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Bachelor of Health Science
This course structure contains information about the units which comprise the course as well as the credit points required to successfully complete it.
The Bachelor of Health Science course comprises 360 credit points (24 units). While all students are required to complete core units and and a major unit set, the balance between the number of core and major units will vary depending upon which major unit set is studied. For example, students completing the Addiction Studies; Health Promotion; or Occupational Health and Safety major are required to complete 14 core units, eight major units, and two electives. Students completing the Environmental Health major are required to complete nine core units and 15 Environmental Health major units. Students completing the double major in Addiction Studies and Youth Work are required to complete 12 Addiction Studies units and 12 Youth Work units. To specialise in nutrition students select either the 16-unit or the 8-unit Nutrition major. Students who wish to work as a corporate or community nutritionist must select the 16-unit Nutrition major. Likewise, students who wish to apply for entry into postgraduate nutrition and dietetics courses must select the 16-unit Nutrition major. The specific units required to complete each of the specialist majors, are listed below.
The core units in the Bachelor of Health Science are centered on population health research and practice.
|NUT1112||Nutrition and Public Health||15|
|HST1122||Health in Society||15|
|HST1152||Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety||15|
|ADS1151||Addiction Studies: Fundamental Concepts||15|
|HST2220||Health Promotion Planning and Administration||15|
|HST2122||Health Research Methodology||15|
|HST3501||Health Research Project||15|
|HST3502||Health Sciences Professional Practices||15|