Subject details

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

  1. evaluate evidenced based approaches to plan and evaluate public health programs
  2. critically analyse public health planning and evaluation models/framework
  3. identify and address ethical issues for planning, implementing and evaluating public health programs
  4. design ethically complex public health programs using contemporary theory.

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject was previously known as MPH580 Principles, Practice and Evidence in Health Promotion.

Using evidence informed decision making students will critically apply theoretical understandings to plan, implement and evaluate public health programs to determine efficacy and effectiveness. Current frameworks and theory will be used to plan for priorities for public health 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 public health action will be demonstrated. Quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods to measure the impact of population and community based public health programs will be employed. The role of knowledge translation in the development and dissemination of public health practice and policy will be explored. Students will plan for capacity building and sustainability and will develop an understanding of working within complex systems.

Please Note:  If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.

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  • Ethics Application (50%)
  • Program Proposal (50%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject.

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