Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion

Course summary for current students

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Award granted Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Duration3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code012753D
Deakin course codeH313

Course structure for students commencing 2009 onwards.

Students who commenced prior to 2009 must follow the course structure applicable to their year of commencement and discuss unit selections with their enrolment officer.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Health Promotion is a field that uses diverse approaches such as education, media, environmental change and policy development to maintain and improve the health of individuals, groups and communities. The course assists students to develop a wide range of knowledge and practical skills in areas such as analysis of the determinants of health and illness among communities and populations, and developing approaches which lead to improvements in health. A strength of the course is its vocational relevance which is maintained through the close association staff has established with practising professionals from a wide range of sectors including health, education, environment and planning. Graduates will be equipped to work in areas such as government departments and non-government agencies, local government, health-promoting hospitals, health councils and foundations, community, primary and women's health services, divisions of general practice, aged care and other human services, health policy, and health public relations. The degree is a foundation for Honours and postgraduate study that lead to a research career in health promotion and/or public health.

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

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 3, and at least 4 credit points at level 3. The 8 elective units may be chosen from any Faculty in the University.
All commencing students are required to successfully complete at least one wholly online unit.

Course structure

(For students commencing in 2009 onwards)


Year 1
Trimester 1

HBS107Unit description is currently unavailable

HSH111Unit description is currently unavailable

HSH113Unit description is currently unavailable

plus one elective unit


Trimester 2

HBS108Unit description is currently unavailable

HBS110Unit description is currently unavailable

HSH112Unit description is currently unavailable

plus one elective unit


Year 2
Trimester 1

HSH201Unit description is currently unavailable *

HSH205Unit description is currently unavailable *

HSH208Unit description is currently unavailable *

plus one elective unit


Trimester 2

HSH212Unit description is currently unavailable *

HSH216Unit description is currently unavailable (commences 2010)

HSH218Unit description is currently unavailable (commences 2010)

plus one elective unit

Year 3
Trimester 1
HSH302Unit description is currently unavailable

HSH313Unit description is currently unavailable

plus two elective units


Trimester 2

HSH303Unit description is currently unavailable **

HSH319Unit description is currently unavailable (commences 2011)

plus two elective units
Note: HSH303 also offered in Trimester 1


Health Promotion elective units

HSH105Unit description is currently unavailable

HSH206Unit description is currently unavailable

HSH207Unit description is currently unavailable

HSH210Unit description is currently unavailable

HSH306Unit description is currently unavailable

 

* Unit titles subject to change in 2010

** Unit title subject to change in 2011

 

 

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