Applying Health and Wellbeing in Practice
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Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Select and apply models, frameworks, tools and domains of action to promote health and wellbeing for individuals and groups.
- Source, evaluate and use information, evidence and knowledge to inform service planning, delivery and evaluation.
- Design plans and programs for positive health and wellbeing outcomes using principles of primary health, preventative health and health promotion.
- Introduction to ‘applying health and wellbeing in practice’
- Models of Care
- Health Promotion Principles
- Domains of Action
- Experiential learning and application
- Designing a health and wellbeing response
- Population health and wellbeing
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
No additional requirements
In this subject, you will be introduced to the principles of primary health, preventative health and health promotion and how they inform the design and delivery of support. You will develop an understanding of case management, care coordination, service navigation and the strategies, methods, frameworks, tools and domains of action used to engage with and advocate for individuals and diverse groups. Skills in research, communication, planning and evaluation will be developed to support your ability to mitigate challenges, and to co-design, interpret and deliver evidence-based plans for promoting health and wellbeing. In conjunction with the discipline theory, this subject introduces learning through practice by exposing you to authentic learning experiences. These experiences are placed at the centre of learning and assessment, so you have the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours necessary to respond to industry, community and/or global needs.
You will be introduced to:
- a range of methods, tools, techniques and approaches to practice
- principles and perspectives such as values, ethics, empathy and leadership in real world scenarios
- reflection and deliberative thinking as a means of developing knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations
- ways of understanding problems and developing solutions through active inquiry.
- Field Survey and Report (30%)
- Experiential Case Study (50%)
- Workbook Activities (20%)