Bachelor of Health Science/ Bachelor of Arts

Swinburne University of Technology

Course details

CRICOS course code: 0100752

Level of study: Undergraduate


Impact the health of individuals and the world at large, our Bachelor of Health Science/ Bachelor of Arts will prepare for a rewarding career in the booming health industry.

With core units across multiple fields of health science, explore contemporary how you can help people to live happier healthier lives. Plus, you’ll have access to cutting-edge, industry-relevant tech in our campus labs, preparing you with the tech know-how the health industry needs.

By combining with a Bachelor of Arts, you’ll develop a deep understanding of what is needed to improve the health of the world through majors that unpack crucial global issues such as climate change and equality and discrimination. You’ll develop essential skills of analytical thinking, cultural competency, digital literacy and a robust verbal and written communication skill set to broaden the scope and flexibility of your career options.

In the combination of degrees, you can choose your Health Science major based on your career aspirations leading you to postgraduate studies in physiotherapy, dietetics, occupational therapy or counselling, while the transferrable skills developed in the arts degree can be applied to almost any industry.

Course learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Health Science, graduates will be able to:

apply Health Sciences concepts, practices, theories and evidence across a range of health-related issues

retrieve, critically evaluate and communicate information about local and global Health Sciences issues from a variety of perspectives

find and integrate information from a variety of sources using a range of technologies

apply knowledge and skills associated with Health Sciences to a range of health-related activities, working independently and in teams

apply innovation and technology to extend the boundaries of knowledge and research in Health Sciences

demonstrate professional and ethical behaviours

reflect on current skills, knowledge and attitudes, and plan ongoing personal and professional development

promote and optimise the health and welfare of individuals and/or populations.

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Arts, graduates will be able to:

systematically review and critically evaluate research from a variety of sources to inform their knowledge and conceptual understandings in the humanities and/or social sciences

formulate arguments that are fit for purpose and demonstrate an understanding of the relevant theories and evidence in their areas of disciplinary expertise

critically analyse information to generate creative solutions to solve complex problems in the area of humanities and/or social sciences, and understand the importance of inter-disciplinarity for generating solutions

define and integrate theoretical principles and apply these in their disciplinary areas of expertise

apply knowledge and skills with responsibility and accountability for their own learning and practice, individually and in collaboration with others

interpret and communicate ideas, problems and arguments in modes suitable to a range of audiences using a range of media

coherently articulate a line of reasoning demonstrating cultural sensitivity and apply a framework to analyse and offer solutions to ethical dilemmas in local and international contexts.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
34,020 Per Year 01 Aug 2022 4 years
Self study / online (with attendance)
Swinburne University of Technology
Hawthorn Campus
John Street
Melbourne Victoria 3122

Entry criteria

successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification

completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including Certificates IV (completed), Diplomas, Advanced Diplomas, Associate Degrees and Degrees)

applicants without a formal qualification may be considered for entry upon completion of the STAT test.

English language requirements

Satisfactory completion of one of the following:

  • Swinburne’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP 5 Advanced level) with overall 65%, all skills 65%
  • minimum IELTS overall band of 6.0 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0
  • TOEFL iBT (internet-based) - 64 (no less than 13 in reading, 12 in listening, 18 in speaking, 21 in writing)
  • Pearson (PTE) minimum score of 50 (no communicative skills less than 50)
  • C1 Advanced: 169, no band less than 169
  • any other equivalent assessment of English language proficiency.


Swinburne University of Technology
Hawthorn Campus
John Street
Melbourne Victoria 3122
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