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This subject will explore the bi-directional relationship between health and learning across the life span, acknowledging that this relationship is influential in every aspect of our lives. Through examining current issues in health and education, the subject will provide insights to the social determinants that contribute to these issues, the perspectives of different stakeholders as well as the current challenges in addressing these issues for the individual and wider community.
Through the application of innovative intervention design approaches, students will design an evidence-informed intervention to address a contemporary health or education issue using an approach which considers the perspectives of different stakeholders involved in the issue. In addition, students will also understand how to evaluate the intervention’s success.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Debate theories about the nature of theoretical knowledge about health and learning
- Discuss the bi-directional relationship of health and learning through a life course model
- Discuss the determinants of health and learning
- Compare and contrast different theories of health literacy
- Critique interventions that aim to address health or learning issues
- Discuss how to evaluate health and learning interventions.
This subject will assist students to develop the following transferable skills:
- Critical and analytical thinking
- Collaborative learning
- Interpersonal and decision-making skills
- Recognising and utilising diverse perspectives
- Creative thinking, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning through exposure to theoretical frameworks across disciplines.
Last updated: 20 February 2024