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TM5570 - Health Promotion Research and Evaluation

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

This subject will introduce students to role of research and evaluation in health promotion and will develop their skills in undertaking health promotion research and program evaluation. Students will be introduced to the key concepts and approaches to health promotion research and evaluation and to the methods that can be used. The subject will also develop students' skills in understanding and assessing the quality of published health promotion research.

Learning Outcomes

  • describe the role of evaluation within health promotion; describe the differences between formative, process, impact and outcome evaluation;
  • choose appropriate evaluation designs and research methods for health promotion program evaluation; describe and select appropriate qualitative and quantitative measuring instruments used in evaluation;
  • develop an evaluation plan for a health promotion program; prepare evaluation reports;
  • describe ethical considerations in regards to health promotion research and evaluation; describe protocols to be followed when conducting research and evaluation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups; identify means of interpreting results and determining program effectiveness;
  • assess the value of continuing a health promotion program; and describe strategies to increase the likelihood of sustaining successful health promotion programs.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to appraise information critically;
  • The ability to use independent judgment to synthesise information to make intellectual and/or creative advances;
  • The ability to place their research in a broader (preferably international)theoretical, practical and policy context.;
  • The ability to think laterally and be original;
  • The ability to conceptualise problems;
  • The ability to conceptualise and evaluate a range of potential solutions to relevant problems;
  • The ability to encompass and use methods and conceptual advances in areas of knowledge cognate to their central area(s) of expertise;
  • The ability to evaluate and extrapolate from the outcomes of their research;
  • The ability to plan, conduct and manage research in their discipline;
  • The ability to identify and take serendipitous advantage of research opportunities;
  • The potential to lead and contribute to projects effectively and efficiently;
  • The ability to conduct their research in an ethical manner;
  • The ability to communicate the methodology, results and implications of their research in a manner appropriate to different purposes and audiences;
  • The ability to make constructive contributions to project teams or collegial activities;
  • The potential to resolve conflicts.
Prerequisites: TM5568

Availabilities

Study Period 2, External
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Sue Devine.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
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.