Priorities and Interventions

Griffith University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Priorities and Interventions

  • 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 engages students in a critical examination of health promotion and public health nutrition interventions to priority health issues within local, national and international contexts.
    Course Introduction
    This course focuses on developing students' breadth and depth of knowledge of public health interventions for priority issues.
    This course builds on introductory courses in health promotion and public health. Students will gain greater understanding of the application of a range of health promotion theories and strategies to address specific health promotion and public health nutrition issues at a local, national and global level.
    Course Aims
    This course engages students in a critical examination of contemporary public health responses to priority issues. Students will develop a broad critical appreciation of health promotion and public health nutrition interventions from behaviour change to policy and environmental approaches. It introduces students to contemporary public health interventions at a local, national and global level.
    Learning Outcomes
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
    1 Demonstrate an understanding of the theories underpinning public health interventions
    2 Demonstrate an understanding of the major interventions addressing health promotion and public health nutrition priorities
    3 Critically analyse the frameworks used in the practice of contemporary public health from individual behaviour change to policy and environmental approaches
    4 Understand the challenges faced in tailoring public health interventions to effectively protect and promote health at a local, national and global level.

    Assessment Task

    Weighting/Marked out of

    Exam - selected and constructed responses
    Mid-semester exam

    25%/50

    Assignment - Written Assignment
    Intervention Critique

    45%/100

    Exam - constructed response
    End of Semester Exam

    30%/100

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.