Health Education Development

A health education and development facilitator, working with people one-to-one, in small groups, or in community or institutional settings, will engage salient teaching and learning practices that serve to empower people to improve their health outcomes.

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Through assignments, tutorials and lectorials you will work in teams, using a range of experiential learning formats to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to facilitate the planning, implementation and evaluation of health education and development in diverse circumstances.

This subject draws on the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion (WHO 1986), the Sundsvall Statement (WHO 1991), the Jakarta Declaration (WHO 1997) and the Bangkok Charter for Health Promotion (2005), to define its scope.

Acknowledgement of Country


This material was originally developed by the staff of a university located on land of which the Wurundjeri (Woiwurrung language) of the Kulin Nation or Alliance are the traditional custodians. For this reason, we pay our respects to their elders, past and present, and we rejoice in the rising generations.



This subject is driven by assignments. Your submitted assignments are used to assess your Intended learning outcomes. Use the topics and tutorials to guide and inform your assignment work. You will need to devote up to 150 hours to study and assignment work in this subject (for example: 15 hours per week for 10 weeks).

  1. Facilitate an activity - team assignment
  2. Critical essay - cooperative learning theory
  3. Explain an activity - program logic
  4. Funding submission brief - strength-based approach; vulnerable groups

Topics and schedule

  1. Introduction to the unit and How to get good marks
  2. What is Health Education?
  3. Cooperative Learning Theory
  4. Group Dynamics and Group Processes
  5. Settings or Environments
  6. Strengths-based approach
  7. Planning a group-based lesson
  8. Implementing a group-based lesson
  9. Evaluating a group-based lesson
  10. Funding submissions
  11. Funding ethnic diversity
  12. Funding gender equity
  13. Funding class equality

Topics and schedule 2016

  1. What is Health Education?



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