HLTH201-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018

Health Promotion

15 points, 0.1250 EFTS
16 Jul 2018 - 18 Nov 2018

Description

This course will provide an understanding of the differing ways in which the health needs of a population or society may be perceived, assessed and addressed, and how health may be promoted through legislated and policy measures, and community based health promotion or preventive programmes.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course students will demonstrate understanding of:

  • The differing ways in which the health needs of a population or society may be perceived, assessed and addressed
  • How health may be promoted through legislated and policy measures, and community-based health promotion or preventive programmes
  • Skills in assessing health promotion needs and measures to address these
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Pre-requisites

Either 15 points in HLTH or any 45 points

Timetable 2018

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 09:00 - 11:00 Wheki 451 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Annabel Ahuriri-Driscoll

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Written Assignment 40%
Final Exam 60%

Textbooks

Required Texts

Naidoo, Jennie. , Wills, Jane, MSc; Foundations for health promotion; 3rd ed; Bailliere Tindall/Elsevier, 2009.

Naidoo, Jennie. , Wills, Jane, MSc; Health promotion : foundations for practice; 2nd ed; New York :Bailliere Tindall, 2000.

For the above two textbooks only one or other is required.

In addition, further articles can be found on the Learn site for each week.These are required reading and as such any content in these readings may be included in questions in the final exam.  It is also expected that students will enhance their own learning by accessing academic  journals and other reference materials through the campus library and other sources.

Additional Course Outline Information

Academic integrity

All forms of cheating and dishonest practice are taken seriously and penalties will result. Students should refer to Regulation J of the General Course and Examination Regulations.

Assessment and grading system

Assignments are graded on the University scale A+ to E. Assessment consists of two written assignments and an exam.

Grading Scale
Grade    GPA Value        Marks

A+              9            90 – 100
A                8            85 – 89.99
A-               7            80 – 84.99
B+              6            75 – 79.99
B                5            70 – 74.99
B-               4            65 – 69.99
C+              3            60 – 64.99
C                2            55 – 59.99
C-               1            50 – 54.99
D                0            40 – 49.99
E               -1             0 – 39.99

A Pass is 50 marks or over

Attendance

Attendance at class sessions is expected throughout the course. Students must attend and participate in the course sufficiently to meet the learning outcomes.

Evaluation

Formal and informal evaluation will take place in accordance with the relevant Course Evaluation Policy, to provide feedback to teaching staff about the relevance and validity of what has been learned as well as the quality of course delivery.

Grade moderation

Departmental quality assurance for all courses on a rotational basis.

Late submission of work

Work handed in after the due date with no extension granted is considered late. Late work will incur a penalty of 2% mark reduction per day after the specified deadline. Lecturers reserve the right not to mark late work, and no work will be accepted after assignments have been returned.

Other specific requirements

All assignments will be submitted electronically, via Learn.

Requests for extensions

Under exceptional circumstances (eg illness, accident, bereavement or critical personal circumstances) individual students may be granted an extension of the due date for an assignment. There is, however, a limit to the length of time that an extension can be granted and this should be negotiated with the relevant lecturer in the first instance. Extensions will not normally be given for longer than one week from the due date, unless exceptional circumstances prevail. Extensions are not granted automatically to students. Requests for extensions should be emailed to the lecturer at least two days prior to the due date for the assignment. Relevant evidence such as a medical certificate or a letter from a counsellor may be required in order for the lecturer to make a decision about whether or not to grant an extension. A copy of the lecturer’s email confirming the extension (if granted) and any supporting documentation must be attached to and submitted with the assignment. Extensions will not normally be granted because of pressure of university study, eg several pieces of work being due at about the same time. Students are encouraged to plan their work in a realistic manner and in advance so that they can meet their assessment deadlines.

Resubmissions

Resubmissions of assignments are not permitted in this course.

Academic Liaison

Annabel Ahuriri-Driscoll and Raesha Ismail are in charge of liaison with students in the undergraduate health sciences courses as the BHSci programme coordinator in the School of Health Sciences. Your class will appoint a student representative to the liaison committee at the start of the semester. Please feel free to talk to the Academic Liaison or the student rep about any problems or concerns that you might have.

Disability Support

Students with disabilities may access the University’s Disability Resource Service to access support. Further information can be found on their website: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/disability/

Academic Liaison

Annabel Ahuriri-Driscoll and Raesha Ismail are in charge of liaison with students in the undergraduate health sciences courses as the BHSci programme coordinator in the School of Health Sciences. Your class will appoint a student representative to the liaison committee at the start of the semester. Please feel free to talk to the Academic Liaison or the student rep about any problems or concerns that you might have.

Where to submit and collect work

Students will be expected to submit their assessment via the online assessment system in the Learn class site by 11.55 pm on or before the due date.  The lecturer may also ask students to submit assessment work through the software Turnitin, to check for plagiarism. If this option is available students will submit work through Turnitin and obtain a report, after submitting assignments for marking via the Learn site.

It is the responsibility of the students to check their Internet access and ability to submit their work via the online system.  Any technical difficulties should be notified well in advance of the due date so that assistance can be provided or alternative arrangements can be negotiated. If you require assistance, please email ictservicedesk@canterbury.ac.nz, or phone 366 7001 ext 6060.

Graded assignments and feedback will be provided to students via Learn between 3 and 4 weeks after the assessment deadline.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $746.00

International fee $3,038.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 25 people apply to enrol.

For further information see School of Health Sciences.

All HLTH201 Occurrences

  • HLTH201-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018