Graduate Certificate of Health Promotion

Courses and Study Australian courses Graduate Certificate of Health Promotion

The Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion is designed to introduce you to the competencies involved in the development, implementation and evaluation of health promotion activities and programs in order to influence the health of populations, communities, groups and individuals.

Campus
Townsville; External
Available to international students by distance education/external study only
Start dates
February, July
Duration
6 months full-time
Part time available
Study mode
On campus; Off campus

Career opportunities

This course is designed for health professionals wishing to or who currently are working in health promotion roles in a range of government and non-government organisations, as well as those who would like to incorporate health promotion approaches into their practice.

Course highlights

James Cook University provides several programs unique to Australia:

  • The Anton Breinl Centre for Public Health and Tropical Medicine, which is one of the leading tropical research facilities in the world
  • teaching staff awarded the Australian Learning Teaching Councils’ National Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning
  • cutting-edge teaching laboratories and research facilities.

Course overview

Health promotion is the development, implementation, and evaluation of health promotion activities and programs in order to influence the health of populations, communities, groups, and individuals.

This course offers a particular focus on the challenges facing professionals working in tropical, rural, and remote environments. Special attention is given to the needs of high-risk community groups, including refugee and migrant populations, and Indigenous Australians.

How you will study

This course is delivered externally and via limited attendance and block mode study in Townsville. This course is available part time and full time.

How to apply

Complete an online application through our Online Application Portal.

Subjects

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

TM5568:03 Health Promotion Needs Assessment and Planning

TM5569:03 Health Promotion Strategies and Methods

TM5570:03 Health Promotion Research and Evaluation

OPTIONS

TM5528:03 Health Promotion or TM5554:03 Theory and Practice of Public Health

Pathway into course

Please consult the admission requirements section in the Handbook for prerequisites and pathways into this course.

Handbook

Graduate Certificate of Health Promotion

Course code

103011

Course type

Graduate Certificate (AQF Level 8)

Division

Tropical Health and Medicine

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of an AQF level 7 medical, nursing or allied health bachelor degree or recognised professional qualification; or

Other qualifications or practical experience recognised by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine as equivalent to the above.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 3aSchedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

12 credit points

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate of Health Promotion will be able to:

  • Integrate and apply a specialised body of theoretical and technical knowledge in the discipline of health promotion, with depth in assessing population health needs, planning, implementing and evaluating health promotion initiatives relevant to the health and well-being of individuals and populations in tropical, rural, remote and Indigenous communities

  • Review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise information, data and evidence to devise sustainable and collaborative health promotion practice with key stakeholders and intersectoral partners to optimise the health, well‐being and autonomy of individuals and populations in tropical, rural, remote and Indigenous communities

  • Critically reflect upon the socio‐ecological nature of health promotion and its application in optimising the health and well-being of tropical, rural, remote and Indigenous communities

  • Critically reflect upon and engage in professional public health practice based on ethical decision‐making and an evidence- based approach, including consideration of recent developments in the field

  • Communicate theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions through advanced literacy and numeracy skills to specialist and non‐specialist audiences

  • Demonstrate personal autonomy and accountability for their own future personal and professional development and contribute to the professional development of others, by engaging in critical reflective practice in relation to knowledge, skills and attitudes that develops and enhances health promotion practice.

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

TM5568:03 Health Promotion Needs Assessment and Planning

TM5569:03 Health Promotion Strategies and Methods

TM5570:03 Health Promotion Research and Evaluation

OPTIONS

TM5528:03 Health Promotion or TM5554:03 Theory and Practice of Public Health

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Townsville

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

6 months full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

3 years

Maximum leave of absence

2 years

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Professional accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

3 credit points

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Not applicable

Maximum allowed

Not applicable

Currency

Not applicable

Expiry

Not applicable

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

Award title

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF HEALTH PROMOTION

Approved title

GCertHlthProm

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Students who complete the Graduate Certificate of Health Promotion are eligible for entry to either the Graduate Diploma of Health Promotion or the Master of Public Health, and may be granted advanced standing for all subjects completed under the graduate certificate.

This website is intended as general guide. Prospective students should contact the university to confirm admission requirements and the availability of courses. James Cook University reserves the right to alter any course or admission requirement without prior notice.