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MPH5282

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine

Coordinator(s)

Ms Lisa Davidson

Offered

Alfred Hospital

  • Term 4 2016 (On-campus block of classes)

Synopsis

Overview of communications and training skills needed for community health work in developing countries. Training strategies for community health work including adult learning principles, theory and application, design and program establishment options, facilitation skills and Participatory methods. Communication strategies for health promotion. Communication skills for effective health management, report writing and cross-cultural communication. Practical approach to design and implementation of training programs and health promotion strategies.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Training strategies for community health work:
    1. gain knowledge of the principles, theory and application of adult learning in relation to participatory training of health workers in developing countries, competency based training, distance learning, training of trainer methods;
    2. develop skills in the design and establishment of training programs; and
    3. increase knowledge and gain skills in a range of participatory training methods and facilitation methods.

  1. Communication strategies for health promotion:
    1. gain knowledge of principles, theory and application of communication strategies for health promotion;
    2. develop skills in the design and establishment of communication strategies for health promotion; and
    3. increase knowledge and gain skills in a range of participatory methods for development and delivery of communication strategies for health promotion.

  1. Communication skills for effective health program management;
    1. further develop skills in report writing and presenting; and
    2. further develop skills in cross-cultural communication.

Assessment

Assignment (75%)
Group presentation (25%)

Workload requirements

6 day intensive block.

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Chief examiner(s)

Prerequisites

Basic computer proficiency.

Prohibitions

MPH5216.

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