Course

Bachelor of Health Science

Approved Abbreviation: BHlthSc


Western Sydney University Course Code: 4656.1

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 044779G


Course Status: CONTINUING
This version of the course is available only to continuing or completing students.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This course version applies to students whose commencement year in this course is 2010 or later.

Commencement Year 2008, 2009 - 4545.4 Bachelor of Health Science

The course provides a broad introduction to the health sciences with opportunities to major in health promotion, health service management and therapeutic recreation, or to transfer to one of the other health science specialisations at Western Sydney University. Subject to meeting admission criteria, transfers are possible to the clinical programs in physiotherapy, occupational therapy and podiatric medicine. Note that transfer places may be limited.

Study Mode
Three years full-time. Students may choose to study at a reduced load.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Course AdviceHealthSciences@westernsydney.edu.au

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Campbelltown CampusFull TimeInternal See above

Accreditation
The Bachelor of Health Science (Health Service Management) has Professional Accreditation with the Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM). The Bachelor of Health Science (Therapeutic Recreation) has been granted accreditation from Diversional Therapy Australia (DTA).

Admission

For local students admission is through UAC - Assumed knowledge, any 2 units of English.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

International applicants must apply directly to Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

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

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Special Requirements Prerequisites
In order to enrol in Second Year Autumn units, all students must have: 1. NSW Health National Criminal Record Check, 2. Prohibited Employment Declaration Form. In order to enrol in Second Year Spring units, all students must have: 1.First Aid Certificate. To be eligible to undertake fieldwork placements in public hospitals, students must comply with vaccination requirements and be prepared to submit a completed Adult Immunisation Card to placement institutions. Details of necessary vaccinations are available from NSW Health.

Course Structure

Qualification for this Key Program requires the successful completion of 240 credit points including the units within one of the following Key Programs.

Recommended Sequence

Students must select and enrol in one of the following Key Programs before selecting individual units.

KT4000Health Promotion
KT4001Health Services Management
KT4002Therapeutic Recreation

Majors

These majors are available to Health Promotion, Health Service Management and Therapeutic Recreation students only.

M4001Health Promotion

The Health Promotion major is not available to students enrolled in the Health Promotion Key Program of the Bachelor of Health Science.

M4002Health Services Management

The Health Services Management major is not available to students enrolled in the Health Services Management Key Program of the Bachelor of Health Science.

M4000Therapeutic Recreation

The Therapeutic Recreation major is not available to students enrolled in the Therapeutic Recreation Key Program of the Bachelor of Health Science.

Majors

The sharing of some common units across the key programs detailed above offers students the opportunity to achieve the Bachelor of Health Science with a key program and a major. Please note that the key program will appear on the testamur whilst the major will appear on the transcript. Qualification for the key program and major programs requires the successful completion of 240 credit points including the units listed in the recommended sequences below.

Bachelor of Health Science (Therapeutic Recreation) with Health Promotion major

or

Bachelor of Health Science (Health Promotion) with Therapeutic Recreation major

Recommended sequence

Full-time

Year 1

Autumn session

400870Population Health and Society
300361Introduction to Human Biology
400783Professional Pathways in Health Science
400871Professional Health Competencies

Spring session

101614Psychology and Health
400863Foundations of Research and Evidence-Based Practice
400732Communication in Health
400285Public Health

Year 2

Autumn session

400867Approaches to Health Promotion
400244Introduction to Leisure and Recreation Theory
400864Research Methods (Quantitative and Qualitative)
400866Culture, Diversity and Health

Spring session

400968Professional Practice in Aged Care and Disability
400246Workplace Learning 1 (Therapeutic Recreation)
401195Health Politics, Policy and Planning
400286Injury Prevention

Year 3

Autumn session

400275Health Planning Project
400252Workplace Learning 2 (Community Placement)
400789Leisure Education Programming and Mental Health
400784Health Promotion Practice 1

Spring session

400785Health Promotion Practice 2
400786Professional Transition Project
400254Therapeutic Recreation Professional Project
400249Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care

Bachelor of Health Science (Therapeutic Recreation) with Health Services Management major

or

Bachelor of Health Science (Health Services Management) with Therapeutic Recreation major

Recommended Sequence

Full-time

Year 1

Autumn session

400870Population Health and Society
300361Introduction to Human Biology
400783Professional Pathways in Health Science
400871Professional Health Competencies

Spring session

101614Psychology and Health
400277Health Services Management
400863Foundations of Research and Evidence-Based Practice
400732Communication in Health

Year 2

Autumn session

400867Approaches to Health Promotion
400244Introduction to Leisure and Recreation Theory
400864Research Methods (Quantitative and Qualitative)
400866Culture, Diversity and Health

Spring session

400968Professional Practice in Aged Care and Disability
400246Workplace Learning 1 (Therapeutic Recreation)
401195Health Politics, Policy and Planning
400788Health Services Workforce Management

Year 3

Autumn session

400275Health Planning Project
400252Workplace Learning 2 (Community Placement)
400789Leisure Education Programming and Mental Health
400787Health Services Management Practice

Spring session

400249Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care
400786Professional Transition Project
400254Therapeutic Recreation Professional Project
400279Health Services Financial Management

Bachelor of Health Science (Health Promotion) with Health Services Management major

or

Bachelor of Health Science (Health Services Management) with Health Promotion major

Recommended Sequence

Full-time

Year 1

Autumn session

400870Population Health and Society
300361Introduction to Human Biology
400783Professional Pathways in Health Science
400871Professional Health Competencies

Spring session

101614Psychology and Health
400277Health Services Management
400863Foundations of Research and Evidence-Based Practice
400732Communication in Health

Year 2

Autumn session

400867Approaches to Health Promotion
400864Research Methods (Quantitative and Qualitative)
400866Culture, Diversity and Health

And one elective

Spring session

400285Public Health
400286Injury Prevention
401195Health Politics, Policy and Planning
400788Health Services Workforce Management

Year 3

Autumn session

400787Health Services Management Practice
400275Health Planning Project
400784Health Promotion Practice 1

And one elective

Spring session

400785Health Promotion Practice 2
400786Professional Transition Project
400279Health Services Financial Management
400249Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care

Sub-major elective spaces

Elective units may be used toward obtaining an additional approved sub-major (40 credit points).

Search for sub-majors

Students who maintain a GPA of 5 or higher may use elective units toward obtaining an additional approved sub-major in Critical Thinking.

SM3083.1 Critical Thinking

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

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.

MyStudentRecords (MySR)



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