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INDH5211: Community Profiling and Setting Priorities

2024 unit information

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.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Public Health

Code INDH5211
Academic unit Public Health
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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INDH5212 and INDH5213
Prohibitions:
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None
Assumed knowledge:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. describe the overarching principles of health promotion
  • LO2. undertake formative research to generate community data.
  • LO3. access, interpret, evaluate and apply various forms of information to support community profiling
  • LO4. identify the barriers and enablers of health in the chosen community
  • LO5. develop a comprehensive profile of a chosen community.
  • LO6. identify and describe a community priority health issue and justify its selection.
  • LO7. work collaboratively as well as independently and engage in self-directed and reflective learning.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Intensive April 2024
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Session 1 Early Census 2020
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 Early A 2020
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Intensive March 2021
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Intensive March 2021
Block mode Remote
Semester 2a 2021
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Intensive March 2022
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Intensive March 2022
Block mode Remote
Semester 2a 2022
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Intensive March 2023
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Intensive March 2023
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2a 2023
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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