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HLTH3100 – Health Promotion

2021 – Session 1, Special circumstances

Notice

As part of Phase 3 of our return to campus plan, most units will now run tutorials, seminars and other small group activities on campus, and most will keep an online version available to those students unable to return or those who choose to continue their studies online.

To check the availability of face-to-face and online activities for your unit, please go to timetable viewer. To check detailed information on unit assessments visit your unit's iLearn space or consult your unit convenor.

General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit Convenor
Sophie Osborne
Contact via sophie.osborne@mq.edu.au
75 Talavera Road
By appointment only
Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
130cp at 1000 level or above including HLTH200 or HLTH2000) or 130cp and admission to BHumanSc
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description
This unit provides students with an overview of the theories, practices and frameworks of health promotion as a planned approach to the improvement of health in population groups. It focuses on both local and global health promotion issues. The unit aims to increase students' understanding of the determinants of health and how these impact on the planning, implementation and evaluation of health promotion initiatives. The teaching approach facilitates a systematic approach to health promotion initiatives. The unit uses a mixture of academic texts, case studies, scenarios and reflective learning practices to immerse students in the study of modern health promotion and disease prevention and reduction practices. While designed primarily for health studies students, the unit is also suitable for students from other programs who may be interested the social, economic, political and geographic aspects of this fundamental area of human health endeavours.

Important Academic Dates

Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at https://students.mq.edu.au/important-dates

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • ULO1: Define and describe health promotion and its place within the area of public health, both nationally and internationally.
  • ULO2: Summarise key theories of contemporary health promotion and their connection to health determinants.
  • ULO3: Critically analyse some health promotion programs and projects in terms of their application of theories and practices of contemporary health promotion.
  • ULO4: Discuss and make informed opinions about some of the social, cultural, economic and political factors that may influence health promotion initiatives nationally and internationally.
  • ULO5: Describe the various elements that are needed to plan, implement and evaluate a health promotion initiative and be able to apply this knowledge to the development of a health promotion initiative.
  • ULO6: Examine and form opinions about academic writings on the process and application of an evidence-based approach to health promotion initiatives.
  • ULO7: Gain some insights into the rapidly evolving nature of health promotion globally and the effect on health promotion practitioners, with an emphasis on working in teams, across sectors and incorporating continuous flexible learning practices.

General Assessment Information

Information concerning Macquarie University's assessment policy is available at https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policies/assessment. Grade descriptors and other information concerning grading requirements are contained in Schedule 1 of the Macquarie University Assessment Policy.

To pass this unit, students must demonstrate sufficient evidence of achievement of the learning outcomes and attempt all assessment tasks.

Further details for each assessment task will be available on iLearn, including marking rubrics.

All final grades in the department of Health Systems and Populations are determined by a grading committee and are not the sole responsibility of the Unit Convenor.

Students will be awarded one of these grades plus a Standardised Numerical Grade (SNG). The SNG is not necessarily a summation of the individual assessment components. The final grade and SNG that are awarded reflect the corresponding grade descriptor in Schedule 1 of the Assessment Policy.

 

Extensions for Assessment tasks

Applications for assessment task extensions must be submitted via www.ask.mq.edu.au. For further details please refer to the Disruption to Studies Policy available at https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policies/disruption-to-studies.

 

Late Submission of Work

All assignments which are officially received after the due date, and where no extension has been granted by the course convenor or tutor, will incur a deduction of 5% for the first day including the actual day on which the work is received, and 5% for each subsequent day. Weekends and public holidays are included. Late penalty is capped at 50%. For example:

Due date

Received

Days late

Deduction

Raw mark

Final mark

Friday 14th

Saturday 15th

1

5%

75%

70%  

Friday 14th

Monday 17th

3

15%

75%

60%  

Friday 14th

Tuesday 25th

11

50% (capped)

75%

25%

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Essay 35% No 02/04/2021
Final Exam 45% No Macquarie Exam weeks
Group Work Presentation 10% No 23/04/2021
Individual Reflection Report 10% No 04/06/2021

Essay

Assessment Type 1: Essay
Indicative Time on Task 2: 24 hours
Due: 02/04/2021
Weighting: 35%

Essay of 1800 words on a health promotion topic.


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Define and describe health promotion and its place within the area of public health, both nationally and internationally.
  • Summarise key theories of contemporary health promotion and their connection to health determinants.
  • Critically analyse some health promotion programs and projects in terms of their application of theories and practices of contemporary health promotion.
  • Discuss and make informed opinions about some of the social, cultural, economic and political factors that may influence health promotion initiatives nationally and internationally.
  • Describe the various elements that are needed to plan, implement and evaluate a health promotion initiative and be able to apply this knowledge to the development of a health promotion initiative.
  • Examine and form opinions about academic writings on the process and application of an evidence-based approach to health promotion initiatives.
  • Gain some insights into the rapidly evolving nature of health promotion globally and the effect on health promotion practitioners, with an emphasis on working in teams, across sectors and incorporating continuous flexible learning practices.

Final Exam

Assessment Type 1: Examination
Indicative Time on Task 2: 25 hours
Due: Macquarie Exam weeks
Weighting: 45%

2 hour exam (plus 10 mins reading time)


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Define and describe health promotion and its place within the area of public health, both nationally and internationally.
  • Summarise key theories of contemporary health promotion and their connection to health determinants.
  • Critically analyse some health promotion programs and projects in terms of their application of theories and practices of contemporary health promotion.
  • Discuss and make informed opinions about some of the social, cultural, economic and political factors that may influence health promotion initiatives nationally and internationally.
  • Describe the various elements that are needed to plan, implement and evaluate a health promotion initiative and be able to apply this knowledge to the development of a health promotion initiative.
  • Examine and form opinions about academic writings on the process and application of an evidence-based approach to health promotion initiatives.
  • Gain some insights into the rapidly evolving nature of health promotion globally and the effect on health promotion practitioners, with an emphasis on working in teams, across sectors and incorporating continuous flexible learning practices.

Group Work Presentation

Assessment Type 1: Presentation
Indicative Time on Task 2: 20 hours
Due: 23/04/2021
Weighting: 10%

This assessment is the end-product (an in-class presentation) of a small group project which gives students an opportunity to implement core content from the course. The group is to plan, develop and design one assigned aspect of a health promotion initiative and present this to the class.


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Define and describe health promotion and its place within the area of public health, both nationally and internationally.
  • Critically analyse some health promotion programs and projects in terms of their application of theories and practices of contemporary health promotion.
  • Discuss and make informed opinions about some of the social, cultural, economic and political factors that may influence health promotion initiatives nationally and internationally.
  • Describe the various elements that are needed to plan, implement and evaluate a health promotion initiative and be able to apply this knowledge to the development of a health promotion initiative.
  • Examine and form opinions about academic writings on the process and application of an evidence-based approach to health promotion initiatives.
  • Gain some insights into the rapidly evolving nature of health promotion globally and the effect on health promotion practitioners, with an emphasis on working in teams, across sectors and incorporating continuous flexible learning practices.

Individual Reflection Report

Assessment Type 1: Reflective Writing
Indicative Time on Task 2: 5 hours
Due: 04/06/2021
Weighting: 10%

This individual report is to provide students with an opportunity to reflect on the role they had to adopt in the small group project in addressing the topic and the assigned approach. The report should include comment on the health promotion issue and the experience of doing the group project.


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Define and describe health promotion and its place within the area of public health, both nationally and internationally.
  • Critically analyse some health promotion programs and projects in terms of their application of theories and practices of contemporary health promotion.
  • Discuss and make informed opinions about some of the social, cultural, economic and political factors that may influence health promotion initiatives nationally and internationally.
  • Describe the various elements that are needed to plan, implement and evaluate a health promotion initiative and be able to apply this knowledge to the development of a health promotion initiative.
  • Gain some insights into the rapidly evolving nature of health promotion globally and the effect on health promotion practitioners, with an emphasis on working in teams, across sectors and incorporating continuous flexible learning practices.

1 If you need help with your assignment, please contact:

  • the academic teaching staff in your unit for guidance in understanding or completing this type of assessment
  • the Learning Skills Unit for academic skills support.

2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation

Delivery and Resources

Unit Organisation

This is a ten credit point unit run over a 13 week session. Further information is available via the HLTH3100 online Learning Management System (LMS) iLearn http://ilearn.mq.edu.

 

Readings

The readings for each week will be listed in ilearn using the Leganto system. Leganto is the reading list management system, which you can access through your iLearn unit. More information on Leganto is available here: http://libguides.mq.edu.au/leganto

Readings marked as 'required' are essential for completion in the marked week. Some readings may be included that are marked as 'recommended' or 'secondary sources', these are additional materials that may be of interest to you. Please use these at your discretion.

 

Technology and equipment

Off-campus

To study optimally when off campus you will need to have access to a reliable internet connection to retrieve unit information and at times to join interactive session (eg zoom) or submit assessment tasks via iLearn.

On-campus

Teaching rooms are equipped with state of art audio-visual and ICT equipment including internet connection, high quality video cameras and multiple LCD screens.

 

Please note that this unit has been altered to accommodate our delivery provisions in compliance with current COVID-19 requirements (Special Circumstance delivery). Learning activities (such as tutorials and other small group learning activities) will be offered on-campus while keeping an online version available for those students who choose to continue their studies online (selected via eStudent).

Policies and Procedures

Macquarie University policies and procedures are accessible from Policy Central (https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policy-central). Students should be aware of the following policies in particular with regard to Learning and Teaching:

Students seeking more policy resources can visit the Student Policy Gateway (https://students.mq.edu.au/support/study/student-policy-gateway). It is your one-stop-shop for the key policies you need to know about throughout your undergraduate student journey.

If you would like to see all the policies relevant to Learning and Teaching visit Policy Central (https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policy-central).

Student Code of Conduct

Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/admin/other-resources/student-conduct

Results

Results published on platform other than eStudent, (eg. iLearn, Coursera etc.) or released directly by your Unit Convenor, are not confirmed as they are subject to final approval by the University. Once approved, final results will be sent to your student email address and will be made available in eStudent. For more information visit ask.mq.edu.au or if you are a Global MBA student contact globalmba.support@mq.edu.au

Student Support

Macquarie University provides a range of support services for students. For details, visit http://students.mq.edu.au/support/

Learning Skills

Learning Skills (mq.edu.au/learningskills) provides academic writing resources and study strategies to help you improve your marks and take control of your study.

The Library provides online and face to face support to help you find and use relevant information resources. 

Student Enquiry Service

For all student enquiries, visit Student Connect at ask.mq.edu.au

If you are a Global MBA student contact globalmba.support@mq.edu.au

Equity Support

Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Service who can provide appropriate help with any issues that arise during their studies.

IT Help

For help with University computer systems and technology, visit http://www.mq.edu.au/about_us/offices_and_units/information_technology/help/

When using the University's IT, you must adhere to the Acceptable Use of IT Resources Policy. The policy applies to all who connect to the MQ network including students.