This double degree develops your expertise in both health promotion and occupational health and safety. As a graduate, you can choose to work within either discipline over your career, or you can pursue a career that combines both. Your first year is interprofessional and taken with other health sciences students.
In the following years, you’ll learn how to promote health by creating healthy environments, informing policies and laws to support healthy choices, and strengthening people’s ability to plan and take action to achieve healthier outcomes.
The occupational health and safety component gives you the skills to contribute proactively to risk management and assessment, and help prevent injuries and disease in the workplace.
You will participate in an on-campus health promotion campaign and in fieldwork visits so you can see health and safety in action. You'll also develop your practical skills by completing 350 hours in professional placements, in both health promotion and health and safety organisations.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
What jobs can the Health Promotion and Health and Safety lead to?
- Health Promotion officer
- Occupational health and safety officer
- Policy officer
- Workplace wellness coordinator
- Youth health coordinator.
- Community health
- International aid
- Local and state government
- Public and private health services
- Research and Development.
What you'll learn
- apply health promotion concepts and practice to enhance the health and well-being of populations; demonstrate an understanding of human health, illness and wellbeing from a biological and social context; apply and integrate knowledge and practice required for the prevention of injury and disease in the workplace
- critically analyse issues relevant to health promotion; think creatively to generate innovative solutions to promote health; apply logical and rational processes to critically analyse issues relevant to OHS and think creatively in the generation of solutions to problems
- access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information to develop sustainable health promotion programs; access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information and evidence from the range of resources available in the field of OHS and use appropriate information and communication technology practices
- communicate with professionals and community members to promote health using effective written and oral communication; emphasise the significance of health promotion and health and safety research to the scientific community using effective methods of communication; communicate effectively with a range of people including community groups, workers, employers, statutory authorities and their representatives and other professionals
- effectively use new and existing technologies to gather information, analyse data and communicate; use scientific and technological methods with an understanding of their advantages and limitations
- take responsibility for own learning and professional development in the health promotion and health and safety field
- apply international perspectives and principles to health promotion and health and safety
- demonstrate understanding and respect for individual human rights and cultural diversity
- demonstrate independence and leadership in project management; demonstrate professionalism and capacity for leadership and be able to work independently, collaboratively and ethically