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Health Program Planning and Development (8577.2)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 2 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Public Health



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    • Semester 1, 2019, INTERNPLCE, BRUCE (188642) - View
    • Semester 1, 2018, INTERNPLCE, BRUCE (182965) - View
    • Semester 1, 2017, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (163988) - View
    • Semester 1, 2016, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (154069) - View
    • Semester 1, 2015, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (146231) - View

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    This unit will provide an overview of program planning, development and implementation (including planning approaches, models and frameworks). Topics include needs assessment, problem identification, setting goals and objectives, program design principles, and evaluation. The unit also provides an introduction to budgeting, resourcing and long term sustainability. A best practice approach to program management is applied. A work placement provides practical application of the theories and reflective writing.

    Learning Outcomes

    On completion of this unit, student will be able to:

    1. Understand the principles of program planning;

    2. Understand program resourcing and simple program budgeting processes;

    3. Select appropriate evaluation strategies;

    4. Design a program strategy including needs assessment, problem identification, program design and implementation strategy; and

    5. Design and implement a project during a work placement, review its outcomes and reflect on the learning achieved.

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    4 to 8 hours per week. For the last 8 weeks of the semester, there will be a placement of at least 5 hours each week in the selected work place to complete an agreed project.


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