La Trobe College Australia

Diploma of Health Sciences

La Trobe College Australia

Type of institution: Higher Education Institutions
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 03312D

This program is a pathway to second year of a wide range of courses in health offered at La Trobe University. It is an introduction to an understanding of health and disability and how best to improve health, considering our bodies, our communities, our environment and our workplaces.


  • This diploma program is based on the core first year of La Trobe University's Bachelor of Health Sciences. During the program students will study 6 units from the common first year, along with 2 new units that are designed to help develop the academic skills needed for further study in health sciences. Subjects include: Human Biosciences A
  • Human Biosciences B
  • Communicating in Health Sciences
  • Introduction to Professional Practice
  • Research and Evidence in Health Sciences
  • Learning in Health Sciences
  • Individual Determinants of Health
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Introduction to Nursing Assessment (Nursing pathway only)


  • Anatomy
  • Biosciences
  • Health sciences
  • Physiology

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics (any)
  • Physical Education or Physics
  • (or equivalent)

Study pathways

If students successfully complete the diploma, progression to second year of the Bachelor of Health Sciences is guaranteed. Weighted Average Marks and further entry requirements apply for second year progression into these courses: Bachelor of Health Sciences (Medical Classification) / Bachelor of Health Information Management, Bachelor of Applied Sciences and Master of Podiatric Practice, Bachelor of Applied Sciences and Master of Physiotherapy Practice, Bachelor of Applied Sciences and Master of Speech Pathology, Bachelor of Applied Sciences and Master of Occupational Therapy Practice, Bachelor of Human Nutrition, Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Exercise Science, Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics, Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Orthoptics, Bachelor of Paramedic Practice and Bachelor of Public Health Promotion.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Bundoora International: $26,320 No

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