Art, Science and Politics of Prevention (INDH5227)


This is the last of six sequential, interdependent modules, only provided for students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Health Promotion. Students will be introduced to and learn from highly regarded national and international health professionals who have used art, science and politics to effect significant changes to the policy and practice of preventative health. Students will also reflect on and apply the knowledge and skills learned throughout their academic year by producing a comprehensive presentation and written report. The presentation will be delivered to a panel of health promotion professionals and will demonstrate the skills and knowledge each student has mastered. The written report will include a detailed description of their community profile, priority health issue, target group and stakeholders, and the goal, objectives and strategies they and their community will implement to effectively address their health issue. Students will also be required to include an evaluation plan and to demonstrate their understanding of health promotion theories and models, literature searching and research methodologies. The presentation and written report will demonstrate the student's knowledge of health promotion tools and processes and will be developed in partnership with their workplace and community, where applicable.

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5 day workshop


class presentation (50%), written assignment (45%) and reflective practice journal (5%)


Plater S. & Dickson M. (2013). The Chook Book: A step-by-step guide to the development, planning, implementation and evaluation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health promotion programs. Unpublished; Nutbeam D. & Bauman A. (2006). Evaluation in a Nutshell. McGraw-Hill Australia Pty Ltd, North Ryde; Nutbeam D. Harris E. & Wise M. (2010). Theory in a Nutshell: 3rd Edition. McGraw Hill Australia Pty Ltd, North Ryde. In addition, students are expected to undertake their own reviews of the literature.

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