Health Program Planning and Development (8577.2)
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|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, 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.
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 - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
These graduate attributes will be directly addressed in lecture, tutorial and assessment activities, and further developed in the placement that students will undertake after the class free week.
PrerequisitesCommunity Development Principles and Practices.
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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 and can be accessed through this link.
Additional readings are available on the unit website.
Students will be undertaking a 45-hour placement during weeks 9-13 as a mandatory requirement for this unit. In addition, students will be required to attend lectures and tutorials in weeks 1-7 and a tutorial in week 13.
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 result in an inability to satisfactorily pass assessment items.
Student participation in placements is vital to this unit as is professionalism, maturity in the workplace and respect for colleagues in the placement workplace.
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 will undertake a placement. This unit involves 45 hours of placement within a professional organisation, 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/patient confidentiality (in relevant workplaces) 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 placement between Weeks 9 and 13. If you know that workplace attendance requirements cannot be satisfied for any reason, it is recommended that you meet with your Course Convener to schedule this unit for a future semester. This unit is not available for students who are not studying the Bachelor of Public Health degree.