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HS2403 - Health Promotion for Health Professionals

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc (pre 2015)

This subject is available to all students enrolled in the Occupational Therapy, Sport and Exercise Science, Physiotherapy, Speech Pathology and Dental Surgery programs. Also available to students in other programs through negotiation with the Head of the School of Public Health, Tropical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences.

This subject introduces students to the principles of health education and health promotion and to the historical context in which health promotion has evolved. Students will examine the various elements and models of health education and health promotion and the relationship between health education and health promotion. Theories of behaviour change and application of behaviour change models will be presented and the barriers and techniques involved in knowledge and behaviour change will be discussed. Students will be introduced to health education planning, strategies and delivery including the production and evaluation of health education media. They will also be introduced to the processes of health promotion program planning and design. A settings approach to health promotion will be discussed.

Learning Outcomes

  • describe the principles of health promotion outlined in the Ottawa Charter;
  • analyse the relationship between health education and health promotion;
  • discuss the barriers to behaviour change and be able to apply models of behaviour change to selected health issues;
  • discuss and describe individual, group and population strategies and methods in health promotion and their most appropriate application;
  • undertake a community based needs assessment for a health education/promotion project;
  • plan and design a health education talk;
  • demonstrate knowledge of the use of limited reach and mass media strategies in health promotion and demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills in the processes of planning, designing and evaluating health promotion programs;
  • Analyses ways that health education and promotion are relevant to the student's professional discipline.
Prerequisites: HS140170510E is an allowed parent study package on any EXT Availabilities of this subject

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Sue Devine.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 26 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); presentations (25%); assignments (25%).

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Sue Devine.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 26 hours tutorials
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCUandPrinted materials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (50%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coord/Lect: Ms Tammy Allen, Ms Tammy Allen.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 26 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); presentations (25%); assignments (25%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.