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TM5541 - Managing Effective Health Programs

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical and 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 24-Aug-2023
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Sue Devine.
Workload expectations:
  • 130 hours online activity - Self directed online learning and assessment
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

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.