Health Promotion 2B

Subject ORAL20002 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 25-Jul-2016 to 23-Oct-2016
Assessment Period End 18-Nov-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 05-Aug-2016
Census Date 31-Aug-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 23-Sep-2016

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 60 hours of lectures, seminars, computer assisted learning, practical work, field visits and field practical work.
Total Time Commitment:

160 hours


ORAL20001 Health Promotion 2A



Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:


Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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 programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Assoc Prof Julie Satur


Melbourne Dental School

Currently enrolled students:

Subject Overview:

This subject comprises two modules:

Ethics and Professional Practice: Policies that affect oral health practice, dental professional practice regulation and legislation, the principles and application of ethics to health care and human research, privacy, record keeping and health consumer issues; ethics and professional practice.

Applied Health Education: School curriculum frameworks, settings and strategies for health education, educational technology and aids for oral health and applied health education experience via in-class practical sessions and field visits.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Work effectively with individuals and groups to improve health literacy and promote their oral health;
  • Plan, deliver and evaluate oral health education for community groups;
  • Use culturally sensitive approaches in communication and health promotion;
  • Apply ethical principles to the practice of oral health therapy
  • Use a research framework to plan for the oral health therapy research project undertaken in third year.


  • The characteristics of health education programs and their evaluation;
  • The role of health education as a component of health promotion;

and the principles of:

  • Teaching methodologies and their application to health education;
  • The evaluation of health education interventions; and
  • The role of regulations, ethics and education in influencing the practice of oral health therapy.


  • The capacity to communicate with people and the community to identify and address health education needs;

and an understanding of:

  • The techniques for planning, delivery, and evaluation of a variety of health education activities; and
  • policies that shape oral health therapy practice
  • the legislation governing the practice of oral health therapy
  • ethical principles and their application.


  • The dimensions of health education and health promotion within the delivery of dental, medical, allied health, and educational services; and

The concepts of ethical and professional practice and the responsibilities of health practitioners in the community.


Assessment includes:

  • One assignment of no more than 1000 words to be submitted mid-semester (40%);
  • One report of no more than 2000 words to be submitted at the end of Semester 2 (60%).

Hurdle requirements:

75% attendance at Lectures; 100% attendance at Seminars/Tutorials and Practical Classes

Prescribed Texts:

Second Opinion: An introduction to Health Sociology by Germov Latest Edition

Recommended Texts:

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 subject, students should have developed skills in:

  • Conflict resolution and management of people;
  • Preparation of research proposal;
  • Planning, delivery and evaluation of programs; and
  • Professional practice and ethics.
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Oral Health

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