- Code POPH6115
- 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
This course is offered in two modes: online and in person. Please select the correct class number for the relevant mode of delivery when enrolling.
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.
This course is co-taught with undergraduate students but assessed separately.
Upon successful completion, 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.
The 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 expected workload will consist of approximately 130 hours throughout the semester including:
- Face-to face component which may consist of 1 x 2 hour tutorial per week.
- Approximately 106 hours of self directed study including recorded lectures and preparation for assignments.
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 students.
To be determined
Requisite and Incompatibility
Snelling, Anastasia, (ed). Introduction to health promotion. John Wiley & Sons, 2014.
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