An individual's health literacy has a major impact on their health and wellbeing across their life. Health literacy comprises the cognitive and social skills which determine the motivation and ability of an individual to gain access to, understand, and use information to promote and maintain good health. People of lower health literacy commonly engage less frequently with the healthcare system, presenting later with illnesses, have lower adherence to medical advice and treatments, and higher mortality rates. In this unit you will learn about health literacy, how it can adversely impact populations, its measurement and applications in healthcare, and an understanding of approaches to increase health literacy. You will develop skills to use within the healthcare system and with external partners to increase levels of health literacy.
4x 1 hour lectures (online content delivery); 4x2 hr tutorials (online course); 1x4 day intensive face to face workshop
Assessment for this course will involve three online quizzes Two quizzes will include 15 questions each and be worth 25% of your mark One quiz will include 30 questions and be worth 50% of your mark