determine community needs for health planning purposes
4. Demonstrate the essential theoretical and practical frameworks for developing and implementing sustainable health promotion programs

Courses with unit

BA-HSC1 – Bachelor of Health Science
BA-HSCPROF – Bachelor of Health Science (Professional)
BA-HSCPEH1 – Bachelor of Health Science (Public and Environmental Health)
BB-HSCBUS – Bachelor of Health Science / Bachelor of Business
BB-HSCMCMN – Bachelor of Health Science / Bachelor of Media and Communication