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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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International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) have Accredited this Major.
This professional accreditation offers graduates 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:
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Credit Points|
|HST1125||Health Priorities and Human Behaviour||15|
|HST1120||Introduction to Health Promotion||15|
|HST1183||Health, Society and Sustainability||15|
|HST2220||Health Promotion Planning and Administration||15|
|HST2120||Community Development in Health Promotion||15|
|HST3100||Child and Adolescent Health||15|
There are dynamic career pathways available for working as a Health Promotion practitioner with communities and across Government, not-for-profit organisations and other workplaces where wellness and safety is valued.
Aged Care Worker, Asthma WA Worker, Diabetes Australia Worker, Cancer Council Worker, Disability WA Worker, Child Protection Officer, Health Promotion Officer, Injury Prevention Officer, Mental Health Worker, Men's Health Worker, Women's Health Worker, Health Project Coordinator
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