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HS5381 - Health Education and Self Management

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
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. Introduction to service planning and management in a range of settings is explored. Principles of continuous quality improvement including consumer involvement in service design and review will be covered.

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 skills in the process of planning, implementing and evaluating health promotion strategies relevant to diabetes;
  • demonstrate knowledge of the diabetes epidemic at a local, national and international level from a public health perspective;
  • identify primary health care prevention strategies relevant to a range of contexts and settings.

Subject Assessment

  • Non-Invigilated > Assignments - (%)
  • Digital presentation - (30%)
  • Problem task - (70%).


JCU Online, Study Period 84, External
Census Date 16-Jul-2020
Coordinator: Dr Narelle Biedermann, Mrs Shannon Sheehan
Lecturers: Dr Ylona Chun Tie, Dr Narelle Biedermann, Mrs Shannon Sheehan.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 60 hours - Online accelerated program, 10 hours/week for 6 weeks
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: Online - JCU

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.