New accreditation for the Master of Public Health (Health Promotion)

5 February 2020

The Master of Public Health (Health Promotion) has recently achieved full accreditation by the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE), allowing our graduates to fast track their journey to becoming IUHPE Registered Health Promotion Practitioners through the Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA), their partner in Australia.  AHPA is the only professional association in Australia specifically for people interested or involved in the practice, policy, research and study of health promotion. The goal of IUHPE accreditation is to promote quality assurance, competence and mobility in Health Promotion practice, education and training globally.

The mission of the School of Public Health of the University of Queensland is to ‘improve the health of the population in a changing and inequitable world’. In line with this, its MPH (Health Promotion) provides students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to define, critically assess and promote health.

Students enrolled in the MPH (Health Promotion) will be taught by multi-disciplinary academics with experience across a variety of research, practise, engagement and consulting work aimed at improving health and well-being across a range of health issues in priority populations and settings. The courses involves understanding the complex relationship of policy, social, environmental, and behavioural influences on health through to developing innovative and novel interventions for priority populations both in Australia and globally.

‘We continually strive for excellence in public health and health promotion at The University of Queensland.  We are focused on creating a highly valued health promotion workforce with the competencies needed to deal with the growing social and health issues that we are facing globally and IUHPE accreditation will help achieve this.”  Dr Sheleigh Lawler, Program director.