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Diploma in Health Science/Bachelor of Health Science

Approved Abbreviation: DipHlthSc/BHlthSc


Western Sydney University Course Code: 6000.1

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 096963K


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 or 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 and students who choose the Public Health key program and a major in one of the other three specialisations will be required to attend on-campus classes for the second area of study.

The first year of this course is delivered by Western Sydney University The College as an agent of Western Sydney University via extended face-to-face hours in smaller learning environments.

A Diploma in Health Science is also available at the end of the first year of the course.

For more information on Western Sydney University, The College, please refer to their web site.

Western Sydney University, The College

For course advice during your first year of study, please use the contact below under ‘Course Advice’. For course advice during your second and subsequent years of study, please use the contact listed for the Bachelor of Health Science.

Bachelor of Health Science

Study Mode
Three years full-time, six years part-time.

Course Advice

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

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Bankstown CampusFull TimeInternal See above
Bankstown CampusPart TimeInternal See above
Penrith CampusFull TimeInternal See above
Penrith CampusPart TimeInternal See above
The College - Nirimba Education PrecinctFull TimeInternal See above
The College - Nirimba Education PrecinctPart 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 more information on applying please see link to The College admission pages below.

https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/thecollege/how_to_apply

Domestic students are required to have

  • Completed an English unit in the NSW Higher School Certificate, Or
  • Competency in English at IELTS 6.0 equivalent (unless a native speaker) Or
  • Passed The College Foundation Studies Academic English unit at C grade level or higher.

Met other entry requirements such as

  • An ATAR identified prior to the offer of a place, Or
  • Completed The College Foundation Studies course with a Grade Point Average of 5.5 or higher.

International students must satisfy one of the following language requirements

  • IELTS 6.0 with a minimum 5.5 in each sub band Or
  • Completed the College EAP 4 course with a 50% pass Or
  • Passed The College English test at IELTS 6.0 equivalent Or
  • Passed The College Foundation Studies Academic English unit at C grade level or higher for which advanced standing can be applied for.

Academic Entry Requirements vary according to country of origin. However, in general

  • Completion of Year 12 or its equivalent is the minimum entry requirement Or
  • Completed The College Foundation Studies course with a Grade Point Average of 5.5 or higher.

Special Requirements Prerequisites
For students enrolled in key programs Health Promotion, Therapeutic Recreation and Health Services Management prior to second year of their program (units Workplace Learning 1 and 2, or Health Promotion Practice 1 and 2, or Heath Services Management Practice and Health services Financial Management) 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; 4) All documentation to comply with the NSW Health Occupational Screening and Vaccination Against Infectious Diseases Policy including completion of an adult vaccination card.

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).

Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 260 credit points which include the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

  • Students must pass all College Preparatory units before progressing to the Year Two units.
  • Students must pass at least 70 credit points of University level units in Year One before progressing to the Year Two units.

Western Sydney University The College Units

Bankstown, Penrith and Nirimba Campus

Please note that all campuses may not have intakes each year.

Year 1

Preparatory units

700056Academic English (WSTC Prep)
700190Fundamentals of Health Science (WSTC Prep)
700170Tertiary Study Skills in Health Science (WSTC Prep)

Students must pass the following University level units

700065Approaches to Health Promotion (WSTC)
700062Communication in Health (WSTC)
700064Foundations of Research and Evidence-Based Practice (WSTC)
700061Introduction to Human Biology (WSTC)
700066Population Health and Society (WSTC)
700067Professional Health Competencies (WSTC)
700075Professional Pathways in Health Science (WSTC)
700060Psychology and Health (WSTC)

Students may exit at this point and graduate with the Diploma in Health Science following a passing grade in all of the above units. Students who progress onto Year Two may also be awarded the Diploma if they gain a passing grade in all of the above units.

Western Sydney University Units

For course advice during your second and subsequent years of study, please use the contact listed for the Bachelor of Health Science.

Bachelor of Health Science

Campbelltown and Penrith Campus and Online

Students may elect to complete a Single Specialisation or Double Specialisation.

Single Specialisation in Health Science

Students must select and enrol in one of the following specialisations

KT4003Health Promotion
KT4005Health Services Management
KT4006Therapeutic Recreation
KT4007Public Health

Majors

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

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.

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.

Double Specialisation in Health Science

The sharing of some common units across the specialisations detailed above offers students the opportunity to achieve the Bachelor of Health Science with a specialisation and a major.

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

Or

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

Year 2

Autumn session

400864Research Methods (Quantitative and Qualitative)
400866Culture, Diversity and Health
400244Introduction to Leisure and Recreation Theory
400789Leisure Education Programming and Mental Health

Spring session

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

Year 3

Summer session

400249Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care

Autumn session

400252Workplace Learning 2 (Community Placement)
400275Health Planning Project
400784Health Promotion Practice 1

Spring session

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

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

Or

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

Year 2

Autumn session

400864Research Methods (Quantitative and Qualitative)
400866Culture, Diversity and Health
400244Introduction to Leisure and Recreation Theory
400789Leisure Education Programming and Mental Health

Spring session

401195Health Politics, Policy and Planning
400968Professional Practice in Aged Care and Disability
400246Workplace Learning 1 (Therapeutic Recreation)
400277Health Services Management

Year 3

Summer session

400249Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care

Autumn session

400252Workplace Learning 2 (Community Placement)
400275Health Planning Project
400787Health Services Management Practice

Spring session

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

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

Or

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

Year 2

Autumn session

400864Research Methods (Quantitative and Qualitative)
400866Culture, Diversity and Health

And two electives

Recommended elective unit

400244Introduction to Leisure and Recreation Theory

Spring session

401195Health Politics, Policy and Planning
400286Injury Prevention
400285Public Health
400277Health Services Management

Year 3

Summer session

400249Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care

Autumn session

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

Spring session

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

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

Or

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

Year 2

Autumn session

400864Research Methods (Quantitative and Qualitative)
400866Culture, Diversity and Health
300872Epidemiology

And one elective

Spring session

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

And one elective

Recommended elective

400277Health Services Management

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

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

Or

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

Year 2

Autumn session

400864Research Methods (Quantitative and Qualitative)
400866Culture, Diversity and Health
300872Epidemiology

And one elective

Spring session

401195Health Politics, Policy and Planning
400285Public Health
400277Health Services Management

And one elective

Year 3

Summer session

400249Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care

Autumn session

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

Spring session

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

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

Or

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

Year 2

Autumn session

400864Research Methods (Quantitative and Qualitative)
300872Epidemiology
400244Introduction to Leisure and Recreation Theory
400866Culture, Diversity and Health

Spring session

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

Year 3

Autumn session

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

Spring session

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

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.

Search for sub-majors

Indigenous Australian Studies Sub-major

Indigenous Australian Creative Expressions Sub-major

Indigenous Economics Sub-major

Business Sustainability Sub-major

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



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