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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

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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).

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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

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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 Health Communication  

Two commerce units

 

Trimester 2

HSH112 Local and Global Environments for Health  

HSH212 Professional Practice  

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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