Community Engagement

Griffith University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Community Engagement

  • Host University

    Griffith University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Public Health

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    10
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Course Description
    This course introduces students to the theory and practice of community engagement and project management. Students work on priority health promotion issues in the community and devise projects to address these. It provides students with theoretical understanding and practical skills required to manage a public health community engagement project. This is a core competency for public health and health promotion practitioners.
    Course Introduction
    Community Engagement and Project Management introduces students to community engagement strategies used in health promotion practice. The course aims to provide students with the theoretical understanding and practical skills to develop, implement, and manage a community engagement and health promotion project which are core competencies for public health and health promotion practitioners.
    Course Aims
    Community Engagement and Project Management aims to promote students' understandings of the range of community engagement theories, strategies, principles and practices that underpin health promotion and public health practice and implement this knowledge through managing a community engagement health promtion project. This course will allow students to develop and apply skills in community engagement for health promotion and public health practice by providing opportunities for work integrated learning and real-life learning.
    Learning Outcomes
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
    1 Apply the principles, concepts and philosophy of health promotion and public health practice in community settings.
    2 Describe a range of health promotion theories and models to promote public health in community settings.
    3 Define community engagement and describe a range of community engagement strategies underpinning health promotion strategies.
    4 Apply various frameworks and methods to engaging community, stakeholders and target audiences.
    5 Develop and implement and manage a health promotion program in response to a community engagement strategy
    6 Apply evaluation methods to report and disseminate information on the effectiveness of a health promotion program.
    7 Give, receive and reflect on feedback on team work skills

    Assessment Task

    Weighting/Marked out of

    Presentation - technical or professional
    WIL Health Promotion and community engagement plan

    30%/30

    Presentation - technical or professional
    WIL Health Promotion Project Evaluation

    10%/10

    Peer assessment
    Peer assessment of team work

    10%/10

    Assignment - Practice-based Assignment
    WIL project final report

    50%/50

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.