BB-HPRNTR v.2 Bachelor of Science (Nutrition), Bachelor of Science (Health Promotion)
Course CRICOS Code: 046656B
Registered full-time Duration: 4 Years
Bachelor Double Degrees prepare students to develop broad and coherent knowledge and skills in more than one discipline for professional work and further learning corresponding to AQF level 7 qualifications.
This double degree concurrently develops expertise in the areas of nutrition and health promotion. With increasing emphasis being placed on preventing disease using sound nutrition, this combination of skills is ideal for positions where health promotion skills are frequently required and are considered highly desirable, such as government health departments and other agencies involved with the prevention of chronic disease. It is particularly relevant for jobs in government health departments and in community agencies involved with health related areas such as alcohol and other drugs, injury control, disease control, heart disease prevention, cancer control, road safety, research, sponsorship and community development and capacity building.
Graduates are eligible for full membership of the Australian Health Promotion Association and Public Health Association of Australia and to apply for associate membership as an accredited nutritionist with the Dietitians Association of Australia.
Increasing problems surrounding the prevention of obesity and improving nutrition for vulnerable groups, such as Indigenous people, are driving the need for a specially trained workforce with a combination of health promotion and nutrition skills. Graduates can apply for positions such as public health nutritionists, community nutritionists, nutrition coordinators, and health promotion and project officers. The career opportunities for a double degree graduate are different from those of a hospital or community dietitian who would work with individuals or groups of people to help treat or manage diseases, such as diabetes or cancer. Employment is typically found with state departments of health and non-government organisations such as the Cancer Council and National Heart Foundation. Other employment opportunities are with the federal government, divisions of general practice and local government. There are also opportunities to go overseas for academic and professional practice exchange and graduates can chose to work overseas in developing countries.
Additional Course Expenses
Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks and other essential study materials.
Course Entry and Completion Details
Applicants for a Bachelor Double Degree are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au and include flexible entry pathways. Any specific course entry and completion requirements must also be met.
Prerequisites: Chemistry 3A/3B. Desirable: Mathematics 2C/2D.
Credit for Recognised Learning
Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au.
Pathway to Further Study
Graduates may qualify for entry to a Bachelor Degree with Honours and some Graduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Master degrees. For further details, see the University website http://curtin.edu.au.
Course Entry/Completion Note
Applicants for this course should refer to the Faculty website for more information on Communicable Diseases and Criminal Record Screening and Clearance.
Bachelor Double Degrees include a combined degree study program leading to two awards. The duration of the double degree may vary among disciplines, but typically requires less time to complete than if the two undergraduate degrees were studied separately.
Students enrolled in the double degree program may elect to transfer to a single degree course in one of the two disciplines. In this event, the relevant Head of School shall determine the amount of credit to be transferred to the single degree.
Course Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. think creatively using knowledge of nutrition research and health promotion concepts and practice to generate innovative solutions to enhance the nutritional status of populations
2. critically analyse issues relevant to public health nutrition
3. access and appraise nutrition information from a variety of sources and synthesise relevant information to develop sustainable public health nutrition and health promotion programs
4. communicate with professionals and community members to promote health using effective written and oral communication
5. effectively use new and existing scientific and technological methods to gather information, analyse data and communicate an understanding of their advantages and limitations
6. take responsibility for own learning and professional development in the public health nutrition and health promotion field
7. apply global perspectives to public health nutrition and health promotion issue
8. incorporate cultural awareness and sensitivity into public health nutrition and health promotion practice
9. demonstrate independence and leadership in project management; demonstrate professionalism and capacity for leadership and be able to work independently, collaboratively and ethically
Duration and Availability
The course is four years' full-time or equivalent part-time study.
Location and delivery Mode
|Year||Location||Period||All*||Internal||Partially Online Internal^||External||Fully Online#|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 1||Y|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 2||Y|
The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.
* The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.
^ Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.
# Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.
|Year 1 Semester 1|
|PUBH1000||v.1||Introduction to Public Health||4.0||25.0|
|NUTR1000||v.1||Food and Nutrition Principles||5.0||25.0|
|CMHL1000||v.1||Foundations for Professional Health Practice||3.0||25.0|
|CMHL1001||v.1||Evidence Informed Health Practice||2.0||25.0|
|Year 1 Semester 2|
|INDH1006||v.1||Indigenous Cultures and Health Behaviours||3.0||25.0|
|HUMB1000||v.1||Human Structure and Function||4.0||25.0|
|HUMB1001||v.1||Integrated Systems Anatomy and Physiology||4.0||25.0|
|HLPR1000||v.1||Promoting Physical Activity and Injury Prevention||4.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 1|
|HLPR2004||v.1||Health Promotion Planning||4.0||25.0|
|NUTR2000||v.1||Fundamentals of Public Health Nutrition||4.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 2|
|MEDI1000||v.1||Foundations of Biomedical Science||4.0||25.0|
|CHEM1002||v.1||Reactivity and Function in Chemistry||6.0||25.0|
|PUBH2001||v.1||Introduction to Epidemiology||4.0||25.0|
|HLPR2002||v.1||Health Promotion Methods||4.0||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 1|
|BCCB2003||v.1||Principles of Biochemistry||5.0||25.0|
|HLPR3004||v.1||Health Promotion in Challenging Contexts||4.0||25.0|
|HLPR3000||v.1||Evidence and Effectiveness in Health Promotion||3.0||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 2|
|HLPR2000||v.1||Health Promotion in Action||4.0||25.0|
|HLPR3003||v.1||Health Promotion, Media and Advocacy||4.0||25.0|
|Year 4 Semester 1|
|BCCB3005||v.2||Minerals and Nutrition Evidence||4.0||25.0|
|PUBH3001||v.1||Applied Research and Biostatistics||8.0||25.0|
|NUTR3000||v.1||Nutrition Sociology and Education||5.0||25.0|
|PUBH3002||v.1||Professional Practice in Public Health||2.0||25.0|
|Year 4 Semester 2|
|HLPR3001||v.1||Health Partnerships, Politics and Power||3.0||25.0|
|HLPR3002||v.1||Health Promotion Leadership and Identity||4.0||25.0|
If you need more course information, you may contact the relevant areas: For Current Students: Student Services Office, please click here for further details: http://students.curtin.edu.au/contact_offices.cfm For Domestic Future Students: Future Students Centre, email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +61-8-9266 1000 For International Future Students: Curtin International, email: email@example.com Tel: +61-8-9266 7331
Course Structure Disclaimer
Curtin University reserves the right to alter the internal composition of any course to ensure learning outcomes retain maximum relevance. Any changes to the internal composition of a course will protect the right of students to complete the course within the normal timeframe and will not result in additional cost to students through a requirement to undertake additional units.
Information in this publication is correct at the time of printing but may be subject to change.
In particular, the University reserves the right change the content and/or method of assessment, to change or alter tuition fees of any unit of study, to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/ or to vary arrangements for any program.
This material does not purport to constitute legal or professional advice.
Curtin accepts no responsibility for and makes no representations, whether express or implied, as to the accuracy or reliability in any respect of any material in this publication.
Except to the extent mandated otherwise by legislation, Curtin University does not accept responsibility for the consequences of any reliance which may be placed on this material by any person.
Curtin will not be liable to you or to any other person for any loss or damage (including direct, consequential or economic loss or damage) however caused and whether by negligence or otherwise which may result directly or indirectly from the use of this publication.
International students studying in Australia on a student visa can only study full-time and there are also specific entry requirements that must be met. As some information contained in this publication may not be applicable to international students, refer to international.curtin.edu.au for further information. Australian citizens, permanent residents and international students studying outside Australia may have the choice of full-time, part-time and external study, depending on course availability and in-country requirements.