Course

Bachelor of Health Science

Approved Abbreviation: BHlthSc


Western Sydney University Course Code: 4545.3

CRICOS Code: 044779G


Course Status: INACTIVE
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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 2007.

Commencement Year 2005 to 2006 - 4545.2 Bachelor of Health Science

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.

Students are admitted to the generic course 4545 Bachelor of Health Science, and then transfer into the Key program of their choice:

  • 4546 Health Promotion
  • 4547 Health Services Management
  • 4548 Social Health Studies
  • 4634 Therapeutic Recreation

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 Therapeutic Recreation key program provides students with the expertise in designing implementing and evaluating therapeutic recreation programs for people who experience barriers to participation in leisure and recreation programs, such as in special schools, aged care facilities as well as health care and community settings. Such leisure and recreation participation provides a variety of benefits that promote health and well being. The curriculum aims to produce a graduate who can utilise the appropriate process and content to provide leisure and recreation programs/ services for a range of people who experience disabilities, illness or disadvantage.

Study Mode
Three years full-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Cathy Tannousc.tannous@westernsydney.edu.au

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Penrith CampusFull TimeInternal See above

Advanced standing

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

Accreditation
The Health Services Management key program is accredited with the Australasian College of Health Services Management (ACHSM). The Therapeutic Recreation key program has been reviewed by the Diversional Therapy Association of Australia and approved for Level 1 membership of this professional association. 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 their website.

International Office

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 (code 4546)

Year 1

Autumn session

400769Foundations of Health Science
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

401195Health 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 (code 4547)

Year 1

Autumn session

400769Foundations of Health Science
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

401195Health 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 (code 4548)

Year 1

Autumn session

300361Introduction to Human Biology
400164Introduction to Sociology of Health
400270Meanings of Health and Models of Care
400769Foundations of Health Science

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

101369Statistical 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

101326Work-based Learning Project: Humanitarian, Peace and Health Studies

One Level 3 unit from the Health Unit Pool below

And two electives

Health Unit Pool

400086Adulthood and Ageing
101324Culture, Health and Social Change
101323Culture, Health and Healing in Indigenous Communities
101319Drugs, Addiction and Society
101322Family Life, Health and Leisure
101318Gender and Society
101351Health and Personality
400673Inequality and Human Rights
101352Mind, Body and Emotion
400280Sexuality
101325Children, Wellbeing and Society

Therapeutic Recreation Key Program (code 4634)

Year 1

Autumn session

300361Introduction to Human Biology
400164Introduction to Sociology of Health
400270Meanings of Health and Models of Care
400769Foundations of Health Science

Spring session

400962Foundations of Wellbeing
400136Introduction to the Psychology of Health
400137Introduction to Research for Health Sciences
400244Introduction to Leisure and Recreation Theory

Year 2

Autumn session

400090Leisure Education
400271Introduction to Health Promotion
400965Health Care Systems

And one elective

Spring session

400246Workplace Learning 1 (Therapeutic Recreation)
400248Professional Practice in Aged Care

And two electives

Year 3

Autumn session

400247Programming Therapeutic Recreation
400252Workplace Learning 2 (Community Placement)

And two electives

Spring session

400249Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care
400254Therapeutic Recreation Professional Project

And two electives

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 The 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 major (80 credit points) or sub-major (40 credit points).

Western Sydney University offers majors and sub-majors in a range of areas including Sustainability and Indigenous Studies.

Search for majors and sub-majors

Indigenous Australian Studies Major

Indigenous Australian Studies Sub-major

Indigenous Australian Creative Expressions Sub-major

Indigenous Economics Sub-major

Business Sustainability Sub-major

Students can apply for an elective major or sub-major via MySR.

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