Engaging Communities in Health and Wellbeing
Enrolments for this year have closed. Keep exploring subjects.
Australia’s fourth oldest university, the University of Tasmania, is highly regarded internationally for teaching and academic excellence. The university offers more than 100 undergraduate degrees and more than 50 postgraduate programs across a range of disciplines. The university offers students a diverse range of opportunities, the chance to learn from leading experts, and excellent preparation for their future careers.
QS RANKING 2021
Times Higher Education Ranking 2021
On successful completion of this Unit the learner will be able to:
- Identify and define community-based health and wellbeing requirements.
- Examine and analyse models of community development, engagement and participation.
- Apply evidence-based models and approaches to the development of community services and projects.
- Coordinating services,
- Improving health and wellbeing
- Increasing social capital
- Evidence-based models of community engagement
- Citizen participation
- Health promotion
- Peer support
- Networking and activism
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
No special requirements
Improvements in health and wellbeing are achieved through strengthening the capacity of individuals, families and communities to actively participate, contribute and engage in everyday life. This unit will build the knowledge and skills needed to coordinate services, projects and activities that result in improved health and wellbeing and increased social capital. Evidence-based models of community engagement, citizen participation, health promotion, peer support, networking and activism will be developed and applied to real world case studies. Particular emphasis will be placed on mitigating the risks and barriers that contribute to poorer health and wellbeing outcomes for vulnerable, marginalised and isolated population groups.
- Case study analysis (50%)
- Community engagement plan (25%)
- Community service rationale (25%)