Health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over and improve their health. This perspective is derived from a concept of ‘health' as the extent to which an individual or group is able, on the one hand, to realise aspirations and satisfy needs, and on the other hand, to change or cope with the environment. Health is seen therefore, as a resource for everyday life, not the objective of living; it is a positive concept emphasising social and personal resources, as well as physical capacities.
Health promotion represents a comprehensive social and political process, not only embracing actions directed at strengthening the skills and capabilities of individuals, but also action directed towards changing social, environmental, and economic conditions so as to alleviate their impact on public and individual health. Community participation is essential to sustain health promotion action.
Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion (pdf) – (Source: WHO 1984, 1998)
The five day course is designed for candidates interested in increasing their understanding of health promotion principles and practices. The Course will cover the core health promotion processes of planning, development, selecting of strategies, implementation and evaluation of programs, as well as contemporary skills in partnerships, alliances, use of settings and dissemination. Case Studies and exercise will allow for practical applications of the concept and frameworks covered in the course.
The Monash University Short Course in Health Promotion is provided to meet the growing demand for Health Promotion in workplaces, communities and organizations. In this course, you will learn about health promotion concepts, frameworks and core skills to increase the success of your health promotion practice and strategies. You will have opportunities to network and share experiences with people with similar interests.
Who can attend this course?
The course is open to any person involved, or wanting to be involved, in health promotion and working in a range of fields, including: health, arts, education, welfare, environment, community, planning, justice, sport and recreation, government, not-for-profit and corporate sectors.
The course will introduce the key principles and concepts of health promotion, community assessment, strategies for health promotion including partnerships, evaluation of programs and frameworks for strengthening health promotion in organisations.
Please note that this course has been approved for 40 category 1 RACGP QA&CPD points.
|Availability||Start date||End Date||Brochures|
|Yes||22nd July 2013||26th July 2013||Health Promotion Short Course Brochure July (pdf)|
|Yes||25th November 2013||29th November 2013||Health Promotion Short Course Brochure November (pdf)|
Course structure for 5-day short course
|Day 1||Concept of Health Promotion and
the Social Determinants of health and Wellbeing. Community needs assessment.
|Day 2||Participation and partnerships. Health promotion program planning.|
|Day 3||Health Promotion strategies Program management.|
|Day 4||Fundamentals of evaluation Program management.|
Policy, funding, revision
|Registration||Registration Cost||Registration entitlements|
|You can register and pay for the Health Promotion Short Course here:
- It is located under "School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine" on the left hand side
- You will receive a receipt and confirmation email upon
completion of the registration/payment
*Please note that due to increasing costs of services the price of the course has increased for November.
Monash Conference Centre
Level 7, 30 Collins Street,
Short Course Administrator
School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine
T: +61 3 9903 1657
*Please note that we do NOT give visa, accommodation, travel or expenditure advice
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