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.

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.