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Unit description

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.

Unit content

  • Theories and concepts of health promotion, primary health care and behaviour change
  • Project management skills
  • Working with stakeholders
  • Working with individuals and groups: health education and health communication
  • Primary health care
  • Community and Population Health
  • Empowerment and Advocacy

Learning outcomes

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1utilise the principles of health promotion, health communication, health education, behaviour change and primary health care in the design of a health promotion project
2critically discuss and apply models of health promotion and behaviour change in providing a rationale for the design of a health promotion project
3critically evaluate evidence for individual, group and population strategies and methods in health promotion and their most appropriate application;
4deliver a negotiated project related to health promotion/primary health care that addresses the needs of a variety of stakeholders
5critically reflect on the outcomes of the project in terms of its effectiveness, sustainability and recommendations for the future.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  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
  2. critically discuss and apply models of health promotion and behaviour change in providing a rationale for the design of a health promotion project
  3. critically evaluate evidence for individual, group and population strategies and methods in health promotion and their most appropriate application;
  4. deliver a negotiated project related to health promotion/primary health care that addresses the needs of a variety of stakeholders
  5. critically reflect on the outcomes of the project in terms of its effectiveness, sustainability and recommendations for the future.

Teaching and assessment

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