GD-HLPROM v.2 Graduate Diploma in Health Promotion
Course CRICOS Code: 010560G
Registered full-time Duration: 1 Year
Graduate Diplomas prepare students to develop advanced knowledge and skills for professional or highly skilled work and further learning corresponding to AQF level 8 qualifications.
The relative failure of curative medicine to significantly reduce morbidity and mortality rates in recent years has led to an increasing emphasis on preventative measures. This course is a major component of this preventative approach. It has been developed to further knowledge and increase skills in the major principles pertaining to health promotion, current issues in health promotion and the process of planning, implementing and evaluating health promotion programs in various settings.
Additional Course Expenses
Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks and other essential study materials.
Course Entry and Completion Details
Applicants for a Graduate Diploma are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au. Applicants generally require a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate. Any specific course entry and completion requirements must also be met.
Specifically, applicants require a 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.
Credit for Recognised Learning
Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au.
Pathway to Further Study
Graduates may qualify for entry to some Master degrees. For further details, see the University website http://curtin.edu.au.
This course is an exit award of the MC-HLPROM Master of Health Promotion and the MC-PUBHL Master of Public Health.
Graduate Diplomas contain a series of units which may include compulsory (core), optional or elective units to cater for student preferences. They may contain a range of majors/streams for students to choose from to pursue learning in a specialised area of study.
Course Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. Apply health promotion concepts and practice to enhance the health and wellbeing of groups and populations
2. Locate, extract, evaluate and synthesise relevant information to develop sustainable health promotion programs
3. Effectively use new and existing technologies applicable to health promotion to gather information, analyse data and communicate
4. Demonstrate independent and self-directed learning to enhance professional development
5. Assess and apply international perspectives and principles to health promotion
6. Demonstrate an understanding and respect for individual human rights and cultural diversity
7. Work professionally and ethically across a range of settings
8. Demonstrate effective project management skills
Duration and Availability
This fee-paying course is one year full-time (if admitted in Semester One) or equivalent part-time study. Where possible, classes will be scheduled in the evening to accommodate those students already employed. A mid-year intake is only possible for students who wish to complete the course part-time.
Location and delivery Mode
|Year||Location||Period||All*||Internal||Partially Online Internal^||External||Fully Online#|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 1||Y||Y|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 2||Y||Y|
The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.
* The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.
^ Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.
# Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.
|Year 1 Semester 1|
|HLPR6001||v.1||Health Promotion Strategies and Methods||3.0||25.0|
|HLPR6013||v.1||Introduction to Health Promotion||3.0||25.0|
|HLPR5003||v.1||Principles, Practice and Evidence in Health Promotion||3.0||25.0|
|SELECT OPTIONAL UNITS TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF:||25.0|
|Year 1 Semester 2|
|HLPR6006||v.1||Politics and Power in Public Health||3.0||25.0|
|HLPR5001||v.1||Contemporary Practice in Health Promotion||3.0||25.0|
|SELECT OPTIONAL UNITS TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF:||50.0|
|Optional Units (No Year Level Specified)||Hrs/Wk||Credit|
|PUBH6009||v.1||Public Health Practicum||4.0||25.0|
|PUBH5001||v.1||Drugs Policy and Public Health||23.0||25.0|
|STAT6000||v.1||Health Research Methods||4.0||25.0|
|SXLG6000||v.1||Sexology Attitudes and Values||4.0||25.0|
|SXLG6002||v.1||Sexology Challenges and Opportunities||4.0||25.0|
|EPID6001||v.1||Epidemiology and Biostatistics||4.0||25.0|
|NUTR6000||v.1||Public Health Nutrition Principles||3.0||25.0|
|MEDS7001||v.2||Qualitative Research in Public Health||3.0||25.0|
|PUBH6005||v.1||Foundations of Public Health||3.0||25.0|
|HLPR6004||v.1||Diversity and Difference in Health Promotion||4.0||25.0|
|PUBH6025||v.1||Public Health Special Topics||6.0||25.0|
If you need more course information, you may contact the relevant areas: For Current Students: Student Services Office, please click here for further details: http://students.curtin.edu.au/contact_offices.cfm For Domestic Future Students: Future Students Centre, email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +61-8-9266 1000 For International Future Students: Curtin International, email: email@example.com Tel: +61-8-9266 7331
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