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HS5802 - Models of Care and Innovation in Lifestyle Medicine

Credit points: 3
Year: 2022
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Medicine & Dentistry

Health professionals consistently cite health systems, models of care, time and money as some of the most major limiting factors in delivering effective lifestyle and social interventions. This subject will analyse innovative solutions to delivering lifestyle and social medicine by assessing multiple models of care in varied geographical and cultural populations that deliver genuine lifestyle and/or social change. This will include reviewing the strengths and limitations of the current medical and health model, multidisciplinary care, shared medical appointments, lived experience peer to peer models, digital and online platforms, public and professional education modalities, proactive community and workplace strategies, rural and Indigenous community models. In addition, brief overviews of the business structures of select models will be explored to assist students in practically understanding these models.

Learning Outcomes

  • critically evaluate models of care that utilise lifestyle and social health programs in practice, community and workplace settings in varied geographical and cultural populations;
  • evaluate the role of digital and online technologies in lifestyle related prevention, management and research;
  • plan and produce lifestyle and social medicine related health media to communicate health messages and educate and engage with specialist and nonspecialist audiences;
  • generate lifestyle and social medicine approaches to existing traditional and emerging models of care.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (60%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Multimedia production - (40%) - Group & Individual.


Study Period 1, External
Census Date 24-Mar-2022
Coord/Lect: Dr Sam Manger.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 13 hours online interactive lectures
  • 9 hours threaded online discussions
  • 26 hours pre-recorded content/lectures
  • 52 hours online content
  • 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.