The graduate entry Bachelor of Letters (Health) is a 108-unit program for which 72 units of block credit is automatically granted on the basis of completion of a prior bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification. The Bachelor of Letters (Health) normally requires one year of full-time study or the equivalent part-time study. It is offered by the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
The Health stream will be identified on the student’s transcript of academic record and on the parchment presented to the student on completion of the course.
Applicants must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution. The Dean (Education) may, however, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.
The course aims to produce graduates who can understand the evidence-base of health issues and who can apply the knowledge from their chosen area of health study. Graduates of this degree will be able to add their additional health knowledge to their first degree in order to broaden their professional skill base.
At the completion of the award, students will be expected to demonstrate:
- understanding of the fundamental knowledge relevant to the health specialisation under study
- understanding of individual, social and environmental perspectives of the health specialisation under study
- critical analysis of health outcomes for individuals and communities
- application of critical thinking and evidence-based approach to analysis of health issues
- critical appraisal of health policy
- articulation of international and global issues in health
- understanding of inter-professional, ethical and cross-cultural dimensions of health
- understanding of the impact of social determinants on the health of Indigenous peoples
- engagement in health-related research
- exploration of opportunities for innovation and enterprise in health.
Program of study
To qualify for the Bachelor of Letters (Health), a student must complete 36 units according to the program of study set out below, with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic.
Not all topics are necessarily available in a given year.
Stream - Health
18 units comprising:
HLTH1305 Australian Healthcare System(s): Concepts and Controversies (4.5 units)
HLTH1306 Contemporary Health Issues in Australia (4.5 units)
HLTH2101 Critical Social Analysis of Health (4.5 units)
HLTH3102 Qualitative Methods for Social Health Research (4.5 units)
Plus 18 units comprising any of:
AGES1001 Foundation Skills in Ageing Studies (4.5 units)
AGES1002 Attitudes, Language and Communication Influencing the Experience of Ageing (4.5 units)
AGES1004 Mental Health and Psychological Well-being in Later Life (4.5 units)
AGES1010 The Experience of Dementia: People Perspectives (4.5 units)
AGES1011 Enhancing Life with Meaningful Activities (4.5 units)
AGES1012 Quality Care and Support for People with Dementia (4.5 units)
AGES2002 Enabling Environments for Older People (4.5 units)
AGES2010 Age as an Asset: Productive Ageing (4.5 units)
DSRS1201 Perspectives on Disability and Rehabilitation (4.5 units)
DSRS1202 Lifespan Development (4.5 units)
DSRS1206 Health Issues and Disability (4.5 units)
DSRS1209 Human Diversity (4.5 units)
DSRS1210 Interpersonal and Interprofessional Communication (4.5 units)
DSRS1215 Communication and Language (4.5 units)
DSRS1216 Introduction to Principles of Learning (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)
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)
HLTH3108 Contemporary Issues in Health Service Management (4.5 units)
NUTD1101 The Australian Table: An Introduction to Food and Food Culture (4.5 units)
NUTD1105 Food Systems (4.5 units)
NUTD1106 Nutrition, Physical Activity and Health (4.5 units)
NUTD2101 Nutrition Across the Lifecycle (4.5 units)
NUTD2105 Individual, Social and Environmental Perspectives on Food Consumption (4.5 units)