Principles, Practice and Evidence in Health Promotion - 2017

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Unit summary

MPH580

  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 1 , Sess 2
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Program Proposal (50%) , Assignment 2 - Ethics Application (50%)

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2017 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 2,800.00
International 3,050.00

Using evidence informed decision making students will critically apply theoretical understandings to plan, implement and evaluate health promotion programs to determine efficacy and effectiveness. Current frameworks and theory will be used to plan for priorities for health promotion action, to better understand the complexities of health behaviour, and to inform research design based on ethical values. Integrating evaluation into the planning and implementation of all health promotion action will be demonstrated. Quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods to measure the impact of population and community based health promotion programs will be employed. The role of knowledge translation in the development and dissemination of health promotion practice and policy will be explored. Students will plan for capacity building and sustainability and will develop an understanding of working within complex systems.

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

  1. evaluate evidenced based approaches to plan and evaluate health promotion programs
  2. analyse and apply a planning and evaluation model/framework to develop a health promotion program
  3. identify and address ethical issues for planning, implementing and evaluating health promotion programs
  4. design ethically complex health promotion programs using contemporary theory.
  • Assignment 1 — Program Proposal (50%)
  • Assignment 2 — Ethics Application (50%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • 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:

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This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Setting the context for planning and evaluation
2Systems for planning and evaluation
3Behavioural theories
4Ethical considerations
5Knowledge Translation
6Case Studies

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • Online Assessment
  • Printable format materials
  • 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 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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