Health Policy and Planning
Unit code: HES1716
|Credit points||12.5 Credit Points|
|Contact hours||3 Hours per Week|
Related course(s)A unit of study in the Bachelor of Health Science (Public and Environmental Health) .
Aims and objectives
- To review current public health policies.
- To introduce and develop an understanding of the concepts and strategies of health promotion including integrated health promotion.
- To examine the social and cultural factors involved in health promotion.
- To understand the health needs applicable to rural, remote and vulnerable groups.
Generic skills outcomes
Capable in their chosen professional, vocational or study areas.
- Have a basic understanding of the theoretical principles involved in the study area.
- Can apply specific knowledge of the (core) discipline to real si tuations.
- Are able to engage in informed critical inquiry.
- Have a sense of social responsibility for subject specific knowledge and its applications.
- Have an understanding of the principles of sustainable design and development.
Operate effectively and ethically in work and community situations.
- Have the ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
- Can effectively communicate within and without the subject discipline.
- Have the ability to operate locally and internationally.
Are adaptable and manage change.
- Are self-motivated.
- Have multifaceted research and problem solving skills.
- Are flexible.
- Can understand problem identification, formulation and solution.
Are aware of environments in which they will be contributing.
- Have a broad understanding of the technical, social, cultural, ecological and economic environments and their interconnectedness
- Have a broad understanding of the need for sustainability and sustainable development.
- Have a basic understanding of the need to carry out work in an ethical and socially responsible fashion.
- A review of the key concepts and strategies in community health, early identification, treatment, disease prevention and health promotion strategies.
- Social, cultural and psychological factors involved in health promotion and disease prevention behaviours
- Health promotion programs. Opportunities, ethical responsibilities and funding.
- Needs Assessment Techniques.
- Program evaluation strategies, performance indicators.
- Municipal Public Health Plans and integrated health promotion.
- Examination and review of local, national and international health promotion policies and programs.
Reading materialsLiamputtong, P & Gardner, H (eds), Health, Social Change and Communities, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, 2003.
O'Connor, ML & Parker, Health Promotion: Principles & Practice in the Australian Context. 2nd edn, Allen & Unwin. 2001.
Naidoo, N & Wills, Health Promotion Foundations for Practice, 2nd edn, Bailliere Tindall, 2000.
Hawe, P, Degeling, D & Hall, J, Evaluating health Promotion: A health workers guide, MacLennan & Petty, Sydney, 1990.
DHS, Integrated Health Promotion, Department of Human Services, Victoria, 2003.