Youth Health Intervention

Subject POPH90159 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Parkville campus

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 contact hours
Total Time Commitment: 125 hours self directed learning in the workplace and the wider community
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.


Ms Andrea Krelle


Education Student Centre
Subject Overview: The aim of this subject is to enable students to develop a strategic, innovative proposal in response to a youth health issue. This proposal may address organisational change, program development, youth participation, practice change and/or policy formation, and should demonstrate the application of the evidence-base in making the case for an innovative, cross-sectoral initiative within a particular work setting or organisation. The analysis should utilise the research skills developed in Research and Evaluation in Communities.
Objectives: Not available
Assessment: One 2,000 word assignment due mid-semester worth 40% and one 3,000 word assignment due at the end of semester worth 60%
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Collaborate effectively with partners from other agencies and/or sectors to undertake this and other projects to enhance the wellbeing of young people;
  • Develop, implement and evaluate cross-sectoral initiatives within communities; and
  • Demonstrate highly developed written communication skills.

On completion of this subject students will be able to:

  • Design a strategic proposal for a cross-sectoral intervention targeting a specific youth health issue;
  • Identify the stakeholders, partners, agencies and other relevant parties in a cross sectoral collaboration;
  • Identify the barriers that challenge cross-sectoral approaches, including historical, cultural, legal, professional and practice issues.
Related Course(s): Master of Youth Health and Education Management

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