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HS5381 - Health Promotion for Diabetes

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This subject provides an overview of the impact of diabetes and jurisdictional, national and international responses to the diabetes epidemic. Students will be introduced to the theory and processes of health promotion and health education in a range of settings. Principles of teaching and learning theory, motivational interviewing and behaviour change theory, will be explored. The subject provides students with practical frameworks to plan implement and evaluate health promotion programs and resource development.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate knowledge in the values and principles of health promotion in relation to diabetes;
  • apply appropriate behaviour change models and theories to the development of health promotion strategies to address diabetes;
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the diabetes epidemic at a local, national and international level from a public health perspective;
  • identify clients at risk of developing diabetes and apply primary health care prevention strategies relevant to a range of contexts, including; rural, remote, Indigenous and tropical settings;
  • demonstrate knowledge and skills in the process of planning, implementing and evaluating health promotion strategies relevant to diabetes.


Cairns, External, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: assignments (50%); assignment (50%).

Cairns, External, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Mrs Shannon Sheehan, <Person not found>.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: assignments (50%); assignment (50%).

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