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Planning, Implementing and Evaluating Health Promotion Interventions: 4-day face-to-face short course

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Do you have an interest in health and human behaviour and want to be able to develop effective and sustainable health promotion programs?

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This course will enable you to understand the role and importance of health promotion and the broader concept of health within a community and national setting.

21 - 24 November 2022
Curtin University Bentley Campus
$1400 + GST (10% discount for AHPA and PHAA members)
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Registrations close 23 October 2022

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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 reorienting health services to meet community needs.

This face-to-face course option is ideal if you wish to build health promotion skills and knowledge quickly in a stimulating environment with the assistance of highly qualified academic staff. This course will enable you to understand the role and importance of health promotion and the broader concept of health within a community and national setting.  A social determinants of health approach underpins the course.

The Curtin University Health Promotion short courses are suitable for those already working in the health sector (roles may include, but not limited to environmental health officers, public health planning, health educators – school & community, community health roles, community development, Aboriginal Health Workers), or those wanting to move into the area and those wanting to incorporate health promotion principles into their role.

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 as well as approaches to evaluation.

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.

Course overview:

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

Credit for recognised learning:

After successful completion of the Curtin University Health Promotion short course, participants interested in further postgraduate studies in public health at Curtin University can apply for Credit for Recognised Learning. This is subject to passing an additional piece of assessment.