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HEALTH PROMOTION

SHORT COURSES 2013


Do you have an interest in health and human behaviour? Would you like to know more about health promotion? Do you want to develop effective and sustainable health promotion programs in community settings or schools?
Health promotion maintains and improves the health of populations by developing skills and knowledge, working with communities, creating healthy environments, changing policy/laws to support healthy choices, and encouraging health services to promote health. The Curtin University Health Promotion short courses are suitable for those already working in the health sector, those wanting to move into this area and those wanting to incorporate health promotion principles into their role. Our courses will enable you to understand the role and importance of health promotion and the broader concept of health within a community and national setting. All of our courses are informed by a social determinants of health approach. REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN FOR ALL COURSES
Course Administrator. E: mary.delaney@curtin.edu.au T: + 61 8 9266 7927 All full time students, AHPA and PHAA members are eligible for 10% discount on enrolment fees.
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To enrol in a course please contact Mary Delaney,

Make tomorrow better.

Telephone +61 8 9266 7927 or visit publichealth.curtin.edu.au

HEALTH PROMOTION SHORT COURSES AT CURTIN


The following short courses are offered regularly for professionals interested in increasing their health promotion knowledge and skills.

2. Planning, implementing and evaluating health promotion interventions ( 12 weeks online )


This flexible online course aims to provide you with the skills needed to plan, implement and evaluate a health promotion program. You will be introduced to relevant health behaviour theories and health promotion frameworks as well as approaches to evaluation. A range of learning strategies ( web links, podcasts, video clips ) , learning activities and worksheets are available for each module. An online networking forum will be available to communicate with other students. You will plan a health promotion intervention of your choice with the assistance of a tutor who will guide your learning. At the end of the course you will meet with your tutor to discuss your project plan. You should allow 3-5 hours' per week for your studies. The online health promotion training course is offered twice a year. There are 8 flexible learning modules to be completed over 12 weeks.

1. Planning, implementing and evaluating health promotion interventions ( 4 days )


This four day course aims to provide you with the skills needed to plan, implement and evaluate a health promotion program. You will be introduced to relevant health behaviour theories and health promotion frameworks. You will work in small groups to develop a plan for a program of your choice. This course is highly interactive, you will be given the opportunity to discuss health issues with industry experts, academics and course participants. This course will enable you to build health promotion skills and knowledge quickly in a stimulating environment. Participants will be led through an engaging program using discussion, lectures and group work. Day 1 Introduction to health promotion Social determinants of health Health promotion planning cycle Planning and evaluation frameworks and models Needs assessment and setting program goals Day 2 Understanding health and behaviour Theories for health promotion Writing program objectives Selecting health promotion strategies Day 3 Evaluating health promotion interventions Defining program effectiveness Evaluation approaches Day 4 Effective partnerships Program sustainability and capacity building Influencing policy Presentation of project plans and discussion

Cost per person: $750 Dates: March 18 and August 19, 2013

3. Organisation specific training


If you have between 12-20 staff who require health promotion training or would like to focus on particular health interventions or target groups, an organisation specific training course, held at your work site, may be a cost effective option for you to consider. The scheduled courses outlined above can be adapted to meet the needs of your organisation and specific content courses can be developed as necessary. Please contact Mary Delaney, the Course Administrator, to discuss your requirements and to request a quotation.

Cost per person: $950 Dates: July 15 to 18, 2013

For further information please visit: publichealth.curtin.edu.au


Telephone +61 8 9266 7927 or visit publichealth.curtin.edu.au

Make tomorrow better.

Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology CRICOS Provider Code 00301J (WA)