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HLTH12032 Community Assets and Needs Assessment
Community Assets and Needs Assessment
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General Information


At a global level, there are rising demands for health care, limited resources and increasing inequalities in health. Community health assets and needs assessments have a vital part to play, enabling practitioners, managers and policy-makers to identify those in greatest need; the physical, economic, social and cultural assets available within the community; and to ensure that health care resources are used to maximise health improvement. For health promotion practitioners, the ability to conduct a community health assessment is a core skill. You will be introduced to the different types of community assets and needs assessments that can be undertaken with local communities. You will examine the history and role of community assets and needs assessments and review a range of methods that can be used to implement and evaluate assets and needs assessments in local communities. You will have the opportunity to complete a community profile and also undertake a community assets and needs assessment.


Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 2
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

There are no requisites for this unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 1 - 2022


Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

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This information will be available on Monday 10 January 2022
Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from 'Have your say' Student experience Individual emails Verbal feedback Self-reflection


Some students liked assessment 2 group report, others strongly disliked this assessment.


Redesign Assessments 2 and 2a to ensure earlier group engagement and commitment by redistributing weightings and changing the individual component tasks (Assessment 2a). Increase individual component (Assessment 2a - Peer Review and Reflection) weighting from 15% to 20%. Decrease weighting of Group Report (Assessment 2) from 35% to 30%. Change individual component (Assessment 2a) to Belbin team roles and Group task break down/Group contract, focusing on individual plan of contribution (10% of the 20%),due in week 5; and Self and Peer Review (10% of 20%), due same date as report. Ensure that group members number 5, not 3, to account for any student attrition.

Feedback from 'Have your say' Student experience Self-reflection


Zoom tutorial sessions were not well attended (despite polls and evening and day time options). However, students that did attend said these sessions to help clarify assessments and concepts.


In lieu of weekly tutorials, hold 3 zoom drop in tutorials for each assessment. Also offer up to 3 meetings with individual groups focusing on Assessment 2 (group assessment). Stress that the discussion board (linked with Assessment 3) is the asynchronous tutorial.

Feedback from Verbal feedback Self-reflection


There is a lot of material in the unit and the Moodle site is not easy to navigate.


Redesign the unit into 'modules' rather than weekly topics to ensure better alignment of topics for the assessment and for students to self-pace their learning. Remove redundant materials.

Feedback from Verbal feedback Self-reflection 'Have your say'


Detailed feedback on assessments 1 and 2 was appreciated.


Offer verbal feedback (zoom meetings) for all assessments and continue to give detailed feedback for assessment 1.

Feedback from Verbal feedback Self-reflection Student results


Assessment 3 Group Discussion is appreciated by high achieving students. However some students did not engage in this task.


Continue this assessment; based on weekly posts. Remind students that the discussion board is also the asynchronous tutorial.

Feedback from Self-reflection


Noted that in unit profile there is no minimal pass mark.


Ensure there is a 50% pass mark for all 3 assessments on the unit profile.

Feedback from Self-reflection Consultation with A/Prof Rob Stanton, Ethics Chair.


Students wish to use survey and focus groups to collect data from the wider community.


Apply for unit wide ethics approval for 2022.

Feedback from Self-reflection 'Have your say' Verbal feedback


Students found it challenging to remain within the word count for assessment 1 Community Profile Rreport (1500 words). They commented that this was due to the amount of information presented in the exemplar.


Increase the word count to 1750 words. Point out that in the exemplar that not all information is required and that reports should be tailored for communities.

Unit Learning Outcomes

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Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes

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Textbooks and Resources

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Academic Integrity Statement

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