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Health Promotion

Health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over the determinants of health and thereby improve their health. It involves running programs, writing policies and developing projects that improve the health status of Indigenous people. Put simply health promotion involves activities to improve individual and community’s health and prevent disease. Health promotion activities offer solutions to many of the health problems facing society through developing skills and knowledge, community action, supportive environments, healthy public policy and reorienting health services.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Health Promotion Officer
  • Senior Indigenous Health Promotion Officer/Coordinator

 

Health Promotion Officers are responsible for the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of health promotion policies and projects using a variety of strategies, including health education, mass media, community development and community engagement processes, advocacy and lobbying strategies, social marketing, health policy, and structural and environmental strategies. Workforce development and capacity building strategies are also important components of health promotion practice. (Australian Health Promotion Association).

Other career opportunities: Health Policy Officer, Health Project Manager, Strong Women’s Coordinator, Smoking Cessation Coordinator, Sexual Health Educator, Evaluation Co-ordinator

STUDY PLAN

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard full time load. Students wishing to study part time or entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should contact the course co-ordinator to discuss creating an individual study plan.

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability

CU

CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability

CU

HSC101 Australian Health Care Systems

CO

SWK102 Communication Skills

CO

PSY140 Introduction to Psychology A

SE

HSC111 Ethics in Health Care

CO

Elective 1 – 100 level

E

HSC112 Basics of Epidemiology

CO

Year 2
NUR210 Health Sociology

CO

HSC205 Health Care Policy

CO

HSC203 Indigenous Health Perspectives

CO

HSC204 Chronic Conditions Management

SE

HEA230 Cultural Competence in Healthcare

CO

PMO201 Project Management

SE

HSC201 Health Promotion

CO

HSC202 Social Media and Marketing in Health Promotion

SE

Year 3
PHM301 Exploring Public Health

CO

NUR342 Evidenced Based Health Research and Practice

CO

SWK301 Working with & Developing Communities

CO

PSY209 Social-Cultural Psychology

CO

HSC319 Health Science Project A

CO

HSC329 Health Science Project B

CO

Elective 2 – 200/300 level

E

HSC318 Rural and Remote Health

CO

Legend:
CU = Common Unit
CO = Core Unit
SE = Specialist Elective
E= Elective