Examines the theory and multi-disciplinary practice of health promotion and primary health care. This double-weighted capstone unit provides knowledge and skills for planning, implementing, evaluating and disseminating health promotion and/or primary health care programs to promote health and wellbeing through a community project placement.
1. Theories and concepts of health promotion, primary health care and behaviour change
2. Project management skills
3. Working with stakeholders
4. Working with individuals and groups: health education and health communication
5. Primary health care
6. Community and Population Health
7. Empowerment and Advocacy
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||utilise the principles of health promotion, health communication, health education, behaviour change and primary health care in the design of a health promotion project||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Ethical practice||Communication and social skills|
|2||critically discuss and apply models of health promotion and behaviour change in providing a rationale for the design of a health promotion project||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||critically evaluate evidence for individual, group and population strategies and methods in health promotion and their most appropriate application;||Intellectual rigour||Cultural competence|
|4||deliver a negotiated project related to health promotion/primary health care that addresses the needs of a variety of stakeholders||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|5||critically reflect on the outcomes of the project in terms of its effectiveness, sustainability and recommendations for the future.||Ethical practice||Lifelong learning|
- Any edition of the following text is suitable. The ebook, version, published in 2015 is now available: Jirojwong & Liamputtong, 2015, Population Health, Communities and Health Promotion, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, Vic. ISBN: 978-0-19-556055-8.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2017 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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