Health Education and Behaviour Change
Queensland University of Technology
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewThis 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
ContentBackground 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.
- Understand and apply knowledge of education, learning, communication and behaviour change theories and approaches to bring about health behaviour change in different contexts;
- Source and synthesise appropriate evidence to support the design of health education strategies;
- Design educational interventions or components thereof that are evidence-based, culturally sensitive, and can meet the needs of specific target populations;
- Understand and apply best practice principles in working effectively in teams and facilitating groups for design and delivery of health education interventions.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Some courses may require additional fees.
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.