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HS2406 - Health Promotion in Dentistry

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences

This subject introduces students to the principles of health promotion in the context of dentistry. Students will analyse the social determinants of health that impact oral health, and explore barriers to behaviour change at an individual and population level. Students will examine frameworks and models that can be used to address oral health issues and will gain experience applying these frameworks through a primary school visit practicum.

Learning Outcomes

  • Analyse the principles of health promotion outlined in the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion;
  • Critically reflect upon the social determinants of health and identify applicability to dentistry;
  • Explore barriers to behaviour change and apply behaviour change models to selected health issues;
  • Examine individual, group and population strategies and methods in health promotion and their application to dentistry;
  • Plan, implement and evaluate oral health education strategies as part of a primary school visit practicum.
Prerequisites: HS1401 AND RH1002


Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coord/Lect: Ms Mary O'Loughlin.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 10 hours workshops/Seminars - School placement related sessions
  • 33 hours - lectures and tutorials
  • 10 hours professional Experience
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: other exams (50%); essays (30%); (20%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Completion of the school placement and attendance at the briefing sessions is compulsory in order to successfully complete this subject.

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