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.
The Curtin University Health Promotion short courses are suitable for those already working in the health sector, those wanting to move into the area and those wanting to incorporate health promotion principles into their role.
- Curtin University, Bentley Campus
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.
- Introduction to health promotion
- Social determinants of health
- Health promotion planning cycle
- Planning and evaluation frameworks and models
- Needs assessment and setting program goals
- Understanding health and behaviour
- Theories for health promotion
- Writing program objectives
- Selecting health promotion strategies
- Evaluating health promotion interventions
- Defining program effectiveness
- Types of evaluation
- Evaluation approaches
- Effective partnerships
- Program sustainability and capacity building
- Influencing policy
- Presentation of project plans and discussion
“I absolutely enjoyed the 4 day Health Promotion short course at Curtin! As a new employee of WACHS – South West with little knowledge about the health sector. The course broadened my awareness and allowed me to explore all avenues of Health and Health Promotion. I definitely recommend this course to anyone who would like to pursue a career in this field. Thanks for allowing me the opportunity to attend such a brilliant course.”
Korrine Bennell, Participant, 2014
“I have gained a very comprehensive knowledge of evidence based practice and theories/models underpinning Health Promotion.”
Perth Participant, 2013
The 4 day course will be facilitated by members of the Collaboration for Evidence, Research and Impact in Public Health’s (CERIPH) research staff who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the course. Staff hold frontline research and teaching positions within Curtin’s School of Public Health and are well connected to the health promotion community.
“I liked that there was a project to apply the learning to, regular feedback was good and very professional. I liked the flexibility of an online course and blackboard was easy to use.”
Online participant, 2014
“My manager has already used my completed project plan to start writing funding submissions!”
Online participant, 2014
“The course should be compulsory for all senior staff working in the community.”
Online participant, 2015
After successful completion of the Curtin University Health Promotion Short Course, participants interested in further studies in health promotion at Curtin University can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning. This is subject to passing an additional piece of assessment.
Our health promotion courses are endorsed by the Australian College of Midwives.