Graduate Certificate of Health Promotion

Course summary for current students

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

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Increasingly, people in a wide range of professions are being asked to incorporate health promotion activities within their workplace. Deakin’s suite of postgraduate courses in health promotion is designed to provide students from varying backgrounds with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for developing appropriate approaches to health promotion practice.

The Graduate Certificate of Health Promotion is ideally suited to those wishing to gain employment in the health sector, as well as those working in the health sector who wish to upgrade their knowledge and qualifications to pursue management roles.

Throughout the course you will acquire knowledge of current and emerging health issues in local and global contexts and be equipped with the core competencies that will enable you to practise confidently in this field. You will develop a foundation of knowledge of health promotion principles and values, skills pertinent to health education and communication endeavours and the practical skills required to undertake needs assessments, program planning and evaluation.

The Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Health Promotion are a suite of postgraduate programs. As such, students completing the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma can elect to move (articulate) into a higher award.

Graduate Certificate (H515) students can articulate into the Graduate Diploma (H615) or Master of Health Promotion (H749) whilst Graduate Diploma (H615) students can articulate into the Master of Health Promotion (H749).

Students who wish to articulate to a higher award should discuss their request with a student adviser during the final trimester of study for their current course.

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

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.

Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

Course rules

The course comprises four 1-credit-point units.

Course structure

Trimester 1

HSH703Health Promotion

HSH704Health Communication

Trimester 2

HSH705Needs Assessment and Health Program Planning

HSH745Health Program Evaluation

 

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