Health promoting palliative care

Why study Health promoting palliative care?

Health promoting palliative care provides students with the opportunity to examine connections and make links between policy, organisation and practice in health promotion and in palliative care, and to develop skills for interventions at each of these levels. The overall objective is to develop leaders with ideas for innovative practices in health promoting palliative care.

La Trobe's is the only palliative care program in Australia to be taught within a School of Public Health. It uniquely qualifies graduates for practice as health promotion workers in palliative care settings. Students will have the opportunity to undertake either a health promotion project or field practice as part of their major. La Trobe offers the flexibility to undertake subjects by distance education or face-to-face mode.

As a La Trobe graduate you may be eligible for our 10% Alumni Advantage when you apply for a full-fee postgraduate coursework program.

Career opportunities

It is assumed that most students will have a background in one of the health professions. Consequently, the emphasis is on developing new skills that assist students to develop the health promotion aspects of their profession and apply these in the field of palliative care.

Health Professionals from community health services, local government, drug and alcohol services, aged care, women's health, acute hospital units or acute hospital/community liaison will be able to move into the field of health promoting palliative care itself.

Courses

Local students

2017

Graduate Certificate in Health Promoting Palliative Care

Duration :
1 year part-time.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus:
Distance education
Year
2017
About this course
This course is designed for professionals currently working in the health sector. It explores the theory and practice of palliative care.

You'll have the opportunity to examine the relationship between policy, organisation and practice in health promotion and palliative care, and develop skills for interventions at each of these levels.

You'll also explore innovative practices in health promoting palliative care and focus on developing new skills that will assist you in implementing health promotion aspects of your profession and apply these in the field of palliative care.
Prerequisite
Relevant undergraduate degree or equivalent.
NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Fee amount
$23,500 per 120 credit points.
How to apply

Apply now to start in Semester 1, 2017.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- book a one-on-one consultation
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.

See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Health Promoting Palliative Care (Graduate Certificate)Distance education

Master of Health Sciences

Duration :
2 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus:
Franklin Street
Year
2017
About this course
This course provides students with the skills and knowledge to conduct applied research in health or community services settings (thesis stream) and to develop, implement and evaluate health-related programs and services.

It offers opportunities to learn more about a variety of specialities in the health field, to strengthen analytical skills and to consider furthering knowledge through research. The course aims to meet the needs of health professionals who have assumed or are likely to assume high-level responsibility for coordination and management of these programs and services.

At the time of applying, students are able to choose from the following majors: health administration, health evaluation and research, health information management, health policy, health promotion and gerontology, gerontology, plus rehabilitation counselling, spiritual care and palliative care.
Professional recognition
The Master of Health Sciences is accredited by the Australasian College of Health Service Management until 2018. Graduates of the Master of Health Sciences may be eligible to apply for registration with an appropriate professional association including the Australasian College of Health Service Management, the Australian Health Promotion Association and the Australian Society of Rehabilitation Counsellors. Professional registration may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Prerequisite
Admission requirements vary depending on your choice of major. Normally, applicants should have a three-year undergraduate degree in health sciences or a related field and at least two years of professional experience in the health or related sector.
NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Fee amount
$23,000 per 120 credit points.
Additional information
Some majors are held at our City Campus. Please check with the Faculty for further information.
How to apply

Apply now to start in Semester 1, 2017. You also need to submit a supplementary form [PDF 231KB] with your application.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:

- ask us a question
- book a one-on-one consultation
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.

See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Health Sciences (Master)City

How to apply?

Methods of application vary from course to course. Please see the course entry above for details of how to apply for the course you are interested in.

Fees and scholarships

Some postgraduate courses are fee-paying which means that you pay the full cost of the course (FEE-HELP is available). Others offer Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) – where the Commonwealth Government subsidises the cost of your course and you pay a contribution (HECS-HELP is available).

Students enrolled for certain postgraduate coursework programs may be eligible for student income support.

You may be eligible for a Postgraduate Excellence Scholarship, which offers a 20% reduction on postgraduate course fees.

International students

2017

Master of Health Sciences (075420D)

Duration :
2 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
32 000
Campus
Franklin Street
Year
2017
About this course
This course provides students with the skills and knowledge to conduct applied research in health or community services settings (thesis stream) and to develop, implement and evaluate health-related programs and services.

It offers opportunities to learn more about a variety of specialities in the health field, to strengthen analytical skills and to consider furthering knowledge through research. The course aims to meet the needs of health professionals who have assumed or are likely to assume high-level responsibility for coordination and management of these programs and services.

At the time of applying, students are able to choose from the following majors: health administration, health evaluation and research, health information management, health policy, health promotion and gerontology, gerontology, plus rehabilitation counselling, spiritual care and palliative care.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English)
for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

Or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
Applicants are normally required to hold a three-year undergraduate degree in health sciences or a related field, and have at least two years of work experience in health or a related sector. Applicants without formal qualifications but who have relevant experience and skills should discuss their eligibility with the Course Coordinator. Applicants for the Health Information Management major must have a degree or approved international equivalent in health information management.
Minimum grade average equivalent to 70% in previous qualifications if in a related field of study or 75% if previous study is in non-related field.
NB: Meeting minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Additional information
Applicants must review the Supplementary checklist for required documents to submit with their application.

Available majors only: Health Administration, Health Policy, Health Evaluation and Research. Most majors are held at Franklin Street Campus, please check with Faculty for further information. As this Campus is located in the CBD, you might like to consider finding accommodation closer to your campus.
Professional recognition
The Master of Health Sciences is accredited by the Australasian College of Health Service Management until 2018. Graduates of the Master of Health Sciences may be eligible to apply for registration with an appropriate professional association including the Australasian College of Health Service Management, the Australian Health Promotion Association and the Australian Society of Rehabilitation Counsellors. Professional registration may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
How to apply
Applications for 2017 will open later this year. You can ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Health Sciences (Master)City

How to apply?

Enquire now about any course for international students or find out how to apply.

Fees and scholarships

Estimated fees for international students are indicated for each course above. Fees are indicative only and set at 120 credit points per course, unless otherwise stated, and may vary depending on the number of credit points in which students enrol. Some courses may vary in credit point load and fees will be adjusted accordingly.

There is also a range of scholarships available for international students to assist students.

Your study experience

Health promoting palliative care placements

Within the Master of Health Sciences students have the opportunity to undertake either a health promoting palliative care project or field practice for the duration of one semester.

Overseas study opportunities

You may be eligible for our student exchange program.

About the academic staff

You'll get to meet a large number of academics during your course, from tutors through to lecturers. You can view all the staff from the College of Science, Health and Engineering or focus on staff in Health promoting palliative care.