Health Promotion, Minor

  • Western Sydney University Minor Code: 0052

Previous Code: SM4001.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Programs: Yes, however the following restrictions apply. 

This minor offers a concentrated study in health promotion for any Western student. 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 addresses health inequities in communities, links individuals and communities with healthcare, and assists individuals and communities to follow healthy behaviours, working across sectors and engaging collaboratively with communities to do so.

Note: The minor is available to any student who meets its subjects’ pre-requisite rules and is not enrolled in another health promotion specialisation of the Bachelor of Health Science. Whilst identified on a student’s academic transcript, the Minor is not specified on the testamur.

Location

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

Minor Structure

For any student at Western who meets the units’ pre-requisite rules, has sufficient elective space to complete the unit set and is not enrolled in T018, 0052 or M4023. This minor offers a concentrated study in health promotion for any Western student. The Minor will be noted on the student’s transcript. The minor is made up of 40 credit points.

Subject Title Credit Points
Select 4 of the following:40
Autumn (year 1 or 2)
Health Promotion Theory and Approaches
Spring (Year 1 or 2)
Promoting Health Collaboratively in Communities
Spring (year 2)
Health Policy and Advocacy
Health Promotion Planning and Implementation
Autumn (year 3)
Advances and Challenges in Health Promotion
Total Credit Points40