Expected Learning Outcomes

The Programme aims at equipping the graduates with the knowledge, skills and competencies of applying health theories, which is required for effective implementation of community health programmes. The curriculum will gear the students to take a boarder perspective on community health practice. The teaching will be linked to the core competencies of community health practitioners, taking reference from the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, U.S.A., and the Galway Consensus Conference Statement on health promotion and health education in 2007.

Upon completion of the Programme, graduates will have acquired knowledge and skills in:

  1. assessing individuals, and community, needs for health care intervention in the community;
  2. effective planning, co-ordination and implementation of community health programmes;
  3. evaluation of community health care programmes;
  4. empowering individuals and families with self-care and self-management skills, and the community in disease prevention and health promotion;
  5. acting as resource persons in health in the community and communicating health and health education needs, concerns and resources, and also advocacy;
  6. developing partnership across disciplines and sectors to enhance the impact and sustainability of the community health programmes.

Different types of learning activities will be used to help students to achieve the expected learning outcomes. These activities include lectures, group discussion, project learning, presentations, simulations, case studies and experience sharing.

All courses will use a range of assessment tasks to assess students’ attainment of the expected learning outcomes from different aspects. These assessment tasks will include a combination of essays, assignments, projects, group works, presentations, class exercises, quizzes and examinations.