Bachelor of Health Science / Bachelor of Media and Communication

Swinburne University of Technology

Course details

CRICOS course code: 093359K

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

The Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Media and Communication will equip students with a comprehensive set of skills, knowledge and attributes to effectively promote health messages, products and innovations to a wide range of audiences. In this double degree students will develop complementary and cross-disciplinary skills and knowledge hence contributing to their future readiness and innovative abilities in their chosen career. The Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Media and Communication will equip students with a comprehensive set of skills, knowledge and attributes to effectively promote health messages, products and innovations to a wide range of audiences.

You'll explore Australian and international health challenges and examine the physical, psychological and social aspects of health in a variety of settings.

You'll also gain knowledge about how the media is evolving through an examination of issues such as diversity, the influence of social networking, data, ownership and privacy, automated media and the digital economy.

Course learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Health Science graduates will be able to:

  • apply health sciences concepts, practices, theories and evidence across a range of health-related issues
  • retrieve, critically evaluate and communicate information about local and global health sciences issues from a variety of perspectives
  • find and integrate information from a variety of sources using a range of technologies
  • apply knowledge and skills associated with health sciences to a range of health-related activities, working independently and in teams
  • apply innovation and technology to extend the boundaries of knowledge and research in health sciences
  • demonstrate professional and ethical behaviours
  • reflect on current skills, knowledge and attitudes, and plan ongoing personal and professional development
  • promote and optimise the health and welfare of individuals and/or populations.

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Media and Communication graduates will be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge, conceptual understanding, technical skills and expertise in the broad field of media and communication
  • formulate arguments that draw on and critique the differences between relevant theories and evidence as they pertain to the field of media and communication
  • exercise initiative and judgment in planning, problem-solving and decision-making in professional practice and/or scholarship, individually and in collaboration with others
  • demonstrate critical analysis, creativity and problem-solving in relation to a range of media and communication activities and processes
  • reflect critically on their performance and/or scholarship and use this to improve their own creative and productive outcomes
  • apply research methodology relevant to the field of media and communication.

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Majors

  • Digital Advertising Technology
  • Games and Interactivity
  • Journalism
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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
34,020 Per Year 01 Aug 2022 4 years
Self study / online (with attendance)
Swinburne University of Technology
Hawthorn Campus
John Street
Melbourne Victoria 3122
Australia

Entry criteria

If you’re currently in Year 12 or have completed Year 12 in the last seven years, you’ll be considered for admission to undergraduate courses primarily based on whether you have successfully completed the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), or an interstate or international Year 12 qualification.

English language requirements

Satisfactory completion of one of the following:

  • Swinburne’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP 5 Advanced level) with overall 65%, all skills 65%
  • minimum IELTS overall band of 6.0 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0
  • TOEFL iBT (internet-based) - 64 (no less than 13 in reading, 12 in listening, 18 in speaking, 21 in writing)
  • Pearson (PTE) minimum score of 50 (no communicative skills less than 50)
  • C1 Advanced: 169, no band less than 169
  • any other equivalent assessment of English language proficiency.

Address

Swinburne University of Technology
Hawthorn Campus
John Street
Melbourne Victoria 3122
Australia
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