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|Award granted||Master of Health Promotion|
|Campus||Offered at Melbourne Burwood Campus|
|Length||1.5 years full time|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1)
|Indicative annual fee 2014||$24,300* AUD|
|CRICOS course code||069327G|
|Level||Higher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)|
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||H749|
|Faculty contacts||Deakin International|
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
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.
Graduates may be eligible to apply for membership of the Australian Health Promotion Association and the International Union of Health Promotion and Education.
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).
This course comprises 12 credit points. All students must complete the seven core units.
The additional five credit points are made up as follows:
A minor project - HSH731/732 Minor Project (2 credit points) - PLUS three units (3 credit points) that complement health promotion practice.
A major project - HSH733/734 Major Project (4 credit points) - PLUS one unit (1 credit point) from the list of electives linked below.
Note: To undertake a major project, students are required to have a WAM of 70 or above and subject to Course Leader's approval.
First Trimester of study
|HSH702||Contemporary Health Issues and Policies|
Plus one elective credit point
Second Trimester of study
|HSH705||Needs Assessment and Health Program Planning|
|HSH725||Research Literacy for Health Practice|
|HSH728||Health Equity and Human Rights|
|HSH745||Health Program Evaluation|
Third Trimester of study
|HSH731||Minor Project A|
|HSH732||Minor Project B|
Units may be taken concurrently (full time study) or sequentially (part time study)
Plus two elective credit points
|HSH733||Major Project A|
|HSH734||Major 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
|HSH707||Social and Cultural Influences On Population Health|
|HSH717||Health Economics 1|
|HMF701||Agricultural Health and Medicine|
|HSH701||Principles and Practice of Public Health|
|HSH709||Health and Social Impact Assessment|
|HSH724||Glocal Action for Healthy Cities and Communities|
|HSH736||Community Consultation and Participation|
The Master of Health Promotion is constructed to provide you with the opportunity to gain a second masters degree with only one additional trimester of full-time study. You may choose to combine the Master of Health Promotion with the Master of Health and Human Services Management or the Master of Public Health. Enrolment in a second masters degree is subject to application and selection. To take advantage of this opportunity, eligible students are advised to speak to the course director regarding how to structure their course to ensure the appropriate subjects are chosen early and allow this option to develop.
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 English language requirements.
Applicants for the Master of Health Promotion course should have an approved tertiary qualification, and be involved in a health related field for a minimum of two years (eg. health promotion, nursing, allied health, education, business) or engaged in relevant work experience activities for a minimum of two years. Applicants must also submit a written statement outlining reasons for undertaking the course.
If you have completed previous postgraduate studies within the last ten years which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit for prior learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit for prior learning.
Your credit for prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
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.
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.