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HS5381 - Health Education and Self Management

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
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

  • Apply appropriate behaviour change models and theories to the development of health promotion strategies to address diabetes;
  • Describe 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;
  • Critically analyse professional practice and apply theories and principles of teaching and learning to facilitate diabetes education;
  • Apply knowledge and skills in the process of planning, implementing and evaluating health promotion and education strategies relevant to diabetes.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (20%) - Individual
  • Written > Problem task - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Reflection/reflective task 1 - (40%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: complete and submit all assessment items; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties.


JCU Online, Study Period 84, External
Census Date 20-Jul-2023
Coordinator: Ms Andrea Grimes
Lecturers: Ms Andrea Grimes, Miss Jennifer Elson.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 60 hours online activity
  • 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.