Master of Health Promotion

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Award granted Master of Health Promotion
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Next available intake

March (Trimester 1)

Indicative annual fee 2015$24,900* AUD
LevelHigher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)
CRICOS course code069327G
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

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

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Preventing illness and promoting health are major aspects of the work of health agencies in all developed and developing countries. Deakin’s Master of Health Promotion is designed to enable students from varying backgrounds to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to develop appropriate and evidence-based health promotion programs. You will obtain a broad-based understanding of the determinants of health in populations and of the range of strategies that practitioners and organisations can implement to make a difference in creating healthier communities. The course addresses strategies that seek to help people take action about their own health, to strengthen community action and to create environments that are more supportive of health – policy environments, physical environments, social environments and economic environments.

The Master of Health Promotion provides you with the opportunity to extend your study of health promotion to undertake 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 undertaking a comprehensive literature review, industry-linked project or a research project.

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 the standard full time load for one year of study.

Domestic students enrolled in this course may be eligible for income support through Youth Allowance and Austudy. Further information can be found at Deakin University's Fees website.

Fee paying place - Domestic (DFP)
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.
Fee paying places are available to domestic students. Domestic students are those who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.

* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2015 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.

Career opportunities

Following successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of Health Promotion, you will be qualified to take advantage of the career opportunities that exist world-wide in national and international health organisations; medium-sized businesses; multinational corporations; community organisations; human services agencies; local, state and federal government departments; statutory authorities; and Non-Government Organisations (NGOs).

Course rules

This course comprises 16 credit points. All students must complete eight core units (8 credit points) and then choose either a two credit point minor project  (2 credit points) and six elective units (6 credit points) or a six credit point research project that includes both the minor and major project (6 credit points) and two elective units (2 credit points).

Note: 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

First year - Two credit point option

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 - Two credit point option

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 three elective credit points

OR

First year - Six credit point option

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 - Six credit point option

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

(Note: 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

HSH707Social and Cultural Influences On Population Health

HSH717Health Economics 1

HMF701Agricultural Health and Medicine

Trimester 2

HSH701Principles and Practice of Public Health

HSH709Health and Social Impact Assessment

HSH724"Glocal" Action for Healthy Cities and Communities

Trimester 3

HSH736Community Consultation and Participation

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.
For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide.

Entry requirements - specific

The minimum requirements are successful completion of a three-year undergraduate degree. Selection is based on additional criteria including a personal statement - write a statement of no more than 400 words to tell us why you want to do this course, what you believe you will gain from the course, your current and previous involvement in the field, and how it will align with your career aspirations.
 
Alternative admission may be granted to applicants who can demonstrate that they have gained sufficient pre-requisite knowledge and skills through work related training and/or experience.

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
 

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