- 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 Science Communication, Public Health, Health
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Merryn McKinnon
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2021
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This course has been adjusted for remote participation in Sem 2 2021, however students are encouraged to attend on-campus activities if possible.
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:
- 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.
- Health behaviour essay (15) [LO 2,3]
- Development of a health promotion program (needs assessment and communication strategy) (25) [LO 1,3,4]
- Evaluation and recommendations of health promotion program (25) [LO 2,4]
- End of semester examination (35) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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The expected workload will consist of approximately 130 hours throughout the semester including:
- Face-to face component which may consist of 1 x 3 hour seminar/workshop each week.
- Approximately 94 hours of self-study which will include preparation for seminar/workshops and other assessment tasks.
To be determined
Requisite and Incompatibility
Reading materials will be provided throughout the course
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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