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“Deakin offered a quality health promotion course with great flexibility and well supported off-campus options.”
|Award granted||Master of Health Promotion|
|Campus||Offered at Melbourne Burwood Campus|
|Length||1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1)
|Indicative annual fee 2014||$20,640* - Full-fee paying place|
Health - Student and Academic Services
|Level||Higher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)|
|CRICOS course code||069327G|
|Deakin course code||H749|
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 and B|
|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||Global 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.
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. Applicants without a tertiary qualification who can demonstrate that they have gained sufficient knowledge and skills through work-related training may also be considered. A phone interview maybe undertaken for consideration into the course.
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.
Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. Details of available courses and application closing dates can be found on the Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.
To apply into the course, an applicant must submit the following information:
Please refer to the Health and Health Promotion applications section of the Additional documentation webpage and download appropriate forms for your course.
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.