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TM5541 - Managing Effective Health Programs

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc

This subject examines the changing social environments and determinants of health in order to analyse changing health service roles; ways of building effectiveness in primary health care programs, such as STD programs, especially in rural and remote areas; how to develop a profile of the practice and target population; how to enhance efficiency of programs; ways of integrating disease prevention and health promotion activity in routine practice; health program strategies, which add value to population health and primary health care programs; health program planning and evaluation; opportunistic screening and early detection; surveillance and follow up methods; protocols and evidence based approaches to primary care.

Learning Outcomes

  • describe planning and evaluation processes in primary health care services;
  • describe public and primary health care strategies which have a known impact on and which add value to clinical encounters;
  • describe the determinants which mould health;
  • describe the target and practice population of health care setting;
  • describe the use of guidelines in a health care service;
  • discuss evidence-based approaches to primary health care;
  • establish recall methods;
  • have an insight into the challenges presented when reforming workplace activity and how to manage change;
  • identify ways of adding population health value to individual care and program activity in the students own workplace setting;
  • plan screening, prevention and early detection programs;
  • undertake a needs analysis in a defined area.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to use independent judgment to synthesise information to make intellectual and/or creative advances;
  • The ability to make constructive contributions to project teams or collegial activities.


Study Period 2, External
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Sue Devine.
Method of Delivery: Printed materials
Assessment: assignments (85%); workbook (15%).

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.