Subject details

At the completion of this subject 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.
    • Setting the context for planning and evaluation
    • Systems for planning and evaluation
    • Behavioural theories
    • Ethical considerations
    • Knowledge Translation
    • Case Studies
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

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

      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials
      • Online Assessment
      • Audio-Video streaming

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

  • CUR-MHP-MAS-2018
  • CUR-MHP-GDI-2018
  • CUR-MHP-GCE-2018
  • CUR-MPH-MAS-2018
  • OUA-PSU-GCE-2018
  • UNE-PRO-GCE-2018

Special requirements

  • EquipmentDetails - Audio/Visual equipment

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.

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.

Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

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

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