B-HLPROM v.1 Bachelor of Science (Health Promotion)
Course CRICOS Code: 003779B
Registered full-time Duration: 3 Years
Bachelor Degrees prepare students to develop broad and coherent knowledge and skills in a discipline for professional work and further learning corresponding to AQF level 7 qualifications.
This course combines the scientific understanding of the human body with the knowledge and skills for addressing health issues and promoting health in individuals and the community, ensuring graduates obtain the skills to be competent professionals in the field of health promotion. The course content lends itself to innovative teaching methods and fieldwork is incorporated in the second and third years. The School of Public Health is affiliated with the WA Centre for Health Promotion Research. Through the major grants it attracts, it offers staff and students the opportunity to participate in ground breaking health promotion research.
Students and graduates are eligible for membership of the Australian Health Promotion Association.
Health promotion graduates possess practical and theoretical skills which are highly sought after by employers. The degree prepares students for careers as health promotion practitioners working in community, school, workplace, media and international settings with both government and non-government organisations. Employers can include the National Heart Foundation, Asthma Foundation, WA AIDS Council, Cancer Council, the Department of Health and many more. Some graduates go on to work overseas in developing countries and you can structure your studies to reflect this interest. The program attracts students from countries and regions including South-East Asia, the Pacific Islands, Japan, Europe and the United States, who then return to work in their countries of origin.
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 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.
Desirable: At least one science course from the following list: Biological Sciences 2A/2B, Chemistry 2A/2B, Earth and Environmental Science 2A/2B, Human Biological Science 2A/2B, Integrated Science 2A/2B, Physics 2A/2B or Psychology 2A/2B. 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
Applicants for this course should refer to the Clinical Health Sciences and Police Clearances sections of the Faculty website
Bachelor Degrees typically contain a series of units which may include compulsory (core), optional or elective units to cater for student preferences. They may contain a range of majors, streams and/or minors for students to choose from to pursue learning in a specialised area of study.
The course is designed to develop appropriate knowledge and skills in the principles and the processes of planning, implementing and evaluating health promotion programs in various settings including clinical, school, worksite and the community. As well as specialist health promotion units in planning, methodology and evaluation, students complete studies in the multidisciplinary areas that underpin the practice of health promotion. Core studies are in human biology, behavioural sciences, epidemiology and health content areas. In addition, professional practice and research project studies are part of the course. There is one optional unit.
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.
2. critically analyse issues relevant to health promotion. Think creatively to generate innovative solutions to promote health
3. access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information to develop sustainable health promotion programs
4. communication with professional and community members to promote health using effective written and oral communication. Communicate with individual and groups to advocate for improved health. Emphasise the significance of health promotion research to the scientific community using effective methods of communication
5. effectively use new and existing technologies to gather information, analyse data and communicate
6. take responsibility for own learning and professional development in the health promotion field
7. apply international perspectives and principles to healthy promotion
8. demonstrate understanding and respect for individual human rights and cultural diversity
9. work professionally and ethically across a range of settings. Demonstrate independence and leadership in project management
Duration and Availability
This course is three years full-time or equivalent part-time study. This course is available both internally and online.
Location and delivery Mode
|Year||Location||Period||All*||Internal||Partially Online Internal^||External||Fully Online#|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Study Period 1||Y||Y|
|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|
|PSYC1000||v.1||Introduction to Psychology||3.0||25.0|
|CMHL1000||v.1||Foundations for Professional Health Practice||3.0||25.0|
|PUBH1000||v.1||Introduction to Public Health||4.0||25.0|
|CMHL1001||v.1||Evidence Informed Health Practice||2.0||25.0|
|Year 1 Semester 2|
|HUMB1000||v.1||Human Structure and Function||4.0||25.0|
|INDH1006||v.1||Indigenous Cultures and Health Behaviours||3.0||25.0|
|NURS1003||v.1||Imagining Health in Social and Cultural Contexts||3.0||25.0|
|HLPR1000||v.1||Promoting Physical Activity and Injury Prevention||4.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 1|
|HLPR2005||v.1||Alcohol and Other Drugs||4.0||25.0|
|HLPR2004||v.1||Health Promotion Planning||4.0||25.0|
|HLPR2003||v.1||Promoting Mental Health and Social Inclusion||4.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 2|
|NUTR2000||v.1||Fundamentals of Public Health Nutrition||4.0||25.0|
|HLPR2000||v.1||Health Promotion in Action||4.0||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|
|PUBH3002||v.1||Professional Practice in Public Health||2.0||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|
|PUBH3001||v.1||Applied Research and Biostatistics||8.0||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 2|
|HLPR3001||v.1||Health Partnerships, Politics and Power||3.0||25.0|
|HLPR3003||v.1||Health Promotion, Media and Advocacy||4.0||25.0|
|HLPR3002||v.1||Health Promotion Leadership and Identity||4.0||25.0|
|SELECT OPTIONAL UNITS TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF:||25.0|
|Optional Units to Select from in Year 3 Semester 2||Hrs/Wk||Credit|
|NURS1004||v.1||Interpersonal Communication Skills in Health||3.0||25.0|
|PSYC1001||v.1||Foundations of Psychology||3.0||25.0|
|INCD3008||v.1||Working in Indigenous Australian Contexts||3.0||25.0|
|COUN2000||v.1||Introduction to Sexology Attitudes and Values||3.0||25.0|
|PUBH3003||v.1||Health Research Project||6.0||25.0|
|PUBH2000||v.1||Health Care Systems in Australia||3.0||25.0|
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