Graduate Diploma of Health Promotion

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

Learn how to engage individuals and communities locally and globally with the care of their health and wellbeing. Study health promotion at Deakin and you will be armed with the skills needed to work in this rapidly-growing area of the health sector. Increasingly, health promotion activities are being incorporated into workplaces and communities around the world. The Graduate Diploma of Health Promotion is designed to give you the knowledge and skills necessary to develop professional approaches to evidence-based health promotion practice, so that you can apply your expertise to a range of settings. Deakin's postgraduate degrees in health promotion are suited to those wanting a career in the health sector, as well as those already working in health wishing to upgrade their knowledge and qualifications to pursue management roles. The course will give you an understanding of health promotion concepts and approaches as they relate to contemporary health issues in Australia and internationally. You will learn program planning and development approaches, and gain an understanding of the importance of needs assessment, vision and goal setting, program design principles, evaluation design, budgeting, sustainability and resourcing. You will acquire knowledge of current and emerging health issues in local and global contexts, get training in strategic communication and health advocacy, and graduate armed with the core competencies required to practise confidently in this field.

Designed for

Health professionals and teachers

Structure

To complete the Graduate Diploma of Health Promotion students must attain 8 credit points comprising 7 1-credit-point core units (these are compulsory) and 1 credit point elective unit.

Subjects

  • For information on major subjects please contact Health enquiries at health-enquire@deakin.edu.au

Standard entry requirements

A Bachelor Degree in any discipline or a Graduate Certificate in any discipline or at least three years of relevant work experience.

Recognition

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.

Study pathways

Serves as a first year of study of a coursework master degree for those wishing to undertake further study. Advanced standing may be given for studies undertaken at the Graduate Certificate level.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Burwood Domestic: $25,600
International: $37,400
No information available Yes
  • Part-time : 2 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 1 year
  • Full-time : 1 year

Further information

For other information please contact Health enquiries at health-enquire@deakin.edu.au

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