Contemporary Practice in Health Promotion - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 2
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Leadership development plan (20%) , Assignment 2 - Health promotion challenge (35%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 2,800.00
International 3,050.00

The art and science of effective Health Promotion requires leadership, collaboration, evidence informed and ethical decision making. This unit provides students with a capstone health promotion experience with opportunities to extend learning from previous units and apply this to real world health promotion challenges. Students are engaged in authentic professional activities and provided opportunities to consolidate critical competencies for health promotion practice, policy and research. The unit will cover: knowledge translation, practitioner roles, leadership for health promotion, communication, partnerships, implementation, reflective practice, competencies and grant writing. Students will enhance their skills in teamwork, communication, debate, decision making and creative and critical thinking capabilities through a process of simulation, reflection and experiential learning.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. facilitate evidence informed discussion on contemporary issues in health promotion
  2. apply key health promotion principles and theoretical approaches to real-life contemporary public health challenges
  3. critically asses and reflect on the role of leadership in effective health promotion practice
  4. critique and defend key discipline concepts, principles and approached.
  • Assignment 1 — Leadership development plan (20%)
  • Assignment 2 — Health promotion challenge (35%)
  • Presentation — Oral presentation (45%)

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

  • Additional materials
  • Audio/Visual equipment
  • Broadband access
  • Other special requirement — Admission to degree required, Access to Internet, Provide an email address

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Knowledge Translation
2Practitioner Roles
3Leadership for Health Promotion
7Reflective Practice
8Competencies and Grant Writing
9Teamwork, communication, debate, decision making and creative and critical thinking capabilities
10Process of simulation, reflection and experiential learning

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Audio/Video conferencing
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • Online Assessment
  • Printable format materials
  • Quizzes
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:

This unit is an approved elective in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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