Diversity and Difference in Health Promotion - 2016

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Unit summary

MPH517

  • 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 2016: Sess 1
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 1
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Presentation (30%) , Assignment 2 - Report (40%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 2,800.00
International 3,050.00

This unit was previously known as Health Promotion in Challenging Contexts.

The aim of this unit is to review the development and application of health promotion strategies in challenging and controversial areas. This will include exploring significant issues in areas such as sexuality, sexual and reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, mental health, alcohol and other drugs, prisoners and Indigenous communities, the role of health promotion as a change agent in these areas; effective and ineffective strategies; useful and harmful approaches; ethical and political considerations; community engagement and advocacy; and national and international issues, experiences and perspectives.

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

  1. evaluate the role of health promotion strategies as a change agent in challenging and sensitive areas
  2. establish ethical and political considerations in the delivery of programs
  3. evaluate resources, methodologies and approaches for health promotion programs for challenging and sensitive issues across a range of health promotion settings
  4. reflect on own values and beliefs with regards to these challenging and sensitive areas.
  • Assignment 1 — Presentation (30%)
  • Assignment 2 — Report (40%)
  • Assignment 3 — Investigation (30%)

Mandatory co-requisites

You must either have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit, or currently be enrolled in the following unit(s); or enrol in the following unit(s) to study at the same time or prior to this unit:

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

  • Audio/Visual equipment
  • Broadband access

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.

NumberTopic
1Challenging contexts for health promotion
2Sexuality issues and interventions
3HIV/AIDS issues and interventions
4Sexual and reproductive health

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

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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