Bachelor of Health Science

Griffith University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00233E

You will learn from internationally renowned experts through hands-on, laboratory-based experience in state-of-the-art facilities.Health Science encompasses studies in areas such as genetics, anatomy and physiology, chemistry and biochemistry, nutrition, molecular and cellular biology, communicable diseases, environmental health, and toxicology. Your firm grounding in health science will develop through understanding these topics with the opportunity to develop specialist areas of knowledge through the diverse range of electives.The Bachelor of Health Science offers four majors in: Environmental Health, Environmental Toxicology, Information Technology and Communication and Media. In the Environmental Health and Environmental Toxicology majors you will learn about environmental agents such as climate change, pollution and food safety that have the potential to adversely affect the health of any community. By studying local and international examples, you will learn how to address the very factors that impact our environment while understanding the rationale and practice of risk assessment.In the Information Technology major, you will build on the strong health science base built in foundation year and in core courses, with experience of topics and themes expected to be key to health innovation, including data management, programming, and software and app design. In the Communication and Media major you will gain specific expertise in strategic communication to develop and deliver health information and campaigns. Alongside journalism and media training, you will explore ethical communication, health and science communication and crisis and disaster management. You will gain a sophisticated understanding of the contemporary media landscape (including legacy, online and social media) and its essential role in 21st century public health practise. The skills developed in this major build upon the strong foundational health knowledge, and core courses in second and third year, providing complementary expertise in health, and science communication.Honours is available through an additional year of study.


  • Anatomy and Physiology Systems I
  • Anatomy and Physiology Systems II
  • Cells, Tissues and Regulation
  • Chemistry I
  • Chemistry of Biological Systems I
  • Chemistry of Biological Systems II
  • Epidemiology
  • Fundamentals of Microbiology
  • Genes and Disease
  • Health Challenges for the 21st Century
  • Introduction to Biomedical Data Analysis
  • Introduction to Biostatistics
  • Introduction to Communication and Journalism
  • Introduction to Environmental Health
  • Language and Communication for Health
  • Language and Communication for Sciences
  • Listed electives and/or Free-choice electives
  • Microbiology
  • Programming Principles


Griffith University grants credit and recognition of prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information, please visit the following website: Credit transfer Griffith's innovative Credit Precedent Database allows you to find out what credit decisions have been made in the past. These precedents will give you an idea of what you can expect. View credit precedents for this program

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Gold Coast Campus International: $105,000 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

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