Students benefit from course
Two students who attended the Certificate of Achievement in Introducing Health Promotion course last October, say the course was an invaluable learning experience.
Abraham Larsen, the Health Improvement Advisor, Education Team at Toi Te Ora Public Health in the Bay of Plenty, Lakes District said he found the Certificate of Achievement in Introducing Health Promotion course especially helpful as he had only been in public health a few months.
“It helped me to ‘bed in’ concepts and terminology that I’d heard throughout my entry into the PHU I work for,” he explained.
“Through connecting with other participants from different areas, I was able to see the breadth of public health and how it can be practised in Aotearoa. I was also inspired by the passion of the other participants.”
A highlight for Mr Larsen was the facilitation by the course coordinator HPF’s deputy executive director Trevor Simpson.
“Not only did Trevor share his vast amount of knowledge, he was able to weave in our own experiences and stories in order to whakamana the participants.”
Mr Larsen also appreciated being with other participants from different areas.
“I was able to see the breadth of public health and how it can be practised in Aotearoa.”
Church leader, Mr Teisi said he would highly recommend the course to social and community workers who love working with families within Maori and Pacific Islands communities.
He said he now felt more confident when dealing with the community.
“I learned a great deal about health and wellbeing and strategies of how to promote community-based views towards health and wellbeing.”
Mr Teisi said he now had knowledge of what health promotion is and how it differed from health education for example.
“I highly recommend this course to social and community workers who love working with families within our Maori and Pacific Islands communities.”
Apply now to gain your Certificate of Achievement in Introducing Health Promotion. Enrolment applications need to be submitted before the course start date.
Date: BLOCK ONE: Tuesday 29 October – Friday 1 November, 2019
BLOCK TWO: Tuesday 26 – Friday 29 November, 2019
Venue: Sisters of Compassion, 2 Rhine St, Island Bay. Map
Cost: $512.50 Members and Non-Members
A limited number of scholarships are available. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 09 300 3734 for an application or for more information. Criteria conditions apply.