Undergraduate Certificate in Health Promotion Foundations - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Undergraduate Certificate in Health Promotion Foundations

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The Undergraduate Certificate in Health Promotion Foundations is your introduction to a career in promoting the health and wellbeing of people at individual, community and whole-of-population levels. It is designed to develop your knowledge and skills in the fundamentals of health promotion, including how to design, implement and evaluate evidence-based health promotion strategies, understand and address health inequities and inequalities, undertake a community health and wellbeing assessments, and plan health promotion action.

Study location
  • Sunshine Coast
Minimum selection threshold
ATAR - 55 OP - - Rank - 55
USC program code
SC018
Commence
Semester 1
Duration
6 months full time
Study mode
Blended Learning
Recommended prior study
English
Other requirements
Standard English language requirements apply.
Total courses
4
Total units
48

The Undergraduate Certificate in Health Promotion Foundations is your introduction to a career in promoting the health and wellbeing of people at individual, community and whole-of-population levels. It is designed to develop your knowledge and skills in the fundamentals of health promotion, including how to design, implement and evaluate evidence-based health promotion strategies, understand and address health inequities and inequalities, undertake a community health and wellbeing assessments, and plan health promotion action.

The Undergraduate Certificate in Health Promotion Foundations provides a direct pathway to the Bachelor of Health Science (Applied Health Promotion) and other public health extended majors. It also provides a pathway to a wide variety of other undergraduate degrees at USC.

Admission requirements

Completion of Year 12 or be 17 years of age; and meet minimum selection threshold ATAR 55.

How to apply

To apply for the Undergraduate Certificate in Health Promotion Foundations, submit the completed online application form via Apply USC.

Program structure

Introductory courses (2) 24 units

HLT140 Think Health
PUB104 Introduction to Behavioural Health

Developing and Graduate courses (2) 24 units

PUB271 Health Promotion Principles
PUB252 Health Promotion Assessment and Planning

Total units: 48

Program requirements and notes

In order to graduate you must:

  • Successfully complete 48 units as outlined in the Program Structure
Program notes
  • The Undergraduate Certificate in Health Promotion Foundations provides a pathway to a wide variety of other undergraduate degrees at USC.
  • 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
  • Courses within this program are assessed using a variety of assessment methods which may include essays, seminar presentations, reports, in-class tests and examinations
  • Refer to the Managing your progression page for help in understanding your program structure, reviewing your progress and planning remaining courses.

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