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Global Health Promotion (EDN341)

School School of Education
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2E-internal
Description This unit focuses on the study of health as a dynamic quality of human life. Students undertaking this unit will develop the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to promote an understanding of the importance of personal and community action in promoting health. Using an inquiry process that includes a research project, students identify the influence of social, environmental, economic and biomedical determinants of health. In addition, students will explore the influence of beliefs, attitudes and values on health decision making and behaviour.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate and apply knowledge of the factors, determinants, strategies and actions that influence health through group discussion, written responses and creative application to real-life scenarios.
2. Apply frameworks, models and theories to explain health concepts during group discussion, written responses and creative application to real-life scenarios.
3. Examine a spectrum of local, national and international diverse populations, and determine the influence of beliefs, attitudes, values and norms on health behaviour when evaluating existing health promotion strategies.
4. Apply self-understanding, communication, cooperation and decision making skills to create a range of solution-focussed strategies embedded within a health promotion project.
5. Use inquiry skills and processes to investigate, interpret data, critically analyse and create a comprehensive response to health issues, and report using a conference-style presentation.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lecture 1 hour per week
Workshop: 2 hours per week (13 weeks)
Unit Learning Experiences The approach to learning in this unit will provide opportunities for students to develop a range of knowledge, understanding and skills about the determinants of health in a wide range of contexts. Lectures will detail the required content and embed interactive and authentic learning activities designed to support students so they can interrogate contemporary conceptual frameworks. Students will apply Health Promotion theory and models and develop strategies that target specific health issues. Workshops will enable students to apply a range of conceptual frameworks arising from theoretical and evidence based models to real life scenarios. This learning will be scaffolded through a series of discussions, small group activities and independent research studies guided by health professionals.
Assessment Students will use their research based to critically analyse a health problem in a specific context. They will create a report and present using a Poster format in a conference-style presentation. Students will also apply their knowledge of the factors, determinants, strategies and actions that influence health by evaluating an existing Health Promotion strategy. They will detail the relationship between the specific strategies and their intended impact(s) upon existing beliefs, attitudes, values and health behaviours in situ. Students will also advocate for the development of a health initiative that targets a health problem in a specific context. They will present their project to their peers. Together these assessment tasks will cover all unit learning outcomes.
Prerequisites Enrolment in the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) or Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Appears in these Co-Majors Health Education Minor Teaching Area
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Contacts

Unit Coordinator
EDN341
Mr Ross Williams
Senior Lecturer Health and Physical Ed

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2613
e: R.J.Williams@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.3.014 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts
EDN341

MURDOCH: S2E-Internal
Mr Ross Williams
Senior Lecturer Health and Physical Ed

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2613
e: R.J.Williams@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.3.014 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
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