HAGE20005 - Health Promotion for Healthy Ageing
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

This unit will advance your knowledge of health promotion related to the enhancement of healthy ageing outcomes. You will gain a greater understanding of the theories of health promotion and their influence on contemporary policy and practice. You will critically appraise existing health promotion strategies to assess their adequacy to empower and enhance well-being in older people. Evidence-based research will be applied to judge the suitability of public health interventions and social marketing to influence and maximise quality of life. You will formulate recommendations to improve health promotion theories, strategies and interventions.

Details

Career Level Postgraduate
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Distance

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This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 50%
2. Written Assessment 50%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Evaluate the relevance of health promotion theory to healthy ageing
  2. Evaluate the suitability of a current health promotion strategy to meet the needs of older people using evidence-based research
  3. Assess a current health promotion campaign related to healthy ageing and devise a health promotion plan to optimise well-being in older people.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Written Assessment    
2 - Written Assessment  

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1. Knowledge
2. Communication  
3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4. Research
5. Self-management    
6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7. Leadership  

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment  
2 - Written Assessment    

Textbook Information

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorSusan Hunt - huntbs (s.hunt@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

Module 1. Health promotion theory and healthy ageing.

Refer to the Moodle site. Read introductory documentation and watch the lecture. Undertake Module 1 workbook activities. Familiarise yourself with what is required for your assessments. Details of the assessments are available on the Moodle site. You can begin preparing for the first assessment.

Week 2 13-03-2017

Module 1 continued as above.

Refer to the Moodle site and watch the lecture. Continue Module 1 workbook activities. Continue working on the first assessment.

Week 3 20-03-2017

Module 1 continued as above.

Refer to the Moodle site and watch the lecture. Continue Module 1 workbook activities. Continue working on the first assessment.

Week 4 27-03-2017

Module 1 continued as above.

Refer to the Moodle site and watch the lecture. Continue Module 1 workbook activities. Continue working on the first assessment.

Week 5 03-04-2017

Module 2. The suitability of a current health promotion strategies to meet the needs of older people using evidence-based research.

Refer to the Moodle site and watch the lecture. Undertake Module 2 workbook activities. Continue working on the first assessment.

Vacation Week 10-04-2017

Use this time to continue working on the first assessment. Familiarise yourself with what is required for your second assessment. Details of this assessment are available on the Moodle site. You can begin preparing for this assessment.

Week 6 17-04-2017

Module 2 continued as above.

Refer to the Moodle site and watch the lecture. Continue Module 2 workbook activities. Continue working on the first assessment.

Week 7 24-04-2017

Module 2 continued as above.

Refer to the Moodle site and watch the lecture. Continue Module 2 workbook activities. Finalise your work on the first assessment and continue working on the second assessment.

Written Assessment - Critical Analysis Due Friday (28 Apr 17) 05:00 PM AEST
Week 8 01-05-2017

Module 2 continued as above.

Refer to the Moodle site and watch the lecture. Continue Module 2 workbook activities. Continue working on the second assessment.

Week 9 08-05-2017

Module 3. Health promotion campaigns and plans related to healthy ageing.

Refer to the Moodle site and watch the lecture. Undertake Module 3 workbook activities. Continue working on the second assessment.

Week 10 15-05-2017

Module 3 continued as above.

Refer to the Moodle site and watch the lecture. Undertake Module 3 workbook activities. Continue working on the second assessment.

Week 11 22-05-2017

Module 3 continued as above.

Refer to the Moodle site and watch the lecture. Undertake Module 3 workbook activities. Continue working on the second assessment.

Week 12 29-05-2017

Module 3 continued as above.

Refer to the Moodle site and watch the lecture. Undertake Module 3 workbook activities. Finalise your work on the second assessment.

Written Assessment - Health Promotion Evaluation and Plan Due Friday (02 Jun 17) 05:00 PM AEST
Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Exam Week 12-06-2017

Susan Hunt, the coordinator for this unit, is a researcher specialising in health, ageing, development and vulnerable populations.

Susan began her research career at the Murdoch Institute, and was then employed by the National Ageing Research Institute. Following this, she conducted research at Monash University into physical and mental health, and child protection issues. She also had an educational role at the Emerging Researchers in Ageing initiative based at Monash University.

Susan is experienced in the analysis of policy, research and grey literature, and providing evidence-based reviews and commentary.

She has contributed to the successful production of policy documents, government reports, grant proposals, ethics applications, service evaluations, education resources, workshops, presentations, and peer-reviewed journal publications.

Susan has expertise in the collection and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data, and a strong interest in translation of research into policy and practice.

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment - Critical Analysis
Task Description

This task asks you to select a health promotion theory or model and evaluate its ability to meet the needs of older people and promote healthy ageing. To do so you will need to apply your knowledge of models relating to healthy ageing, determinants of health, and the perspectives of older people.

The Task

You are writing an analysis of the capacity of a health promotion theory or model to facilitate healthy ageing outcomes.

Preparation

1. Select a health promotion theory or model. You are encouraged to discuss your selection and approach to this task with your lecturer.

2. Search for and select quality literature that provides evidence-based information on determinants of health in older age and health promotion for older people. You may also like to search for research on the lay perspective, that is, research on what older people consider important in terms of their own health and well-being. You will use this literature to inform the content of your essay.

Writing

3. Write an introductory paragraph that provides a ‘map’ of your essay. Begin with a general statement to introduce the topic and purpose of the essay, followed by an outline the main arguments. This is done to orient and provide signposts to your reader about the contents of the essay.

4. Provide an overview of the health promotion model or theory you selected and explain why you chose it.

5. Critically analyse the efficacy of the health promotion model or theory to promote healthy ageing and meet the needs of older people.

6. Describe how the model or theory does or does not have implications for individuals, practitioners, policy makers and society in general. If any limitations are identified, explain their impact and generate recommended modifications to improve the applicability of the model to achieving healthy ageing outcomes.

7. Write a concluding paragraph that summarises your key arguments and draws your essay together to a logical close.

Assessment Due Date Week 7 Friday (28-Apr-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 9 Friday (12-May-2017)
Weighting 50%
Assessment Criteria

Detailed marking criteria are available on the Moodle unit site.

Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Please submit your assessment via Moodle in Microsoft Word format only. Do not submit in PDF or any other format.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Evaluate the relevance of health promotion theory to healthy ageing

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4. Research

5. Self-management

7. Leadership



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment - Health Promotion Evaluation and Plan
Task Description

This task asks you to evaluate an intervention, campaign or strategy against a health promotion model. An additional requirement is to provide solutions for any perceived shortcomings in the form of a health promotion plan. To complete this task you will need to demonstrate an understanding of health promotion theory, practice and its relevance to older people.

The purpose of this task is to develop your skills in assessing the suitability of public health approaches to account for the diverse needs of an ageing population.

The Task

You are writing an essay that requires you to evaluate a public health intervention, campaign or strategy. You will also produce an accompanying health promotion plan.

Preparation

1. Select a public health intervention, campaign or strategy that was intended to facilitate healthy ageing. You are encouraged to discuss your selection and planned approach to the task with your lecturer.

2. Select a health promotion model.

3. Search for and select quality literature that provides evidence-based information on the efficacy of your selected public health approach, as well as appropriate health promotion for the ageing population. You will use this literature to inform the content of your essay.

Writing

4. Write an introductory paragraph that provides a ‘map’ of your essay. Begin with a general statement to introduce the topic and purpose of the essay, followed by an outline the main arguments. This is done to orient and provide signposts to your reader about the contents of the essay.

5. Provide an overview of the intervention, campaign or strategy you selected and explain why you chose it.

6. Provide an overview of the health promotion model or theory you selected and explain why you chose it.

7. Critically analyse your selected intervention, campaign or strategy against the health promotion model.

8. If you identify any limitations of your selected intervention, campaign or strategy, explain their possible impact.

9. Develop a health promotion plan to address any limitations and/or improve the outcomes for older people of your selected intervention, campaign or strategy. A template will be provided to you as a guide.

10. Write a concluding paragraph that summarises your key arguments and draws your essay together to a logical close.

Assessment Due Date Week 12 Friday (02-Jun-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Exam Week Friday (16-Jun-2017)
Weighting 50%
Assessment Criteria

Detailed marking criteria are available on the Moodle unit site.

Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Please submit your assessment via Moodle in Microsoft Word format only. Do not submit in PDF or any other format.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

2. Evaluate the suitability of a current health promotion strategy to meet the needs of older people using evidence-based research

3. Assess a current health promotion campaign related to healthy ageing and devise a health promotion plan to optimise well-being in older people.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4. Research

5. Self-management




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