Specialisation

Major - Public Health

Western Sydney University Major Code: MT4003.1

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


Public health is the science of disease prevention, prolonging life and improving health for individuals and their communities. This work is achieved by promoting healthy lifestyles, researching disease prevention, conducting population health assessment and measurement, improving environmental health, engaging the community and detecting, preventing and responding to infectious diseases. Public Health graduates work in a variety of settings, including national and state health departments, community organisations and the global health sector. The Public Health specialisation builds a student’s knowledge of the biological, social, cultural, economic and physical factors that underpin the health of a population and how to promote health for all. Students will also develop and use skills in epidemiology and biostatistics, surveillance and prevention, and public health policy. The program includes 140 hours of professional practice placement. This Testamur Major will be identified on the Student’s Testamur following completion of the course.


Location

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

Major Structure

Year 1

Autumn session

400870 Population Health and Society
401396 Professional Competencies in Health
301350 Anatomy and Physiology in Health
401398 Public Health

Spring session

400732 Communication in Health
401383 Evidence in Health
401394 Human Development and Disease across the lifespan
401381 Biostatistics in Health

Year 2

Autumn session

400866 Culture, Diversity and Health
300872 Epidemiology

And two electives

Spring session

401390 Health Policy and Advocacy
101614 Psychology and Health
401387 Harm Minimisation and Prevention

And one elective

Year 3

Autumn session

401405 Transforming Health
401397 Public Health in a Changing World

And two electives

Spring session

401406 Professional Health Placement

And three electives

Electives

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

Most electives are 10 credit points.

Students may wish to consider using elective choices to complete another health sciences specialisation, such as Majors: Health Promotion Health Services Management Submajors Health Promotion Public Health and Nutrition SM3090 Health Informatics SM2054 Global Sustainability

Sub Majors

SM4001 Health Promotion
SM4002 Health Practice Management
SM2054 Global Sustainability
SM3090 Health Informatics

Majors

MT4002 Health Services Management

Mid-year start

Year 1

Spring session

400732 Communication in Health
401383 Evidence in Health
401396 Professional Competencies in Health
401381 Biostatistics in Health

Autumn session

400870 Population Health and Society
301350 Anatomy and Physiology in Health
401398 Public Health

And one elective

Year 2

Spring session

401390 Health Policy and Advocacy
401387 Harm Minimisation and Prevention
101614 Psychology and Health
401394 Human Development and Disease across the lifespan

Autumn session

400866 Culture, Diversity and Health
300872 Epidemiology

And two electives

Year 3

Spring session

401406 Professional Health Placement

And three elective units

Autumn session

401405 Transforming Health
401397 Public Health in a Changing World

And two electives

Electives

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

Most electives are 10 credit points.

Students may wish to consider using elective choices to complete another health sciences specialisation, such as Majors: Health Promotion Health Services Management Submajors Health Promotion Public Health and Nutrition SM3090 Health Informatics SM2054 Global Sustainability

Sub Majors

SM4001 Health Promotion
SM4002 Health Practice Management
SM2054 Global Sustainability
SM3090 Health Informatics

Majors

MT4002 Health Services Management

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

Start Year

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

401398 Public Health
300872 Epidemiology

And two electives

Spring session

401390 Health Policy and Advocacy
401387 Harm Minimisation and Prevention
401381 Biostatistics in Health

And one elective

Year 3

Autumn session

401405 Transforming Health
401397 Public Health in a Changing World

And two electives

Spring session

401406 Professional Health Placement

And three electives

Electives

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

Most electives are 10 credit points.

Students may wish to consider using elective choices to complete another health sciences specialisation, such as Majors: Health Promotion Health Services Management Submajors Health Promotion Public Health and Nutrition SM3090 Health Informatics SM2054 Global Sustainability

Sub Majors

SM4001 Health Promotion
SM4002 Health Practice Management
SM2054 Global Sustainability
SM3090 Health Informatics

Majors

MT4002 Health Services Management

Mid Year Start

Year 1

Term 2

700313 Professional Competencies in Health (WSTC)
700315 Evidence in Health (WSTC)
700303 The Health Science Professional (WSTC Prep)
700190 Fundamentals of 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

401381 Biostatistics in Health

And three electives

Autumn session

401398 Public Health
300872 Epidemiology

And two electives

Year 3

Spring session

401406 Professional Health Placement
401390 Health Policy and Advocacy
401387 Harm Minimisation and Prevention

And one elective

Autumn session

401405 Transforming Health
401397 Public Health in a Changing World

And two electives

Electives

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

Most electives are 10 credit points.

Students may wish to consider using elective choices to complete another health sciences specialisation, such as Majors: Health Promotion Health Services Management Submajors Health Promotion Public Health and Nutrition SM3090 Health Informatics SM2054 Global Sustainability

Sub Majors

SM4001 Health Promotion
SM4002 Health Practice Management
SM2054 Global Sustainability
SM3090 Health Informatics

Majors

MT4002 Health Services Management


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