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Health Promotion Major

Code: MAAAHV

Prepares students for a role as a health promotion professional in a changing global environment.

Health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over their health by strengthening their skills and capabilities and reducing inequalities in the community. Students will cover planning, development and implementation of health promotion policies and projects, such as Quit Smoking, Be Active or LiveLighter, using a variety of strategies, including e-health, mass media, community development and engagement processes, advocacy, social marketing, research and evaluation. The content also covers various health promotion settings (e.g schools and rural areas) and population groups (e.g refugees and minority groups, youth, and the ageing population).

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Availability

Joondalup

Offered

Mount Lawley

South West (Bunbury)

Offered

Online

Offered

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Professional recognition

International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) have Accredited this Major.

This major has been accredited by the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) and offers graduates professional recognition internationally in health promotion practice and education. Graduates of the Bachelor of Health Science (majoring in Health Promotion) are eligible to apply for recognition as an IUHPE Registered Health Promotion practitioner, and have their name recorded on the IUHPE Health Promotion Accreditation System Global Register for a period of three years. Re-registration is based on agreed criteria for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) every three years.

This professional recognition only applies when you study this Major in the following course:

Structure

Structure

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
HST1125Health Priorities and Human Behaviour15
HST1120Introduction to Health Promotion15
HST1183Health, Society and Sustainability15
HST2124Health Communication15
HST2220Health Promotion Planning and Administration15
HST2120Community Development in Health Promotion15
HST3100Child and Adolescent Health15
HST3101Healthy Ageing15

Employment Opportunities

There are dynamic career pathways available in a range of health promotion agencies, not-for-profit organisations, research centres, welfare agencies, local government, health departments and councils.

Possible future job titles

Aged Care Worker, Asthma WA Worker, Diabetes Australia Worker, Cancer Council Worker, Disability WA Worker, Child Protection Officer, Heart Foundation Worker, Health Promotion Officer, Injury Prevention Officer, Mental Health Worker, Men's Health Worker, Women's Health Worker, Health Project Coordinator

This Major can be studied in the following courses

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