Specialisation

Key Program - Health Promotion

Western Sydney University Key Program Code: KT4000.1

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


Related Courses

4656.1 Bachelor of Health Science
4656.2 Bachelor of Health Science

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : NO


Health Promotion extends beyond raising awareness of healthcare issues to developing and implementing strategies for communities, individuals and policy-makers to improve their health and wellbeing. Health Promotion graduates help communities and individuals to change their behaviour, working with employers, not-for-profit foundations, disability councils, the public health sector, community health centres, youth centres, schools and local government. Health promotion projects are as diverse as injury prevention, skin cancer prevention, HIV/AIDS awareness and community development. The program combines studies of health politics and planning, health promotion practice, injury prevention, public health with a comprehensive foundation of the health sciences to develop the professional competencies important for ethical and safe practice and high quality care and the skills to work in multidisciplinary teams. Evidence-based practice is one of the most important trends in healthcare today and a strong feature of the program. There is room for electives in particular areas of interest opening up a richer experience of university life or a double major in two of the areas of Health Promotion, Health Services Management or Therapeutic Recreation.


Location

Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Campbelltown Campus Internal Caterina Tannous
Sydney City Campus Internal Dr Andrey Zheluk

Key Program Structure

Qualification for this Key Program requires the successful completion of 240 credit points including the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Full-time - Start Year Intake

Year 1

Autumn session

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

Spring session

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

And one elective

Recommended elective

400277 Health Services Management

Year 2

Autumn session

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

And one elective

Recommended elective

400244 Introduction to Leisure and Recreation Theory

Spring session

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

And one elective

Year 3

Autumn session

400275 Health Planning Project
400784 Health Promotion Practice 1

And two electives

Spring session

400785 Health Promotion Practice 2
400786 Professional Transition Project
401408 Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care

Note: Unit 401408 Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care replaces 400249 Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care from Autumn 2020.

And one elective

Full-time - Mid Year Intake

Year 1

Spring session

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

And one elective

Recommended elective

400277 Health Services Management

Year 2

Autumn session

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

Spring session

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

And one elective

Year 3

Autumn session

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

And one elective

Recommended elective

400244 Introduction to Leisure and Recreation Theory

Spring session

400785 Health Promotion Practice 2
400786 Professional Transition Project
401408 Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care

Note: Unit 401408 Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care replaces 400249 Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care from Autumn 2020.

And one elective

Year 4

Autumn session

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

And two electives

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

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