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  • Objectives
    Provides students with an understanding of drug use, drug-related problems, prevention and treatment initiatives that aim to minimise drug related harm. Issues arising from the use of drugs are pervasive to all areas of health, welfare and human services and the supporting major is designed to complement studies in the health science major.
  • Entry requirements
    Minimum admission requirements apply to enter this course
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Health Science
  • Course description
    Related careers
    Community Health Officer, Drug Rehabilitation Officer, Youth Worker, Child Health Officer, Health Care Officer, Health Promotion Officer, Health Officer, Drug Policy Worker, Police Officer, Quit Smoking Project Officer, Healthy Lifestyle Coordinator, Research Officer, Health Worker

    This course is available for on-campus study by students with an International student visa.
    Bachelor of Health Science students can study unitsets in the following disciplines as part of this course:

        * Addiction Studies
        * Biomedical Science
        * Health Promotion
        * Nutrition
        * Occupational Safety and Health

    This course structure contains information about the units which comprise the course as well as the credit points required to successfully complete it.

    The course comprises 360 credit points (24 units).

    Students completing the Addiction Studies major are required to complete four core units, 8 major units, six minor units and six electives.

    Health Promotion, Nutrition and Occupational Safety and Health majors are required to complete four core units, ten major units, six minor units and four elective units.

    Students completing the Biomedical Science major are required to complete four core units, 13 major units, six minor units and one elective unit.

    Students completing a double major in Addiction Studies and Youth Work are required to complete the 12 units from the Addiction Studies major and the 12 Youth Work units.

    Structures for each of the specialist majors, minors and suggested electives are listed below.

    Alternatively, a Supporting Major or Double Major is possible in some fields. Students completing a Supporting Major select ten units or eight units plus two electives, from a second area of study in addition to the first Major. If a Supporting Major is chosen, its units should be substituted for the minor and elective units.

    FOUNDATION UNITS The foundation of the course is centered on public health research. These four units are compulsory for all majors.

    Unit           Description                                     Points
    HST1109    Epidemiology                                   15
    HST2122    Health Research Methodology         15
    MAT1114    Introductory Statistics                     15
    HST3501    Health Research Project                  15

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