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Concepts in Health Promotion Planning is an online unit provided by Open Universities Australia and Curtin University that is designed to provide students with a foundational understanding of health promotion principles.
Students will examine the foundations of and rationale for health promotion, which is becoming increasingly important in today’s society. The unit trains students to effectively undertake needs assessments and evaluations, allowing students to gain the necessary skills to build programs tailored to the health goals of an individual or group. Psychosocial theory and planning are also addresses to help students examine why health planning has become such a topical issue.
This unit also covers health promotion interventions and lets students explore how society, particularly communities of a low socio-economic background, can benefit from programs and plans that promote active lifestyles and healthy eating. The unit addresses ways in which community development programs can be created and how practitioners can best engage with communities. Other topics covered include social capital, capacity building, sustainability and the application of theoretical and empirical evidence.
To be eligible to enrol, applicants must not have already completed this unit or an academic equivalent, and must also be accepted into one of the following courses:
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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Students who successfully complete Concepts in Health Promotion Planning will achieve a number of learning outcomes that are beneficial to career growth and development in the areas of health policy development, public health and allied health specialities.
As well as being able to create a rationale for the requirement of health promotion programs, students will gain the necessary skills to offer critical evaluation of different health promotion planning models, theories and frameworks. Using the principles that students have learned regarding successful health promotion planning, they will then be able to create a robust health promotion proposal.
With health being such an important issue in society today, especially with an ageing population and the rise in cases of obesity, cancer and diabetes, there is likely to be a growing demand for people who work within the health promotion planning sector.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.