Health Promotion, Major

  • Western Sydney University Major Code: 0052

Previous code: M4019.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University programs?  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 major 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. Students in T109 Clinical Science, who would not otherwise have the opportunity to take the 140-hour unit MEDI 3007 Professional Health Placement may choose to do so. This Major will be identified on the Student’s Academic Transcript following completion of the course.

Location

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

Major Structure

For 4656 Bachelor of Health Science students enrolled in testamur majors T021 Public Health, T019 Health Services Management. This second major will be noted on the student’s transcript. This major is made up of 80 credit points.

0052 Health Promotion – for 4656 Bachelor of Health Science students enrolled in testamur majors T021 Public Health, T019 Health Services Management. This second major will be noted on the student’s transcript. This major is made up of 80 credit points.

Subject Title Credit Points
PUBH 1010Health Promotion Theory and Approaches10
BIOS 1035Anatomy and Physiology in Health10
PUBH 1011Promoting Health Collaboratively in Communities10
HLTH 2024Research Methods in Health10
PUBH 3022Advances and Challenges in Health Promotion10
PUBH 3025Health Policy and Advocacy10
PUBH 3026Health Promotion Planning and Implementation10
HLTH 3018Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care10
Total Credit Points80

For 4656 Bachelor of Health Science students enrolled in testamur majors T109 Clinical Sciences. This second major will be noted on the student’s transcript. This major is made up of 80 credit points.

Student must complete the following 80 credit points as part of the Bachelor of Health Science (This Major is not listed on the student’s testamur and may not be taken in conjunction with the T018 Health Promotion or 0052 Health Promotion or T110 Recreational Therapy)

Subject Title Credit Points
PUBH 1010Health Promotion Theory and Approaches10
PUBH 1011Promoting Health Collaboratively in Communities10
HLTH 2024Research Methods in Health10
PUBH 3022Advances and Challenges in Health Promotion10
PUBH 3025Health Policy and Advocacy10
PUBH 3026Health Promotion Planning and Implementation10
Select of the following:10
Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care
Professional Health Placement
Select one elective10
Total Credit Points80

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