Master of Health Promotion

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Year2016 course information
Award granted Master of Health Promotion
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)Yes
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1)

Fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016$28,000 AUD
CRICOS course code069327G
LevelHigher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)
IELTS Requirement

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with no band less than 6 (or equivalent). More information is available at www.ielts.org

Deakin course code H759
Faculty contactsDeakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry

Course sub-headings

Course 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.

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.

Fees and charges

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is considered a standard full time load for one year. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can add these together to calculate your study load each year. Depending on enrolment, you may be enrolled in more than or less than the one EFTSL each year.

Fee paying place - International (IFP)
A fee paying place is one for which the University does not receive any Government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.

Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.

The actual course fees charged by Deakin University, is based on the course and the study load (EFTSL) being undertaken. The study load (EFSTL) value of each unit offered in 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search.

The fees per course/unit/credit point may be otherwise subject to an annual increase due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.

This indicative and annual course fees provided are a guide only. No representation is made that the information provided is current or accurate. Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fees to calculate the total future cost of their course. Applicants can email enquire@deakin.edu au for more information about 2016 fees.

Course rules

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.

Course structure

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

HSH703Health Promotion

HSH704Health Communication

Plus two elective credit points

Second trimester of study

HSH705Needs Assessment and Health Program Planning

HSH725Research Literacy for Health Practice

HSH745Health Program Evaluation

Plus one elective credit point

Second year

First trimester of study

HSH702Contemporary Health Issues and Policies

HSH715Qualitative Health Research

Plus two elective credit points

Second trimester of study

HSH728Health Equity and Human Rights

HSH731Minor Project A

HSH732Minor Project B

Plus one elective credit point

OR

Six credit point option

First year 

First trimester of study

HSH703Health Promotion

HSH704Health Communication

HSH731Minor Project A

Plus one elective credit point

Second trimester of study

HSH705Needs Assessment and Health Program Planning

HSH725Research Literacy for Health Practice

HSH745Health Program Evaluation

HSH732Minor Project B

Second year

First trimester of study

HSH702Contemporary Health Issues and Policies

HSH715Qualitative Health Research

HSH733Major Project A

Second trimester of study

HSH728Health Equity and Human Rights

HSH734Major Project B

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

HSH707Health Promotion in a Global Context

HSH717Health Economics 1

HSH719Economic Evaluation 1

HSH744Epidemiology 1

HSH746Biostatistics 1

HSN701Principles of Nutrition

HSN705Public Health Nutrition

HSN713Food, Nutrition and Behaviour

HMF701Agricultural Health and Medicine

Trimester 2

HSH701Principles and Practice of Public Health

HSH709Health and Social Impact Assessment

HSH724Glocal Action for Healthy Cities and Communities

HSH769Comparative Health Systems

HSN702Lifespan Nutrition

HSN706Food Policy and Public Health

HSN734Obesity Prevention

Trimester 3

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

Entry requirements - general

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. The minimum requirements are successful completion of a three-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an approved university or other educational institution or successful completion of other equivalent qualifications gained by examination, or approved professional or industrial experience. International students must also meet the postgraduate English language requirements.

Entry requirements - specific

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.

Credit for prior learning - general

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.

How to apply

Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.

  • If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
  • If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact deakin-int-admissions@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.