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'... the combined degree appealed because I have a keen interest in social justice and community development and these areas will remain open for me in the future.'
|Award granted||Bachelor of Nursing / Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion|
|Campus||Offered at Melbourne Burwood Campus|
|Length||4 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1)
|Indicative annual fee 2013||$25,720* AUD|
|CRICOS course code||018323M|
Overall IELTS score of 7.0 with 7.0 in all bands (or equivalent). More information is available at www.ielts.org
|VTAC Codes||14023 - Burwood (Melbourne), International full-fee paying place|
|Deakin course code||D381|
|Faculty contacts||Deakin International|
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Course structure for students who commenced in 2010 onwards. Students who commenced prior to 2010 must follow the course structure applicable to their year of commencement.
Deakin University was the first university in Australia to offer combined nursing degree courses. This was in response to signals from the health sector that there was a need for nurses with multidisciplinary skills.
Throughout the Bachelor of Nursing /Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion, you will develop skills in the provision of nursing care and acquire a thorough understanding of the social and environmental factors that cause poor health, together with the factors that create and sustain good health. You will study a wide range of units that provide the knowledge base for health promotion practice such as environmental health, health sociology, planning and evaluation, epidemiology, biostatistics and research. You will learn to apply public health and health promotion strategies to populations at risk of disease and will gain a sound understanding of the importance of health education, the factors influencing health practices, and strategies to promote the health of individuals and groups.
Students may elect to exit the combined program and complete either the Bachelor of Nursing requirements OR the Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion requirements only.
This course is specifically designed to fulfil the registration requirements for Registered Nurse (Division 1) of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA).
Public health and health promotion is a growing area of employment in Australia and around the world. Upon completion of this combined course you will be qualified to work in areas such as health education, human services and health policy development and implementation in addition to more traditional nursing roles. The course will develop your skills and allow employment in the provision of nursing care and health promotion services for individuals and groups in a range of clinical and community settings. Your knowledge of the social and environmental factors that affect the health of individuals and populations will prepare you for a career in a range of clinical and community settings such as public health, schools, rehabilitation, health education, voluntary organisations, patient support agencies or working abroad.
The Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion comprises 32 credit points. Students must fulfil the requirements of each of the two degrees in their course of study.
Nineteen (19) credit points are specific to nursing; thirteen (13) credit points are specific to public health and health promotion.
There is an expectation that students be available to undertake clinical practicum outside of trimester dates. Failure of a compulsory practicum component in any unit of study will normally lead to exclusion. All expenses associated with clinical practicum are the responsibility of the student.
See course entry for Bachelor of Nursing (H326) or Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion (H313).
(For students who commenced in 2010 onwards)
|HBS109||Human Structure and Function|
|HNN112||Principles of Nursing Care|
|HNN120||The Discipline of Nursing: Contemporary Issues and Trends 1|
|HSH111||Introduction to Public Health and Health Promotion|
|HNN122||Nursing Management and Interventions 1|
|HSH112||Local and Global Environments for Health|
|HBS108||Health Information and Data|
|HNN222||Mental Health Nursing|
|HSH208||Professional Practice 1|
|HNN215||Quality Use of Medicines in Nursing|
|HNN227||Nursing Management and Interventions 2|
|HSH212||Professional Practice 2|
|HNN318||Nursing Management of the Older Person|
|HSH113||Social Perspectives on Population Health|
|HSH201||Planning and Evaluation 1|
|HSH205||Epidemiology and Biostatistics 1|
|HNN217||Nursing in Community Settings|
|HNN300||Child and Adolescent Nursing|
|HSH216||Epidemiology and Biostatistics 2|
|HSH218||Planning and Evaluation 2|
|HNN319||Nursing Management of Chronic Illness|
|HNN320||The Discipline of Nursing: Contemporary Issues and Trends 2|
|HSH302||Politics, Policy and Health|
|HSH303||Public Health and Health Promotion Practicum|
|HNN325||Comprehensive Nursing Management and Interventions|
|HNN301||Mental Health Promotion|
|HSH319||Population Health: a Research Perspective|
In accordance with Department of Human Services policy*, all students are required to undertake a National Police Record Check prior to clinical placements in each calendar year of their course. In accordance with the Working with Children Act 2005**, all students are required to undertake a Working with Children Check at commencement of the course. Students who fail to obtain a Police Record Check and a Working with Children Check prior to the commencement of clinical placement will not be able to undertake clinical placement and this will impede progress in the course. Students may also be required to declare their immunisation status to satisfy the requirements of health organisations where they will be undertaking their clinical learning experience. A health organisation may refuse to accept a student for placement if the student’s immunisation status is not satisfactory to the health organisation.
* Department of Human Services Policy on Working with Children Check and Police Records Checks can be found at: http://www.dhs.vic.gov.au/facs/bdb/fmu/service-agreement/4.departmental-policies-procedures-and-initiatives/4.6-police-record-check-policy-including-working-with-children-check
** Department of Justice 2007, Working with Children Act 2005, Victoria, Australia retrieved April 2012.
General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table (194kb).
Some courses may have additional entry requirements.
Students must also meet the English language requirement.
The English language entry requirement for 2012 entry onwards is an IELTS score of 7.0 (with no band less than 7) or equivalent. You will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.
Please note that the IELTS score for entry into the Bachelor of Nursing may differ from the IELTS score required for registration with theNursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). It is the students responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register as a nurse with the NMBA.
Normal University regulations and guidelines will pertain to students who apply for credit for prior learning. The Deakin University policy on credit for prior learning states that students will be provided with the maximum credit for relevant approved post-secondary study, or informal learning, which exceeds the normal entry requirements for the relevant course. This may include previous completed or incomplete degrees, diplomas, and TAFE awards.
In all cases, credit will need to be determined on a case-by-case basis with a maximum credit granted being consistent with University policy (Deakin University, Credit for prior learning policy and procedure, July 2003) and the guidelines for Recognition of Prior Learning as approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA).
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