Diversity and Difference in Health Promotion

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Curtin University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

Completion of this online Open Universities Australia and Curtin University unit will enable you to develop an understanding of how health promotion strategies deal with controversial and challenging areas of health. Diversity and Difference in Health Promotion will help you gain insight into the ethical and political factors you must consider when planning a health promotion campaign.

Acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to allow you to confidently evaluate health promotion strategies, and their success in effecting positive change. Discussion will also cover the resources available for health promotion programs, along with the various methodologies for and approaches to designing campaigns that tackle sensitive health issues.

The areas of health to be discussed throughout the unit will include sexual and reproductive health, drugs and alcohol, HIV/AIDS, mental health, and the general health of indigenous communities, as well as prisoners. You will also be encouraged to consider your own values and beliefs regarding these controversial issues throughout the course of this unit.

Eligibility

To be eligible to enrol, applicants must have completed or be enrolled to study the unit, Health Promotion Strategies and Method, and be accepted into one of the following courses:

  • Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion
  • Graduate Diploma in Health Promotion
  • Master of Health Promotion
  • Master of Public Health

Due to the mature content of this unit, applicants under the age of 16 will be required to submit a signed parental consent form prior to enrolment.

Areas of study

In this public health unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Challenging contexts for health promotion
  • Sexuality issues and interventions
  • HIV/AIDS issues and interventions
  • Sexual and reproductive health

Course pathways

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following course:

  • Master of Public Health, Curtin University

This unit is an approved elective in the following courses:

  • Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion, Curtin University
  • Graduate Diploma in Health Promotion, Curtin University
  • Master of Health Promotion, Curtin University

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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How will this unit advance my career?

This unit will help you to mature towards your potential as a health professional, and to develop your understanding of how to deal with challenging areas when strategising and designing health promotion campaigns. Through learning about the complexities surrounding the discussion of sensitive topics, it is expected that you will reflect on your own values and beliefs regarding the various controversial areas covered by this unit.

By studying this unit, you will also acquire useful skills and familiarity with a range of topics within health promotion and public health, and develop an awareness of the value of health promotion strategies and campaigns as an agent for change. You will also learn about the political, social and ethical context in which you will be operating if you pursue a career in public health or health promotion.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Diversity and Difference in Health Promotion from Curtin University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA's full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

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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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

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).

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