Courses & Units

Engaging Communities in Health and Wellbeing ZAC201

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast


Improvements in health and wellbeing are achieved through strengthening the capacity of individuals, families and communities to actively participate, contribute and engage in everyday life. This unit will build the knowledge and skills needed to coordinate services, projects and activities that result in improved health and wellbeing and increased social capital. Evidence-based models of community engagement, citizen participation, health promotion, peer support, networking and activism will be developed and applied to real world case studies. Particular emphasis will be placed on mitigating the risks and barriers that contribute to poorer health and wellbeing outcomes for vulnerable, marginalised and isolated population groups.


Unit name Engaging Communities in Health and Wellbeing
Unit code ZAC201
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School University College
Discipline Applied Health

Sue Musgrave/Anne Heath

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Term 1 On-Campus Domestic
Launceston Term 1 On-Campus Domestic
Cradle Coast Term 1 On-Campus Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Term 1 3/2/2020 24/2/2020 11/3/2020 9/4/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Learning Outcomes

D1 – Identify and define community-based health and wellbeing requirements.
D2 – Examine and analyse models of community engagement and participation.
D3 – Apply evidence-based approaches to the development of community services.

P and P:
PP1 - apply discipline based skills and knowledge in dynamic practice situations
PP2 - analyse and communicate core concepts related to discipline knowledge and practice
PP3 - analyse and evaluate applications of innovative and/or entrepreneurial practice
PP4 - develop and communicate understandings related to graduate attributes and transferable skills as adaptive practitioners



Band CSP Student Contribution Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 061309

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Teaching Pattern

Online learning plus 2 x 1 day face to face workshops.

  • Case study analysis (50%)
  • Community engagement plan (25%)
  • Community service rationale (25%)
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