Key Program - Health Promotion

Western Sydney University Key Program Code: KP4545HPRO.1

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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.


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Key Program Structure

Qualification for the Bachelor of Health Science with a Key Program in Health Promotion requires the successful completion of 240 credit points including the units listed in the recommended sequence below.


Year 1

Autumn session

400783 Professional Pathways in Health Science
300361 Introduction to Human Biology
400780 Nutrition, Physical Activity and Mental Health
400781 Dynamics of Health

Spring session

400285 Public Health
400962 Foundations of Wellbeing
400136 Introduction to the Psychology of Health
400137 Introduction to Research for Health Sciences

Year 2

Autumn session

400782 Essentials of Health Promotion
400148 Quantitative Research

And two electives

Spring session

400965 Health Care Systems
401195 Health Politics, Policy and Planning
400286 Injury Prevention

And one elective

Year 3

Autumn session

400784 Health Promotion Practice 1
400275 Health Planning Project

And two electives

Spring session

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

And one elective

Sub-major elective spaces

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

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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

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