HLTPOP502C Work with the community identify health needs

Unit Descriptor:

This unit develops the skills necessary to assist particular populations/subgroups of interest/ communities to define and assess their health needs

It develops the ability to carefully work with them to examine the problem being targeted and to understand how and why it occurs

The results from the needs assessment guides the design, planning and evaluation of population health projects or interventions

This unit specifically addresses the second stage of health needs assessment as outlined in Application

Application of the Unit:

There are two stages in health needs assessment:

  • The first relates to the task of identifying and prioritising health problems
  • The second relates to translating these national goals into concrete action within local communities

The first stage of needs assessment often lies in the hands of health policy makers and population health professionals

Results of this stage are documented in policy papers or legislation detailing national, state or local health goals and the mobilisation of allocated funds

Recognising that community is the centre of gravity for the promotion of health, the second stage ensures the relevance and appropriateness of programs and offers members of the community a chance to engage in the planning process


Pre-Requisites:

Not Applicable

Employability Skills:
This unit contains Employability Skills

Nominal Hours:
50 hours

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HLTPOP503C Plan a population health project

Unit Descriptor:

This unit is concerned with planning the specifics of a population health project

It covers the process of selecting an appropriate health issue, selecting specific intervention strategies, tailoring strategies to appropriate groups, developing goals(s) and objectives, defining ways of measuring these, identifying required and available resources, identifying appropriate stake holders, communicating with them and managing the project

Application of the Unit:
This unit applies to work in a public health context

Pre-Requisites:

Not Applicable

Employability Skills:
This unit contains Employability Skills

Nominal Hours:

50 hours

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HLTPOP504C Evaluate a population health project

Unit Descriptor:

This unit is concerned with the project evaluation process

It assumes that planning for the evaluation has been undertaken in the planning process and so focuses on conducting the evaluation

Application of the Unit:
This unit applies to work in a public health context

Pre-Requisites:

Not Applicable

Employability Skills:
This unit contains Employability Skills

Nominal Hours:
40 hours

Further Information:

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