University Handbook 2018

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Health Sciences

Course code/s: AZAHS Melbourne

Course details

 
Location Melbourne
Course/Discipline Coordinator Adrian Jones
Course Code AZAHS
Available to International Students Yes
CRICOS 025959E
Course Duration 4.5 Years Full-time or Part-time equivalent
Credit Points 540
Course Queries Current students: ASK La Trobe
Prospective students: Future Students

Course description

This four-year double degree is designed to allow students to pursue their areas of interest in both Arts and Health Sciences. Students select subjects from both the Health Sciences and Humanities and Social Sciences. 

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Programs of Study

The course requires 540 Credit Points taken over 4.5 years, with a minimum of 270 Credit Points from Humanities and Social Sciences and 270 Credit Points from Health Sciences. The maximum number of Credit Points permitted at first-year level is 195.

Note:

LTU0AIM is a not-for-credit subject that students are required to complete at the commencement of their first semester.  The subject is designed to enhance the students' knowledge and awareness of issues concerning academic integrity.

ABS0WOM is a not-for-credit subject that students are required to complete at the commencement of their first semester.  The subject is designed to introduce students to Indigenous Australian perspectives, experiences, history, culture and customs.

Current commencements from 2017

To assist with planning your enrolment, download a PDF copy of the study plan guide here: Bachelor of Arts-Bachelor of Health Sciences (AZAHS) Melbourne 2018 [PDF 133 KB]

First year

Semester 1 HUS1FAS HBS1HBA HLT1IPP PHE1IDH
Rethinking our Humanity Human Bioscience A Introduction to Professional Practise Individual Determinants of Health and Wellbeing
Semester 2 OPTION HBS1HBB HLT1RAE PHE1SDH
HuSS elective Human Bioscience B Research and Evidence in Practise Social Determinants of Health and Wellbeing

Second year

Semester 1 HUS2NGP OPTION OPTION OPTION
Next Generation   Professionals First Year HUSS Major Core subject (15 cps) Second Year Health Science Major Core subject (15 cps) Second Year Health Science Major Core subject (15 cps)
Semester 2 OPTION OPTION OPTION OPTION
 HuSS elective First Year HUSS Major Core subject (15 cps) Second Year Health Science Major Core subject (15 cps) Second Year Health Science Major Core subject (15 cps)

Third year

Semester 1 or
Semester 2
 HUS3RPL OPTION OPTION OPTION
Research for Professional Life: Shaping Your Future Second Year HUSS Major Core subject (15 cps) HUSS Second or Third Year Elective subject (15 cps) Health Science Second or Third Year Core subject ( 15 cps)
OPTION OPTION OPTION OPTION
Second Year HUSS Major Core subejct (15 cps) Second Year HUSS Major Core subejct (15 cps) Health Science Elective subject (15 cps) Health Science Second or Third Year Core subject ( 15 cps)

Fourth year

Semester 1 OPTION OPTION OPTION OPTION
Third Year HUSS Major Core subject (15 cps) Third Year HUSS Major Core subject (15 cps) Third Year Health Science Core or Elective Subject (15 cps) Health Science Year Major Core subject ( 15 cps)
Semester 2 OPTION OPTION OPTION OPTION
Third Year HUSS Major Core subject (15 cps) Second or Third Year HUSS Elective (15 cps) Second or Third Year HUSS Elective (15 cps) Health Science Year Major Core subject ( 15 cps)

Fifth year

Semester 1 OPTION      
Second or Third Year HUSS Elective (15 cps) Second or Third Year HUSS Elective (15 cps) Health Science Elective (15 cps) Health Science Elective (15 cps)

Majors

Arts majors

To complete the Bachelor of Arts component of the double degree, students must complete at least one major of 120 credit points (with 45 Credit Points at third-year level) in a single discipline offered by Humanities and Social Sciences. Please see the full list of Discipline Areas for disciplines that offer a major in the Arts degree.

Health science majors

Human physiology and anatomy major

Second year core subject

HBS2HAA (S1) Human Anatomy A
HBS2PTA (S1) Human Physiology Theory A
HBS2PPA (S1) Human Physiology Practicum A
HBS2HAB (S2) Human Anatomy B
HBS2PTB (S2) Human Physiology Theory B

Third year core subject

HBS3HPR (S1) Human Physiology & Research
HBS3AHP (S1) Advances in Human Physiology
HBS3IRP (S2) Independent Research in Human Physiology
(S1 or S2) Students must take 15 credit points of third-year Health Science subjects
S1 = Semester 1, S2 = Semester 2, SUM = Summer Semester, WIN = Winter Semester
(Enrolment into this major is selected by the School of Public Health. See the School for further details.)

Public health major

Second year core subject

STA1IDA : Introduction to data Analysis or STA1DCT : Data-based Critical Thinking or STA1LS : Statistics for Life Sciences

PHE2PHP : Principles of Public Health Practice

PHE2AHR (S2) Applied Health Research

Third year core subject

PHE3HCS : Health Care Systems

PHE3GHI : Global Health Initiatives

PHE3LMH : Law and Management in Health

PHE3EPI (S1) Epidemiology
PHE3PFP (S2) Participatory Field Placement
S1 = Semester 1, S2 = Semester 2

Rehabilitation counselling major

Second year core subject

HLT2IEP (S1) Intergrating Evidence into Practice
PHE2CPR (S1) Communication Process for Rehabilitation
PHE2AHR (S2) Applied Health Research
PHE2LCI (S2) Living with Chronic Conditions
PHE2RCM (S1) Rehabilitation Case Management

Third year core subject

PHE3PFP (S2) Participatory Field Placement
PHE3PPH (S2) Psychosocial Perspective of Health and Illness
PHE3BCR (S2) Behaviour Change for Rehabilitation Clients

Select two third year subjects from:

PHE3BCR (S2) Behaivor Change for Rehabilitaion Clients
PHE3PFP (S2) Participatory Field Placement
HBS3WAH (S1) Work and Health
S1 = Semester 1, S2 = Semester 2

Pre 2017 commencements

Faculty
Credit points at first year level
Credit points at second year level
Credit points at third year level
Health Science (LHS)
90 (Core) + 15 Credit Points of 1st Year LHS Elective
90
75
Arts (LHUSS)
90
75
105

Health sciences requirements

In first year, students will undertake an interdisciplinary common year in which students enrol in subjects with peers across Health Sciences. The focus is on basic human biosciences and factors influencing health and on developing an understanding of the roles of health professionals in the health and welfare sectors. There is also one first-year level elective subject from Health Sciences required to be completed.

In the second year, students are required to select a major from one of the following areas:

  • Human Physiology and Anatomy
  • Public Health 
  • Rehabilitation Counselling

In third year, students continue to study subjects from their chosen major study.

Students must complete the following core subjects from the Bachelor of Health Sciences. These would normally be taken in the first two years of study. All are 15-Credit Point subjects.

First year core subject

HBS1HBA (S1) Human Biosciences A
HLT1IPP (S1) Introduction to Professional Practice
PHE1IDH  (S1) Individual Determinants of Health and Wellbeing
HBS1HBB (S2) Human Biosciences B
HLT1RAE (S2) Research and Evidence in Practice
PHE1SDH (S2) Social Determinants of Health and Wellbeing
S1 = Semester 1, S2 = Semester 2

Human physiology and anatomy major

Second year core subject

HBS2HAA (S1) Human Anatomy A
HBS2PTA (S1) Human Physiology Theory A
HBS2PPA (S1) Human Physiology Practicum A
HBS2HAB (S2) Human Anatomy B
HBS2PTB (S2) Human Physiology Theory B
HBS2PPB (S2) Human Physiology Practicum B

Third year core subject

HBS3APA Advanced Physiology A
HBS3APB Advanced Physiology B
(S1 or S2) Students must take 15 credit points of third-year Health Science subject
S1 = Semester 1, S2 = Semester 2, SUM = Summer Semester, WIN = Winter Semester
(Enrolment into this major is selected by the School of Public Health. See the School for further details.)

Public health major

Second Year Core Subject

PHE2HED (S1) Health Education Development
PHE2PHP(S1) Principles of Public Health Practice
PHE2EHI (S1) Environmental Health Issues
PHE2AHR (S2) Applied Health Research
PHE2CHP (S2) Community Health Promotion
PHE2LCI (S2) Living with Chronic Conditions

Third year core subject

PHE3HPE (S1) Health Promotion, Planning and Evaluation
PHE3EPI (S1) Epidemiology for Health
PHE3HCS (S1) Health Care Systems

Select two third year subjects from:

PHE3PFP (S1) Participatory Field Placement
PHE3GHI (S2) Global Health Initiatives
PHE3LMH (S2) Law and Management for Health
S1 = Semester 1, S2 = Semester 2

Rehabilitation counselling major

Second year core subject

PHE2HED (S1) Health Education Development
PHE2CPR (S1) Communication Process for Rehabilitation
PHE2MHR (S2) Mental Health and Rehabilitation
PHE2AHR (S2) Applied Health Research
PHE2LCI (S2) Living with Chronic Conditions
PHE2RCM (S1) Rehabilitation Case Management

Third year core subject

PHE3PFP (S2) Participatory Field Placement
PHE3PPH (S2) Psychosocial Perspective of Health and Illness
PHE3BCR (S2) Behaviour Change for Rehabilitation Clients

Select two third Year subjects from:

PHE3SPH (S1) Social Psychology of Health
PHE3SEP (S1) Sport and Exercise Psychology
HBS3WAH (S1) Work and Health
S1 = Semester 1, S2 = Semester 2

Arts requirements

To complete the Bachelor of Arts component of the double degree, students must complete at least one major of 120 credit points (with 45 Credit Points at third-year level) in a single discipline offered by Humanities and Social Sciences. Please see the full list of Discipline Areas for disciplines that offer a major in the Arts degree. 

For further information please contact ASK La Trobe (for current student enquiries) or call 1300 135 045 (for prospective student enquiries).

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