Health Program Planning and Evaluation (10454.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Internship
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Public Health||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 2 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020)
Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Understand the principles of program planning and evaluation;
2. Design an evidence-based program;
3. Select appropriate evaluation strategies;
4. Apply practical tools and methods in the design, management and evaluation of programs; and
5. Design and implement a project during a work placement, review its outcomes and reflect on the learning achieved.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
These graduate attributes will be directly addressed in lecture, tutorial and assessment activities, and further developed in the project (intervention) that students will undertake.
PrerequisitesMust have completed 24 credits in a Public Health, Human Nutrition or Health Science Degree, or equivalent.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||08 February 2021||Internship||Dr Danish Ahmad|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022||Internship||Dr Danish Ahmad|
There is a mandatory textbook for the course.
Harris, M. (2016). Evaluating public and community health programs (2nd ed.). Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons.
Two e-copies of the text are available online through the University of Canberra library.
Additional readings are available on the unit website.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Students will complete a mid-term exam (Assessment 2) which will submitted via Canvas.
Use of text matching software
Penalties for late submission will be in line with Faculty of Health guidelines and policies.
All assessment items will be moderated as outlined in the Faculty of Health Moderation Guidelines.
Students will undertake a 45-hour applied health promotion project during weeks 9-13 as a mandatory requirement for this unit. Students will work in groups on a project located on-campus or with a local community agency.
Students will be required to attend lectures and tutorials in weeks 1-7. Some preparatory work for the project design will occur during weeks 1 - 7.
There will be a mid-term test in week 9 in the lecture period.
There will be a mandatory project orientation in the tutorial session in week 9.
There will be no lectures in weeks 10 - 13.
Students working on their intervention project can use the tutorials in week 10 - 13 to gain input from the project mentor.
Student participation in both lecture and tutorial activities will enhance understanding of the unit content and the quality of assessment responses. Lack of participation may compromise ability to satisfactorily pass assessment items.
Student participation in all aspects of this unit is vital to this unit as is professionalism, maturity in the workplace and respect for colleagues/peers.
Required IT skills
No special skills are required for the unit generally.
Work placement, internships or practicums
A Working with Vulnerable People background check is mandatory for this unit, as students may undertake projects related to vulnerable people. The practical component for this unit may involve engagement with community agencies and/or community members, therefore, additional student responsibilities are required in addition to those described in this section.
Work-place learning requires strict adherence to professional practice principles and ethics. Client confidentiality (in relevant workplaces and environments) must always be maintained, including for assessment items such as reports or essays. The professional nature of this unit requires availability to commit to 45 hours of campus- or community-based activity between Weeks 9 and 13. Note, however, there is flexibility with the intervention project as students will be working in small groups on a selected project. Restrictions related to COVID-19 may also affect how projects are able to be conducted. If you know that attendance requirements cannot be satisfied for any reason, it is recommended that you meet with your Unit Convener to schedule this unit for a future semester.