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Bachelor of Health Sciences/Bachelor of Arts
|Campus||Offered at Melbourne Burwood Campus|
|Length||4 years full time|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1)
July (Trimester 2)
|Indicative annual fee 2014||$23,050* AUD|
|CRICOS course code||035503K|
Overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0 (or equivalent). More information is available at www.ielts.org
|Deakin course code||D391|
|VTAC Codes||1400514073 - Burwood (Melbourne), International full-fee paying place|
|Faculty contacts||Deakin International|
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
The Bachelor of Health Sciences/Bachelor of Arts provides students with the opportunity to structure their own course by combining subjects from a wide range of health and arts related units. Students complete thirty-two credit points over four years comprising sixteen health sciences units and sixteen arts units. Within the sixteen health sciences units students complete two core units of study and select two health majors from environmental health, exercise science, family society and health, food studies, health promotion, health and sustainability, medical biotechnology, nutrition, people society and disability, physical activity and health, psychology and sport coaching. Within the sixteen arts units, students must complete at least one art major such as politics and policy, public relations, and journalism. With over twenty art major sequences available, students can elect to study a major that complements their health focus or alternatively provides additional career prospects.
As a graduate of this combined course you have the opportunity to broaden your career opportunities. The type of options available to you will depend on the major sequences you take within your course.
Depending on the study areas you choose throughout the health sciences component of this course, you may qualify to work in areas such as health promotion, health education, community health, project management, program planning, case management, counselling, family and community support, housing services, regional health service planning, sports psychology, sports nutrition and sports development.
An arts degree provides skills for a wide range of careers. Graduates may find careers in international relations, journalism, professional writing, advertising, media, photography, multimedia, publishing, public relations, marketing, sales, personnel and industrial relations, government, administration, policy development, research, business, banking, finance, community services, ethnic affairs, psychology, social work, community development, education, policing, the security industry, performing arts (including dance and drama) and visual arts.
The Bachelor of Health Sciences/Bachelor of Arts is a 32-credit-point program, comprising 16 credit points from Arts and 16 credit points from Health Sciences. Students must fulfil the requirements of each of the two degrees in their course of study.
Within the 16 credit points required for the Bachelor of Arts portion of the degree a minimum of 4 credit points must be completed at level 3 and a major sequence as described under course A300 Bachelor of Arts must also be completed.
The 16 credit points required for the Bachelor of Health Sciences must include HBS107 Understanding Health and HBS108 Health Information and Data. Two major sequences of study as described under course H300 Bachelor of Health Sciences must also be completed.
See course entry Bachelor of Arts (A300) or Bachelor of Health Sciences (H300).
You can enhance your employment prospects and consolidate your knowledge and skills through an industry placement unit. Depending on the major sequences you choose to study, this option may be available in the final year of your course.
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