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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

24

AQF level

8

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

Examines the theory and multi-disciplinary practice of health promotion and primary health care. This double-weighted capstone unit provides knowledge and skills for planning, implementing, evaluating and disseminating health promotion and/or primary health care programs to promote health and wellbeing through a community project placement.

Unit content

  • Theories and concepts of health promotion, primary health care and behaviour change
  • Project management skills
  • Working with stakeholders
  • Working with individuals and groups: health education and health communication
  • Primary health care
  • Community and Population Health
  • Empowerment and Advocacy

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 utilise the principles of health promotion, health communication, health education, behaviour change and primary health care in the design of a health promotion project Intellectual rigour Creativity Ethical practice Communication and social skills
2 critically discuss and apply models of health promotion and behaviour change in providing a rationale for the design of a health promotion project Intellectual rigour Knowledge of a discipline
3 critically evaluate evidence for individual, group and population strategies and methods in health promotion and their most appropriate application; Intellectual rigour Cultural competence
4 deliver a negotiated project related to health promotion/primary health care that addresses the needs of a variety of stakeholders Intellectual rigour Creativity Knowledge of a discipline Lifelong learning Communication and social skills Cultural competence
5 critically reflect on the outcomes of the project in terms of its effectiveness, sustainability and recommendations for the future. Ethical practice Lifelong learning

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. utilise the principles of health promotion, health communication, health education, behaviour change and primary health care in the design of a health promotion project
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  2. critically discuss and apply models of health promotion and behaviour change in providing a rationale for the design of a health promotion project
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. critically evaluate evidence for individual, group and population strategies and methods in health promotion and their most appropriate application;
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  4. deliver a negotiated project related to health promotion/primary health care that addresses the needs of a variety of stakeholders
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  5. critically reflect on the outcomes of the project in terms of its effectiveness, sustainability and recommendations for the future.
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Prescribed texts

  • Talbot, L & Verrinder, G, 2018, Promoting Health The Primary Health Care Approach, 6th edn, Elsevier, Victoria. ISBN: 9780729542579.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.