Health Promotion, Testamur Major

  • Western Sydney University Major Code: T018

Previous Code: MT4001.1

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 major. The major includes 140 hours of professional practice placement.

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 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

Bachelor of Health Science
Full-time start-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
PUBH 1006 Population Health and Society 10
HLTH 1013 Professional Competencies in Health 10
BIOS 1035 Anatomy and Physiology in Health 10
PUBH 1010 Health Promotion Theory and Approaches 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
COMM 1007 Communication in Health 10
HLTH 1012 Evidence in Health 10
BIOS 1036 Human Development and Disease across the lifespan 10
PUBH 1011 Promoting Health Collaboratively in Communities 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
HLTH 2024 Research Methods in Health 10
PUBH 2005 Culture, Diversity and Health 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Spring session
PUBH 3025 Health Policy and Advocacy 10
PUBH 3026 Health Promotion Planning and Implementation 10
BEHV 1014 Psychology and Health 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
PUBH 3028 Transforming Health 10
PUBH 3022 Advances and Challenges in Health Promotion 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Spring session
MEDI 3007 Professional Health Placement 10
Select three electives 30
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

Bachelor of Health Science
Full-time mid-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Spring sessionCredit Points
COMM 1007 Communication in Health 10
HLTH 1013 Professional Competencies in Health 10
PUBH 1011 Promoting Health Collaboratively in Communities 10
HLTH 1012 Evidence in Health 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
BIOS 1035 Anatomy and Physiology in Health 10
PUBH 1006 Population Health and Society 10
PUBH 1010 Health Promotion Theory and Approaches 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Spring session
PUBH 3025 Health Policy and Advocacy 10
PUBH 3026 Health Promotion Planning and Implementation 10
BIOS 1036 Human Development and Disease across the lifespan 10
BEHV 1014 Psychology and Health 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
HLTH 2024 Research Methods in Health 10
PUBH 2005 Culture, Diversity and Health 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Spring session
MEDI 3007 Professional Health Placement 10
Select three electives 30
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
PUBH 3028 Transforming Health 10
PUBH 3022 Advances and Challenges in Health Promotion 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

Diploma in Health Science/Bachelor of Health Science (Health Promotion)
Full-time start-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Term 1  
PUBH 1007 Population Health and Society (WSTC) 10
HLTH 0005 The Health Science Professional (WSTC Prep) 10
NATS 0006 Fundamentals of Health Science (WSTC Prep) 10
HLTH 1015 Professional Competencies in Health (WSTC) 10
Term 2  
BEHV 1015 Psychology and Health (WSTC) 10
HLTH 1014 Evidence in Health (WSTC) 10
BIOS 1038 Anatomy and Physiology in Health (WSTC) 10
Term 3  
BIOS 1037 Human Development and Disease across the Lifespan (WSTC) 10
COMM 1008 Communication in Health (WSTC) 10
PUBH 2006 Culture, Diversity and Health (WSTC) 10
 Credit Points100
Year 2
Autumn sessionCredit Points
PUBH 1010 Health Promotion Theory and Approaches 10
HLTH 2024 Research Methods in Health 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Spring session
PUBH 3025 Health Policy and Advocacy 10
PUBH 3026 Health Promotion Planning and Implementation 10
PUBH 1011 Promoting Health Collaboratively in Communities 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
PUBH 3028 Transforming Health 10
PUBH 3022 Advances and Challenges in Health Promotion 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Spring session
MEDI 3007 Professional Health Placement 10
Select three electives 30
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points260

Diploma in Health Science/Bachelor of Health Science (Health Promotion)
Full-time mid-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Term 2  
HLTH 1015 Professional Competencies in Health (WSTC) 10
HLTH 0005 The Health Science Professional (WSTC Prep) 10
PUBH 1007 Population Health and Society (WSTC) 10
NATS 0006 Fundamentals of Health Science (WSTC Prep) 10
Term 3  
BIOS 1037 Human Development and Disease across the Lifespan (WSTC) 10
COMM 1008 Communication in Health (WSTC) 10
PUBH 2006 Culture, Diversity and Health (WSTC) 10
Term 1  
BIOS 1038 Anatomy and Physiology in Health (WSTC) 10
BEHV 1015 Psychology and Health (WSTC) 10
HLTH 1014 Evidence in Health (WSTC) 10
 Credit Points100
Year 2
Spring sessionCredit Points
PUBH 1011 Promoting Health Collaboratively in Communities 10
Select three electives 30
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
HLTH 2024 Research Methods in Health 10
PUBH 1010 Health Promotion Theory and Approaches 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Spring session
MEDI 3007 Professional Health Placement 10
PUBH 3025 Health Policy and Advocacy 10
PUBH 3026 Health Promotion Planning and Implementation 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
PUBH 3028 Transforming Health 10
PUBH 3022 Advances and Challenges in Health Promotion 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points260

Electives

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

Most electives are 10 credit points.

Students may wish to consider using elective choices to complete another health sciences field of study

Minors

Health Practice Management, Minor
Public Health, Minor
Health and Recreation, Minor
Leisure for Diverse Groups, Minor
Sport Development, Minor
Physical Activity and Health, Minor

Majors

Public Health, Major