Community Health

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"The Fourth Estate" by Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo. 1901

This is a project page for developing a diploma level course around community and public health with options for extending to specialities and related fields. The course is primarily designed for health promotion workers in local communities, people working in local government and other health related organisations. It is flexible enough for people to bring to it their own perspectives, experiences and contexts, and take from it a number of special interests and focus areas. Our aim is to have a range of subjects ready by 2015, and a number of funded research and development projects to compliment the development.

Curriculum[edit | edit source]

We strive to develop the curriculum, content and research as publicly accessible documents, for Common use - including the data of the project progression, such as edit history and discussion around decisions and actions. Our use of Wikiversity helps us ensure this.

When a version of stability is achieved for a subject or project, we will promote it as ready for participation, and offer teaching and assessment services around it.

A range of assignments are set for each subject, including options for extra credit, notability and other recognition systems. Most assignments are designed to feed content back into the subjects and course, via a student-generated-content model. We are aiming to establish an annual festival of public and community health practice - complete with its own journal, to present and celebrate exceptional work produced by participants in the subjects, modules, research and development projects

Introductory subjects and modules[edit | edit source]

The following list of subjects, modules and topics are an introduction to public and community health.

  1. What is a public and community health worker?
  2. Place of learning (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders) - An introduction to Indigenous Australia, Acknowledging Indigenous Country in Australia, investigating Aboriginal health programs and projects
  3. Mibbinbah Mad Bastards - A community health development work framework that uses the movie Mad Bastards to stimulate discussion and planning
  4. Train the Trainer - A facilitator training module, linked to the Mibbinbah Mad Bastards program
  5. Zombie Response - An introduction to public health preparedness and response planning
  6. Introduction to Occupation - An introduction to occupational therapy
  7. Renewed computing
  8. Multicultural Perspectives on Health and Wellbeing - an introductory overview of different cultural ideas toward health and wellbeing.

Core subjects[edit | edit source]

The following list of subjects are being considered as core to the course. We are using the core competencies of health education cited by the World Health Organization to guide our decisions.

  1. Principles of Public Health Practice
  2. Health Education and Development
  3. Public Health Education
  4. Health Care Systems
  5. Health Planning and Evaluation
  6. Bioethics
  7. Epidemiology

Extended and speciality subjects[edit | edit source]

The following list of subjects are being considered as extension studies, specialisations, research coursework and similar levels of study relating to community health.

  1. Public Health Policy
  2. Environmental Health Issues
  3. Bioethics
  4. Epidemiology
  5. Rehabilitation Counselling
  6. Macro Strategies to Enable Occupation
  7. Health and the Social Web
  8. Health Surveillance and Monitoring

Research and Development[edit | edit source]

The following list of projects compliment the development of a Community Health diploma with specialties.

Research[edit | edit source]

Development[edit | edit source]

  1. Indigenous Development Action Program (Commonwealth Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program 2013-15)
  2. PhD - Self directed, peer assessed, PhD by (pre) publication

Funding applications[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Communication[edit | edit source]