Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion / Bachelor of Commerce

Deakin University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 031151F

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

Deakin's Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion/Bachelor of Commerce is a versatile combined course that allows you to take your commercial knowledge into the fast-growing health sector, or your health expertise into the commercial world. Examine approaches to improve health systems and outcomes, while gaining practical skills through field-based programs. You will also gain a world-class, globally recognised commerce qualification, learning to solve real commercial challenges alongside industry leaders.

The hands-on work experience you will undertake in a health-related agency will equip you with the skills needed to work in a public health or health promotion role. Build a foundation of robust commercial and personal skills, and pursue your passions by choosing to major in one of nine specialised areas of commerce. You will graduate ready to tackle a career with great scope in the booming health sector, the business sector or where the two intersect.

Course structure:

To complete the Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion/Bachelor of Commerce students must complete 32 credit points. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point. In order to gain 32 credit points you will need to study 32 units (AKA 'subjects') over your entire degree. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester and usually undertake two trimesters each year.

The 32 credit points comprises 3 foundation health units, 13 core units in public health and health promotion, 8 Bachelor of Commerce core units and a prescribed Commerce major sequence.

Career outcomes:

As a graduate of this course you may find employment in either of these professional areas and work with groups such as children, adults, the disadvantaged and employees. Knowledge of business and health issues assists with executive management positions within the health industry that have policy development, budget and staff management responsibilities.

As a graduate you may qualify to work in positions such as Health Promotion Officer, Community Development Officer, Social Planning Officer, Health Educator, Women’s Health Officer, Health Policy Developer, Planning Officer, Health Researcher, Partnerships Coordinator or Program Evaluator. You will be prepared for a diverse range of employment areas including but not limited to healthy eating, physical activity, mental health, social inclusion, chronic illness (such as asthma, arthritis, heart disease) and women’s health.

The opportunities available to you will be somewhat dependent on the major sequence you choose to undertake as part of your degree.

The degree is a foundation for Honours and postgraduate study that lead to a research career in public health and/or health promotion or commerce.

Click here for more details on this course.

Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
35,800 Per Year
Read moreThe 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together eight credit points of a typical combination of units for that course.
Expected Mar 2023 4 years
Full time
Deakin University
Melbourne Burwood Campus
221 Burwood Highway
Melbourne Victoria 3125
Australia

Entry criteria

Students must have qualification most relevant to your secondary school studies.

The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) is the primary criterion for entry into most undergraduate-entry university programs in Australia.

International students who completed an Australian Year 12 in Australia or overseas should apply for undergraduate courses through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC), as well as directly to Deakin through Study Link Connect – Deakin University's International Student Application Service.

English language requirement:

IELTS - Overall 6.5 No band lower than 6

TOEFL IBT - 79 Writing 21

TOEFL PBT - 577 Writing 4.5

C1 PROFICIENCY and C2 PROFICIENCY- 176 No band less than 169

PTE - 58 No less than 50 in each skill

OET - Overall C+

Address

Deakin University
Melbourne Burwood Campus
221 Burwood Highway
Melbourne Victoria 3125
Australia
Back to the top of this page