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Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion/Bachelor of Commerce
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)|
|Length||4 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1)
|Indicative annual fee 2014||$9,070* - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
Faculty of Health
Faculty of Business and Law
|CRICOS course code||031151F|
|VTAC Codes||1400514251 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
|Deakin course code||D388|
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.
As a graduate of this course you may find employment in either of these professional areas and work with groups such as children, adults, the disadvantaged and employees. Knowledge of business and health issues assists with executive management positions within the health industry that have policy development, budget and staff management responsibilities.
As a graduate you may qualify to work in positions such as Health Promotion Officer, Community Development Officer, Social Planning Officer, Health Educator, Women’s Health Officer, Health Policy Developer, Planning Officer, Health Researcher, Partnerships Coordinator or Program Evaluator. You will be prepared for a diverse range of employment areas including but not limited to healthy eating, physical activity, mental health, social inclusion, chronic illness (such as asthma, arthritis, heart disease) and women’s health.
The opportunities available to you will be somewhat dependent on the major sequence you choose to undertake as part of your degree.
The degree is a foundation for Honours and postgraduate study that lead to a research career in public health and/or health promotion or commerce.
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).
|HSH111||Introduction to Public Health and Health Promotion|
|HBS108||Health Information and Data|
|HSH113||Social Perspectives on Population Health|
|HSH208||Professional Practice 1|
|HSH112||Local and Global Environments for Health|
|HSH212||Professional Practice 2|
|HSH201||Planning and Evaluation 1|
|HSH205||Epidemiology and Biostatistics 1|
|HSH216||Epidemiology and Biostatistics 2|
|HSH218||Planning and Evaluation 2|
|HSH302||Politics, Policy and Health|
|HSH303||Public Health and Health Promotion Practicum|
Two commerce units
|HSH313||Contemporary Health Issues|
|HSH319||Population Health: A Research Perspective|
Two commerce units
Applications for Trimester 2 and Trimester 3 must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.