Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009. Search for this in the current handbook
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
On-campus and multimedia
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours contract learning |
Total Time Commitment: In addition to the subject contact hours, students are expected to devote approximately 6 hours a week to this subject.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's courses. Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting this requirement are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Course Coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.
CoordinatorMs Robyn Faulkner
School of Nursing and Social Work
The University of Melbourne
Level 5, 234 Queensberry St
Carlton Victoria 3053 AUSTRALIA
T: +61 3 8344 9400
F: +61 3 9347 4375
This subject builds on the knowledge developed in Health and Human Behaviour, Contemporary Health Care and Health, Nursing and Society. Students will explore in depth the culturally and historically constructed understandings of health and illness in western societies. This exploration will lead into an examination of the principles of health promotion particularly the dimensions of the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion. Current medical, behavioural and socio-economic approaches to health promotion will be analysed and critiqued. Students will be introduced to health education within the context of health promotion then in relation to patient education within the health care system. The subject will then assist students to develop planned educational activities designed to improve patient health behaviour using best available evidence.
At the completion of this subject the student should be able to:
|Prescribed Texts:||Specific readings selected by the subject coordinator will be made available to the students at the beginning of the subject either as a book of readings or on counter reserve in the Library or given as handouts throughout the semester.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
In addition to learning specific nursing related skills, this subject will assist you to develop your
|Links to further information:||http://www.nursing.unimelb.edu.au/|
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