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Health Science

Study a Bachelor of Health Science at UC and you will attain a broad and coherent knowledge and skill for working in the health industry and for further learning into a variety of health disciplines; be able to analyse and evaluate information in a range of health related disciplines; develop the technical and communication skills to provide health solutions for increasingly complex problems; foster the cognitive skills to communicate solutions and knowledge to others; be able to develop solutions working autonomously and in teams, within the broad health parameters covered in the degree, to provide specialist advice to others.

Bachelor of Health Science

From Semester 1, 2016 we offer a Bachelor of Health Science. The degree is designed to be flexible and tailored to suit individual student's interests. The degree recognises the changing face of health care in the 21st century and equips students interested in a career in health promotion, health administration and public health.

The study program provides a broad based introduction to health science and covers areas such as public health policy, an introduction to psychology, nutrition, anatomy, physiology,  Indigenous health, epidemiology  that is supplemented by major studies in Applied Psychology, Counselling Studies, Human Nutrition, Midwifery Professional Theory, Public Health, Pharmaceutical Science, Health and Physical Education  or Pre-Physiotherapy.  Students who develop strong interests in these areas can seek transfer of units to specialist degrees or undertake a Bachelor of Health Science (Honours).

Bachelor of Health Science

Bachelor of Health Science (Honours)

This course is designed to enable Bachelor of Health Science graduates to undertake focused research in a health science related discipline. It aims to develop skills in generating and applying evidence to practice based problems by strengthening the student's knowledge and research skills through supervised independent study and research work.

Graduates of the course may choose from a range of career options including seeking employment in the health industry as senior administrators, project officers, or health research officers in a practice area related to their research topic. This course will also prepare graduates to undertake postgraduate research degrees and embark on a career as a researcher.

Bachelor of Health Science (Honours)

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