Course

Bachelor of Health Science

Approved Abbreviation: BHlthSc


Western Sydney University Course Code: 4545.2

CRICOS Code: 044779G


Course Status: INACTIVE
This version of the course is no longer offered. Please use the course search to find courses currently available.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year in this course was 2005 or 2006.

Commencement Year 2002 to 2004 - 4545.1 Bachelor fo Health Science

The Bachelor of Health Science (BHSc) degree is structured on the recognition that health is a highly complex and multidimensional concept. The course has been developed as a multi-strand course, which in addition to providing core skills and introductory knowledge, allows for the development of comprehensive and specialised skills and knowledge within defined key programs of study, according to the students’ interests and future professional and career aspirations.

The Health Promotion key program focuses on enabling individuals and communities to increase control over factors that influence health and wellbeing. Students will develop skills enabling them to work on specific health promotion projects such as injury prevention, skin cancer prevention, HIV/AIDS awareness, and community development projects, as well as in areas that deal with policy initiative, development and evaluation.

Health Services Management key program aims to develop beginning level health managers who will understand, and with experience, will facilitate the new directions that health care systems are taking. Graduates will be skilled in managing and responding to rapid changes within the health care system, the broader political sphere and in areas that deal with policy initiative, development and evaluation.

The Social Health Studies key program aims to give graduates an in-depth understanding of the social and behavioural processes contributing to health and illness. It allows students to draw from a suite of specialist units that examine the social and behavioural nature and social impact of health and illness within society. It also provides access to the latest research and knowledge about health in society.

The details of the Therapeutic Recreation key program are listed under Bachelor of Health Science (Therapeutic Recreation), course code 4634.1.

Study Mode
Three years full-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Dr Margaret Skropetam.skropeta@westernsydney.edu.au

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Penrith CampusFull TimeInternalMargaret Skropeta

Advanced standing

Applications for advanced standing will be assessed in accordance with current UWS policy.

Accreditation
The Health Services Management key program is accredited with the Australasian College of Health Services Management (ACHSM) . There are no professional associations which accredit programs in health promotion or social health studies.

Admission

Students normally apply through the Universities Admission Centre (UAC).

International applicants should contact International Office for details on admission. Contact information for the International Office is available via the UWS website.

http://sites.uws.edu.au/international

Special Requirements Prerequisites
Any student going on placement in NSW Health facilities will need to comply with its occupational screening and vaccination policy prior to placement.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points including the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Recommended Sequence

Full-time

Health Promotion Key Program

Year 1

Autumn session

400131Communication for the Helping Professions
300361Introduction to Human Biology
400164Introduction to Sociology of Health
400270Meanings of Health and Models of Care

Spring session

300362Environment and Health
400962Foundations of Wellbeing
400136Introduction to the Psychology of Health
400137Introduction to Research for Health Sciences

Year 2

Autumn session

400965Health Care Systems
400271Introduction to Health Promotion
400148Quantitative Research

And one elective

Spring session

400966Health Politics, Policy and Planning

And three electives

Year 3

Autumn session

400274Advanced Health Promotion Practice
400275Health Planning Project

And two electives

Spring session

400276Community Development and Health
400249Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care

And two electives

Health Services Management Key Program

Year 1

Autumn session

400131Communication for the Helping Professions
300361Introduction to Human Biology
400164Introduction to Sociology of Health
400270Meanings of Health and Models of Care

Spring session

400962Foundations of Wellbeing
400137Introduction to Research for Health Sciences
400136Introduction to the Psychology of Health

And one elective

Year 2

Autumn session

400965Health Care Systems
400277Health Services Management
400271Introduction to Health Promotion
400148Quantitative Research

Spring session

400966Health Politics, Policy and Planning

And three electives

Year 3

Autumn session

400275Health Planning Project
400278Health Services Management 2

And two electives

Spring session

400249Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care
400279Health Services Financial Management

And two electives

Social Health Studies Key Program

Year 1

Autumn session

300361Introduction to Human Biology
400164Introduction to Sociology of Health
400270Meanings of Health and Models of Care

And one elective

Spring session

400962Foundations of Wellbeing
400136Introduction to the Psychology of Health
400137Introduction to Research for Health Sciences

And one elective

Year 2

Autumn session

400088Critical Qualitative Research
400965Health Care Systems
400271Introduction to Health Promotion

And one Level 2 unit from the Health Unit Pool below

Spring session

63027Statistical Knowledge and Social Power

One Level 2 unit from the Health Unit Pool below

And two electives

Year 3

Autumn session

Two Level 3 units from the Health Unit Pool below

And two electives

Spring session

400281Workbased Learning Project: Humanitarian and Health Studies

One Level 3 unit from the Health Unit Pool below

And two electives

Health Unit Pool

400086Adulthood and Ageing
25026Culture and Health
25025Culture and Health in Aboriginal Communities
25033Dependency and Co-Dependency in Health Care
25008Family Studies and Health
25028Gender Relations
25050Health and Personality
400673Inequality and Human Rights
25733Mind, Body and Emotion
400280Sexuality
25042Youth, Childhood and Health: Social Perspectives

Elective Units

Elective units in the Bachelor of Health Science may be chosen from across Western Sydney University, provided that unit prerequisites are met and space is available.

The following is a list of elective units in the Health Science/ PDHPE discipline areas which are not listed elsewhere in the Handbook. These electives are open to students from across Western Sydney University provided that pre-requisites are met and space is available:

400963Drugs in Sport
400283Health Services Information Management
400284Health Services Quality Management
400286Injury Prevention
400285Public Health
100675Outdoor Recreation 2
100676Outdoor Recreation 3
100677Outdoor Recreation 4

Major and Sub-major elective spaces

Elective units may be used toward obtaining an additional approved sub-major (40 credit points). Western Sydney University offers sub-majors in a range of areas including Sustainability and Indigenous Studies.

Indigenous Australian Studies Major

Indigenous Australian Studies Sub-major

Indigenous Australian Creative Expressions Sub-major

Indigenous Economics Sub-major

Business Sustainability Sub-major

Refer to the Unit Set Index.

Handbook Unit Set Index

Students can apply for an elective major or sub-major via MySR in the Unit Sets section under Enrolment.

MyStudentRecords (MySR)



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