Create happier, healthier communities
Based on a socio-ecological model of health, the Health Promotion suite explores contemporary health promotion at individual, group, organisation, community and population levels. Core study concepts include foundations, values and principles of health promotion; the assessment of health needs; and the planning, implementation and evaluation of health promotion programs in a range of settings.
The Graduate Diploma and Master of Health Promotion are designed for those looking to work in designated health promotion roles, or for those wanting to develop deeper knowledge and skills in health promotion to complement their current roles. Some employers, for example Queensland Health, require applicants to have completed at least the equivalent of the Graduate Diploma in Health Promotion to be considered for employment as health promotion practitioners.
These programs give you the flexibility to study courses on campus, online or a mixture of the two delivery modes. You can change study modes at any time during your program. Teaching, learning and assessment items develop your theoretical knowledge and understanding through the completion of practical and creative tasks.
Graduates are eligible for membership of the Australian Health Promotion Association, the Public Health Association of Australia, and the International Union for Health Promotion and Education.
The program is only available as an exit point. Students should refer to the Master of Health Promotion.
Application and admission advice
Contact Student Central
+61 7 5430 2890
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What will I study
Required courses (8) 96 units
PUB600 Public Health Research and Evidence
PUB702 Health Promotion Implementation and Evaluation
PUB703 Health Promotion Principles
PUB705 Health Promotion Needs Assessment and Planning
PUB707 Public Health Foundations
Plus select 3 courses (36 units) from:
Note: Program structures are subject to change. Not all USC courses are available on every USC campus.
Total units: 96
Recommended study sequence
This recommended study sequence ONLY represents the CURRENT program structure. Students in previous structures should use this sequence to inform order of courses and current course details. For courses in your commencing structure not included in the current sequence, search the course code for current course offerings and requisites.
Program requirements and notes
In order to graduate you must:
- Successfully complete 96 units as outlined in the Program Structure
- Completing this program within the specified (full-time) duration is based on studying 48 unit points per semester (normally 4 courses) and following the recommended study sequence
- The unit value of all courses is 12 units unless otherwise specified
- It is each students responsibility to enrol correctly according to your course requisites, program rules and requirements and be aware of the academic calendar dates
- Program is available as an exit point only.
- Students are required to successfully complete the 8 required courses (96 units) listed below.
- Not available to international students on a Student Visa.
- When enrolling, please refer to the Recommended Study Sequence