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4503

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This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2014 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Managing facultyMedicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Partner facultyBusiness and Economics
Abbreviated titleBHSc/BBus
CRICOS code072838B
Total credit points required192
Standard duration of study (years)4 years FT, 8 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/4503
Contact details

School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine: telephone +61 3 9903 1657; email med-sphpm-ugenq@monash.edu

Course coordinator

Associate Professor Catherine Joyce

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • This course must be completed in a minimum of 4 years and a maximum of 10 years. The course duration is inclusive of any periods of intermission.
  • This course may require students to undertake off-campus site visits and fieldwork placements.

Description

This flexible degree takes a unique, international approach to health sciences and reflects existing and projected demands for the current and future multidisciplinary, multi-skilled workforce in Australia and internationally. The degree combines the strengths of business theory and skills and with theory and skills in public health. With work experience post-graduation, graduates are expected to find employment in a wide range of settings which require a public health management, marketing, or economics focus.

Outcomes

These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 7, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 7, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://opvclt.monash.edu.au/curriculum-by-design/aligning-course-outcomes-with-aqf-bologna.html).

The course's learning outcomes are dependent upon the core studies across the four years of the course. They are enhanced and enriched by complementary major sequences and individual elective choices.

At minimum, this course aims to develop graduates who will:

(a.) be critical and creative scholars who:

  • produce innovative solutions to problems
  • apply research skills to business and health challenges
  • communicate effectively and perceptively

(b.) be responsible and effective global citizens who:

  • engage in an internationalised world
  • exhibit cross cultural competence
  • demonstrate ethical values

(c.) have a comprehensive understanding of their discipline and be able to provide discipline-based solutions relevant to the business, professional and public policy communities that we serve

(d.) have a well-developed understanding of multidisciplinary decision-making in systems and organisations

(e.) achieve a broad education based on independent learning, critical thinking, problem-solving and evaluation.

Refer to the outcomes for the two single degree entries for 3882 Bachelor of Health Science and 3806 Bachelor of Business.

Maximum credit allowed

144 credit points.

Special requirements

Students must refer to the information available on the special requirements outlined below. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure they have the correct documentation.

Police checks

Students who choose to undertake a fieldwork placement unit must have a current Police checkPolice check (http://www.med.monash.edu.au/current/police-checks.html) regarding their suitability to undertake placements. Students are required to obtain this check prior to participating in practical units.

Working with Children checks

Students who choose to undertake a fieldwork placement unit must have a current Working with Children checkWorking with Children check (http://www.med.monash.edu.au/current/wwc-check.html) regarding their suitability to undertake placements. Students are required to obtain this check prior to participating in practical units.

Immunisation and infection procedures

The faculty recommends that all students accept responsibility for having up-to-date immunisations before commencing this course. Recommended immunisations include diphtheria, tetanus, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, tuberculosis and hepatitis B. Refer to the faculty's Immunisation and infection riskImmunisation and infection risk (http://www.med.monash.edu.au/current/immunisation) page in this Handbook.

Fieldwork

Fieldwork practice units

This course provides opportunities for students to undertake off-campus fieldwork placements. In the fieldwork setting students will have an opportunity to apply theory to practice under supervision. Attendance is mandatory for the fieldwork component of these units.

Where a student's skill or knowledge is found to be inadequate, access to the fieldwork component of the unit will be denied. A student may be withdrawn from a fieldwork practicum if required skills and knowledge are deemed inadequate, or on other grounds deemed appropriate by the head of school.

Professional recognition

Health Science

Graduates of this course are eligible to join the:

  • Public Health Association of Australia
  • Australian Health Promotion Association
  • Australasian Epidemiological Association

Business

Refer to the faculty's Professional recognition of coursesProfessional recognition of courses (http://www.buseco.monash.edu.au/professional-recognition/) page in this Handbook.

Structure

This course consists of:

  • 16 units (96 points) from the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences in the Bachelor of Health Science component at the Caulfield campus
  • 16 units (96 points) from the Faculty of Business and Economics in the Bachelor of Business component at the Caulfield campus.

Students must complete a minimum of 36 points at third-year-level, and a total of 32 units.

Health science component

Students must complete:

  • health science core units (60 points)
  • health science/public health elective units (36 points) from the units listed under Health Science in the 'Areas of study'

Business component

Students must complete:

  • business core units (36 points)
  • a business major of eight units (48 points)* from the majors listed under 'Areas of study'
  • Business electives must be taken from the lists of Business major sequence units linked below.

* Depending on the major chosen, one or more of the units in the major may have already been studied as part of the business units studied in first and second year - where this is the case, students will complete additional business electives to meet the required number of points in the business component of this course.

Areas of study

Business major

Majors available are:

Health science/public health electives

Refer to requirements for:

Requirements

First year

Semester one

  • ACF1000 Principles of accounting and finance
  • BTF1010 Commercial law
  • HSC1061 Data evidence and critical thinking in health
  • HSC1081 Foundations of public health

Semester two

  • HSC1052 Health and social care systems and policy
  • HSC1112 Global health: Opportunities and challenges
  • MGF1010 Introduction to management
  • MKF1120 Marketing theory and practice

Second year

Semester one

  • ECF1100 Microeconomics
  • ETX1100 Business statistics
  • HSC1101 Biological bases of health and disease 1
  • HSC2141 Analysing patterns of health and disease

Semester two

  • HSC1102 Biological bases of health and disease 2
  • HSC2022 Culture, society and health
  • one health science/public health elective unit
  • one business major unit

Third Year

Semester one

  • HSC2101 Health promotion: Global and local
  • one business major unit
  • one health science/public health elective unit
  • one business elective

Semester two

  • HSC3002 Health for all in a global world
  • one business major unit
  • one health science/public health elective unit
  • one business elective

Fourth Year

Semester one

  • two business major units
  • two health science/public health elective units

Semester two

  • three business major units
  • one health science/public health elective unit

Award(s)

Bachelor of Business
Bachelor of Health Science