Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion (Honours)

Course summary for current students

Year2017 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion (Honours)
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud CampusNo
Duration1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Deakin course codeH412

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Boost your understanding of health, and enrol in a specialised year of study that allows you to draw together the theory and practical skills gained in your undergraduate studies. The Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion honours year will see you work within a specific area of expertise, sharpen your research skills, and graduate with a competitive edge in the global health job market.

The program is available to high-achieving applicants with an undergraduate degree in health or a health-related area. Health care professionals with a background in nursing, education, health services or environmental health are also encouraged to apply as it is a great way to increase your knowledge of health promotion and health education activities.

Your study will involve a combination of coursework and an original research project based on your topic of interest. In the project you will work closely with a supervisor, gaining insight into the various research methods relevant to the areas of public health and health promotion. You will be required to prepare a written research proposal, present and defend your proposal, and write a literature review.

Your honours year will give you a deep understanding of the philosophies, ethics and principles of research by allowing you to explore a range of research approaches. You will also gain strong skills in communication and data management and in planning, implementing and reporting research studies.

On successful completion of your honours degree, you may apply to enter masters and doctoral research programs.

Indicative student workload

You should be able to commit 35 hours a week to your honours degree

Fees and charges

Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit the Current students fees website.

Course Learning Outcomes

Graduate Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes

Discipline Specific knowledge and capabilities

Apply Health Sciences/Public Health and Health Promotion knowledge to formulate a testable research question; develop a conceptual framework and select the appropriate methodological procedures for the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; and disseminate research findings.

Communication

Communicate, defend and discuss all elements of the research project in the chosen field of study via oral and written means to a variety of audiences.

Digital Literacy

Select and use appropriate technologies to source, interpret, adapt, collate, analyse and disseminate relevant information to a variety of audiences.

Critical thinking

Critically evaluate and synthesise the literature in the chosen field of study; and interpret research findings in the context of the literature in the chosen field of study.

Problem Solving

Select and apply appropriate methodological principles and analytical techniques to answer a research question within the context of Health Sciences/Public Health and Health Promotion; and troubleshoot solutions to resolve complex problems associated with the research study.

Self-management

Produce a realistic timeline for the research project and demonstrate effective self-management skills, autonomy and accountability that contribute to the development of lifelong learning as a researcher within Health Sciences/Public Health and Health Promotion.

Teamwork

Collaborate and work effectively with specialists, peers, academics and others from a range of disciplines and backgrounds.

Global Citizenship

Engage in ethical and professional research practice whilst maintaining confidentiality, and respecting cultural sensitivities.

 

Course rules

To complete the Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion (Honours) students must attain 8 credit points, including two coursework units in research methods and research issues and an independent research project. Part-time students are required to complete the coursework components in their first year of study.

Course structure

Core units

Trimester 1

HBS400Research Methods

HSH401Developing Research Skills

Trimester 2

HSH402Honours Research Project