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Master of Health Promotion

Course summary for international students

Award granted Master of Health Promotion
CRICOS course code069327G
Deakin course code H749

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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.

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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.

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Course rules

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.

 

OR

 

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.

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Course structure

Core units

First Trimester of study

HSH702 Contemporary Health Issues and Policies  

HSH703 Health Promotion  

HSH704 Health Communication  

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


Option A

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

 

OR

 

Option B

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

 

Trimester 1

HSH707 Social and Cultural Influences On Population Health  

HSH717 Health Economics 1  

HMF701 Agricultural Health and Medicine  

 

Trimester 2

HSH701 Principles and Practice of Public Health  

HSH709 Health and Social Impact Assessment  

HSH724 "Glocal" Action for Healthy Cities and Communities  

 

Trimester 3

HSH736 Community Consultation and Participation  

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Pathways

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.

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Membership

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.

 

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8th June 2007