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HSH705 - Needs Assessment and Health Program Planning

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Enrolment modes:

(B, CBD, X)

Credit point(s):1
Offerings: Trimester 2
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:G Babatsikos
Contact hours:

On campus: 2 day workshop plus weekly online classes through eLive; off campus: weekly online classes throughout the trimester using eLive

Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.


Topics include: overview of program planning and development (including approaches, models and frameworks), needs assessment, vision and goal setting, developing objectives, program design principles, determining content and strategies for programs, best practices, evaluation design (including process, impact and outcome), budgeting, sustainability, approaches to the management of programs, and an overview of some current debates regarding program planning and government policy and resource issues.


Assignment 1 (800 words) 25%, assignment 2 (1500 words) 35%, assignment 3 (3000 words) 40%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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