Master of Health Promotion

COURSE (DOMESTIC STUDENTS)

Overview

Get the knowledge and skills to develop evidenced-based health promotion programs.

Preventing illness and promoting health are major aspects of the work of health agencies in all developed and developing countries. You will examine strategies that help people take action about their own health, strengthen community action and create environments that are more supportive of health. These include policy environments, physical environments, social environments and economic environments.

This course also offers you the option of undertaking a major or minor project. These projects allow you to apply the knowledge and skills developed in the coursework component of the degree to a significant health issue by commencing a comprehensive literature review, industry-linked project or a research project.

Deakin’s Master of Health Promotion focuses on your professional development. Our partnerships with local industry give you access to cutting-edge health promotion practice, enhance your health promotion skills and help you develop attributes valued by employers such as critical analysis, creativity, reflective practice and lifelong learning.

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Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Campuses

Offered at Burwood (Melbourne) Cloud (online)

Trimester 1

  • Start date: March
  • Available at:
    • Burwood (Melbourne)
    • Cloud Campus

Key information

Award granted

Master of Health Promotion

Year

2017 course information

Tuition fee rate

Available fee rates can be found at www.deakin.edu.au/fees

Deakin code

H759

CRICOS code

069327G

Level

Higher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)

Entry requirements

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.

In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.

For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.

The minimum requirements are successful completion of a three-year undergraduate degree.  Applicants must provide a written statement outlining reasons for undertaking the course. Involvement in professional activities related to health promotion and/or health industry experience would be advantageous.

International students must also meet the English language requirements.

Professional Recognition

Graduates may be eligible to apply for membership of the Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA) and the International Union of Health Promotion and Education.

Note: All information regarding professional recognition is accurate at the date of publication. Enquiries regarding accreditation and professional membership should be directed to the School of Health and Social Development in order to ascertain the current status of accreditation at any future point in time beyond publication. Representations about accreditation apply only to the course, and the relevant professional body retains discretion as to who they admit as members of their association. Deakin University cannot exercise any control over membership of an external body.

Course Structure

To complete the Master of Health Promotion students must attain 16 credit points.

All students must complete 8 core units (these are compulsory, worth 8 credit points) and then choose either:

  • 2 credit point minor project  (2 credit points) and 6 elective units (6 credit points) or
  • 6 credit point research project that includes both the minor and major project (6 credit points) and two elective units (2 credit points).

To undertake a major project, students are required to have a WAM of 70 or above and subject to Course Director’s approval.

Core units

This course is offered to students commencing in 2015 onwards. Continuing students should refer to the H749 Master of Health Promotion course entry.

Two credit point option

First year 

First trimester of study

  • Health Promotion HSH703
  • Health Communication HSH704
  • Plus two elective credit points

    Second trimester of study

  • Needs Assessment and Health Program Planning HSH705
  • Research Literacy for Health Practice HSH725
  • Health Program Evaluation HSH745
  • Plus one elective credit point

    Second year

    First trimester of study

  • Contemporary Health Issues and Policies HSH702
  • Qualitative Health Research HSH715
  • Plus two elective credit points

    Second trimester of study

  • Health Equity and Human Rights HSH728
  • Minor Project A HSH731
  • Minor Project B HSH732
  • Plus one elective credit point

    OR

    Six credit point option

    First year 

    First trimester of study

  • Health Promotion HSH703
  • Health Communication HSH704
  • Minor Project A HSH731
  • Plus one elective credit point

    Second trimester of study

  • Needs Assessment and Health Program Planning HSH705
  • Research Literacy for Health Practice HSH725
  • Health Program Evaluation HSH745
  • Minor Project B HSH732
  • Second year

    First trimester of study

  • Contemporary Health Issues and Policies HSH702
  • Qualitative Health Research HSH715
  • Major Project A HSH733
  • Second trimester of study

  • Health Equity and Human Rights HSH728
  • Major Project B HSH734
  • To undertake a major project, students are required to have a WAM of 70 or above and subject to Course Leader's approval.

    Elective unit options

    Trimester 1

  • Health Promotion in a Global Context HSH707
  • Health Economics 1 HSH717
  • Economic Evaluation 1 HSH719
  • Epidemiology 1 HSH744
  • Biostatistics 1 HSH746
  • Principles of Nutrition HSN701
  • Public Health Nutrition HSN705
  • Food, Nutrition and Behaviour HSN713
  • Agricultural Health and Medicine HMF701
  • Trimester 2

  • Principles and Practice of Public Health HSH701
  • Health and Social Impact Assessment HSH709
  • Glocal Action for Healthy Cities and Communities HSH724
  • Comparative Health Systems HSH769
  • Lifespan Nutrition HSN702
  • Food Policy and Public Health HSN706
  • Obesity Prevention HSN734
  • Trimester 3

    Trimester 3 elective units are available - please seek advice from the Postgraduate course advisor

    How to apply

    Apply direct to Deakin

    Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the how to apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

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    Course pathways

    Am I eligible to receive credit for prior learning?

    The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior postgraduate study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. In this course, students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. Please note that postgraduate unit credits will not be given based on completion of undergraduate units or if the postgraduate studies were completed over 10 years from when you apply into this course.

    You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.

    Faculty contact information

    Health - Student and Academic Services
    Tel 03 9251 7777
    health-enquire@deakin.edu.au

    Workload

    As a student in the Faculty of Health you can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, practicals and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.

    Scholarship options

    A Deakin scholarship could help you pay for your course fees, living costs and study materials. If you've got something special to offer Deakin - or maybe you just need a bit of extra support - we've got a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships

    Offered campuses

    Burwood

    Just 30 minutes from the city centre, the Melbourne Burwood Campus is Deakin's thriving metropolitan campus.


    Study online at Cloud Campus

    Students are able to study all or part of this course online. You can study anywhere, anytime through Deakin's Cloud Campus.

    Learn more about studying online and the Cloud Campus

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