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EDF5491 - Health education B

6 points, SCA Band 0, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate, Postgraduate Faculty of Education

Leader: Dr Z Pawlaczek


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester (Open Learning) 2007 (Open Learning)
Gippsland Second semester 2007 (Off-campus)


This unit will consider application of theories associated with behaviour change through exploring case study profiles for various health issues. Students will be asked to reflect critically on major international health issues as well as those that may be unique to a particular group, culture, individual or environment. The unit will continue to look at the responsibilities and competencies expected of health agencies and educators together with the role they play within school and community settings. The unit also explores how different environments can address health issues and become health promoting.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to explain the major methodologies used to assess and monitor health issues and discuss the associations involved in this process; explain major health issues affecting society and their implications for society; apply theories associated with the discipline to the strategies used in management of particular health issues; outline health promotion strategies that can be used to enhance the health of individuals and populations with specific environmental, physical and social constraints; display the ability to integrate health education content within an educational setting and outline how participants might successfully demonstrate learning; discuss issues associated with the ethics, responsibilities and occupations of health educators; outline future trends for health education.


Engagement Portfolio: 70% (equivalent of 2800 words)
Negotiated Assignment: 30% (Varied format options. Approx 1200 words)

Contact hours

3 hours per week