Health Program Planning and Evaluation (10454.1)
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| Bruce, Canberra
|Faculty Of Health
|Discipline Of Public Health
|Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
| 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
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
These graduate attributes will be directly addressed in lecture, tutorial and assessment activities, and further developed in the project (intervention) that students will undertake on campus from weeks 9-13.
PrerequisitesMust have completed 24 credits in a Public Health, Human Nutrition or Health Science Degree, or equivalent.
Equivalent units8577 Health Program Planning and Development
|Teaching start date
|05 February 2024
|Dr Zelalem Mengesha
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.
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.
- 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.
- Failure to regularly attend tutorials in weeks' 1-7 can compromise students ability to find project groups for the WIL components and work effectively in teams
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 the ability to satisfactorily pass assessment items.
Required IT skills
General IT skills.
You will require computer skills to access the internet and be able to upload to the ‘Canvas' university site submissions using ‘word'
and PowerPoint formats. This unit may involve online meetings in real-time using a virtual room. To participate verbally, rather than
just typing, you will need a microphone. For best audio quality we recommend a microphone and speaker headset. For more
information and to test your computer, please visit the UCLearn Student Help link.
Work placement, internships or practicums
This unit involves work-integrated learning in the form of on-campus health and wellbeing projects conducted in weeks 9-13. Students must adhere to University policy during WIL activities, including the Student Conduct Rules 2018, the WIL Policy and WIL Procedure, and the Assessment Policy and Assessment Procedure.