Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion
Course summary for current students
|Year||2015 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 is under review and may be subject to change.
Course structure for students who commenced in 2010 onwards. Students who commenced prior to 2010 must discuss their course structure with the campus 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/facs/bdb/fmu/service-agreement/4.departmental-policies-procedures-and-initiatives/4.6-safety-screening-referee-checks-police-record-check-and-working-with-children-check
** Department of Justice 2007, Working with Children Act 2005, Victoria, Australia retrieved April 2012.
Fees and charges
Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.
Please be aware:
- Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
- Fees charged will depend on the individual units undertaken
- Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services
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).
(For students who commenced in 2010 onwards)
|HBS109||Human Structure and Function |
|HNN112||Principles of Nursing Care |
|HNN120||The Discipline of Nursing: Contemporary Issues and Trends 1 |
|HSH111||Introduction to Public Health and Health Promotion |
|HNN122||Nursing Management and Interventions 1 |
|HSH112||Local and Global Environments for Health |
Level 2Trimester 1
|HBS108||Health Information and Data |
|HNN215||Quality Use of Medicines in Nursing |
Level 3Trimester 1
|HNN227||Nursing Management and Interventions 2 |
|HNN318||Nursing Management of the Older Person |
|HSH113||Social Perspectives on Population Health |
|HSH201||Planning and Evaluation 1 |
|HSH205||Epidemiology and Biostatistics 1 |
|HNN217||Nursing in Community Settings |
|HNN300||Child and Adolescent Nursing |
|HSH216||Epidemiology and Biostatistics 2 |
Level 4Trimester 1
|HSH218||Planning and Evaluation 2 |
|HNN319||Nursing Management of Chronic Illness |
|HNN320||The Discipline of Nursing: Contemporary Issues and Trends 2 |
|HSH302||Politics, Policy and Health |
|HSH303||Public Health and Health Promotion Practicum |
|HNN325||Comprehensive Nursing Management and Interventions |
|HSH319||Population Health: A Research Perspective |