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Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion/Bachelor of Commerce

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Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion/Bachelor of Commerce

CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)No
Length4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1)

Indicative annual fee 2014$23,020* AUD
LevelUndergraduate
CRICOS course code031151F
IELTS Requirement

Overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0 (or equivalent). More information is available at www.ielts.org

VTAC Codes1400514253 - Burwood (Melbourne), International full-fee paying place
Deakin course code D388
Faculty contactsDeakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
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Course sub-headings

Course overview

Health is crucial to the wellbeing of individuals and society with numerous career opportunities worldwide for health and community services professionals. Businesses are also recognising the importance of the health of employees and the communities they deal with.
 
This combined course provides you with a thorough understanding of the social and environmental factors that cause poor health as well as those factors that create and sustain good health. Throughout this course you will examine how health is created or influenced in our society and the wide range of approaches for improving the population’s health such as community engagement, program planning and evaluation, capacity building, research, policy development and health communication. These approaches reflect professional practice and are applied to a range of settings and population groups.
 
You will also gain a professional business qualification through your studies in the complementary discipline of commerce. These studies incorporate aspects of business systems and processes, management, marketing, human resources, finance, economics, commercial law and business information systems, depending on the major sequence you choose to undertake in the commerce component of your degree.

Fees and charges

Fee paying place - International (IFP)
A Fee paying place is one for which the University does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.

Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.

* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2014, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2014 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.

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Career opportunities

As a graduate of this course you may find employment in either of these professional areas and work with groups such as children, adults, the disadvantaged and employees. Knowledge of business and health issues assists with executive management positions within the health industry that have policy development, budget and staff management responsibilities.

As a graduate you may qualify to work in positions such as Health Promotion Officer, Community Development Officer, Social Planning Officer, Health Educator, Women’s Health Officer, Health Policy Developer, Planning Officer, Health Researcher, Partnerships Coordinator or Program Evaluator. You will be prepared for a diverse range of employment areas including but not limited to healthy eating, physical activity, mental health, social inclusion, chronic illness (such as  asthma, arthritis, heart disease) and women’s health.

The opportunities available to you will be somewhat dependent on the major sequence you choose to undertake as part of your degree.


The degree is a foundation for Honours and postgraduate study that lead to a research career in public health and/or health promotion or commerce.

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Course rules

This combined course comprises 32 credit points of study. Students will undertake 16 credit points in the Bachelor of Commerce and 16 credit points in the Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion. Course requirements for both the Bachelor of Commerce (M300) and the Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion must be satisfied.

The 16 credit points studied within the Faculty of Business and Law must include the 10 Bachelor of Commerce core units: MAA103, MAE101, MAE102, MAF101, MLC101, MMM132, MSC120, MIS171, MMH299 and MMK277. In addition students must complete a prescribed Commerce major sequence and a minimum of 4 credit points at level 3 which must be Faculty of Business and Law units course grouped to a Faculty of Business and Law undergraduate degree.

The 16 credit points taken within the Faculty of Health includes three foundation health units and 13 core units in public health and health promotion.


See course entry Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion (H313) or Bachelor of Commerce (M300).

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Course structure

Level 1

Trimester 1

HBS107 Understanding Health  

HSH111 Introduction to Public Health and Health Promotion  

Two commerce units

 

Trimester 2

HBS108 Health Information and Data  

HBS110 Health Behaviour  

Two commerce units

Level 2

Trimester 1
HSH113 Social Perspectives on Population Health  

HSH208 Professional Practice 1  

Two commerce units

 

Trimester 2

HSH112 Local and Global Environments for Health  

HSH212 Professional Practice 2  

Two commerce units

Level 3

Trimester 1
HSH201 Planning and Evaluation 1  

HSH205 Epidemiology and Biostatistics 1  

Two commerce units

 

Trimester 2

HSH216 Epidemiology and Biostatistics 2  

HSH218 Planning and Evaluation 2  

Two commerce units

Level 4

Trimester 1
HSH302 Politics, Policy and Health  

HSH303 Public Health and Health Promotion Practicum  

Two commerce units

 

Trimester 2

HSH313 Contemporary Health Issues  

HSH319 Population Health: A Research Perspective  

Two commerce units

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Entry requirements - general

General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table (194kb).
Some courses may have additional entry requirements.
Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.

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Credit for prior learning - general

If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit for prior learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit for prior learning.
Your credit for prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

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How to apply

Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.

  • If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
  • If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact deakin-int-admissions@deakin.edu.au
 

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