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Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion

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Award granted Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Cloud (online)No
Duration3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code012753D
Deakin course codeH313

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion provides specialist training in public health and health promotion skills. This course will allow you to gain skills in industry-recognised competencies, allowing you to understand and act upon those factors which cause poor health and those factors which create and sustain good health, such as planning and evaluation, health communication strategies, epidemiology, and research skills. Students completing this course will undertake a 120 hour industry placement in their final year. Students are also able to complete a major sequence of study to suit their interests and diversify their employment opportunities. This is a growing field, with graduates finding exciting government and private sector roles across Australia and internationally.
 
Throughout the Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion, you will develop a wide range of knowledge and practical skills, such as generating and utilising evidence for public health and health promotion practice; developing skills in program design, implementation, and evaluation; and developing tools to analyse public health and health promotion policy.
 
A key strength of the course is its vocational relevance which is maintained through the close association staff have established with practising professionals from a wide range of sectors including health, education, government, environment and planning.
 
The degree is a foundation for honours and postgraduate study that lead to a research career in public health and/or health promotion.

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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Work-Integrated Learning

Work-integrated learning is a core feature of this course, and is embedded within all units, which includes assignments that replicate work in the field. Another feature of this course is the capstone experience, a 120-hour field education placement that provides you with an opportunity to transfer your knowledge and skills to a practical setting, where you can further your learning through realistic field experience. These placements enable you to consolidate your skills under the supervision of qualified practitioners, which assists you to be work-ready after graduation.

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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

The course comprises 24 credit points of study, including 3 foundation health units, 13 core units in public health and health promotion and 8 elective units. No more than 10 credit points may be taken at level 1. At least 14 credit points of study must be at level 2 or higher, and at least 4 credit points must be at level 3. The 8 elective units may be chosen from any Faculty in the University. Any majors completed will be recognised on a student's final academic transcript.

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Course structure

Level 1
Trimester 1

HBS107 Understanding Health  

HSH111 Introduction to Public Health and Health Promotion  

HSH113 Social Perspectives on Population Health  

plus one elective unit


Trimester 2

HBS108 Health Information and Data  

HBS110 Health Behaviour  

HSH112 Local and Global Environments for Health  

plus one elective unit


Level 2
Trimester 1

HSH201 Planning and Evaluation 1  

HSH205 Epidemiology and Biostatistics 1  

HSH208 Health Communication  

plus one elective unit


Trimester 2

HSH212 Professional Practice  

HSH216 Epidemiology and Biostatistics 2  

HSH218 Planning and Evaluation 2  

plus one elective unit

Level 3
Trimester 1
HSH302 Politics, Policy and Health  

HSH303 Public Health and Health Promotion Practicum  

plus two elective units


Trimester 2

HSH313 Contemporary Health Issues  

HSH319 Population Health: A Research Perspective  

plus two elective units

Health Promotion elective units

HSH105 Understanding Families and Health  

HSH206 Human Development and Healthy Families  

HSH207 Socio-Economic Status and Health  

HSH210 Social Diversity and Health  

HSH306 People, Health and Place  

 

Other elective units

SHD201 Creating Sustainable Futures  

SHD301 Creating Sustainable Futures  

Major sequences

Students undertaking a Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion are able to undertake a major sequence of study to suit their interests and diversify their employment opportunities. However, as the course provides training in specialist public health and health promotion skills, it is not necessary to undertake a major sequence of study.

 

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8th June 2007