Health promotion

health promotion studentsWhy study Health promotion?

Help promote and protect people's health. Health promotion involves working with people to be active in their own health and in developing healthy environments for all communities. You learn all about program assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation as well as current and emerging health promotion activities.

 

Career opportunities

Graduates are likely to find roles as Health Promotion Officers, Health Project Officers, Health Advocates, Community Health Workers, Sexual Health Workers, Indigenous Health Officers, Community Development Workers, Sustainability Officers, or Social Marketing Practitioners. Prospective employers include community-based health care, government, hospitals, private health care, and not-for-profit organisations.

Courses

Local students

NB: The ATARs published here are a guide, based on the most recent intake, and can change from year to year. These are Clearly-in ATARs, meaning applicants with scores equivalent to, or higher than the quoted ATAR, were made an offer.

2017 - apply now

Bachelor of Food and Nutrition
Duration :
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent. This course may be completed in less than three years with enrolment in more than two study periods per year.
Semester starts :
See additional information
Campus/ATAR*:
Online N/A
Year
2017
About this course
The Bachelor of Food and Nutrition aims to give you a thorough understanding of food and human nutrition, and prepare you for a career in various fields related to the promotion of health at individual and community levels. You'll study biosciences, principles of nutrition, food science and food skills, nutrition and disease, nutritional needs over the lifespan and for sports performance, and social and public health aspects of nutrition.
Career opportunities
Graduates are likely to find work in food science, health science, and animal and human nutrition, or in the biological science field. Employers may include government bodies, community health centres, food companies, food manufacturing and processing, animal health companies and sports clubs.
Professional recognition
Graduates of the Bachelor of Food and Nutrition may apply for membership with the Nutrition Society of Australia. Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Prerequisite
To be eligible for entry into this course, you must meet one of the following requirements:
- Successful completion of two of the four open enrolment units: HBS101, DTN101, SCI18, PHE102.
- A Tertiary Entrance Ranking of 65.85 (TER, ATAR, ENTER, UAI, OP or equivalent)*.
- A minimum of 145 in all sections of the STAT (Multiple Choice and Written English).

* Tertiary Education Ranking scores must also have been within the past five years. If the period has been longer potential students are encouraged to complete a STAT.
NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Fee amount
Fees are paid per unit. An up-to-date listing of unit fees for full-fee paying and Commonwealth Supported students can be accessed from Open Universities Australia.
Additional information
This subject is delivered via Open Universities Australia. All enrolment and application enquiries should be directed to the Bachelor of Food and Nutrition course page at Open Universities Australia.

Open enrolment (i.e. no entry requirements) is available for four units: HBS101, DTN101, SCI18, PHE102. Successful completion of two of these four units meets the entry requirements for admission to the Bachelor of Food and Nutrition.

Open Universities Australia offers four study periods each year. Subjects run for 12 weeks with study periods commencing in March, June, September and December.

Refer to the La Trobe University Handbook Entry for the course structure.
How to apply
Enrol in single subjects and apply for entry to the Bachelor of Food and Nutrition at the Open Universities Australia Bachelor of Food and Nutrition course page.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

2018

Bachelor of Food and Nutrition
Duration :
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent. This course may be completed in less than three years with enrolment in more than two study periods per year.
Semester starts :
See additional information
Campus/ATAR*:
Online N/A
Year
2018
About this course
The Bachelor of Food and Nutrition aims to give you a thorough understanding of food and human nutrition, and prepare you for a career in various fields related to the promotion of health at individual and community levels. You'll study biosciences, principles of nutrition, food science and food skills, nutrition and disease, nutritional needs over the lifespan and for sports performance, and social and public health aspects of nutrition.
Career opportunities
Graduates are likely to find work in food science, health science, and animal and human nutrition, or in the biological science field. Employers may include government bodies, community health centres, food companies, food manufacturing and processing, animal health companies and sports clubs.
Professional recognition
Graduates of the Bachelor of Food and Nutrition may apply for membership with the Nutrition Society of Australia. Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Prerequisite
To be eligible for entry into this course, you must meet one of the following requirements:
- Successful completion of two of the four open enrolment units: HBS101, DTN101, SCI18, PHE102.
- A Tertiary Entrance Ranking of 65.85 (TER, ATAR, ENTER, UAI, OP or equivalent)*.
- A minimum of 145 in all sections of the STAT (Multiple Choice and Written English).

* Tertiary Education Ranking scores must also have been within the past five years. If the period has been longer potential students are encouraged to complete a STAT.
NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Fee amount
Fees are paid per unit. An up-to-date listing of unit fees for full-fee paying and Commonwealth Supported students can be accessed from Open Universities Australia.
Additional information
This subject is delivered via Open Universities Australia. All enrolment and application enquiries should be directed to the Bachelor of Food and Nutrition course page at Open Universities Australia.

Open enrolment (i.e. no entry requirements) is available for four units: HBS101, DTN101, SCI18, PHE102. Successful completion of two of these four units meets the entry requirements for admission to the Bachelor of Food and Nutrition.

Open Universities Australia offers four study periods each year. Subjects run for 12 weeks with study periods commencing in March, June, September and December.

Refer to the La Trobe University Handbook Entry for the course structure.
How to apply
Enrol in single subjects and apply for entry to the Bachelor of Food and Nutrition at the Open Universities Australia Bachelor of Food and Nutrition course page.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:
Bachelor of Health Sciences (Medical Classification)/Bachelor of Health Information Management
Duration :
4 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR*:
Melbourne 60.95
Sydney N/A
Year
2018
About this course
This double degree prepares you for a career in both the clinical and business sides of health care, with an emphasis on clinical coding, health data analysis, health informatics (including e-health) and management. These are all key factors in enabling the Australian healthcare system to function effectively.

Health information managers work behind the scenes in all areas of healthcare, from hospitals and community health centres to specialist disease registries. There's currently a national shortage of professionals in this field, and salaries range from $60,000 per year at entry level to $180,000 per year at senior level.

In your first year, you'll learn the foundations of human bioscience. Over the next three years, you'll go on to specialise in health information systems. Your subjects will cover everything from anatomy, physiology and medical terminology to health informatics, management of electronic health information systems, electronic medical records, coding and classification of diseases, health data analysis and health information ethics and law.

Professional placements are an integral part of this course and students often find employment with their host company after graduation. In second year, you'll complete five days of placement, followed by 15 days in third year and 45 days of supervised professional placements in fourth year.

If you choose, you can finish your degree after three years to graduate with a Bachelor of Health Sciences (Medical Classification). This enables you to work as a clinical coder.
Career opportunities
Graduates of our double degree can work as health information managers in a variety of medical institutions, including healthcare technology development companies.
Professional recognition
The Bachelor of Health Sciences (Medical Classification)/Bachelor of Health Information Management is accredited by the Health Information Management Association of Australia (HIMAA). Membership requires an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in one of Biology, Chemistry, any Mathematics, Physical Education or Physics.

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.

NOTE: basic knowledge of secondary mathematics (to Year 11) is assumed.
Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in Health And Human Development, any Mathematics, Physical Education or any Science equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
Costs
Students should allow approximately AUD$400 for specialised health classification/coding books (These books must be purchased every two years. Students can only purchase these books from a specialised supplier).
In addition, students must obtain a Police Certificate (Victorian Police Certificate or Fit2Work) - AUD$20.00 (annually) and a Working with Children Check (no cost). A First Aid 11 Certificate and/or CPR assessment may be required (AUD$160). The CPR component must be renewed annually. Please note this course is not conducted by La Trobe University. A schedule of mandatory immunisations are required, the costs of which may vary depending on previous immunisation history, approximately AUD$250 -AUD$500.
Clinical placements may incur accommodation and travel costs, and these will vary depending on the placement venue.
Please note that all costs are approximate and are subject to change.
Additional information
Applicants are invited to view the course DVD. Information sessions are presented at the University's Open Day (August).,

This course has a clinical component. For further information, please visit the Professional Placements website.
How to apply
Applications for 2018 will open later this year. Please note that you can only apply direct to La Trobe if you've not already applied through VTAC for any course.

Please note: VTAC applications cannot be withdrawn in order to submit a direct application. The same selection criteria and entry standards are applied to VTAC and direct applications.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
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See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

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Fees and scholarships

Undergraduate courses are Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) for eligible Australian and New Zealand citizens. The domestic fee calculator can be used to calculate the cost of subjects this year.

There is also a wide range of scholarships available for local students.

International students

2018

Bachelor of Health Sciences (Medical Classification)/Bachelor of Health Information Management (079548M)

Duration :
4 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
33 400
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2018
About this course
This double degree prepares you for a career in both the clinical and business sides of health care, with an emphasis on clinical coding, health data analysis, health informatics (including e-health) and management. These are all key factors in enabling the Australian healthcare system to function effectively.

Health information managers work behind the scenes in all areas of healthcare, from hospitals and community health centres to specialist disease registries. There's currently a national shortage of professionals in this field, and salaries range from $60,000 per year at entry level to $180,000 per year at senior level.

In your first year, you'll learn the foundations of human bioscience. Over the next three years, you'll go on to specialise in health information systems. Your subjects will cover everything from anatomy, physiology and medical terminology to health informatics, management of electronic health information systems, electronic medical records, coding and classification of diseases, health data analysis and health information ethics and law.

Professional placements are an integral part of this course and students often find employment with their host company after graduation. In second year, you'll complete five days of placement, followed by 15 days in third year and 45 days of supervised professional placements in fourth year.

If you choose, you can finish your degree after three years to graduate with a Bachelor of Health Sciences (Medical Classification). This enables you to work as a clinical coder.
English Language Requirements
Successful completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B certificate at postgraduate (EFS5 (70%) PG1) level conducted by La Trobe Melbourne; for more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 70 per cent final result in a course.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English)
for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

or approved international equivalent.
Subject prerequisite
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in one of Biology, Chemistry, any Mathematics, Physical Education or Physics.
Additional costs
Students should allow approximately AUD$400 for specialised health classification/coding books (These books must be purchased every two years. Students can only purchase these books from a specialised supplier).
In addition, students must obtain a Police Certificate (Victorian Police Certificate or Fit2Work) - AUD$20.00 (annually) and a Working with Children Check (no cost). A First Aid 11 Certificate and/or CPR assessment may be required (AUD$160). The CPR component must be renewed annually. Please note this course is not conducted by La Trobe University. A schedule of mandatory immunisations are required, the costs of which may vary depending on previous immunisation history, approximately AUD$250 -AUD$500.
Clinical placements may incur accommodation and travel costs, and these will vary depending on the placement venue.
Please note that all costs are approximate and are subject to change.
Professional recognition
The Bachelor of Health Sciences (Medical Classification)/Bachelor of Health Information Management is accredited by the Health Information Management Association of Australia (HIMAA). Membership requires an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Career opportunities
There is a shortage of qualified health information managers internationally and throughout Australia. This is expected to continue into the future. Generally, there are excellent, well-paid career opportunities throughout Australia and internationally. Career opportunities are available in the: management of hospital health information services; clinical/medical coding and casemix analysis in hospitals; general administration, privacy management, and clinical governance/risk management in health services and hospitals; health software development and computing firms and health information technology projects; specialised disease registries and health research centres (e.g. state and hospital cancer registries); government health departments; clinical trial data management (e.g. hospitals; pharmaceutical industry); and health screening programs.
How to apply
Applications for 2018 will open later this year. You can ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Please apply through VTAC if youre completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if youre completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

How to apply?

Enquire now about any course for international students or find out how to apply.

Fees and scholarships

Estimated fees for international students are indicated for each course above. Fees are indicative only and set at 120 credit points per course, unless otherwise stated, and may vary depending on the number of credit points in which students enrol. Some courses may vary in credit point load and fees will be adjusted accordingly.

There is also a range of scholarships available for international students to assist students.

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