HSH736 - Community Consultation and Participation


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125


Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

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

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

2 x 2 full day (9am-5pm) on-campus seminars during weeks 3 and 4; Online students may enrol in this unit if they can attend the seminars on campus


Community consultation and participation have been fundamental to health promotion since the establishment of the field. With the emergence of many new tools, theories, and frameworks, processes that guide community consultation and participation have greatly changed over time, while the core values stay the same. In this unit, we will explore cutting edge theory, frameworks, and practices to do effective community consultation and participation, particularly through the lens of community empowerment, social justice, equity, diversity, inclusion, and systems thinking.

Community consultation and participation is inherently about doing. After an introduction to theory, the main focus of this four-day in person intensive course (broken into two 2-day blocks one week apart) will be learning how to do community consultation and participation well, with plenty of hands on practice. Students will receive training in how to use Systems Thinking In Community Knowledge Exchange (STICK-E), a tool developed at Deakin University to assist in facilitating community-based workshops and in applying systems thinking to health promotion practice.

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