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The Bachelor of Health Sciences Health Promotion major is offered by the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
The minimum requirements for consideration for entry to all undergraduate courses are specified in detail in the University Entry Requirements.
The Bachelor of Health Sciences (Health Promotion major) offers a program of study where students major in the emerging area of Health Promotion. It draws upon the foundation core topics within the Bachelor of Health Sciences and is also complemented by relevant topic offerings from other faculties. It is designed to develop graduates’ abilities to contribute to the development of social, ethical and cultural sensitive solutions to complex problems within a Health Promotion framework, underpinned by the Ottawa Charter. It aims to develop graduates to work effectively within a Health Promotion Profession and multi-discipline team environments and improve their practice through critical reflection and learning.
On successful completion of the course, graduates should be able to:
- apply a contextual social health perspective within a Health Promotion framework.
- use critical analysis and problem solving skills to develop, plan and implement innovative solutions within a Health Promotion profession.
- discuss ethical and legal concepts for, and implications to, professional Health Promotion practice.
- synthesise information and communicate effectively, succinctly and sensitively with the health profession community, co-workers, government agencies, investors, and the broad public.
- apply judgment and initiative to propose and prioritise work strategies in consultation with co-workers to achieve timely completion of a Health Promotion project.
- work in a multidisciplinary team and incorporate the views of all stakeholders including Indigenous groups.
- use self-awareness and consultation to understand their Health Promotion professional role within a group and how they can best contribute to the group.
- articulate a conscious understanding of their own values and demonstrate respect for the values of others and the ability to view an ethical or social health dilemma from multiple view points within Health Promotion.
- inform society of impending social health developments and take an advocacy role within Health Promotion and/or supporting the Ottawa Charter.
- incorporate an understanding of the impact of the social determinants of health of Indigenous groups
- incorporate an understanding of the impact of the social determinants of health on other cultural groups.
Program of study
To qualify for the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Health Promotion major) a student must complete 108 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic according to the following program of study.
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 years core topics.
Core - Year 1 topics
36 units comprising:
HLPE1541 Social Determinants of Health (4.5 units)
HLTH1003 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Care (4.5 units)
HLTH1004 Human Bioscience (4.5 units)
HLTH1101 Health Promotion for Health Professionals (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)
NURS1007 Dimensions of Physical and Mental Health (4.5 units)
Core - Year 2 topics
31.5 units comprising:
HLPE2540 Theories and Practices of Health Promotion (4.5 units)
HLPE3540 Drugs, Politics and Public Health (4.5 units)
HLTH2101 Critical Social Analysis of Health (4.5 units)
HLTH2102 Indigenous Health for Health Sciences (4.5 units)
HLTH2105 Health: A Psychological Perspective (4.5 units)
HLTH2106 Project Management for Health Promotion (4.5 units)
ENVS2712 Environmental Change and Human Health (4.5 units)
Elective - Year 2 topics
Plus 4.5 units of elective topics. Electives may be chosen from any topic offered by the University provided topic prerequisites are met.
Core - Year 3 topics
22.5 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)
HLTH3107 Managing Chronic Conditions (4.5 units)
PHCA3506 Evaluation in Primary Health Care (4.5 units)
Elective - Year 3 topics
Plus 13.5 units of elective topics. Electives may be chosen from any topic offered by the University provided topic prerequisites are met.