This subject equips students with skills and knowledge about health promotion, community health and community development. Students will critically examine personal power, privilege and practice and the way in which those factors shape contemporary engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their communities. Students will learn about evaluating community needs and strengths; developing programs to meet identified needs and build on existing strengths; and how programs are planned, implemented and evaluated in a community focused, culturally competent and ethical way. This will be complemented by learning about funding sources, how to write a grant application and how to develop a project budget. This subject will assist students to develop strategies for working in collaboration with others, including building relationships with Indigenous Australian communities and other communities from a range of cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Leadership skills such as creating a common purpose, bringing people together, community engagement and community capacity building, will be discussed. Knowledge and skills developed in the subject will prepare students for working in community-based practice in a variety of health and community settings.
School of Community Health
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.