Health Education and Behaviour Change

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Health Education and Behaviour Change

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Health Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    12
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This unit gives students the skills to bring about change in health-related behaviours through educational interventions. Topics covered include key health education and behaviour change theories, frameworks, strategies; approaches to bring about change in different contexts; research and design of educational interventions to suit different target populations in different settings, using evidence-based practice; and health literacy as a function of health education.
    Learning Outcomes
    1. Understand and apply knowledge of education, learning, communication and behaviour change theories and approaches to bring about health behaviour change in different contexts;
    2. Source and synthesise appropriate evidence to support the design of health education strategies;
    3. Design educational interventions or components thereof that are evidence-based, culturally sensitive, and can meet the needs of specific target populations;
    4. Understand and apply best practice principles in working effectively in teams and facilitating groups for design and delivery of health education interventions.
    Content
    Background and value of health education; relevant theories frameworks and approaches (behaviour change, education and learning, communication, motivation) and recommendations for developing, implementing and evaluating health education interventions in different contexts.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.