Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion (Honours)

Course summary for international students

Year2017 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion (Honours)
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud CampusNo
Length1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1)

Fee paying annual fee - commencing 2017$28,624 for 1 yr full-time AUD
CRICOS course code069124G
LevelUndergraduate
English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (or equivalent). More information is available at www.ielts.org

Deakin course code H412
Faculty contactsDeakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry

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.

Fees and charges

The tuition fees you pay are calculated depending on the course you choose.

The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.

Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.

You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.

Learn more about fees and available payment options.

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

Entry requirements - general

General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate entry requirements

Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.

How to apply

Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.

  • If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
  • If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact deakin-int-admissions@deakin.edu.au

Workload

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