Science and Politics of Preventive Health
Your upfront cost: $0
- 20 Sep 2021
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By the end of this 10-week course, you’ll be able to:
- Describe the key elements required for the development and implementation of a preventive health activity.
- Assess the relative merits of alternative preventive health activities.
- Critically analyse a public health advocacy strategy.
- Develop an advocacy strategy regarding a population health issue to influence public policy and/or regulations.
- Critically appraise a health promotion program.
- Design a population-based preventive health strategy or program for an identified public health issue, with consideration for government, legislative and regulatory structures.
- Know what you want to influence
- Know who you want to influence
- When to influence
- Building relationships and networks
- Policy development is not a linear process
- Plan your engagement
- Focus on ideas and be propositional
- It takes time – stick at it
- Monitor, learn and adjust along the way
- The science and politics of preventative health in practice
No eligibility requirements
No special requirements
Learn about the roles of evidence, politics and advocacy in developing and implementing preventive health activities. In this course, you’ll learn to observe and analyse the role of news in your life and determine whether news sources are reliable when it comes to preventative health issues.
UniSA Online’s 10-week short courses give you the flexibility to upskill in a certain area, stay current with developments in your field, diversify your knowledge, or even explore a new direction in your career – without having to commit to the time and cost of a full university degree.
Delivered 100% online, you’ll be able to study where and when it suits you. Access online academic and student support seven days a week, fit study around work and life commitments, view learning resources 24/7, and log in to the interactive online environment anywhere, any time and on any device.
This is a third-year course from UniSA Online’s Public Health degree. Please note: you are responsible for completing any relevant prerequisite courses before enrolling in this course.
- Proposal (50%)
- Portfolio (50%)
Current study term: 19 Sep 21 to 26 Nov 21
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