The University of Newcastle, Australia
Selection Rank
64.00
76.73 (Median SR)
About Selection Ranks
International entry requirement

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

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Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 8 years maximum.

Location

Central Coast

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
Fees

AUD31,450 (indicative annual fee, 2020)
Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees

English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

Find out more about IELTS.

Duration

3 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Program code: 40192
CRICOS code: 0100480

Program handbook

Description

The Bachelor of Public and Community Health is an ideal first degree for students interested in a career that enhances the health of the community. Globally, the most common health issues and their causes are largely preventable, and Public Health as a discipline has huge potential to address these problems. Public Health professionals do this through building population skills and knowledge, creating supportive environments and policies, delivering health programs and services, and undertaking research on patterns of disease and best-practice interventions. Students will learn about determinants of health and key issues affecting the health of populations; develop skills in obtaining, reviewing and analysing health information and planning and managing a health program or project for improving the health of the population. Graduates are employed in non-government organisations (like the Cancer Council or Red Cross), primary care organisations, local council, Aboriginal Health, and Government positions within the public health department and health promotion units.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Describe the history and philosophy of public health, its core values, concepts and functions across the globe and in society.
  • Explain the role and importance of population health data in the context of evidence-based practice.
  • Prioritise and conceptualise population/community health needs and determine interventions that meet these needs.
  • Explain the underlying science of human health and disease and appraise opportunities for promoting and protecting health across the life course.
  • Justify and analyse the socioeconomic, behavioural, biological, environmental, and other factors that impact human health and contribute to health disparities.
  • Plan and evaluate evidence-based health promotion initiatives.
  • Describe fundamental characteristics and organisational structures of the health system, as well as to the differences in systems in other countries.
  • Recognise the legal, ethical, economic and regulatory dimensions of public health policy.
  • Demonstrate effective oral and/or written communication in professional and lay domains.

Details

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Program code40192
AQF level

Level 7 Bachelor Degree

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 3 years full-time.
Selection Rank
LocationSelection RankMedian
Ourimbah64.0076.73

This program is new for 2020, there is currently no commencing student profile available.

Find out more about Selection Ranks

Term typeSemesters
Fees
  • International students - AUD31,450 (indicative annual fee, 2020)
    Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Health and Medicine
Contributing schools
  1. Newcastle Law School
  2. Newcastle Business School
  3. Wollotuka School of Aboriginal Studies
  4. School of Creative Industries
  5. School of Humanities and Social Science
  6. School of Electrical Engineering and Computing
  7. School of Health Sciences
  8. School of Medicine and Public Health
  9. School of Psychology
  10. School of Environmental and Life Sciences
  11. School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code0100480

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Admission information

Admission requirements

Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students.

During the admission process adjustment factors may be applied to your Selection Rank. Find out if you are eligible.

Current Australian Year 12 students:

Apply for entry through UAC. Entry is based on Selection Rank or interstate equivalent.

Non school leavers and previous Australian Year 12 students:

Apply for entry through UAC. Entry based on:

  • previous Year 12 studies and/or
  • Higher education, tertiary or post-secondary qualifications and/or
  • Overseas qualifications considered equivalent to Australian qualifications.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students apply through UAC and have the opportunity to access the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander entry program which incorporates an interview process considering personal attributes as well as educational qualifications.

International students:

International students can enter this program through Newcastle International College (NIC) via a pathway program or they can apply direct to International Admissions. Direct applicant entry will be based on:

  • Current or previous Year 12 studies and/or
  • Higher education, teritary, post-secondary qualifications and/or
  • Overseas qualifications considered equivalent to Australian qualifications

International applicants must satisfy an English Language proficiency requirement.

Big Picture Graduates:

Entry for applicants from Big Picture secondary schools (who do not attain a Selection Rank) will be based on their Portfolio relevance to the Bachelor of Public and Community Health.

Additional Admission Requirement:

*  Applicants applying for admission Semester 1 2020 are not required to complete the Additional Admission Requirement. This requirement has been waived for this cohort.

Applicants are required to make a submission outlining why they are a good match for the Bachelor of Public and Community Health.

The task requires applicants to submit a video (up to 2 minutes) OR a 500-word written document where applicants:  

•             Demonstrate they understand and/or embrace the philosophy of Big Picture Learning Design in contrast to traditional learning

•             Demonstrate they understand the nature and scope of public health

Exclusions

Graduates of Big Picture Secondary Schools applying for UON entry via the Portfolio Admissions scheme are deemed to have met the entry requirements via submission of their Portfolio. Therefore, these applicants are not required to complete the admission task.Newcastle International College (NIC) students who have completed the Diploma of Public Health and are entering the Bachelor of Public and Community Health in year 2, will have already demonstrated their understanding of the scope of public health and Big Picture Learning Design, and will have been deemed to have met the requirements of the additional task. Therefore, these applicants are not required to complete the admission task. 

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.


Credit transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website for more information on applying for credit.


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

240 units

Program duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 8 years maximum.

International students studying this program on campus are required to enrol full time to comply with their student visa requirements and complete their study in the standard minimum program duration. International students requiring enrolment advice should review the program plan corresponding to the semester and year of commencement and can contact their Program Advisor at ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au

Program requirements

Qualification for the award of Bachelor of Public and Community Health requires the completion of 240 units of approved courses over three years of full-time study (or equivalent part-time).

These 240 units must comprise either:

•    160 units of core courses 

•    a  major consisting of 80 units, comprising of 40 units 1000 level directed, 20 units 3000 level directed and the 20 unit core course PUBH3006;

•    20 units of electives.     

or

•    160 units of core courses 

•    a general pathway consisting of 60 units of directed courses chosen from the directed courses listed in the various majors

•    20 units of electives

Eight majors are available within the program:

  • Epidemiology and Data Science
  • Integrated Systems and Health Administration
  • Health Promotion
  • Social Marketing
  • Social Justice and Health Inequity (*)
  • Environmental Health
  • Global Health (*)
  • Health Sociology and Antrhopology

Students who wish to explore the breadth of experiences available within the field of public and community health are able to complete the program with no major (general pathway) instead selecting directed courses across the 8 majors. 

Note: Onshore international students are only permitted to enrol in the general pathway (no major) or one of the majors indicated (*) above due to course availability and the face-to-face requirement.

Completion of the degree program requires:

  • a minimum of 40 units and a maximum of 100 units at 1000 level, and
  • a minimum of 40 units at 2000 level, and
  • a minimum of 40 units at 3000 level.

Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.


Program structure

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ABOR1110Introduction to Aboriginal Studies
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH1000Introduction to Population Health Challenges
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH1001Professional Pathways 1
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Central Coast)
10 units
PUBH1002Professional Pathways 2
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Central Coast)
10 units
PUBH1080Studies in Population Health and Health Promotion
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
PUBH2003Professional Pathways 3Not currently offered10 units
PUBH2004Professional Pathways 4Not currently offered10 units
PUBH2060Strategies for Health Behaviour Change in the Community
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
SWRK2003Interpersonal Skills for Professional Practice
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Central Coast)
10 units
PUBH3005Professional Pathways 5Not currently offered10 units
PUBH3006Professional Pathways 6/CapstoneNot currently offered20 units
PUBH3050Social and Environmental Determinants of HealthNot currently offered10 units
PUBH3300Advanced Public HealthNot currently offered10 units
SOCS3100Policy Development, Program Management and Evaluation
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Central Coast)
10 units
PUBH6305Global Health Systems and Policy
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units

Epidemiology and Data Science

Directed Courses

Choose 60 units of directed courses, with no more than 40 units at 1000 level and at least 20 units at 3000 level.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
COMP1010Computing Fundamentals
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
10 units
COMP1140Database and Information Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Central Coast)
10 units
INFO1010Introduction to Information Systems
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
INFT1004Introduction to Programming
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
10 units
INFT1150Foundations of Information SystemsNot currently offered10 units
SENG1050Web Technologies
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Central Coast)
10 units
SENG1110Object Oriented Programming
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
SENG1120Data Structures
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT1020Statistical Reasoning and Literacy
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT1070Statistics for the Sciences
  • Summer 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Central Coast)
10 units
SENG2130Systems Analysis and Design
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
10 units
STAT2000Applied Statistics and Research Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT2010Fundamentals of Statistics
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT2020Predictive Analytics
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
POLI3001Organisations, Politics and Society
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
STAT3100Systems Thinking for an Integrated WorkforceNot currently offered10 units

Integrated Systems & Health Administration

Directed Courses

Choose 60 units of directed courses, with no more than 40 units at 1000 level and at least 20 units at 3000 level.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ACFI1001Accounting for Decision Makers
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
HUSE1001Introduction to Human Services
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Central Coast)
10 units
INFO1010Introduction to Information Systems
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
INFT1000Information Technology in BusinessNot currently offered10 units
INFT1150Foundations of Information SystemsNot currently offered10 units
IRHR1002Dynamics of People and Work in Organisations
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MNGT1001Introduction to Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
POLI1010Australian Politics and Government
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
POLI1020Introduction to Politics
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
HUSE2001Shaping Human Services: Social Policy and the Political Process
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Central Coast)
10 units
INFT2150Business Analysis
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Central Coast)
10 units
IRHR2010Introduction to Industrial Relations
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
IRHR2270Introduction to Human Resource Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (UTCC)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
INFT3100Project Management
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
10 units
IRHR3000Applied Human Resource Management and Employment Relations
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
IRHR3035Managing Diversity
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
IRHR3510Human Resource Development
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
PSYC3002Work Integrated Learning in Psychology
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Central Coast)
10 units
SOCA3178Health, Illness and SocietyNot currently offered10 units

Health Promotion

Directed Courses

Choose 60 units of directed courses, with no more than 40 units at 1000 level and at least 20 units at 3000 level.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ENGL1040Australian Popular CultureNot currently offered10 units
EXSS1010Foundations of Exercise and Sport Science
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Central Coast)
10 units
FSHN1030Introduction to the Nutritional, Physical and Psychological Aspects of Wellness
  • Summer 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
HLSC1200Nutrition4Me
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
NUDI1000Nutrition 1
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
PSYC1030Psychology: A Concise Introduction
  • Summer 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
SOCA1010Society and Culture: A Sociological Introduction
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
SOCA1200Health Sociology
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
EXSS2080Growth, Development and Ageing
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Central Coast)
10 units
HLSC2240Nutrition in Childhood
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
HLSC2241Family and community engagement: an introduction
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
LEIS2100Volunteer Management
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
PSYC2505Foundations of Psychology and Sociology for Health Professionals
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
SOCA2050Alcohol and other Drugs in Sociological PerspectiveNot currently offered10 units
EXSS3030Nutrition for Health, Fitness and Sport
  • Summer 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
FSHN3020Nutrition in Health and Disease
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Central Coast)
10 units
FSHN3100Research Methods
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Central Coast)
10 units
IRHR3040Negotiation and Advocacy
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LEIS3000Managing Events
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
NUDI3310Community and Public Health Nutrition 2
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
PSYC3500Advanced Health Psychology
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Central Coast)
10 units
SOCA3350The Sociology of FoodNot currently offered10 units

Social Marketing

Directed Courses

Choose 60 units of directed courses, with no more than 40 units at 1000 level and at least 20 units at 3000 level. At least 40 units must be MKTG courses - 1 x 1000 level, 1 x 2000 level and 2 x 3000 level.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
CMNS1000Digital and Social Media
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
CMNS1234Media and Communication Concepts
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
10 units
ENGL1040Australian Popular CultureNot currently offered10 units
FMCS1100Communication and Culture
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
MKTG1001Foundations of Marketing
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
PSYC1030Psychology: A Concise Introduction
  • Summer 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
SENG1050Web Technologies
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Central Coast)
10 units
CMNS2016Social and Interactive Media
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
10 units
CMNS2720Media, Law, EthicsNot currently offered10 units
FMCS2000Media in Transition
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
MKTG2010Marketing Research
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MKTG2101Consumer Behaviour
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
10 units
PSYC2505Foundations of Psychology and Sociology for Health Professionals
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
CMNS3520Public Affairs
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
CMNS3540Public Relations Campaigns
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
10 units
FMCS3100Digital Culture
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
FMCS3110Social Media and Network Culture
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
MKTG3000Strategic Marketing Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MKTG3002Digital and Social Media Marketing
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (UTCC)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MKTG3004Advertising and Marketing Communications Strategy
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MKTG3040Services Marketing
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
10 units
PSYC3500Advanced Health Psychology
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Central Coast)
10 units

Social Justice & Health Inequity

Directed Courses

Choose 60 units of directed courses, with no more than 40 units at 1000 level and at least 20 units at 3000 level.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ABOR1370Working with Aboriginal Communities
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
ABOR1390Australian Aborigines and Human Rights
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
ABOR1420Communicating with Aboriginal People Across GenresNot currently offered10 units
CRIM1010Introduction to Criminology
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
CRIM1020Victimology
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENVS1004Social Development and the Environment
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOG1020Introduction to Human Geography
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOG1030Global Poverty and Development
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUSE1001Introduction to Human Services
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Central Coast)
10 units
POLI1010Australian Politics and Government
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
POLI1020Introduction to Politics
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
SOCA1010Society and Culture: A Sociological Introduction
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
SOCA1200Health Sociology
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
ABOR2241Aboriginal Political ProtestNot currently offered10 units
ABOR2243Indigenous People, Global Warming and the Environment
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
ABOR2245Aboriginal People and Law
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
ABOR2440Aboriginal Health Past and Present
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
ABOR2450Aboriginal Health PracticesNot currently offered10 units
CRIM2001Criminal Justice in Practice
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
CRIM2010Media Criminology
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOG2130Geographies of Development
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
HLSC2241Family and community engagement: an introduction
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
HUSE2001Shaping Human Services: Social Policy and the Political Process
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Central Coast)
10 units
POLI2001Ideas in Political Science
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
POLI2050Political Theory and Social Change
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
POLI2130Principles of Public Policy
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
POLI2160Global Power and World Order
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
POLI2170Regime Change and Altered StatesNot currently offered10 units
POLI2200The Global Politics of Indigenous People
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
POLI2203International Political Economy and Global Development
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
SOCA2050Alcohol and other Drugs in Sociological PerspectiveNot currently offered10 units
SOCA2400Future Societies: Beyond Capitalist Globalization
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Central Coast)
10 units
SOCS2300Ethical Debates in the Social Sciences
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Central Coast)
10 units
SWRK2005Violence, Abuse and Trauma : Theory and Practice
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Central Coast)
10 units
ABOR3024Aboriginal Community Development and Advocacy
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
ABOR3080Indigenous Research
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
20 units
ABOR3380Human Rights and the World's Indigenous Communities
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
ABOR3440Indigenous Health Around the World
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
CRIM3001Criminal Justice Placement
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
CRIM3010Crime, Power and the State
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
20 units
GEOG3300Rethinking Development
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
POLI3001Organisations, Politics and Society
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
POLI3050Political Theory and Social Change
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
POLI3130Principles of Public Policy
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
POLI3150Issues in International Relations
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
POLI3160Global Power and World Order
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
POLI3170Regime Change and Altered StatesNot currently offered10 units
POLI3203Democracy in the 21st Century: Local Power, Policy and Participatory Politics
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
SOCA3178Health, Illness and SocietyNot currently offered10 units
SOCA3220Youth Culture and Risk
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units

Environmental Health

Directed Courses

Choose 60 units of directed courses, with no more than 40 units at 1000 level and at least 20 units at 3000 level.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ENVS1001Environmental Science Concepts and Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS1003Environmental Values and Ethics
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS1004Social Development and the Environment
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOG1030Global Poverty and Development
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
MARI1000Our Oceans
  • Summer 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
ENVS2002Environmental Legislation and Planning
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS2004Ecology
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS2008The Sustainable Society
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
MARI2300Marine Biology
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Central Coast)
10 units
MARI2500Coastal and Marine Ecosystem Services
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Central Coast)
10 units
SOCA2065Environment and Society
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
ENVS3001Integrated Impact Assessment
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS3006Sustainability: Theory and Practice
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOG3090Society and Space
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOG3240Globalisation:Cities, Economies
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
MARI3300Integrated Coastal Ecosystems
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Central Coast)
10 units
MARI3410Coral Reef Biology, Ecology and Sustainability
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Central Coast)
10 units
SRMT3040Community Resource Management
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Central Coast)
10 units

Global Health

Directed Courses

Choose 60 units of directed courses, with no more than 40 units at 1000 level and at least 20 units at 3000 level.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ENVS1003Environmental Values and Ethics
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Central Coast)
10 units
GEOG1030Global Poverty and Development
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
POLI1010Australian Politics and Government
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
POLI1020Introduction to Politics
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
SOCA1010Society and Culture: A Sociological Introduction
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
SOCA1020What is Anthropology?
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
SOCA1050Youth, Health and Crime: A Sociological Introduction
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
ENVS2008The Sustainable Society
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
HLSC2241Family and community engagement: an introduction
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
HUSE2001Shaping Human Services: Social Policy and the Political Process
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Central Coast)
10 units
POLI2180Politics, Policy and Government
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
POLI2203International Political Economy and Global Development
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
SOCA2325Cultural Worlds of Health and IllnessNot currently offered10 units
SOCA2400Future Societies: Beyond Capitalist Globalization
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Central Coast)
10 units
ABOR3380Human Rights and the World's Indigenous Communities
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
ABOR3440Indigenous Health Around the World
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
HASS3000BA Project
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
HIST3600Global Women's HistoryNot currently offered10 units
HUSE3004Social Policy: Australian, Global and Comparative Patterns
  • Summer 2 - 2020 (Central Coast)
10 units
LEGL3009Law for Social Work and the Social Sciences
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Central Coast)
10 units
POLI3140The Politics of GlobalisationNot currently offered10 units
POLI3203Democracy in the 21st Century: Local Power, Policy and Participatory Politics
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units

Health Sociology and Anthropology

Directed Courses

Choose 60 units of directed courses, with no more than 40 units at 1000 level and at least 20 units at 3000 level.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ENVS1004Social Development and the Environment
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
SOCA1200Health Sociology
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
HUSE2001Shaping Human Services: Social Policy and the Political Process
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Central Coast)
10 units
SOCA2050Alcohol and other Drugs in Sociological PerspectiveNot currently offered10 units
SOCA2102Sociology of Childbirth and Midwifery
  • Winter - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
SOCA2325Cultural Worlds of Health and IllnessNot currently offered10 units
HUSE3001Casework and Case Management in Human Services
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Central Coast)
10 units
HUSE3005Working with Groups and Communities
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Central Coast)
10 units
SOCA3178Health, Illness and SocietyNot currently offered10 units
SOCA3315Bodies in Cultural Perspective
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
SOCA3350The Sociology of FoodNot currently offered10 units
SOCA3370Madness and SocietyNot currently offered10 units
SOCA3630Drugs in CultureNot currently offered10 units

Electives

Complete 20 units of electives to fulfil the requirements of the program. Electives can be used to extend and complement your core studies with more courses in the same field of study, or from areas that might be of interest to you. Electives can be chosen from all courses available at the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course requisite) applied to them.

20 units

Additional information

Additional Information (Prospective Students)

All students can access free academic skills and support provided by Academic Learning Support through the Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.


International students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.

It is important to note that onshore international students, due to course availability and the face-to-face requirement, are only permitted to enrol in either the general pathway (no major) or one of the majors listed below: 

•    Social Justice and Health Inequity (*)

•    Global Health (*)


Additional support

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online.