Bachelor of Health Science

Victoria University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 092156G

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

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:

  • disease and injury prevention
  • health research
  • health promotion
  • basic epidemiology.

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:

  • public health
  • health promotion
  • health and community organisations
  • pharmaceutical industries
  • professional associations
  • health foundations
  • health administration
  • public health research programs
  • policy and development
  • program development with non-government organisations.
  • Education

Course structure

To successfully attain the Bachelor of Health Science, students will be required to complete 288 credit points (equivalent to 24 units) consisting of:

  • 96 credit points (equivalent to 8 units) of First Year Core studies;
  • 96 credit points (equivalent to 8 units) of Public Health Major studies;

Plus One of the following:

Option A:

  • 96 credit points (equivalent to 8 units) of Indigenous Health Major studies;

Option B:

  • 96 credit points (equivalent to 8 units) of Minor studies (Two Minor sets in total from the list below).

Students that complete the first year of College Core studies can elect to graduate with the following (Option A) double Major:

  • Majors in Public Health and Indigenous Health.

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:

  • Indigenous Health (HMIIND);
  • Health (Sport Science Minor) (SMIHEA);
  • Health and Nutrition (HMIHNU), and;
  • Bioscience (HMIBIO).

Learning outcomes

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
32,800 Per Year
Read more16,400 per semester
21 Feb 2022 3 years Full time St Albans Campus
McKechnie Street
Melbourne Victoria 3021
Australia

Entry criteria

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.

Address

Victoria University
Footscray Park campus
Ballarat Road
Melbourne Victoria 3011
Australia
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