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Community Engagement for Health Impact (POPH90201)


Semester 1 - Dual Delivery

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There is increasing global recognition that research and interventions seeking to change the social determinants of health are most impactful when communities are actively engaged in the process. Therefore, many health researchers are looking towards participatory approaches to the co-production of knowledge and health practitioners are increasingly aiming to co-design health interventions with communities, patients or service end-users. This subject will give students an understanding of, and experience in, the principles, processes and some of the methods used in participatory health research. It will illustrate the ways these principles, processes and methods can be applied to the co-design of health interventions, to support patient-public involvement in health, and to user led health research.

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Written assessment task 1 - 1,500 words (30%)

Written assessment task 2 - 2,500 words (50%)

Reflective blog, ongoing throughout semester - 1,000 words (20%)

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