PROMOTING HEALTH THROUGH GROUPS AND NETWORKS

PHE5GNH

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, you will develop knowledge and skills for analysing the formation, structure and dynamics of groups and networks, and how their attributes can be utilised to effectively promote health. An appreciation will be developed of theories and models for mobilising collective action. Various local and international health consumer groups, advocacy coalitions and networks with health improvement and equity objectives will be examined from the perspectives of how they have built capacity and brought about change. Successful models for growing and sustaining networks for health will be discussed. The concepts of health literacy, health education and empowerment will provide foundations for this subject.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSally Fawkes

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsHealth Promotion: Planning and StrategiesRecommendedGreen, J and Tones, K 2010SAGE Publications
ReadingsVarious resources will be provided on the subject Reading ListPrescribedVariousVarious

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Understand and explain theory concerning the emergence, operations and lifecycle of groups and networks in health promotion

Activities:
Read and analyse peer reviewed literature that examines theory concerning the emergence, operations and lifecycle of groups and networks in health promotion; make a posting on a LMS discussion site and discuss postings of other students
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

02. Locate and critically examine case examples of groups and networks whose objectives align with health promotion objectives

Activities:
Independent student-led research; compare and contrast case examples of groups and networks that promote health from a number of perspectives: their aims, origins, membership, capacity, how communication and participation are managed, how social media is utilised, the distribution of decision making power and action, and how the public is engaged; post a reflection on a LMS discussion site
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Examine the need for, and recommend, a new group or network that would help to address a health-related issue of interest to the student, and explain how it could be established and operated

Activities:
Independent student-led research; consult professionals in the field; make a posting on a LMS discussion site
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2018, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSally Fawkes

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.5 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Critically analyse a selected group or network engaged in promoting health (1,500 words)40 01
Research and justify a proposal for a new group or network to promote health (1,500 words)40 01, 02, 03
Contribute to a minimum of 3 online discussions20 01, 02, 03