- Code POPH8115
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Population Health
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Population Health
- Areas of interest Science Communication, Public Health, Health
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Merryn McKinnon
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
Second Semester 2019
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This course can be taken on line OR in person. Please take care when enrolling to ensure the correct mode has been selected.
This interdisciplinary course examines the ways in which societies attempt to enhance and promote health in a range of settings, while critically assessing the associated risks and barriers. This course will provide a sound theoretical understanding of dominant health promotion and protection theories and models, as they relate to contemporary health issues in Australia and internationally. This course emphasises practical application of theory in problem based learning scenarios. Students will gain a sound conceptual understanding enabling them to develop health interventions and communicate effectively with specialist and non-specialist audiences.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to
- Critically evaluate and apply dominant models and theories of public health promotion and health protection
- Evaluate and critique health promotion and health protection activities
- Identify, interpret. plan and create relevant information for health promotion and health protection activities for a range of non-specialist audiences
Other InformationThe course will consist of advanced reading, weekly tutorials and student activities. Students are encouraged to attend the face-to-face delivery mode however online mode is available.
- Online posts, reflections and quizzes 30% (LO 1, 2, 3)
- Essay 20% (LO 2, 3)
- Health Promotion Grant Application 30% (LO 1, 2, 3)
- Critical Assessment task 20% (LO 1, 2, 3)
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The workload will be up to 10 hours per week comprising a combination of recorded lectures, tutorials, readings and online activities as well as independent study. There will be an optional face-to-face tutorial for on campus students each week during semester of up to two hours.
Students participating online will be able to join
these remotely via Adobe Connect or Skype. If time zones do not allow online
student participation at the schedule tutorial time, additional online
tutorials will also be made available based on the needs of individual
Prescribed TextsSnelling, Anastasia, (ed). Introduction to health promotion. John Wiley & Sons, 2014.
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- 6 units
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