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Bachelor of Health Science

Approved Abbreviation: BHlthSc


Western Sydney University Course Code: 4656.2

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 044779G


Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.


This course provides a broad introduction to the health sciences with opportunities to specialise in one or two of the following areas: health promotion, health services management, therapeutic recreation, public health. Students who choose to enrol into two specialisations will identify one area as their Key Program and the second as their major. The Key Program is considered the primary specialisation. The double specialisation is designed to increase students’ areas of expertise and employability. Public Health is the only fully online key program in 4656. Students who choose the Public Health key program and a major in one of the other 3 specialisations of 4656 will be required to attend on-campus classes for the second area of study. Students may be able to transfer from this course to another within the School of Science and Health or Western Sydney University, however this process is competitive and is subject to meeting admission criteria and transfer places may be limited.

Study Mode
Three years full-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Course AdviceHealthSciences@westernsydney.edu.au
Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Campbelltown CampusFull TimeInternal See above
OnlineFull TimeOnline See above
Sydney City CampusFull TimeInternalAndrey Zheluk

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

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University.  Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

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

Assumed knowledge: Any 2 units of English.

https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

For international students, admission is through direct application to the university with IELTS equal to 6.5 or above.

International Office

Special Requirements Prerequisites
For students enrolled in the Key Programs for Health Promotion, Therapeutic Recreation and Health Services Management - Prior to the second year of the program students must have 1) Student Undertaking Form and National Police Certificate 2) Working with Children Check Student Declaration 3) Senior first aid certificate which includes cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and 4) All documentation is to comply with the NSW Health Occupational Screening and Vaccination Against Infectious Diseases Policy including completion of an adult vaccination card. Students enrolled in the Public Health Program only do not need special requirements.

Work Integrated Learning

Western Sydney University seeks to enhance student learning experiences by enabling students to engage in the culture, expectations and practices of their profession or discipline. This course includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.

There is a mandatory work component required for completion of this course. Please contact the Course Advisor listed above for information.

International students should also refer to the 'Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students' website for more information and a link to the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students

Course Structure

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

Recommended Sequence - Sydney City Campus

Click here for the recommended sequence at Sydney City Campus.

Recommended Sequence - Campbelltown and Online

Students must select and enrol in one of the following Key Programs before selecting individual units. Please note the Public Health Key Program is available online and at Campbelltown.

KT4000Health Promotion
KT4001Health Services Management
KT4002Therapeutic Recreation
KT4004Public Health

Majors

These Majors are available to Health Promotion, Health Service Management, Therapeutic Recreation and Public Health 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.

M4003Public Health

The Public Health major is not available to students enrolled in the Public Health 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

Start-year Entry

Year 1

Autumn session

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

Spring session

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

Year 2

Autumn session

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

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

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

Spring session

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

Mid-year Entry

Year 1

Spring session

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

Year 2

Autumn session

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

Spring session

400968Professional Practice in Aged Care and Disability
400246Workplace Learning 1 (Therapeutic Recreation)
401195Health Politics, Policy and Planning
400249Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care

Year 3

Autumn session

400867Approaches to Health Promotion
400252Workplace Learning 2 (Community Placement)
400784Health Promotion Practice 1
400244Introduction to Leisure and Recreation Theory

Spring session

400286Injury Prevention
400786Professional Transition Project
400254Therapeutic Recreation Professional Project
400785Health Promotion Practice 2

Year 4

Autumn session

400789Leisure Education Programming and Mental Health
400864Research Methods (Quantitative and Qualitative)
400275Health Planning Project
400866Culture, Diversity and Health

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

Start-year Entry

Year 1

Autumn session

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

Spring session

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

Year 2

Autumn session

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

Spring session

400968Professional Practice in Aged Care and Disability
400246Workplace Learning 1 (Therapeutic Recreation)
401195Health Politics, Policy and Planning
400249Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care

Year 3

Autumn session

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

Spring session

400788Health Services Workforce Management
400786Professional Transition Project
400254Therapeutic Recreation Professional Project
400279Health Services Financial Management

Mid-year Entry

Year 1

Spring session

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

Year 2

Autumn session

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

Spring session

400968Professional Practice in Aged Care and Disability
400246Workplace Learning 1 (Therapeutic Recreation)
401195Health Politics, Policy and Planning
400249Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care

Year 3

Autumn session

400867Approaches to Health Promotion
400252Workplace Learning 2 (Community Placement)
400787Health Services Management Practice
400244Introduction to Leisure and Recreation Theory

Spring session

400788Health Services Workforce Management
400786Professional Transition Project
400254Therapeutic Recreation Professional Project
400279Health Services Financial Management

Year 4

Autumn session

400789Leisure Education Programming and Mental Health
400864Research Methods (Quantitative and Qualitative)
400275Health Planning Project
400866Culture, Diversity and Health

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

Start-year Entry

Year 1

Autumn session

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

Spring session

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

Year 2

Autumn session

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

And one elective

Recommended elective

400244Introduction to Leisure and Recreation Theory

Spring session

401195Health Politics, Policy and Planning
400285Public Health
400286Injury Prevention
400249Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care

Year 3

Autumn session

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

And one elective

Spring session

400788Health Services Workforce Management
400786Professional Transition Project
400785Health Promotion Practice 2
400279Health Services Financial Management

Mid-year Entry

Year 1

Spring session

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

Year 2

Autumn session

400867Approaches to Health Promotion
400871Professional Health Competencies
400870Population Health and Society
400783Professional Pathways in Health Science

Spring session

401195Health Politics, Policy and Planning
400285Public Health
400286Injury Prevention
400249Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care

Year 3

Autumn session

300361Introduction to Human Biology
400784Health Promotion Practice 1
400866Culture, Diversity and Health
400787Health Services Management Practice

Spring session

400788Health Services Workforce Management
400786Professional Transition Project
400785Health Promotion Practice 2
400279Health Services Financial Management

Year 4

Autumn session

400275Health Planning Project
400864Research Methods (Quantitative and Qualitative)

And two electives

The following unit is a recommended elective

400244Introduction to Leisure and Recreation Theory

Bachelor of Health Science (Health Promotion) with Public Health Major

Or

Bachelor of Health Science (Public Health) with Health Promotion Major

Start-year Entry

Year 1

Autumn session

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

Spring session

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

And one elective

Recommended elective

400277Health Services Management

Year 2

Autumn session

400867Approaches to Health Promotion
400864Research Methods (Quantitative and Qualitative)
400866Culture, Diversity and Health
300872Epidemiology

Spring session

401195Health Politics, Policy and Planning
400285Public Health
400286Injury Prevention

And one elective

Year 3

Autumn session

400275Health Planning Project
400784Health Promotion Practice 1
401194Contemporary Issues in Public Health

And one elective

Spring session

400785Health Promotion Practice 2
400249Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care
400786Professional Transition Project
401193Public Health Practice

Mid-year Entry

Year 1

Spring session

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

And one elective

Recommended elective

400277Health Services Management

Year 2

Autumn session

400870Population Health and Society
400867Approaches to Health Promotion
400783Professional Pathways in Health Science
400871Professional Health Competencies

Spring session

401195Health Politics, Policy and Planning
400285Public Health
400286Injury Prevention

And one elective

Year 3

Autumn session

400784Health Promotion Practice 1
300361Introduction to Human Biology
400866Culture, Diversity and Health
400864Research Methods (Quantitative and Qualitative)

Spring session

400785Health Promotion Practice 2
400249Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care
400786Professional Transition Project
401193Public Health Practice

Year 4

Autumn session

300872Epidemiology
400275Health Planning Project
401194Contemporary Issues in Public Health

And one elective

Bachelor of Health Science (Health Services Management) with Public Health Major

Or

Bachelor of Health Science (Public Health) with Health Services Management Major

Start year entry

Year 1

Autumn session

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

Spring session

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

Year 2

Autumn session

400867Approaches to Health Promotion
400864Research Methods (Quantitative and Qualitative)
400866Culture, Diversity and Health
300872Epidemiology

Spring session

401195Health Politics, Policy and Planning
400285Public Health
400249Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care

And one elective

Year 3

Autumn session

400275Health Planning Project
400787Health Services Management Practice
401194Contemporary Issues in Public Health

And one elective

Spring session

400279Health Services Financial Management
400788Health Services Workforce Management
400786Professional Transition Project
401193Public Health Practice

Mid-year Entry

Year 1

Spring session

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

Year 2

Autumn session

400870Population Health and Society
400867Approaches to Health Promotion
400783Professional Pathways in Health Science
400871Professional Health Competencies

Spring session

401195Health Politics, Policy and Planning
400285Public Health
400249Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care

And one elective

Year 3

Autumn session

400787Health Services Management Practice
300361Introduction to Human Biology
400866Culture, Diversity and Health
400864Research Methods (Quantitative and Qualitative)

Spring session

400786Professional Transition Project
400788Health Services Workforce Management
400279Health Services Financial Management
401193Public Health Practice

Year 4

Autumn session

300872Epidemiology
400275Health Planning Project
401194Contemporary Issues in Public Health

And one elective

Bachelor of Health Science (Therapeutic Recreation) with Public Health Major

Or

Bachelor of Health Science (Public Health) with Therapeutic Recreation Major

Start-year Entry

Year 1

Autumn session

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

Spring session

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

Summer session

400866Culture, Diversity and Health

Year 2

Autumn session

400867Approaches to Health Promotion
400864Research Methods (Quantitative and Qualitative)
400244Introduction to Leisure and Recreation Theory
300872Epidemiology

Spring session

401195Health Politics, Policy and Planning
400285Public Health
400246Workplace Learning 1 (Therapeutic Recreation)
400968Professional Practice in Aged Care and Disability

Year 3

Autumn session

400275Health Planning Project
400252Workplace Learning 2 (Community Placement)
401194Contemporary Issues in Public Health
400789Leisure Education Programming and Mental Health

Spring session

400254Therapeutic Recreation Professional Project
400249Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care
400786Professional Transition Project
401193Public Health Practice

Mid-year Entry

Year 1

Spring session

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

Summer session

400866Culture, Diversity and Health

Year 2

Autumn session

400870Population Health and Society
400244Introduction to Leisure and Recreation Theory
400783Professional Pathways in Health Science
400871Professional Health Competencies

Spring session

401195Health Politics, Policy and Planning
400285Public Health
400968Professional Practice in Aged Care and Disability
400246Workplace Learning 1 (Therapeutic Recreation)

Year 3

Autumn session

400252Workplace Learning 2 (Community Placement)
300361Introduction to Human Biology
400867Approaches to Health Promotion
400864Research Methods (Quantitative and Qualitative)

Spring session

400254Therapeutic Recreation Professional Project
400249Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care
400786Professional Transition Project
401193Public Health Practice

Year 4

Autumn session

400789Leisure Education Programming and Mental Health
300872Epidemiology
400275Health Planning Project
401194Contemporary Issues in Public Health

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.

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