Specialisation

Major - Health Promotion

Western Sydney University Major Code: MT4001.1

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


Related Courses

4656.3 Bachelor of Health Science

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : NO


Health Promotion extends beyond raising awareness of healthcare issues. It also involves developing and implementing strategies for communities, individuals and policy makers to support good health and wellbeing. Health Promotion graduates help address health inequities in communities, link individuals and communities with healthcare, and assist individuals and communities to follow healthy behaviours, working across sectors and engaging collaboratively with communities to do so. Health promotion projects are as diverse as injury prevention, skin cancer prevention, HIV/AIDS awareness and community development. Health promotion professionals work in diverse settings including healthcare, workplace and educational facilities, community, local, state and federal government, private industry and not-for profit organisations. The program combines studies of health politics and planning, health promotion practice and public health with a comprehensive foundation in the health sciences to develop the professional competencies important for ethical and safe practice. Students will develop the skills required 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. The program includes 140 hours of professional practice placement.


Location

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

Major Structure

For 4656 Bachelor of Health Science students who want Health Promotion as their primary testamur major in health science. Health Promotion will be written on the graduation testamur. This major is made up of 80 credit points

Recommended Sequence

Year 1

Autumn Session

400870 Population Health and Society
401396 Professional Competencies in Health
301350 Anatomy and Physiology in Health
401392 Health Promotion Theory and Approaches

Spring session

400732 Communication in Health
401383 Evidence in Health
401394 Human Development and Disease across the lifespan
401415 Promoting Health Collaboratively in Communities

Year 2

Autumn session

401403 Research Methods in Health
400866 Culture, Diversity and Health

And two electives

Spring session

401390 Health Policy and Advocacy
401391 Health Promotion Planning and Implementation
101614 Psychology and Health

And one elective

Year 3

Autumn session

401405 Transforming Health
401380 Advances and Challenges in Health Promotion

And two electives

Spring session

401406 Professional Health Placement

And three electives

Electives

Most electives are 10 credit points.

Students may wish to consider using elective choices to complete another health sciences specialisation.

Sub Majors

SM4002 Health Practice Management
SM4003 Public Health
SM4004 Health and Recreation
SM4005 Leisure for Diverse Groups
SM4006 Sport Development
SM4007 Physical Activity and Health

Majors

MT4003 Public Health

Mid-Year Intake

Year 1

Spring session

400732 Communication in Health
401396 Professional Competencies in Health
401415 Promoting Health Collaboratively in Communities
401383 Evidence in Health

Autumn session

301350 Anatomy and Physiology in Health
400870 Population Health and Society
401392 Health Promotion Theory and Approaches

And one elective

Year 2

Spring session

401390 Health Policy and Advocacy
401391 Health Promotion Planning and Implementation
401394 Human Development and Disease across the lifespan
101614 Psychology and Health

Autumn session

401403 Research Methods in Health
400866 Culture, Diversity and Health

And two electives

Year 3

Spring session

401406 Professional Health Placement

And three electives

Autumn session

401405 Transforming Health
401380 Advances and Challenges in Health Promotion

And two elective units

Students must take at least one level 3 unit as an elective.

Electives

Most electives are 10 credit points.

Students may wish to consider using elective choices to complete another health sciences specialisation.

Sub Majors

SM4002 Health Practice Management
SM4003 Public Health
SM4004 Health and Recreation
SM4005 Leisure for Diverse Groups
SM4006 Sport Development
SM4007 Physical Activity and Health

Majors

MT4003 Public Health

Recommended Sequence for students enrolled in Diploma in Health Science/Bachelor of Health Science (Health Promotion).

Year 1

Term 1

700066 Population Health and Society (WSTC)
700303 The Health Science Professional (WSTC Prep)
700190 Fundamentals of Health Science (WSTC Prep)
700313 Professional Competencies in Health (WSTC)

Term 2

700060 Psychology and Health (WSTC)
700315 Evidence in Health (WSTC)
700316 Anatomy and Physiology in Health (WSTC)

Term 3

700314 Human Development and Disease across the Lifespan (WSTC)
700062 Communication in Health (WSTC)
700072 Culture, Diversity and Health (WSTC)

Year 2

Autumn session

401392 Health Promotion Theory and Approaches
401403 Research Methods in Health

And two electives

Spring session

401390 Health Policy and Advocacy
401391 Health Promotion Planning and Implementation
401415 Promoting Health Collaboratively in Communities

And one elective

Year 3

Autumn session

401405 Transforming Health
401380 Advances and Challenges in Health Promotion

And two electives

Spring session

401406 Professional Health Placement

And three electives

NOTE: See Bachelor of Health Science for detail on additional majors/ sub majors/minors available with this program and information on electives. Students must take at least one level 3 unit as an elective.

Mid-year Intake

700313 Professional Competencies in Health (WSTC)
700315 Evidence in Health (WSTC)
700303 The Health Science Professional (WSTC Prep)
700170 Tertiary Study Skills in Health Science (WSTC Prep)

Term 3

700314 Human Development and Disease across the Lifespan (WSTC)
700062 Communication in Health (WSTC)
700060 Psychology and Health (WSTC)

Term 1

700066 Population Health and Society (WSTC)
700316 Anatomy and Physiology in Health (WSTC)
700072 Culture, Diversity and Health (WSTC)

Year 2

Spring session

401415 Promoting Health Collaboratively in Communities

And three electives

Autumn session

401403 Research Methods in Health
401392 Health Promotion Theory and Approaches

And two electives

Year 3

Spring session

401406 Professional Health Placement
401390 Health Policy and Advocacy
401391 Health Promotion Planning and Implementation

And one elective

Autumn session

401405 Transforming Health
401380 Advances and Challenges in Health Promotion

And two electives

NOTE: See Bachelor of Health Science for detail on additional majors/ sub majors/minors available with this program and information on electives. Students must take at least one level 3 unit as an elective.



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