Year
2020
Units
4.5
Contact
1 x 2-hour workshop weekly
Prerequisites
1 Admission into BHS-Bachelor of Health Sciences
1a Admission into BEDSBHS-Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Health Sciences
1b Admission into BND-Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics
1c Admission into BBSC-Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology)
1d Admission into BEDMSSBHS-B Education (Middle & Secondary Schooling), B Health Sciences
1e Admission into BEDMSSEBDS-B Education (Middle & Secondary/Special Ed), B Disability Studies
1f Admission into BPS-Bachelor of Psychological Science
1g Admission into BHSMOT-Bachelor of Health Sciences, Master of Occupational Therapy
1h Admission into BHSMPT-Bachelor of Health Sciences, Master of Physiotherapy
1i Admission into BAEPRP-Bachelor of Arts (Education (Primary) Pathway)
1j Admission into BEDSBSE-Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Special Education
1k Admission into BEDPRBA-Bachelor of Education (Primary), Bachelor of Arts
1l Admission into BEXS-Bachelor of Exercise Science
1m Admission into BEXSMCEXP-Bachelor of Exercise Science, Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
1n Admission into BLITTHL-Bachelor of Letters (Health)
1o Admission into BLITTHLG-Bachelor of Letters (Health) (Graduate Entry)
1p Admission into BHSAG-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Ageing)
1q Admission into BHSDH-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Digital Health)
1r Admission into BHSHM-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Health Management)
1s Admission into BHSHP-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Health Promotion)
1t Admission into BHSIN-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Innovation)
1u Admission into BHSPN-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Physiology and Neuroscience)
1v Admission into BHSPS-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Psychology)
1w Admission into BHSTS-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Therapy Studies)
2 Admission into BSHPA-Bachelor of Sport, Health and Physical Activity
3 36 units of study
Must Satisfy: (((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f or 1g or 1h or 1i or 1j or 1k or 1l or 1m or 1n or 1o or 1p or 1q or 1r or 1s or 1t or 1u or 1v or 1w)) or (2 and 3))
Enrolment not permitted
HLTH2006 has been successfully completed
Course context
Students enrolled in other undergraduate awards may be permitted to undertake this topic but only with the permission of the course coordinator, BHlthSc
Assessment
Assignment, Tests, Project
Topic description
This topic introduces students to the principles and processes of project management through a series of formal workshops and the opportunity to complete a team based project in the health care sector. Areas covered include establishing project objectives and aims, teamwork, Gantt charts, and project evaluation. The topic also introduces students to systematic literature reviews and meta analysis, formal meeting management, grant writing and presentation skills. Assessment is through meeting the requirements of the project sponsor, designing and writing a grant application for the next stage of the project and evaluating the project according to principles of Health Promotion theory and practice.
Educational aims
Project management for health promotion is designed to provide students with an opportunity to:

  • Apply theoretical knowledge to the provision of health promotion activities and programs to individuals and populations.

  • Gain practical experience in conducting a small scale project from the initial design stage through to evaluation, using the techniques and skills of project management, systematic and evidence based literature searches and minute taking.

  • Develop competency in working professionally with professionals and peers in teams.

  • Increase their awareness of community resources in health promotion.

  • Broaden and strengthen their skills in performing practical tasks in health promotion such as skills in MS Project, Gannt charts, formal meeting procedures, grant writing and public speaking.

  • Receive feedback on their performance in completing a project that has incorporated evidence based health promotion.

  • Evaluate the project within the framework of health promotion.

The topic forms part of the menu of the Health Promotion and Education professional stream of the Bachelor of Health Sciences, but may be taken by any other student in the award as an elective topic.
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic, students will be expected to be able to:

  1. Work collaboratively with others in a team where individual skills are maximised

  2. Critically appraise research literature and use evidence and/or guidance in the planning and implementation of Health Promotion action
  3. Practice the skills of meeting procedures and minute taking
  4. Summarise projects aims and objectives into manageable units for discussion
  5. Demonstrate the skills needed for lesson and session planning and group presentations
  6. Consult with industry on project design
  7. Report on the project through brief verbal and detailed written modes
  8. Write an alternate form of media on their project
  9. Design the project using the skills and techniques of project management.