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HSH318 - Implementation and Evaluation

Year:2022 unit information
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Last updated: 4 March 2022

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Online
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Shane McIver




Incompatible with:

HSH307, HSH218

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the trimester undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 11 scheduled online 2 hour seminars for off-campus students. All online sessions are recorded.


This unit builds on the knowledge and skills developed through the co/prerequisite unit Planning, Management and Evaluation (HSH323), expanding content specifically related to implementation and evaluation. It introduces students to the performance objectives for program adoption, implementation and sustainability, with an emphasis on ecological approaches and systems thinking. It further develops skills for effective planning, implementation and evaluation in a variety of settings, contextualises research and up-skills students in the critical appraisal of evidence. It also addresses the often-ignored importance of formative and process evaluation in the field and demonstrates how to plan, implement and conduct complex program evaluation. Evaluation methods for program replication, dissemination and institutionalisation will be examined, as well as how evaluation evidence informs policy and practice.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
ULO1 Critique contemporary approaches to health promotion implementation and evaluation and their role in planning sustainable health promotion programs.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication
GLO3: Digital literacy


Identify evidence-based best-practice (EBP) within the context of health promotion and evaluation planning using problem solving and critical thinking.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving
GLO6: Self-management


Demonstrate how course content links to practice in the field of health promotion.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

ULO4 Source and critique digital and non-digital resources to communicate health promotion information and evaluation outcomes to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication
GLO3: Digital literacy

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year.


Trimester 1:

Assessment description

Student output

Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)

Indicative due week

Assessment 1: Critical Appraisal Report

1500 words


  • Week 5

Assessment 2: Evaluation Proposal

2000 words


  • Week 10

Assessment 3: Online test

30 minutes


  • Week 11

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

Learning resources are available online via CloudDeakin

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: HSH318 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

Recommended texts

Weekly readings – refer to the Reading List on the Cloud site for links to the Talis system.

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