Graduate Certificate of Health Promotion

Course summary for current students

Year2017 course information
Award granted Graduate Certificate of Health Promotion
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud CampusYes
Duration1 year part time
Deakin course codeH515

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Encourage people to take control of their health and improve their wellbeing.

More and more workplaces are incorporating health promotion activities into their cultures. With our Graduate Certificate of Health Promotion, you will learn about current and emerging health issues in local and global contexts.

Armed with health education knowledge and principles, you will inspire others to adopt healthier lifestyles.

You will also study the practical skills required in health promotion practice, such as undertaking needs assessments, program planning and evaluation.

The Graduate Certificate of Health Promotion is incredibly useful for those looking to enter the health sector, as well as those already working in the sector who’d like to pursue management roles.

Students completing this course can also move into a higher award, such as the Graduate Diploma (H615) or Master of Health (H759).

Indicative student 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 on-line 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.

Professional recognition

Graduates in this course should be eligible to apply for membership of the Australian Health Promotion Association 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

Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit the Current students fees website.

Course Learning Outcomes

Graduate Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes

Discipline Specific knowledge and capabilities

Apply knowledge in the area of health promotion that includes:

  • theories of behaviour change, inequalities and inequities in health including the concept of the social gradient and relevance to practice, the action areas for health promotion, as well as the determinants of health.
  • the behavioural and socio-environmental models of health and their relevance to health promotion practice in general and needs assessment in particular.
  • stages of program planning, implementation, evaluation and sustainability.

Communication

Communicate on health promotion issues in an effective and coherent manner and mindful of the target audience.

Articulate the various ways in which health promotion practice is influenced.

Digital Literacy

Demonstrate understanding of current technologies and digital literacies applicable to health promotion.

Utilise a range of digital technologies and information sources to discover, select, analyse, employ, evaluate, and disseminate both technical and non-technical information

Critical thinking

Demonstrate critical thinking in evaluating solutions to health promotion problems.

Access and critically analyse information drawn from a variety of sources.

Problem Solving

Use knowledge to understand and interpret real-world and ill-defined problems and develop innovative health promotion solutions with creativity.

Analyse and develop strategies to promote health. Assess the health status of communities and evaluate intervention processes and outcomes using appropriate analytical and research methods.

Self-management

Apply knowledge and skills in creative ways to new situations in professional practice and/or further learning in the field of health promotion with adaptability, autonomy, responsibility and personal accountability for actions as a practitioner and a learner.

Teamwork

Apply teamwork, leadership and management skills and principles to work effectively in a team environment and with others from a range of disciplines and backgrounds.

Global Citizenship

Apply the highest ethical standards in the development, design, construction and management of health promotion programs and activities.

 

Course rules

To complete the Graduate Certificate of Health Promotion students must attain 4 credit points. All four 1 credit point units are core units (these are compulsory).

Course structure

Core units

Trimester 1

HSH703Health Promotion

HSH704Health Communication

Trimester 2

HSH705Needs Assessment and Health Program Planning

HSH745Health Program Evaluation