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Bachelor of Public Health - 158JA

Course Code: 158JA
Course Version: 4
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline(s): Discipline of Public Health
UAC Code: 365233
CRICOS Code: 071072G
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Introduction

The Bachelor of Public Health provides foundation studies in health for those interested in a career in public health, health policy and planning and health services. The degree 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 study 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. Students may choose, for example, a concentration area in nutrition, in psychology, in management, in community education or in marketing. 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.

Enquiries

Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students
Please contact the Faculty of Health faculty office, email health.student@canberra.edu.au

Admission Requirements

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:
- Year 12 ATAR
- other Australian Qualification
- work experience
- overseas qualification

We also offer a number of entry initiatives that give you the opportunity to gain entry to the University via alternate pathway programs and admissions schemes.
More information is available on our Alternative Entry page: http://www.canberra.edu.au/future-students/applications/apply-now/alternative-entry

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Credit Arrangements

Credit arrangements (if available) for this course can be found on the University's Credit Search website.

Information for Current Students

There are previous versions of this course. As a current student you will complete the requirements for the course that were in place when you commenced. Click on the relevant link below to view the requirements of your version of the course.

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Placement Requirements

This course requires students to meet compulsory placement requirements prior to undertaking professional placement (Work-Integrated Learning) in a clinical or professional setting. For information on what these requirements are and how to meet these requirements, please visit www.canberra.edu.au/placement

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Public Health B PubHealth

Alternate Exit Awards

Associate Degree of Health Studies Diploma of Health Studies

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:

    UC - Canberra, Bruce

      Flexible: The unit combines online study with optional on-campus, face to face activities.
      On Campus: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.
      Online: The unit is studied completely online. On-campus, face to face interaction is not required.

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2021

CSP

$28,200

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.


Graduate Employment

Graduates can work as community health officers, policy officers, program evaluators, public health promoters and educators, project officers and consultants. Graduates can work in both public and private sectors including state and federal health departments, population health units, community health centres, divisions of general practice, non-governmental health organisations, advocacy groups and international health agencies.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
1. Graduates will be able to demonstrate high-level understanding of public health principles and practices. 1. Communication
Graduates will be able to: a) express knowledge, ideas and opinions in their professional field, both orally and in written form, with confidence and clarity; b) present arguments and ideas effectively; c) actively listen and respond to the ideas of other people; d) negotiate effectively; and e) create and present new ideas.
4. Problem solving
Graduates will be able to identify problems and analyse the main features of problems relevant to their professional field.
10. Personal attributes
Graduates will have confidence to challenge existing ideas.
2. Graduates will be able to analyse, evaluate and present public health information from a range of sources. 2. Information literacy and numeracy
Graduates will be able to locate, identify, collate, analyse, manipulate, evaluate, interpret and present information and numerical data.
3. Information and communication technology
Graduates will be able to select and use appropriate information and communication technology to retrieve, manipulate and present information.
4. Problem solving
Graduates will be able to: a. identify problems and analyse the main features of problems relevant to their professional field; b. implement and evaluate strategies for the resolution of problems; c. anticipate and define new problems.
7. Professional ethics
Graduates will act responsibly, ethically and with integrity in the context of their profession and their obligations to society.
8. Social responsibility
Graduates will understand economic, political, social, and environmental systems with an international perspective.
10. Personal attributes
Graduates will be independent thinkers and agents for change.
3. Graduates will be able to plan, manage and evaluate public health programs or projects. 1. Communication
Graduates will be able to: a) express knowledge, ideas and opinions in their professional field, both orally and in written form, with confidence and clarity; b) present arguments and ideas effectively; c) actively listen and respond to the ideas of other people; d) negotiate effectively; and e) create and present new ideas.
4. Problem solving
Graduates will be able to: a. identify problems and analyse the main features of problems relevant to their professional field; b. apply appropriate problem solving processes, arguments, critical and creative thinking; c. implement and evaluate strategies for the resolution of problems; and d. anticipate and define new problems.
5. Working with others
Graduates will be able to: a. work with others as part of a group; b. take responsibility for carrying out agreed tasks; c. be aware of the different roles and responsibilities of group members; d. evaluate group performance; e. take initiative and demonstrate leadership; and f. respect the rights of others irrespective of their cultural background, race or gender.
6. Effective workplace skills
Graduates will: a. demonstrate entrepreneurial skills including creativity, initiative, adaptability, leadership, resourcefulness; b. have the ability to initiate new ideas, implement decisions and cope with uncertainty; and c. be able to function in a multi-cultural or global environment.
7. Professional ethics
Graduates will: a. act responsibly, ethically and with integrity in the context of their profession and their obligations to society; and b. appreciate the social and cultural context of their profession.
8. Social responsibility
Graduates will: a. work toward improvement in society; b. understand economic, political, social, and environmental systems with an international perspective; c. act in environmentally sustainable ways; and d. accept service to the community as the primary purpose for professional life.
10. Personal attributes
Graduates will be confident in themselves and their own skills and knowledge.
4. Graduates will be able to specialise into a variety of health fields. 4. Problem solving
Graduates will be able to identify and resolve new problems in new fields.
9. Lifelong learning
Graduates will: a. be independent self-directed learners with the capacity and motivation for lifelong learning; b. be aware of how they best learn; c. possess self-knowledge and the ability to assess their own performance critically and accurately; and d. have an understanding of how to apply their knowledge and abilities to many different contexts and fields.
10. Personal attributes
Graduates will show commitment to ongoing self-development.
5. Graduates will be able to work collaboratively as part of a team. 5. Working with others
Graduates will be able to: a. work with others as part of a group; b. take responsibility for carrying out agreed tasks; c. be aware of the different roles and responsibilities of group members; d. evaluate group performance; e. take initiative and demonstrate leadership; and f. respect the rights of others irrespective of their cultural background, race or gender.
10. Personal attributes
Graduates will value and respect differing views.

Course Duration

Standard six semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.

Honours

None.

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

In order for the Diploma of Health Studies to be awarded the student must have: a) completed 24 credit points with at least 12 credit points at Level 1 b) completed a minimum of 12 credit points at UC and c) obtained a minimum of 12 credit points in any of the health disciplines. In order for the Associate Degree in Health Studies to be awarded the student must have: a) completed 48 credit points with at least 12 credit points at Level 1 and 12 credit points at Level 2 b) completed a minimum of 24 credit points at UC and c) obtained a minimum of 24 credit points in any of the health disciplines.

Offerings

  • Past Offerings
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2020->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

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