HLTH08020 2013 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE I
This module aims to give students experience in identifying evidence based strategies for health promotion action for a particular target group and planning an appropriate intervention which can be implemented in Professional Development II. Students will reflect on their competencies and identify and utlise opportunities to develop their competencies through volunteer activities linking with groups in the community and focusing on thier leadership skills.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Develop plans which include appropriate health promotion strategies are collaborative, realistic and appropriate in relation to resources and time using appropriate project management tools and evaluation design
Explain the main concepts and principles of partnership working, project management and resource management and describe how they have applied in the planning of their project.
Identify characteristics of successful leaders and monitor their own leadership skills development through their volunteering activity.
Module Assessment Strategies
Learner outcomes and assessment are linked to the performance criteria in the Professional Standards for Health Promotion. Students are encouraged to contribute to the design of their own learning experiences through selection of an appropriate health promotion/ public health intervention. Students are encouraged to reflect on their learning through development of a learning log with clear performance criteria from the professional standards. Students will receive regular feedback during workshops on their progress but also receive feedback on their submissions during the term.
Principles of project/programme management
Health Promotion Planning Models
Evidence based health promotion action and priority setting
Theory and practice of collaborative working including: facilitation, negotiation, conflict resolution, mediation, teamwork and leadership.
Principles of effective intersectoral partnership working
Principles of effective human and financial resource management and mobilization and risk management.
Use and effectiveness of current health promotion planning models and theories
Principles of evaluation and appropriate evaluation design
Use of media
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Group Project Draft Plan||Formative||UNKNOWN||- %||OnGoing||1|
|2||Presentation Leadership case study||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||20 %||Week 7||3|
|3||Individual Project Reflective Diary||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||30 %||OnGoing||2,3|
|4||Group Project Plan for Project||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||50 %||Week 12||1|
Full Time Mode Workload
Johnson, J. and Breckon, D. (2007). Managing Health education and Health Promotion Programs: Leadership Skills for the 21st Century. Boston: Jones & Bartlett
Mayor, H (2010). Project Management(4th ed). Essex: Pearson Education Limited.
Meredith,J. and Mantel,S.J. (2000)Project Management: A managerial approach. New York: Wiley and Sons.
Straus, D. (2002). How to make Collaboration work: Powerful ways to build consensus, solve problems and make decisions. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler.
Students must complete a 20 volunteer hours with a health promotion/ community initiative.