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HEA8303 Community Development and Health

Short Description: Comm Develop Health
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Nursing and Midwifery
Student contribution band : National Priority - Nursing
ASCED code : 060399 - Nursing not classified
Grading basis : Graded


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or MNSG or PDEV.

Other requisites

Access to high-level computers is essential for students taking this program. For up-to-date advice on computing requirements, please see Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.


The purpose of this course is to provide students with a conceptual grounding in community development principles and to facilitate the application of these within health and social well-being practice contexts.

Key themes include community development theory, principles and strategies within a social wellbeing and health determinants framework; critical epistemologies and cultural change; the construction of knowledge and research methods appropriate to community-driven approaches; community health program planning and evaluation. Content and assessment items in this course will led to an appreciation of community, health and development and the ability to apply principles and strategies to a range of contexts through critical thinking and assessment.

This course is uniquely positioned nationally and internationally as its focus includes local Aboriginal and community contexts of interest as these are relevant to other regions and communities globally.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2019 Online