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TM5570 - Health Promotion Research and Evaluation

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences

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

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the role of research and evaluation within health promotion;
  • Describe the difference 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 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..
Prerequisites: TM5568


External, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Coord/Lect: Ms Tammy Allen.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: assignments (85%); discussion board (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.