Footscray Park campus
Melbourne Victoria 3011
CRICOS course code: 092156G
Level of study: Undergraduate
Choose a rewarding career in public health, health services or community development with a health science degree from VU.
Our degree provides the foundations for a range of health and science careers. You’ll study core bioscience, research and public-health topics. From your second year, you’ll choose a health-science or biomedical specialisation in line with your career aspirations.
You’ll graduate with expertise in:
We offer flexible study options and a hands-on approach that will have you job-ready for your chosen career. You’ll graduate with the skills and knowledge to work on government health programs and private-practice initiatives, and with NGOs.
You can progress further in the health field with our top-rated graduate program. Study more-advanced topics and gain high-level research skills with a masters or doctoral degree.
Careers in health science
When you graduate, you may find employment in areas such as:
To successfully attain the Bachelor of Health Science, students will be required to complete 288 credit points (equivalent to 24 units) consisting of:
Plus One of the following:
Students that complete the first year of College Core studies can elect to graduate with the following (Option A) double Major:
Students that complete the first year of College Core studies and a single Major in Public Health, can elect to graduate with (Option B) two minors to complement their Major, as follows:
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Critically review selected social, biological, economic, political and environmental determinants of health, well-being and disease and explain how they manifest in both local and global contexts;
2. Evaluate and justify the use of best-evidence based methods and technologies to investigate and propose solutions to contemporary, emerging and future-oriented issues in public health;
3. Apply a broad and coherent knowledge base and skills in the health sciences to analyse predictable, unpredictable and sometimes complex problems which reflect the multi-faceted nature of health, well-being and disease;
4. Conceptually map key ethical, legal and professional components within the domain of health.
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|Tuition Fees (AUD $)||Start date||Duration||Campus|
33,400 Per Year
Read more16,700 per semester
St Albans Campus
Melbourne Victoria 3021
Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent) including Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English (or equivalent). OR: Completion of an Australian Advanced Diploma or Diploma (or equivalent). OR: Completion of a Foundation course or equivalent.
English language requirements
IELTS (Academic module): Overall score of 6.0 (no band less than 6.0)
TOEFL Internet: Overall score of 67 (Listening 12, Speaking 18, Reading 15, Writing 21)
Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 50 (no section score less than 50)
University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 169. No individual band less than 169.
VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 4): achieved.