CMYHE201-21B (TGA)

Healthy Lifestyles and Healthy Communities

15 Points

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Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
Te Huataki Waiora - School of Health

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Paper Description

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This paper aims to develop student awareness of key sociological analyses and critiques of health promotion and to develop student understanding of the relationship between health promotion practice and the wider cultural, environmental, political, and social contexts in which health promotion occurs. The focus in this paper is to encourage those facilitators of healthy lifestyle activities including exercise and nutrition activities.

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Paper Structure

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1x 2hr lecture per week (these will be face-to-face, with powerpoint slides available through Moodle).

1x 2hr Tutorial per week.

Please see below regarding times and rooms.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • In relation to healthy communities, healthy lifestyles;

    1. Outline the contribution of public health and health promoters towards achieving healthy lifestyles within healthy communities.

    2. Identify and apply the principles of policies, charters, and models within a Aotearoa New Zealand health promotion context.

    3. Analyse the factors that contribute to health inequities (the Social Determinants of Health), and opportunities to modify these factors including physical activity and nutrition.

    4. Discuss and debate key paper ideas via a health ‘issue’ promotional campaign.

    5. Apply the principles of health promotion and community engagement to develop a health promotion campaign and communicate its value.

    Linked to the following assessments:
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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Healthy Lifestyles Workshop
9 Aug 2021
No set time
25
  • In Class: In Workshop
2. Special Populations Presentation
27 Sep 2021
No set time
25
  • In Class: In Workshop
3. Health Promotion Campaign
11 Oct 2021
No set time
40
  • In Class: In Workshop
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Moodle Quizzes
15 Oct 2021
No set time
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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There is no prescribed text for this paper, the reading material provided to you on a weekly basis will function as your reading list and examinable material. Selected readings and texts will be listed on the course reading list under subject headings. It is expected you will make reference to these, and draw on other articles / texts from throughout your university studies, in preparation of assessments and as required for class work.

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Online Support

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Online support is offered through Moodle.
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Workload

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You are most likely to achieve the learning outcomes by participating in class activities and discussions. Therefore attending lectures and tutorials is crucial for your learning. You are expected to complete the required reading prior to lectures and contribute your ideas opinions and experiences to discussions.

This paper has an expectation of 45 in class hours and 105 independent study hours. Absences can create problems for not only your learning progress but also for your colleagues. If you know in advance that you will be absent from class you need to let the lecturer know as well as group members.

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Restricted papers: SPLS311

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