Bachelor of Health Sciences

Deakin University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 052823G

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

The Bachelor of Health Sciences is a course that will allow you to become a key driver in the future of dynamic and capable healthcare, policy and systems.

A rewarding career in health gives you the chance to reduce health disparities and help individuals and communities – in Australia and overseas – to lead fuller, healthier and happier lives. As a Bachelor of Health Sciences graduate, you can be confident you will have a solid grounding in a range of health-related fields. You will graduate prepared for a successful career in the largest and fastest growing employment sector in Australia.

Become a specialist in up to three major areas or broaden your knowledge and skill set through elective units. Combining your interests with multiple majors can increase your competitiveness for a variety of health roles while opening the door to further study. This course also offers valuable workplace learning opportunities, giving you the chance to apply your knowledge in real-world contexts and build professional networks in the health sector.

Course structure:

To complete the Bachelor of Health Sciences students must attain 24 credit points. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to one credit point. In order to gain 24 credit points you will need to study 24 units (AKA 'subjects') over your entire degree. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester and usually undertake two trimesters each year.

The 24 credit points include 6 core units (these are compulsory) and 2 major sequences of study from the Faculty of Health. A maximum of 8 credit points may be selected from units offered by other faculties.

Major sequences:

The following majors and minors are available within the Bachelor of Health Sciences.

  • Environmental Health - Major
  • Exercise Science - Major and Minor
  • Family, Society and Health - Major and Minor
  • Food Studies - Major and Minor
  • Health Promotion - Major and Minor
  • Health and Sustainability - Major and Minor- For continuing students only
  • Health, Nature and Sustainability - Major and Minor
  • Medical Biotechnology - Major and Minor
  • Nutrition - Major and Minor
  • Disability and Inclusion (previously titled: People, Society and Disability) - Major and Minor
  • Physical Activity and Health - Major and Minor
  • Psychological Science - Major
  • Psychology for Allied Health (previously titled: Psychology for Professional Development- Major and Minor
  • Public Health-Major and Minor

Career outcomes:

This flexible degree allows you to combine study areas that you are passionate about, and benefit from workplace learning to become a specialist in the booming health sector.

Depending on your majors, your health sciences degree can prepare you for work in the following roles and fields:

  • community engagement officer
  • case manager
  • disability support planner
  • family/community/refugee/indigenous project officer
  • environmental and sustainability officer
  • exercise specialist
  • food and nutrition policy developer
  • food scientist
  • health and sports marketer or PR officer
  • health educator or counsellor
  • health policy developer
  • health promotion officer
  • international aid worker
  • lifestyle and wellness professional
  • medical biotechnology researcher
  • nutrition and health promotion coordinator
  • policy adviser
  • regional health service planner

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
32,600 Per Year
Read moreThe 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together eight credit points of a typical combination of units for that course.
11 Jul 2022
07 Nov 2022
3 years
Full time
Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
75 Pigdons Road
Geelong Victoria 3216
Australia
32,600 Per Year
Read moreThe 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together eight credit points of a typical combination of units for that course.
11 Jul 2022
07 Nov 2022
3 years
Full time
Deakin University
Melbourne Burwood Campus
221 Burwood Highway
Melbourne Victoria 3125
Australia

Entry criteria

Students must have qualification most relevant to your secondary school studies.

The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) is the primary criterion for entry into most undergraduate-entry university programs in Australia.

International students who completed an Australian Year 12 in Australia or overseas should apply for undergraduate courses through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC), as well as directly to Deakin through Study Link Connect – Deakin University's International Student Application Service.

English language requirement:

IELTS - Overall 6.5 No band lower than 6

TOEFL IBT - 79 Writing 21

TOEFL PBT - 577 Writing 4.5

C1 PROFICIENCY and C2 PROFICIENCY- 176 No band less than 169

PTE - 58 No less than 50 in each skill

OET - Overall C+

Address

Deakin University
Melbourne Burwood Campus
221 Burwood Highway
Melbourne Victoria 3125
Australia
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