Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
This program provides foundation studies in health for those interested in a career in public health, health policy and planning and health services. It also provides a strong basis from which to undertake graduate entry clinical training in areas of allied health such as physiotherapy, nutrition, dietetics, exercise science, occupational therapy, nursing and medicine. The program integrates the core public health discipline with a choice of concentration areas suited to student interests and career intentions or as required for postgraduate areas of specialist health practice. Graduates will understand key issues affecting health of populations, be skilled in obtaining, reviewing and analysing health information, and able to plan and manage health programs or projects.
72 credit points
- Subjects include Health Program Planning and Development
- Introduction to Health
- Public Health Systems and Policy
- Industry and Community Engagement (Health)
- Introduction to Research in the Health Sciences
- Understanding People and Behaviour
- Professional Orientation (Health)
- Professional Practice (Health)
- Community Development Principles & Practice
- Indigenous Health: Contemporary Issues
- Health Patterns of Disease
- Healthy and Sustainable Places
- Epidemiology and Principles of Research
- Global Health
- Health Promotion Principles and Practice
- Ecological Public Health Practice. Students may also choose from a wide range of elective majors.
Standard entry requirements
Year 12 or equivalent. English Language Requirements: An overall Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0.
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This course requires students to meet compulsory placement requirements prior to undertaking professional placement (Work-Integrated Learning) in a clinical or professional setting.