Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
The Bachelor of Health Science is a flexible and innovative degree that equips graduates with qualifications to help make a difference across diverse settings of health care provision. The course is characterised by a strong emphasis on the social model of health, which can be combined with science content such as pharmacology or data analytics and information management. Students develop knowledge within a framework that can be tailored to suit their interests and needs. Some students may focus on learning how to use and interpret data to drive innovation and improvement in health systems. Alternatively, students may develop their knowledge of global health and international health priorities in order to contribute to overseas health initiatives and aid organisations. Other students may elect to focus on pharmacology, which can transition them to a degree in pharmacy and a career as a community, clinical or industrial pharmacist. Students who complete this course with the required electives and grade point average also meet current entry criteria for the Master of Physiotherapy
The course comprises 144 credit points. Students choose a major in Digital Health and Analytics, Global Health, or Pharmacology, or can choose the no specified major option. A professional placement is undertaken in Year 3 and can be conducted in a range of settings including non-government organisations.
- Digital health and analytics
- Global health
Standard entry requirements
- Australian Year 12 qualification, AQF Diploma, or equivalent qualification at the required level. The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0
- Or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21
- Or AE5: Pass
- Or PTE: 58-64
- Or CAE: 176-184. Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place. International students: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances. Assumed knowledge: Any 2 units of English.
The Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) is available to eligible students with an additional one year of full-time or two years of part-time study.
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Career options include positions across a broad range of areas in the health care sector including health promotion, advocacy, health education, e-health, health data and information management systems, planning and policy, project management and evaluation, community development, and research and consultancy across both public and private health sectors. Examples of workplaces include refugee health agencies, drug and alcohol agencies, youth networks, humanitarian organisations, Aboriginal health organisations, public or private hospitals, health research agencies, government and non-government health organisations, and aid organisations.