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Bachelor of Health Studies - 316JA

Course Code: 316JA
Course Version: 2
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline(s): Discipline of Public Health
UAC Code: 365243
CRICOS Code: 088630J
Lowest Selection Rank: 54
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Passionate about health but need a clear direction? We’ve paved the way.  

Our Bachelor of Health Studies is the prefect introduction to the health care service industry. It has been designed to help you gain employment in a health related area or community organisation. The degree offers a broad-based understanding of health related issues and is suited to those interested in a wide range of health areas and will also prepare you for further study in a specific health related area.

Study a Bachelor of Health Studies at UC and you will:

  • develop a thorough knowledge of health and social care with the option of selecting from a number of different majors
  • apply knowledge of core health care principles to contemporary health issues
  • develop and apply critical analysis skills to contemporary health issues
  • demonstrate effective basic technical and communication skills for health professionals
  • work autonomously and in teams within the broad health parameters covered in the degree, to provide care to others within the health industry
  • attain knowledge and skills for further learning in a variety of health disciplines.

Work-integrated learning

This degree offers the opportunity for you to participate in a work placement at a health care workplace in the final semester of your degree.      

Career opportunities

  • Health administration
  • Health promotion
  • Public health
  • Sports Administration

Course specific information

Students who successfully complete the degree with a GPA of 5.5 may be eligible for enrolment in honours courses such as the Bachelor of Health Science (Honours). 

Enquiries

Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students
Please contact the Faculty of Health faculty office, email student.centre@canberra.edu.au

Admission Requirements

Normal UC requirements for admission to an undergraduate course. Students with a low ATAR, or portfolio of work in a suitable area may apply for entry.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Credit Arrangements

Credit arrangements (if available) for this course can be found on the University's Credit Search website.

Course Requirements

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Information for Current Students

There are previous versions of this course. As a current student you will complete the requirements for the course that were in place when you commenced. Click on the relevant link below to view the requirements of your version of the course.

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Health Studies B HealthSt

Alternate Exit Awards

Diploma of Health Studies Associate Degree of Health Studies

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:

    UC - Canberra, Bruce

      Flexible: The unit combines online study with optional on-campus, face to face activities.
      Placement: The unit involves an internship, practicum or other work place experience program. Some on-campus, face to face activity may also be required.
      On Campus: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.
      Online: The unit is studied completely online. On-campus, face to face interaction is not required.

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2019 CSP $27,200

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.

New course commencing Semester 1, 2016

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Knowledge
Graduates will have a broad and coherent knowledge and skills for working in the health care industry and for further learning into a variety of health disciplines
UC graduates are professional.
- employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
- display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload;
- take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens.
- adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries;
- understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;
- communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings;
- make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives;
- behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners.
- reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
Skills
Graduates will be able to :
Apply knowledge and application of core health care principles to contemporary health issues

Develop and apply critical analysis skills to contemporary health issues

Demonstrate effective basic technical and communication skills for health professionals.
UC graduates are professional.
- employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
- communicate effectively;
- use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
- work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
- display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload;

UC graduates are global citizens.
- think globally about issues in their profession;
- communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings;
- make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives;
- behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners.
- be self-aware;
- adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas;
- evaluate and adopt new technology.
Application of Knowledge and Skills
Graduates will be able to work autonomously and in teams, and within the broad health parameters covered in the degree, to provide care to others within the health industry.
UC graduates are professional.
- communicate effectively;
- use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
- work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
- take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens.
- think globally about issues in their profession;
- adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries;
- communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings;

UC graduates are lifelong learners.
- reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
- evaluate and adopt new technology.

Course Duration

Standard six semesters full-time or equivalent; Maximum twenty semesters.

Honours

Students who successfully complete the degree with a GPA of 5.5 may be eligible for enrolment in the Bachelor of Health Science Honours course.

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
  • 2019->UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank-Internal
  • Past Offerings
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

View the number of student enrolments for this course for the previous full year. Please note that course numbers are indicative only and in no way reflect individual class sizes.

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