Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion/Bachelor of Commerce

Course summary for current students

Year2015 course information
Award granted

Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion/Bachelor of Commerce

CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)No
Duration4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code031151F
Deakin course codeD388

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.

Professional recognition

Graduates from the Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion may be eligible to become members of the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) and the Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA).

 

Note: 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.

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 chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

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).

Course structure

Level 1
Trimester 1

HBS107Understanding Health

HSH111Introduction to Public Health and Health Promotion

Two commerce units

Trimester 2

HBS108Health Information and Data

HBS110Health Behaviour

Two commerce units

Level 2

Trimester 1
HSH113Social Perspectives on Population Health

HSH208Health Communication

Two commerce units

Trimester 2

HSH112Local and Global Environments for Health

HSH212Professional Practice

Two commerce units

Level 3

Trimester 1
HSH201Planning and Evaluation 1

HSH205Epidemiology and Biostatistics 1

Two commerce units

Trimester 2

HSH216Epidemiology and Biostatistics 2

HSH218Planning and Evaluation 2

Two commerce units

Level 4

Trimester 1
HSH302Politics, Policy and Health

HSH303Public Health and Health Promotion Practicum

Two commerce units

Trimester 2

HSH313Contemporary Health Issues

HSH319Population Health: A Research Perspective

Two commerce units

 

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