PUB HLTH 7092 - Leadership and Advocacy for Public Health Action
North Terrace Campus - Summer - 2019
General Course Information
Course Code PUB HLTH 7092 Course Leadership and Advocacy for Public Health Action Coordinating Unit Public Health Term Summer Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Assumed Knowledge PUB HLTH 7075, PUB HLTH 7093, PUB HLTH 7091, PUB HLTH 7090 Course Description This course introduces students to critical policy analysis, the principles and practice of public health advocacy and fundamental leadership theories. Students will learn public health frameworks for policy development and analysis, consider the ethics of public health policy making, and explore the policy cycle and the impact of politics on public policy. They will explore the use of evidence in public health advocacy and learn how to develop public health advocacy campaigns. They will learn about and practice essential skills for advocating for public health action including building coalitions, working with communities and communicating with politicians, policy makers, the public and the media in order to further public health goals. Leadership models and theories will be covered and students will develop their personal leadership capacity through reflection and application of skills in a mock policy hearing.
Course Coordinator: Dr Teresa Burgess
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
Critically analyse policies and strategies associated with current public health issues
Identify policy options that should be targeted for advocacy efforts
Develop implementation plans for advocacy campaigns, including goals, strategies, key stakeholders and evaluation processes
Effectively present accurate demographic, statistical, programmatic, and scientific information for policy makers, lay audiences and the media
Demonstrate an understanding of different theories of leadership
Reflect on individual characteristics and style, and personal attitudes and beliefs, and consider how these impact on personal leadership capacity
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1-6 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
1-6 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
4 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
1-6 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- Able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
5, 6 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
Required ResourcesThere is no set textbook for this course. All resources, including links to journal articles and reading lists, will be disseminated via MyUni.
Online LearningThis course will be offered in blended mode. Online activities (e.g. discussion boards/wikis) and content (e.g. Articulate lectures linked to formative quizzes) will be offered in the weeks leading to the on campus intensive.
The primary means of communication outside of formal contact hours will be via MyUni. Announcements and discussion boards will be the main method of communicating with the student cohort. Course material will be supported by online resources via MyUni.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThe course will be offered in blended mode with a mix of online content and on campus classes offered in intensive mode over
three weeks in the Summer Semester. In the first week there will be 5 full day seminars, followed by two half day skills building workshops the following week (allowing time for preparation and integration of previous learning) and finally a single day workshop in the third week acting as a capstone experience for the whole course. Online activities before the intensive will allow students to
develop an understanding of core concepts prior to the on campus workshops. Group functions of Canvas will be used to facilitate the completion of the group project following the intensive.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements...
Learning Activities SummaryModule 1: Critical policy analysis
· Public health frameworks for policy development and analysis
· Ethics of public health policy making
· Healthy public policies
· Policy and politics
· The policy cycle
· Health in All Policy approaches
· Legal and regulatory approaches as public health policy
· Policy and governance in Indigenous Health
Module 2: Principles and practice of public health advocacy
· Use of evidence in public health advocacy
· Role of public health advocacy in federal and state policy development and political debate
· Building coalitions to implement public health goals
· Role of non-government organisations in public health advocacy
· Working with communities to advocate for policy change
· Communicating with politicians, policy makers and the media
· Advocacy evaluation
Module 3: Fundamentals of leadership
· Leadership models and theories
· Leadership in public health research, practice and advocacy
· Working in teams and influencing others
· Interpersonal, social and ethical competence
· Decision-making and critical thinking
· Systems thinking
Specific Course RequirementsN/A
Small Group Discovery ExperienceN/A
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COURSE LEARNING OUTCOME(S)
Advocacy campaign plan
Assessment Related RequirementsN/A
Assessment DetailReflective Journal (20%):
Articulated learning statements completed after each workshop to address content of each days learning (approximately 1500 words)
Policy brief (30%):
Students will prepare a policy brief of no more than three pages which describes a policy issue, examines alternative responses to
the issue and makes a policy recommendation.
Advocacy campaign plan: (30%)
Students will create an advocacy campaign plan which identifies a policy option suitable for advocacy and a rationale for the choice and specifies the goals, tactics and partners. Students must also explain how the campaign will be evaluated.
Mock senate hearing: (20%)
Students will work in teams to take part in a mock senate hearing into a public health issue.
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