CC44 Associate Degree in Public Health (specialisation)

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major

Core Structure

Number of units: 7 Total credit points: 42

Students who graduate from this course will be eligible to apply for credit transfer should they choose to enrol in the Bachelor of Public Health (Specialisation).

In addition to these core units, students must select one major unit of study.

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
HLTH11027 Foundations of Health
ENVH11001 Health and the Environment
SCIE11022 Introductory Science
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
PBHL11002 Public Health and Chronic Disease
PBHL11001 Public Health Data and Measurement
Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
PBHL12001 Communicable Diseases and Public Health
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
PBHL12002 Public Health Interventions

Environmental Health Major

Number of units: 9 Total credit points: 54

Currently there is no accreditation available for an environmental health course at Associate Degree level. The curriculum has, however, been designed to meet the requirements of the enHealth Skills and Knowledge Matrix and will be eligible for accreditation should it become available through Environmental Health Australia in future.

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENVR11011 Modern Environmental Issues
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENVR11012 Applications of Environmental Science
AINV11003 Introduction to Investigative Methods
Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENVH12002 Environmental Health Law
MBIO19012 Microbiology
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENVH12001 Food Safety
ENVH12003 Environmental Toxicology

In addition to the core units for this major, students must choose a total of two elective units. These electives can be from the list provided below or any other unit offered by the University, provided prerequisites are met.

Year 2 - Term 1
Students may choose to do any of the following:
HLTH11031 Healthy Lifestyles
HLTH12030 Drugs in Society
HLTH12032 Community Assets and Needs Assessment
Year 2 - Term 2
Students may choose to do any of the following:
HLTH11029 Health Promotion Concepts
GEOG19021 Geographic Information Systems
INDG11005 Indigenous Ways of Learning
HLTH12031 Community Engaged Learning

Health Promotion Major

Number of units: 9 Total credit points: 54

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
HLTH11031 Healthy Lifestyles
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
HLTH11029 Health Promotion Concepts
INDG11006 Education and Learning: Colonisation and Decolonisation in the Cultural Interface
Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
HLTH12030 Drugs in Society
HLTH12032 Community Assets and Needs Assessment
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
HLTH12031 Community Engaged Learning
GEOG19021 Geographic Information Systems

In addition to the core units for this major, students must choose a total of two elective units. These electives can be from the list provided below or any other unit offered by the University, provided prerequisites are met.

Year 2 - Term 1
Students may choose to do any of the following:
ENVH12002 Environmental Health Law
MBIO19012 Microbiology
ENVR11011 Modern Environmental Issues
Year 2 - Term 2
Students may choose to do any of the following:
ENVR11012 Applications of Environmental Science
ENVH12003 Environmental Toxicology
ENVH12001 Food Safety