The Bachelor of Health Sciences (Environmental and Public Health Major)/Graduate Diploma in Environmental Health Practice requires four years of full-time study (or up to six years part-time).
The course is jointly offered by the College of Nursing and Health Sciences and the College of Science and Engineering.
Program of study
To qualify for the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Environmental and Public Health Major), Graduate Diploma in Environmental Health Practice a student must complete 144 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the following program of study.
Students must also achieve a Grade Point Average of 5 or better in the 108 units of the Bachelor of Health Sciences in order to progress to the Graduate Diploma in Environmental Health Practice.
Students who have successfully completed the first three years of the program (108 units) may exit with the Bachelor of Health Sciences.
The award of a grade of Fail (F) in the same topic on more than one occasion may constitute prima facie evidence of unsatisfactory progress for the purposes of the University’s Policy on Student Progress.
Except with the permission of the Course Committee, a student may not proceed to higher year core topics unless they have satisfactorily completed the previous year's core topics.
Core - Year 1 topics
27 units comprising:
BIOL1101 Evolution of Biological Diversity (4.5 units)
BIOL1102 Molecular Basis of Life (4.5 units)
HLTH1003 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Care (4.5 units)
HLTH1304 Interpersonal and Interprofessional Communication (4.5 units)
HLTH1305 Australian Healthcare System(s): Concepts and Controversies (4.5 units)
HLTH1306 Contemporary Health Issues in Australia (4.5 units)
Plus one of:
CHEM1101 Chemical Structure and Bonding (4.5 units)
CHEM1201 General Chemistry (4.5 units)
CHEM1202 Chemistry for the Life Sciences (4.5 units)
Core - Year 2 topics (Environmental and Public Health Specialisation)
31.5 units comprising:
HLTH2101 Epidemiology for the Social Determinants of Health (4.5 units)
HLTH2105 Health: A Psychological Perspective (4.5 units)
HLTH1101 Health Promotion for Health Professionals (4.5 units)
PHCA1507 Introduction to Public Health (4.5 units)
PHCA2510 Introduction to Food Democracy (4.5 Units)
ENVS2712 Environmental Change and Human Health (4.5 units)
STEM1002 Introduction to Geographical Information Systems (4.5 units)
Plus one of:
HLTH2102 Indigenous Health for Health Professionals (4.5 units) S2 or
CIK230 Indigenous Engagements: Land and Water (4.5 units) on-line or
CIK240 Indigenous Cultures and the Environment (4.5 units) on-line
Core - Year 3 topics
13.5 units comprising:
HLTH3102 Qualitative Methods for Social Health Research (4.5 units)
HLTH3105 Quantitative Methods for Social Health Research (4.5 units)
HLTH3106 Health Work Internship (4.5 units)
Plus 22.5 units comprising
Specialisation - Year 3 topics (Environmental and Public Health Specialisation)
PHCA3511 Epidemiology for Practice (4.5 units)
PHCA3514 Leadership in Public Health (4.5 units)
PHCA3506 Evaluation in Primary Health Care (4.5 units)
ENVS2741 Zombie Apocalypse: Microbes and Toxins (4.5 units)
INTR2012 Food Security (4.5 units)
Core - Year 4 topics
31.5 units comprising
ENVH7711 Environmental Health Concepts (4.5 units)
ENVH9712 Environmental Health Policy, Management and Administration (4.5 units)
ENVH9721 Public Health Toxicology (4.5 units)
ENVH7722 Food Safety (4.5 units)
ENVH7731 Sustainable Development - Health Issues (4.5 units)
ENVH9732 Environmental Health Law (4.5 units)
ENVH7742 Microbiology and Communicable Diseases (4.5 units)
Plus one of:*
MMED8904 Health Sciences Research Methods (4.5 units)
PHCA9507 Health Promotion in Public Health (4.5 units)
REMH8001 Context of Remote & Indigenous Health Practice (4.5 units)
*Or any other semester 1 topic at 7000 or above as approved by the course coordinator.