Sydney Professional Certificate

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Promotion (Indigenous pathway)

Graduates of this Professional Certificate will have specialised knowledge in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Promotion.

Graduates will have cognitive skills to:

  • Review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise overarching principles of
    health promotion used in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Promotion
  • Define Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander priority health issues within the context of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community contexts
  • Apply Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Promotion knowledge and skills to program planning and evaluation in their professional practice.

 

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Promotion (Indigenous pathway)

Sydney Professional Certificate in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Promotion (Indigenous pathway)

Students must complete:
(a) 12 credit points of 5000-level units of study
5000-level units of study
INDH5211
Community Profiling and Setting Priorities
6      Semester 2a
Session 1 Early Census
INDH5212
Health Promotion Program Planning
6      Intensive April
Intensive October

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Promotion (Indigenous pathway)

Sydney Professional Certificate in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Promotion (Indigenous pathway)

Students must complete:
(a) 12 credit points of 5000-level units of study
5000-level units of study
INDH5211 Community Profiling and Setting Priorities

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Michelle Dickson Session: Semester 2a,Session 1 Early Census Classes: 1 x 3 day face-to-face intensive workshop and 3 days' equivalent online learning Assessment: Written assignments (70%: 1 x 40% and 1 x 30%), online activities (1 x quiz (10%), self-directed tasks (10%)), reflective journal (10%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
This is the first of six sequential, interdependent modules, available only to students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Health Promotion. Students will be introduced to the overarching principles of health promotion, its conceptual and technical components and its role in preventing or reducing the impact of injury and ill health. Different concepts of health will be explored with a particular emphasis on indigenous approaches to understanding health and wellbeing. Students will then commence the development of a comprehensive profile of their chosen community. Particular attention will be given to finding, understanding, managing and presenting statistical, epidemiological and other forms of data in a way that is accessible to the students, their professional colleagues, other health and funding agencies and community members. The development of a community profile will enable students to define and understand how their community functions, recognise the determinants of health that impact on their chosen community, and identify priority health issues. It will act as a foundation for the development of appropriate and effective health promotion programs. The final 20 per cent of INDH5211 will be dedicated to commencing INDH5212.
Textbooks
Plater S. and 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. and Bauman A. (2006). Evaluation in a Nutshell. McGraw-Hill Australia Pty Ltd, North Ryde; Nutbeam D. Harris E. and 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.
INDH5212 Health Promotion Program Planning

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Jo Lander Session: Intensive April,Intensive October Classes: 1 x 3 day face to face intensive workshop and equivalent of 3 days online learning Assessment: Written assignments (50%: 1 x 30%, 1 x 20%), online activities (1 x quiz (10%), self-directed tasks (10%)), in-class presentation (25%) and reflective journal (5%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
This is the second of six sequential, interdependent modules, available only to students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Health Promotion. Students will explore in detail the conceptual components of a planned health promotion initiative. This will include the theory and practice of community engagement and participation, defining and understanding the priority health issue, its risk factors and contributing factors, exploring theories and models relevant to health behaviour, identifying target groups and stakeholders, searching the literature for evidence and ideas, and resource mobilisation. Students will also be introduced to formative research and the value of developing effective partnerships. The final 20 per cent of INDH5212 will be dedicated to commencing INDH5213.
Textbooks
Plater S. and 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. and Bauman A. (2006). Evaluation in a Nutshell. McGraw Hill Australia Pty Ltd, North Ryde; Nutbeam D. Harris E. and 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.