PROMOTING HEALTH THROUGH GROUPS AND NETWORKS

PHE5GNH

2020

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.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRuth Mackenzie-Stewart

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

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Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Health Promotion: Planning and Strategies

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorGreen, J and Tones, K

Year2010

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PublisherSAGE Publications

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

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Total hours/days requiredN/A

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Understand and explain theory concerning the emergence, operations and lifecycle of groups and networks in health promotion
02. Locate and critically examine case examples of groups and networks whose objectives align with health promotion objectives
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

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Start date between: and    Key dates

On-Line, 2020, Summer 2 , Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRuth Mackenzie-Stewart

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 2 - 7
Six 2.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 2 to week 7 and delivered via online.
"Total 12 hrs"

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Written assignment (3 x 500 words) A minimum of 3 online discussions, compiled and submitted for assessmentN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1
Written assignment (1,500 words) Critical analysis of a group and a network playing a role in health promotionN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
Written proposal (1,500 words) Proposal for a new group or network to promote health, or changes to an existing group or networkN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3