BB-HPRHSF v.2 Bachelor of Science (Health Promotion), Bachelor of Science (Health and Safety)
Course CRICOS Code: 046654D
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 course develops expertise in the area of health promotion with an additional focus on health and safety. The areas of study will include health promotion skills such as planning, evaluation and methods as well as workplace occupational hygiene, legal matters and hazard recognition. Graduates will develop complementary skills that will qualify them to work in the field of health promotion particularly within a workplace setting. It emphasises prevention of disease and the importance of creating healthy environments and is particularly relevant for jobs in government, community and workplace environments, where the focus is on implementing systems that promote a safe and healthy work environment.
Graduates are eligible for membership of the Australian Health Promotion Association (Health Promotion) and the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (Health Promotion) and membership to the Safety Institute of Australia (Health and Safety).
Health promotion graduates possess practical and theoretical skills that are highly desirable to employers. Linking these to highly regarded occupational health and safety skills means graduates of this double degree are highly sought after. Health promotion employment can be found at local, state and national government and non-government agencies, including the National Heart Foundation, Asthma Foundation, WA AIDS Council, Cancer Council, Health Department and many more. Some graduates will go on to work overseas in developing countries and you can structure your studies to reflect this interest. Health and safety skills are in demand in a wide range of sectors including mining, oil and gas, manufacturing, government, health, and business. This course may be of particular interest to those with previous qualifications and work experience in health and safety intending to complete a degree, and those who wish to gain a further area of professional qualification.
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.
One science course 2A/2B from the following list is desirable: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Human Biological Science, Integrated Science, Physics or Psychology. STAT elements considered are WE and either V or Q.
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
Students will normally be expected to have attained a higher Tertiary Entrance Rank than is required for both single degrees. Applicants for this course should refer to the Clinical Health Sciences and Police Clearances sections of the faculty website.
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. apply health promotion concepts and practice to enhance the health and well-being of populations; demonstrate an understanding of human health, illness and wellbeing from a biological and social context; apply and integrate knowledge and practice required for the prevention of injury and disease in the workplace
2. critically analyse issues relevant to health promotion; think creatively to generate innovative solutions to promote health; apply logical and rational processes to critically analyse issues relevant to OHS and think creatively in the generation of solutions to problems
3. access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information to develop sustainable health promotion programs; access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information and evidence from the range of resources available in the field of OHS and use appropriate information and communication technology practices
4. communicate with professionals and community members to promote health using effective written and oral communication; emphasise the significance of health promotion and health and safety research to the scientific community using effective methods of communication; communicate effectively with a range of people including community groups, workers, employers, statutory authorities and their representatives and other professionals
5. effectively use new and existing technologies to gather information, analyse data and communicate; use scientific and technological methods with an understanding of their advantages and limitations
6. take responsibility for own learning and professional development in the health promotion and health and safety field
7. apply international perspectives and principles to health promotion and health and safety
8. demonstrate understanding and respect for individual human rights and cultural diversity
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||Y|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 2||Y||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|
|CMHL1000||v.1||Foundations for Professional Health Practice||3.0||25.0|
|HUMB1000||v.1||Human Structure and Function||4.0||25.0|
|PUBH1000||v.1||Introduction to Public Health||4.0||25.0|
|PUBH1001||v.1||Introduction to Health, Safety and Environment||4.0||25.0|
|Year 1 Semester 2|
|CMHL1001||v.1||Evidence Informed Health Practice||2.0||25.0|
|INDH1006||v.1||Indigenous Cultures and Health Behaviours||3.0||25.0|
|HLPR1000||v.1||Promoting Physical Activity and Injury Prevention||4.0||25.0|
|CHEM1003||v.1||Introduction to Chemistry||4.5||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 1|
|HLPR2004||v.1||Health Promotion Planning||4.0||25.0|
|HLPR2005||v.1||Alcohol and Other Drugs||4.0||25.0|
|OCHS3001||v.2||Employment and Environment Law||4.0||25.0|
|PHYS1006||v.1||Foundations of Physics||5.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 2|
|HLPR2000||v.1||Health Promotion in Action||4.0||25.0|
|OCHS2002||v.1||Risk Assessment and Risk Management||3.0||25.0|
|HLPR2002||v.1||Health Promotion Methods||4.0||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 1|
|PUBH2001||v.1||Introduction to Epidemiology||4.0||25.0|
|HLPR3000||v.1||Evidence and Effectiveness in Health Promotion||3.0||25.0|
|OCHS2003||v.1||Injury Management and Workers Compensation||3.0||25.0|
|OCHS2001||v.1||Workplace Human Factors||3.0||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 2|
|HLPR3003||v.1||Health Promotion, Media and Advocacy||4.0||25.0|
|MGMT3021||v.1||Health and Safety Management||3.0||25.0|
|ENHL3002||v.1||Health Safety and Environment Professional Practice||7.0||25.0|
|OCHS3003||v.1||Toxicology and Diseases||3.0||25.0|
|Year 4 Semester 1|
|HLPR3004||v.1||Health Promotion in Challenging Contexts||4.0||25.0|
|PUBH3001||v.1||Applied Research and Biostatistics||8.0||25.0|
|OCHS3000||v.1||Health and Safety Technology||3.0||25.0|
|PUBH3002||v.1||Professional Practice in Public Health||2.0||25.0|
|Year 4 Semester 2|
|OCHS3004||v.1||Emergency Management and Incident Investigation||4.0||25.0|
|HLPR3002||v.1||Health Promotion Leadership and Identity||4.0||25.0|
|HLPR3001||v.1||Health Partnerships, Politics and Power||3.0||25.0|
|OCHS3002||v.1||Health and Safety Professional Practice||3.0||25.0|
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