Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion
Course summary for current students
|Year||2016 course information|
Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)|
4 years full-time
|CRICOS course code||018323M|
|Deakin course code||D381|
Course structure for students who commenced in 2015 onwards. Students who commenced prior to 2015 should refer to previous online Handbooks or consult your course enrolment officer.
Deakin University was the first university in Australia to offer combined nursing degree courses. This was in response to signals from the health sector that there was a need for nurses with multidisciplinary skills.
Throughout the Bachelor of Nursing /Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion, students will develop skills in the provision of nursing care and acquire a thorough understanding of the social and environmental factors that cause poor health, together with the factors that create and sustain good health. You will study a wide range of units that provide the knowledge base for health promotion practice such as environmental health, health sociology, planning and evaluation, epidemiology, biostatistics and research. You will learn to apply public health and health promotion strategies to populations at risk of disease and will gain a sound understanding of the importance of health education, the factors influencing health practices, and strategies to promote the health of individuals and groups.
Students may elect to exit the combined program and complete either the Bachelor of Nursing requirements OR the Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion requirements only.
On successful completion of the course you will be eligible to apply for registration as a Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). Note: the NMBA has registration requirements that must be met in order to register. Course completion is one of these requirements. Graduates may be eligible to become members of the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) and the Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA).
1) Bachelor of Nursing component: This course is currently accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council and is an NMBA approved course at the date of publishing.
2) Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion component: All information regarding professional recognition is accurate at the date of publication. Enquiries regarding accreditation and professional membership should be directed to the School of Health and Social Development in order to ascertain the current status of accreditation at any future point in time beyond publication. Representations about accreditation apply only to the course, and the relevant professional body retains discretion as to who they admit as members of their association. Deakin University cannot exercise any control over membership of an external body.
Department of Human Services policy and Working with Children check
In accordance with Department of Human Services policy*, all students are required to undertake a National Police Record Check prior to clinical placements in each calendar year of their course. In accordance with the Working with Children Act 2005**, all students are required to undertake a Working with Children Check at commencement of the course. Students who fail to obtain a Police Record Check and a Working with Children Check prior to the commencement of clinical placement will not be able to undertake clinical placement and this will impede progress in the course. Students may also be required to declare their immunisation status to satisfy the requirements of health organisations where they will be undertaking their clinical learning experience. A health organisation may refuse to accept a student for placement if the student’s immunisation status is not satisfactory to the health organisation.
* Department of Human Services Policy on Working with Children Check and Police Records Checks can be found at: http://www.dhs.vic.gov.au/about-the-department/our-organisation/careers/applying-for-a-job/application-process/step-4-safety-screening-checks
** Department of Justice 2007, Working with Children Act 2005, Victoria, Australia retrieved April 2012.
Fees and charges
All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students
Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. Please refer to the Pre 2016 Unit Fee Cost in the Unit Search.
2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students
Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:
|Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*||Domestic Fee Paying||International Fee Paying|
The rates shown are based on 1 Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL) or 8 credit points. If your study load for the year is less than or more than 1 EFTSL your fees will be adjusted accordingly. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can multiple the course price by the EFSTL value of all units you are enrolled in to determine the unit price.
* The Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) course rates shown are indicative course fees. CSP fees are
indicative because they are calculated based on your unit selection. They should be used as a guide only. The 2016
CSP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms
legislation is passed.
The Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion comprises 32 credit points. Students must fulfil the requirements of each of the two degrees in their course of study.
One (1) credit point of units is course grouped for both nursing and public health and health promotion; nineteen (19) credit points are specific to nursing; twelve (12) credit points are specific to public health and health promotion.
There is an expectation that students be available to undertake clinical practicum outside of trimester dates. All expenses associated with clinical placements are the responsibility of the student.
See course entry for Bachelor of Nursing (H326) or Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion (H313).
Level 1 - Trimester 1
|HBS109||Human Structure and Function |
|HNN112||Quality and Safety: Nursing Practice 1 |
|HNN120||Quality and Safety in Health Care |
|HSH111||Introduction to Public Health and Health Promotion |
Level 1 - Trimester 2
|HNN122||Quality and Safety: Nursing Practice 2 |
|HSH112||Local and Global Environments for Health |
Level 2 - Trimester 1
|HNN227||Quality and Safety: Nursing Practice 3 |
|HNN215||Quality Use of Medicines |
Level 2 - Trimester 2
|HNN222||Mental Health and Illness |
|HNN108||Understanding Research Evidence |
Level 3 - Trimester 1
|HNN318||The Older Person and Supportive Care |
|HSH201||Planning and Evaluation 1 |
|HSH205||Epidemiology and Biostatistics 1 |
Level 3 - Trimester 2
|HNN217||Community Nursing Practice |
|HNN300||Child and Adolescent Health |
|HSH216||Epidemiology and Biostatistics 2 |
|HSH218||Planning and Evaluation 2 |
Level 4 - Trimester 1
|HNN319||Chronic Illness and Supportive Care |
|HNN320||Leadership and Clinical Governance |
|HSH302||Politics, Policy and Health |
|HSH303||Public Health and Health Promotion Practicum |
Level 4 - Trimester 2
|HNN325||Comprehensive Nursing Practice |
|HSH319||Population Health: A Research Perspective |