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TM5541 - Managing Effective Health Programs

Credit points: 3
Year: 2022
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences

This subject examines changing demographic and epidemiological patterns and underlying determinants of health in order for students to analyse changing primary health care service roles. Through developing a deep understanding of the health service population students will be able to effectively plan, manage and evaluate primary health care programs to meet population health needs. Opportunities to integrate evidence-based disease prevention and health promotion activity in routine practice will be explored.

Learning Outcomes

  • critically analyse the characteristics of a health service population including the underlying determinants that impact on population health outcomes;
  • analyse and design strategies to enhance prevention and early detection of disease;
  • investigate, analyse and evaluate methods of adding population health value to individual care and program activity in health care settings;
  • design health program planning and evaluation processes in health care settings;
  • critically reflect on the challenges of reforming workplace activity and analyse approaches to manage change effectively.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (50%) - Individual
  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 2 - (50%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Complete ALL assessment tasks. Achieve an overall percentage of 50% or more



Study Period 2, External
Census Date 25-Aug-2022
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Sue Devine
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Sue Devine, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 130 hours - Self directed online learning and assessment
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

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