Postgraduate Diploma in Health Promotion

Course Level Postgraduate Delivered by Open Universities Australia
Duration Flexible Study Mode Online
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Course overview

The postgraduate courses Master of Health Promotion, Postgraduate Diploma in Health Promotion and Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion have been developed to further knowledge and increase skills in the major principles pertaining to health promotion. Current issues in optimising health and the prevention of disease are addressed, research skills are developed and planning, implementation and evaluation of health promotion programs in various settings are practised. Other skills developed by Curtin health promotion students include project planning, the use of media and advocacy and communication. Research skills are also fostered throughout the course. The courses have been designed to suit the needs of students wishing to pursue careers in health promotion, public health, community development, program delivery, research and evaluation. The courses assist in career development and are aimed at producing, or enhancing the careers of, health professionals. The courses prepare students for new or further career opportunities in a range of private and public, domestic and international settings.

Course structure

To qualify for the Master of  Health Promotion students must complete 11 units, the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Promotion 8 units and in the Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion 4 units.

Entry requirement

Academic entrance requirements

Graduate Certificate: A bachelor degree or equivalent with a health related background from a recognised tertiary institution.

Postgraduate Diploma: An undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification from a tertiary institution preferably in a health professional area, education, behavioural sciences, social sciences or management. Applicants with other qualifications and expertise are considered for admission, but may be required to complete appropriate bridging units.

Master: A relevant bachelor degree. Students may also gain entry to the Masters or the Graduate Diploma through completion of the 'Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion'.

Professional work experience

Master: A relevant bachelor degree plus two years of relevant post-bachelor degree work experience. Work experience is assessed on the basis of the following - level of seniority and responsibility, job description, work-based referee report, publications or other written reports, short courses or conference attendance.

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