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WD005 HPP
Public Health and Health Promotion

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This course develops the skills and competencies in students to support individuals and communities to live healthier and happier lives.

  • You will study nutrition and learn the science behind a healthy diet, how to analyse the diet and promote dietary change
  • You will learn practical facilitation and behaviour change skills and how to be an excellent communicator
  • You will learn how to be an excellent consumer of research and how to conduct research
  • You will learn how to develop, implement and evaluate health interventions and campaigns and will have the opportunity to apply your skills in a practical setting
  • You will learn about the body, human disease, and how to conduct health screening and measurement
  • You will learn about social justice, inequality, policy and public health
  • In addition, you will learn how to work with state agencies, local government, NGOs and communities to build capacity for better health

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Career opportunities include:

  • Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Dietician or Nutritionist
  • Health Promotion and Improvement Officer
  • Youth or community worker
  • Health researcher
  • Health services
  • Workplace health promotion/occupational health
  • Health screening and lifestyle counselling
  • Private health company · Overseas development
  • Health promotion for special population groups –homeless, drugs, older adult, young offenders



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