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Preventive Health Care (GENP60002)

Graduate coursework level 6Points: 12.5Online

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework Level 6
Subject codeGENP60002
Availability
Semester 2 - Online
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject will explore the theory and practice of health promotion and illness prevention in primary care. It will discuss the social model of health that recognises that a range of social, cultural and economic factors influence people’s health and well-being. It will focus on weight, diet, and exercise as well as on smoking and other risk behaviours and their impact on health. It will also prepare students to undertake health assessments. Strategies for empowering individual patients and communities to maintain a healthy lifestyle will be explored.

Intended learning outcomes

At the completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Critically appraise current theories on promoting health in primary care
  • Describe the social model of health and its application in primary care
  • Understand current evidence based strategies for promoting healthy weight and lifestyle and smoking cessation
  • Appreciate the facilitators and barriers to maintaining a healthy lifestyle
  • Explain key strategies for empowering patients to maintain a healthy weight and diet and to cease smoking
  • Conduct health assessments

Generic skills

At the completion of this subject, students should be able to demonstrate:

  • enhanced critical thinking skills
  • further enhanced clinical skills
  • further developed written and oral communication skills

Last updated: 9 November 2018