Course Outline

PUB703 Health Promotion Principles

Course Coordinator:Jane Taylor (jtaylor6@usc.edu.au) School:School of Health - Public Health

2024Session 2

Online

Online You can do this course without coming onto campus.

Please go to usc.edu.au for up to date information on the
teaching sessions and campuses where this course is usually offered.

What is this course about?

Description

This course will develop your specialised knowledge of health promotion, and skills in critiquing health promotion practice and engaging in professional advocacy. You will learn about the development of health promotion, professional competencies, core concepts and theory, and the underlying values and principles from critical through to selective health promotion approaches. You will apply your health promotion knowledge and skills to critique health promotion initiatives for evidence of, and advocate for best practice.

How will this course be delivered?

Activity Hours Beginning Week Frequency
Online
Online – 4 hours of structured asynchronous online learning activities and an optional 1-hour online Zoom drop in session 5hrs Week 1 8 times

Course Topics

Development of health promotion 

Health promotion professional competencies 

Health promotion concepts, values and principles

Health promotion models and approaches 

Health promotion and the SDGs

Cultural Safety in health promotion practice

Health promotion priorities

Health promotion professional advocacy

What level is this course?

700 Level (Specialised)

Demonstrating a specialised body of knowledge and set of skills for professional practice or further learning. Advanced application of knowledge and skills in unfamiliar contexts.

What is the unit value of this course?

12 units

How does this course contribute to my learning?

Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to... Graduate Qualities Mapping Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming... Professional Standard Mapping * International Union for Health Promotion and Education
1 Critically reflect on core health promotion theory, concepts and skills. Empowered
Ethical
A.1, B.1, A.2, A.3, A.4, A.5, A.6, A.10, A.11
2 Critique health promotion action using values and principles evident in health promotion practice. Empowered
Ethical
B.2, A.4, A.6, A.8, 6.3, 9.4
3 Advocate for a best practice health promotion approach. Empowered
Ethical
1.1, 1.2, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.4

* Competencies by Professional Body

CODE COMPETENCY
International Union for Health Promotion and Education
A.1 Health as a human right, which is central to human development
B.1 The concepts, principles and ethical values of health promotion as defined by the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion (WHO, 1986) and subsequent charters and declarations
A.2 Respect for the rights, dignity, confidentiality and worth of individuals and groups
B.2 The concepts of health equity, social justice and health as a human right as the basis for health promotion action
A.3 Respect for all aspects of diversity including gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, ethnicity, race, and cultural beliefs
A.4 Addressing health inequities, social injustice, and prioritising the needs of those experiencing poverty and social marginalisation
A.5 Addressing the political, economic, social, cultural, environmental, behavioural and biological determinants of health and wellbeing
A.6 Ensuring that health promotion action is beneficial and causes no harm
A.8 Seeking the best available information and evidence needed to implement effective policies and programmes that influence health
A.10 Sustainable development and sustainable health promotion action
A.11 Being accountable for the quality of one's own practice and taking responsibility for maintaining and improving knowledge and skills
1.1 Work collaboratively across sectors to influence the development of public policies which impact positively on health and reduce health inequities
1.2 Use health promotion approaches which support empowerment, participation, partnership and equity to create environments and settings which promote health
1.5 Work in collaboration with key stakeholders to reorient health and other services to promote health and reduce health inequities.
2.1 Use advocacy strategies and techniques which reflect health promotion principles
2.2 Engage with and influence key stakeholders to develop and sustain health promotion action
2.4 Advocate across sectors for the development of policies, guidelines and procedures across all sectors which impact positively on health and reduce health inequities
6.3 Collect, review and appraise relevant data, information and literature to inform health promotion action
9.4 Use research and evidence-based strategies to inform practice

Am I eligible to enrol in this course?

Refer to the UniSC Glossary of terms for definitions of “pre-requisites, co-requisites and anti-requisites”.

Pre-requisites

Enrolled in any Postgraduate Program

Co-requisites

Not applicable

Anti-requisites

PUB271

Specific assumed prior knowledge and skills (where applicable)

Not applicable

How am I going to be assessed?

Grading Scale

Standard Grading (GRD)

High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).

Details of early feedback on progress

You will be provided with early feedback in week 2  for Task 1 and week 5 for Task 2

Assessment tasks

Delivery mode Task No. Assessment Product Individual or Group Weighting % What is the duration / length? When should I submit? Where should I submit it?
All 1 Artefact - Creative, and Oral Individual 50%
Conference poster presentation - 15 minutes;
Written reflection - 400 words
Week 5 Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check
All 3 Artefact - Professional, and Written Piece Individual 50%
1500 words
Week 8 Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check
All - Assessment Task 1:Health promotion practice critique
Goal:
To demonstrate your advanced skills in critiquing health promotion action using the underlying values and principles of contemporary health promotion practice.
Product: Artefact - Creative, and Oral
Format:
Health promotion is a field that requires practitioners to critique health and wellbeing related programs and policies to ensure best practice. You will:
1. Choose one published peer reviewed health promotion program within the last five years of interest to you. You will need to confirm with the course coordinator that the program you select is appropriate.
2. Use best practice health promotion values and principles to conduct your critique and present findings via an electronic conference style poster.
3. Support your critique with relevant scholarly literature (including prescribed readings).
4. Develop a 15 minute oral overview of your critique findings.
5. Write a 400 word reflection on your key learnings about best practice health promotion as a result of conducting the critique.
Further details on the critique framework and professional electronic poster requirements will be available on Canvas.
Criteria:
No. Learning Outcome assessed
1
Analysis of the underlying health promotion values and principles evident in the practice example
1 2
2
Relevance and synthesis of evidence from the practice example to support the critique
2
3
Integration of appropriate health promotion scholarly literature into the critique
2
4
Quality of the design and delivery of the electronic poster critique findings
1 2
5
Application of reflection skills
1
All - Assessment Task 3:Professional advocacy report
Goal:
To demonstrate your professional skills in advocating for a best practice health promotion approach.
Product: Artefact - Professional, and Written Piece
Format:
Health promotion action involves practitioners proactively responding to proposed health and wellbeing policy initiatives to ensure evidence of their effectiveness including alignment with best practice. This type of work is a form of professional advocacy most often undertaken on behalf of an organisation or professional body such as the Australian Health Promotion Association. Written responses, often referred to as submissions are compiled and submitted to government bodies responsible for the related policies and strategies to consider.
In this task you will develop a written professional advocacy report for a hypothetical organisation that you work for on a current national or state level health and well-being policy or strategy to ensure the policy or strategy is based on best practice health promotion using health promotion values and principles, and supported by the relevant scholarly literature.
Further information about how to prepare the advocacy report will be made available on Canvas.
Criteria:
No. Learning Outcome assessed
1
Application of best practice health promotion values and principles to develop the report.
2 3
2
Integration of health promotion core concepts to develop the argument.
2 3
3
Relevance and integration of health promotion scholarly literature to support arguments presented.
3
4
Appropriateness of recommendations made to ensure policy alignment with best practice health promotion.
3
5
Adherence to advocacy report genre.
1 3

Directed study hours

A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.

What resources do I need to undertake this course?

Please note: Course information, including specific information of recommended readings, learning activities, resources, weekly readings, etc. are available on the course Canvas site– Please log in as soon as possible.

Prescribed text(s) or course reader

There are no required/recommended resources for this course.

Specific requirements

Students will be required to have a microphone headset for assessment requirements.

How are risks managed in this course?

Health and safety risks for this course have been assessed as low. It is your responsibility to review course material, search online, discuss with lecturers and peers and understand the health and safety risks associated with your specific course of study and to familiarise yourself with the University’s general health and safety principles by reviewing the online induction training for students, and following the instructions of the University staff.

What administrative information is relevant to this course?

Assessment: Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is the ethical standard of university participation.  It ensures that students graduate as a result of proving they are competent in their discipline.  This is integral in maintaining the value of academic qualifications. Each industry has expectations and standards of the skills and knowledge within that discipline and these are reflected in assessment.

Academic integrity means that you do not engage in any activity that is considered to be academic fraud; including plagiarism, collusion or outsourcing any part of any assessment item to any other person.  You are expected to be honest and ethical by completing all work yourself and indicating in your work which ideas and information were developed by you and which were taken from others. You cannot provide your assessment work to others. You are also expected to provide evidence of wide and critical reading, usually by using appropriate academic references.

In order to minimise incidents of academic fraud, this course may require that some of its assessment tasks, when submitted to Canvas, are electronically checked through Turnitin.  This software allows for text comparisons to be made between your submitted assessment item and all other work to which Turnitin has access.

Assessment: Additional Requirements

Your eligibility for supplementary assessment in a course is dependent of the following conditions applying:

The final mark is in the percentage range 47% to 49.4%
The course is graded using the Standard Grading scale
You have not failed an assessment task in the course due to academic misconduct.

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- A result of zero is awarded for an assessment task submitted after seven days from the date identified as the due date for the assessment task. Weekdays and weekends are included in the calculation of days late. To request an extension you must contact your course coordinator to negotiate an outcome.

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