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Health Promotion short courses

Behaviour Change Communication

Dates: June 30 – July 3, 2015 Register here  | Cost: $1,050

Do you want to communicate effective health messages that change people’s behaviour? Would you like to find out about social marketing?
Are you interested in developing and testing health messages for maximum impact?This course will enable you to effectively plan, develop, pre-test, implement and evaluate behaviour change communication programs. Participants will be led through an engaging program using discussion, videos, case studies, lectures and group work.

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Planning, Implementing and Evaluating Health Promotion Interventions (12 weeks online)

Dates: March 14 – June 13 2016 and Aug 15 – Nov 14 2016, Register here | Cost: $850

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.

You will plan a health promotion intervention of your choice. A range of learning strategies (web links, podcasts, video clips) and learning activities are available for each module. An online networking forum will be available to communicate with other students and your course tutor.

There are 8 flexible learning modules to be completed in 12 weeks:

  • Module 1: An introduction to health promotion
  • Module 2: Australia’s health
  • Module 3: A social determinants of health approach
  • Module 4: Understanding health and behaviour: theory for health promotion
  • Module 5: Planning: the foundation for a successful program
  • Module 6: Strategies: delivering health promotion interventions
  • Module 7: Evaluation: measuring success
  • Module 8: Sustaining actions

“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.

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Planning, Implementing and Evaluating Health Promotion Interventions (4 days)

Dates:  November 28 – December 1, 2016 | Cost: $1,100

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.

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
  • Types of evaluation
  • Evaluation approaches

Day 4

  • 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 WACHPR’s research staff who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the course. Staff hold frontline research and teaching positions with in the School of Public Health and are well connected to the health promotion community.

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.

>> Course Information  [.pdf 448KB] | Registration for our Health Promotion Short Courses can be made here (Discounts available – please enquire)

Organisation Specific Training for Health Promotion

Do you have between 12-20 staff who require health promotion training? Would you like your health promotion training to focus on a particular health intervention or target group? Then an organisation specific training course 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 can be developed as necessary. Please contact Charshani Coorey, the Course Administrator PHealthStudentSupport@curtin.edu.au to discuss your requirements and to request a quotation.

“This short course has enabled us to build workforce capacity by providing an opportunity for service providers to engage in, and integrate health promotion into current models of antenatal and postnatal care.” Aboriginal Maternity Services Support Unit, 2013

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.
>> Course information [.pdf 880KB]  | Registration for our Health Promotion Short Courses can be made here (Discounts available – please enquire)

Health Policy and Management Short Courses

Introduction to Health Economics

Dates: 26-27 May 2016 | Cost (per person): $750 (Short courses only. Includes access to web-based learning and library resources)

Corporate discount is available for:

  • two or more participants enrolling from the same organisation
  • enrolling in two or more short courses.

This course will introduce participants to health economic concepts, health economic tools to aid resource allocation and decision making in the health care sector.

More Information: Abby Mosedale
Email: abby.mosedale@curtin.edu.auTelephone: 08 9266 1194
More Information (course brochure) | Register here

Leadership in Health Care

Dates: 14-15 March 2016 | Cost (per person): $1,095 (Short courses only. Includes all reading materials) or $2,050 (Short course and academic assessment submission for *credit eligibility).

This course is designed to provide knowledge and understanding of the role of the leadership in health care. Drawing on examples from heath and other sectors, this course explores both the theory and practice of leadership. You will develop leadership qualities and skills that will help you be more effective in your leadership role.

*Credit Eligibility: This course offers the option to undertake assessment for recognition of credit towards our Health Administration postgraduate courses.

More Information: Abby Mosedale
Email: abby.mosedale@curtin.edu.auTelephone: 08 9266 1194
More information (course brochure) | Register here

School-based Sexuality and Relationships Education (SRE) Short Courses

Professional Development Workshop for Teachers, Administrators and Nurses (2 days)

Schools will be paid $400 in teacher relief per teacher, per day. Travel expenses can be reimbursed for those travelling to Perth.

Do you need some ideas on how to implement effective relationships and sexuality education in your classroom or school community? Would you like to increase your confidence or skills to teach this challenging subject area?
This 2-day program is designed for teachers and school health nurses who are required to teach relationships and sexuality education concepts within a classroom environment. This workshop will explore innovative resources and techniques that will help you to plan, implement and evaluate this subject area.

>>For more information on our next workshop, contact
Jacqui Hendriks | Email: jacqui.hendriks@curtin.edu.au | Telephone: 9266 9592 (Mon & Tue)

Postgraduate Course

Are you considering or enrolled in postgraduate studies? If so, please email us for details of our new postgraduate unit in school-based sexuality and relationships education. Whilst the unit will be offered by Curtin University, cross-institutional enrolments from other tertiary institutions are welcome.

>> For enquiries contact
Jacqui Hendriks | Email: jacqui.hendriks@curtin.edu.au | Telephone: 08 9266 9592 (Mon & Tue)