Mental 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
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About this unit

Curtin University’s online unit in Mental Health Promotion analyses the advancement of different mental healthcare methods. The unit, offered online by Open Universities Australia, looks at these efforts through the prism of public health policy.

Your study of mental healthcare will span across the different stages of life, starting at infancy and progressing through to older years. The unit also puts an emphasis on underserved populations from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

Upon completion of the unit you will have a breadth of knowledge that will allow you to make legitimate recommendations for future mental healthcare promotion initiatives.

Eligibility

In order to enrol in this unit, applicants must be accepted into one of the following courses:

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

Areas of study

In this Mental Health Promotion unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction to mental health promotion and prevention
  • Influences of mental health
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Mental health during the early years
  • Mental health during the school years
  • Mental health during the adult years
  • Settings for mental health promotion targeting young people
  • Mental health promotion and prevention among Indigenous communities
  • Mental health promotion and prevention among culturally and linguistically diverse communities
  • Promoting mental health in the community

Course pathways

This unit is an 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?

Mental Health Promotion will familiarise you with the ways different initiatives centred on prevention and intervention are transmitted throughout Australia, and the rest of the world. A better understanding of the issues themselves, as well as the way information about their treatment is disseminated, will help you to make a real difference in the sphere of mental health promotion.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Mental 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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