- Code SCOM3033
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Centre for the Public Awareness of Science
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Science Communication
- Areas of interest Health, Medicine and the Body, Science Communication, Health
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Merryn McKinnon
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2019
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This interdisciplinary course will provide students with an overview of the factors that influence health in society, and how knowledge of these factors is used to create intervention programs to improve public health. Each student will work within a group to identify a particular health issue and then develop, deliver and evaluate a specific health promotion initiative. This course emphasises the practical application of theory, aiming to equip students with hands on experience in the work of a health promotion professional.
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:
- Identify and apply effective communication techniques to convey complex health information to a range of audiences.
- Review and evaluate health promotion activities.
- Discuss potential solutions to societal health problems.
- Collaborate with others to produce health promotion products and events.
Assessment will be based on:
- Development of a health promotion program (60%) (LO1-3)
- Health behaviour essay (20%) (LO2,3)
- Critical assessment paper (20%) (LO1-3)
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Workload1 x 2 hour seminar/workshop plus 1 hour of online learning activities per week and independent study. Expected contact and non-contact study approx 130 hours per semester.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsSnelling, Anastasia, (ed). Introduction to Health Promotion. John Wiley & Sons, 2014.
Assumed KnowledgeThis is an introductory course to communicating health information which requires no prior knowledge. It is recommended students take SCOM1001 and/or SCOM1002 before doing this subject.
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