Bachelor Degree in Health Sciences in Oceania

Top Bachelor Degrees in Health Sciences in Oceania 2017

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Oceania consists of islands of the southern, western, and central Pacific Ocean, including Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. The term is sometimes extended to encompass Australia, New Zealand, and the Malay Archipelago.

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Bachelor of Health

Macquarie University
Campus Full time 3 years January 2017 Australia North Ryde

This degree explores the social, political, cultural, economic and environmental determinants and outcomes of health, locally and globally. With an interdisciplinary... [+]

Bachelor of Health

 

This degree explores the social, political, cultural, economic and environmental determinants and outcomes of health, locally and globally. With an interdisciplinary view of health and an integrated awareness of the determinants, distribution and consequences of health and ill-health in society, this degree offers a core set of units and electives from a wide variety of other fields.

 

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This degree’s flexible structure lets you incorporate electives such as development studies, economics, Indigenous studies and politics into your degree. A health placement internship is completed in the final year, providing the opportunity for practical, workplace-based learning in a health-related field which is appealing to employers. Option to undertake a double degree with a Bachelor of Arts – Psychology or a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours). ... [-]

Bachelor of Community Health

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years July 2017 New Zealand Tauranga + 1 more

If making a real difference in people’s lives through being an advocate for health, or by developing well rounded methodologies in healthcare, drives you, then this new degree will set you on a career path in one of the world’s fastest growing industries. [+]

If making a real difference in people’s lives through being an advocate for health, or by developing well rounded methodologies in healthcare, drives you, then this new degree will set you on a career path in one of the world’s fastest growing industries. Community health professionals hold valuable jobs as health workers, educators, researchers, and policy-makers as well as a wide array of other roles. They look for ways to improve the holistic wellbeing of individuals, whānau/families, organisations and communities. With the Bachelor of Community Health, you’ll study a mix of core and specialist papers, developing your knowledge of health related theory and practice. You’ll choose to specialise in either public health or occupational health and safety and develop specific knowledge and skills in these areas that will assist you to work effectively. This three year degree will prepare you for work in the community with a strong knowledge base ranging from health basics (including anatomy and physiology) through to applied research and professional practice. Key points: Focus on improving holistic wellbeing, along with reducing disease and injury through preventative medicine and lifestyle changes Specialise in public health or occupational health and safety Small classes and personalised tuition – you will get more time with friendly tutors who work to attend to your individual learning needs Content Details You’ll study a mix of core and specialist papers, developing your knowledge of health related theory and practice, and choose to specialise in either public health or occupational health and safety. The programme comprises 360 credits with 120 credits at level 5, 120 credits at level 6 and the final 120 credits at level 7. A total of 225 credits are common core to both majors and there is the opportunity to have up to 15 unspecified credits depending on the major studied. Each major consists of 135 discipline specific credits. Year One The first year is made up of eight level 5 common courses that are studied by all students. These provide a broad base of knowledge and skills that prepare you for specialisation in your second year of study. Year Two The second year contains four common core courses that all students study along with four specialist courses required for your selected major. Choose from: Public Health OR Occupational Health and Safety Along with your second year courses further developing your understanding of your specialist topics, you'll build your skills and understanding of professional practice. Year Three In your third year of study, you'll complete two common core courses at level 7 and a further 4 specialist courses. A 30 credit professional practice course enables you to embed your learning in workplace experiences to develop your professional practice models for use on graduation. Dates/Times/Locations You can study full-time or part-time, as long as you complete the programme within six years. Indicative Fees Domestic students Year One $5,790.00 (8 compulsory courses) International students Year One $19,944.00 (8 compulsory courses) You MAY be eligible for a StudyLink Student Loan for your tuition fees. Qualifications Gained Upon successful completion of the programme you will receive: Bachelor of Community Health (Public Health) Bachelor of Community Health (Occupational Health and Safety) Entry Criteria The following minimum criteria apply for entry to this programme: University Entrance as specified on the NZQA website OR successful completion of a qualification at Level 4 or above All applications are required to attend an interview Students will be required to supply two referees that can be contacted to determine their suitability for work in the community health sector Student will be required to complete a statutory declaration around soundness of character A criminal record check will be carried out on prospective students. Student entry will be provisional until these checks have been completed. The outcome of the police check will be kept on record. Special Admission The Polytechnic will consider students for special admission who do not satisfy the standard academic entry requirements of a programme but who in the opinion of the Programme Coordinator are capable of achieving the programme outcomes. English Language Requirements International applicants for whom English is not their first language will be required to show evidence of language competency, issued within the last two years, before being eligible to enrol in any non-English programme. The level of competency required is outlined in Rule 18 and Appendix 2 of the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules 2013. And below under the title English Competency. English Competency Level 7 certificate, diploma, degree, post graduate certificate or diploma IELTS Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5 or completed NZ Certificate in English Language L4 with the Academic Endorsement or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined in Rule 18 and Appendix 2 of the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules 2013. For domestic applicants for whom English is not their first language, evidence of language competency may be required. Career Opportunities Public Health Major Potential positions for graduates within relevant organisations and agencies are: Community Health Officer, Environmental Health Officer, Youth Health Worker, Child Health Officer, Health Promotion Officer, Health Worker, and Health Promotion Nutritionist. Aged care facilities and hospitals Rural and regional settings Asthma / diabetes / cancer prevention Heart foundations Family planning associations Alcohol and other drug agencies Community development agencies Local government organisations Disability services Justice and correctional agencies Research institutes International aid organisations Mental health support agencies Whānau Ora providers Occupational Health and Safety Major Potential positions for graduates within the following organisations and agencies are: Occupational Safety and Health Management Officer, Occupational Hygiene Technician, Compensation Administrator, Rehabilitation Officer, Risk Manager, Occupational Health and Safety Consultant, Human Resource Manager or Advisor. Stress management and injury prevention in social care organisations Local government agencies Medium-large and large private companies ACC Worksafe New Zealand [-]

Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedicine)

Western Sydney University
Campus Full time 3 years January 2017 Australia Sydney

Paramedics play an integral role in the health system, responding to acute and sub-acute health problems in a range of diverse and uncontrolled settings. Paramedics provide unscheduled care to patients of all ages, dealing with health complaints that span across the spectrum of illness and injury severity and complexity. [+]

Best Bachelor Degrees in Health Sciences in Oceania 2017. Paramedics play an integral role in the health system, responding to acute and sub-acute health problems in a range of diverse and uncontrolled settings. Paramedics provide unscheduled care to patients of all ages, dealing with health complaints that span across the spectrum of illness and injury severity and complexity. They are frequently required to interact with primary care or community allied health professionals, contributing to the inter-professional care of patients in the out-of-hospital setting. Western Sydney University's paramedicine program has been developed to provide you with the requisite skills, knowledge and understanding that will enable you to function effectively as a paramedic in a government ambulance service or in the private paramedicine industry. A strong focus is placed on contemporary and emerging models of paramedicine, expanded scopes of paramedic practice, and clinical decision making. The course uses an evidence-based practice approach, combined with innovative flexible learning and assessment strategies, to prepare you for a diverse and successful career in paramedicine. The Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedicine) is a fully accredited course with the Council of Ambulance Authorities. Practical experience In second and third year, our students undertake a total of three months of supervised clinical practice with an emergency ambulance service in NSW or ACT, in rural or metropolitan locations. These placements occur in three blocks of between 3-5 weeks, and involve weekend and shift work. Students are responsible for all travel and accommodation arrangements and costs associated with mandatory placements. Opportunities for international clinical placements exist for eligible students. Additional short-duration placements will be undertaken in the private paramedicine industry, emergency departments, and in community and primary healthcare. Career opportunities for Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedicine) State-based ambulance service paramedic Paramedics are most commonly employed by state-based government ambulance services. Paramedics play an integral role in health systems, responding to incidents involving patients with acute and sub-acute health problems in a range of diverse and uncontrolled settings. Paramedics provide unscheduled, out-of-hospital care to patients of all ages and deal with health complaints that span the spectrum of illness and injury severity and complexity. Graduates employed by state-based ambulance services can undertake further study in specialist paramedic roles including Intensive Care Paramedicine, Extended Care Paramedicine, Community Paramedicine, Special Operations Paramedicine, Paramedic Education and Research. Private sector industrial paramedic Industrial paramedics work in the private paramedicine industry providing medical and primary healthcare in diverse industries including entertainment and events, mining and construction, sports and recreation, public mass events and gatherings, and remote area Admission Assumed knowledge: any 2 units of English; Mathematics Recommended studies: Biology; PDHPE Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website. International applicants must apply directly to Western Sydney University via the International Office. International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website. Special Requirements Prerequisites In order to enrol in Second Semester First Year units, all students must have: 1. National Criminal Record Check (National Police Certificate), 2. Prohibited Employment Declaration Form prior to 1st June 2010 or a Working with Children Check Student Declaration after 1st June 2010. 3. First Aid Certificate (including cardiopulmonary resuscitation). Clinical placements are a mandatory component of this course. To be eligible for clinical placements, students must; 1. Comply with NSW Health vaccination requirements and be prepared to submit a completed Adult Immunisation Card to placement institutions. NSW Health can provide details of necessary vaccinations. 2. Receive a clearance from an authorised Western Sydney University-approved provider after successfully completing a health/medical/fitness assessment as prescribed by the University. 3. Students must also comply with the NSW Health Records and Information Privacy Act (2004) and complete a relevant declaration. In clinical placement units, students must wear the Western Sydney University paramedicine uniform, which complies with NSW uniform requirements. This uniform will be purchased at the student’s expense. [-]

Bachelor of Health Science (BHSC)

Charles Darwin University
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years January 2017 Australia Northern Territory + 1 more

This is a three-year course that provides students with the knowledge and skills required to work in areas of health promotion, community health development, Indigenous health, and health services [+]

Bachelor of Health Science (BHSC)

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Casuarina Campus DPC Alice Springs (Desert Peoples' Centre) External Studies

This is a three-year course that provides students with the knowledge and skills required to work in areas of health promotion, community health development, Indigenous health, and health services management. The course also offers a specialist stream in occupational therapy designed to provide a pathway into the Master of Occupational Therapy offered by Flinders University.

The course has an emphasis on understanding the challenges of working in diverse contexts of urban, rural and remote communities. It also offers an ongoing pathway for VET graduates. The course units provide the prerequisite knowledge and skills for graduate programs in allied health, public health and medicine.... [-]