Course Title: Plan a population health project

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: BUSM7827C

Course Title: Plan a population health project

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6119 - Advanced Diploma of Oral Health (Dental Hygiene)

Course Contact : Eleanor Schroeder

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 93411412

Course Contact Email:eleanor.schroeder@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 50

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

N/A

Course Description

This unit is concerned with planning the specifics of a population health project.
It covers the process of selecting an appropriate health issue, selecting specific intervention strategies, tailoring strategies to appropriate groups, developing goals(s) and objectives, defining ways of measuring these, identifying required and available resources, identifying appropriate stake holders, communicating with them and managing the project.
 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTPOP503C Plan a population health project

Element:

1. Develop a process for overseeing plan development

Performance Criteria:

1.1
Establish an advisory group representing stakeholders
1.2
Timetable advisory group feedback on each stage of the planning process
1.3
Incorporate feedback where approp riate

Element:

2. Confirm appropriateness of health issue that is being planned for

Performance Criteria:

2.1
Identify burden of illness related to the health issue
2.2
Determine appropriateness of health issues being planned for on the basis of the way it fits with relevant policies and guidelines
2.3
Identify current related activities in relation to the issue

Element:

3. Select appropriate strategies to achieve goal(s)/objectives

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Clearly identify program goal(s) and objectives
3.2 Identify strategies most likely to fulfil project goal(s) and objectives on the basis of available literature and suitability, effectiveness, reach and acceptability to stakeholders and target group
3.3 Ensure strategy activities are logically sequenced and are consistent with time frame and resources available

Element:

4. Plan evaluation

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Select an evaluation design that is appropriate to the goal and objectives and resources available
4.2 Identify measures of project goal and objectives and develop protocols for their collection
4.3 Identify methods of monitoring and recording aspects of strategy implementation such as reach/exposure, acceptability/satisfaction and quality of materials
4.4 Outline proposed evaluation report purpose, format and content on the basis of consultation with stakeholders

Element:

5. Plan project budget

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Identify costs of implementing strategy and evaluation and monitoring
5.2 Investigate and assess sources of project funding
5.3 Identify sources of personnel to meet the human resource requirements, taking into consideration their skills and knowledge base
5.4 Identify sources of non-human resources such as meeting rooms, information resources and training materials

Element:

6. Ensure resources required are prepared/ready for use

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Develop or source resources for strategy implementation (e.g. protocols, training packages, written materials) and test to ensure acceptability and suitability to the needs of the target group
6.2 Brief staff or individuals involved in the project on the program rationale, procedures and the role they will play and ensuring they develop the skills required for the fulfillment of that role

Element:

7. Develop a dissemination plan

Performance Criteria:

7.1 Develop a plan for documenting and disseminating results to relevant stakeholders


Learning Outcomes


On completion of this unit you will have developed the skills required  with planning the specifics of a population health project.
It covers the process of selecting an appropriate health issue, selecting specific intervention strategies, tailoring strategies to appropriate groups, developing goals(s) and objectives, defining ways of measuring these, identifying required and available resources, identifying appropriate stake holders, communicating with them and managing the project.
 


Details of Learning Activities

Activities include:

  • lectures
  • class discussions
  • online learning
  • group project work


Teaching Schedule

DateTopicAssessment
March 6thONLINE: Prescribed readings “ Healthy together Victoria Action plan for oral health promotion 2013-2017”
Commence planning topic for assessment project : identity an oral health issue for a target group: preschool/child/ adolescent
Assessment project posted
 
24thClass : Target populations & burden of disease
Health determinants, Health belief model, Behaviour change strategies, what is disease prevention, Understanding illness/health behaviours
Framework for intervention, development and planning as health promotion activity
 
Discussion of project
27thONLINE: AIHW
Determining project goals, Framework for intervention, development and planning as health promotion activity
Prescribed readings
 
April 13th Draft proposal due
21stClass : Framework for intervention, development and planning
Ethics/equity considerations
Budget planning, evaluation of intervention
Final approvals of project
June 18thOral presentation of major projectProject report due

April 21st to June 15th: Teacher is available to discuss any aspect of the draft report and project. Please make an appointment to see her.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Complete booklist is available on Blackboard


References


Other Resources

These are available on Blackboard


Overview of Assessment

Assessmen for this course is an assignment


Assessment Tasks

The assessment for this course is a group project.

Draft Due 13th April

Oral presentation and written report Due 18th June


Assessment Matrix

Available on Blackboard

Other Information

Late work that is submitted without an application for an extension (see below) will not be corrected.

• APPLICATION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME FOR SUBMISSION OF ASSESSABLE WORK - A student may apply for an extension of up to 7 days from the original due date. They must lodge the application form (available www1.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension) at least 24 hours before the due date. The application is lodged with the School Admin Office on Level 3 of Dental Hospital. Students requiring longer extensions must apply for SPECIAL CONSIDERATION.

• For missed assessments such as exams and presentations- you (& your doctor if you are sick) must fill out a special consideration form. This form must be lodged online with supporting evidence prior to, or within, 48 hours of the scheduled time of examination www1.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration
Students may be given the opportunity to resubmit the assignment if this is requested by the teacher and approved by the co-ordinator.

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