Bachelor of Health Science

Enjoy a career in health no matter what your focus

The Bachelor of Health Science is a great introduction to the health industry and is designed to help you gain employment in a health related area. It offers a broad-based introduction to health science in areas such as public health policy, psychology, nutrition, anatomy and indigenous health. You can choose to take your degree in a number of directions by majoring in subjects such as pre-physiotherapy, pharmaceutical science, nutrition, applied psychology, health and physical education, counselling or midwifery.

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Admission open to

Domestic students and International students

Level of Study


Full-time Study Duration

3 years

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Course code


CRICOS number


Career Outcomes

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

  • attain a broad knowledge and skill for working in the health industry and for further learning into a variety of health disciplines
  • 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
  • develop solutions working autonomously and in teams, within the broad health parameters covered in the degree, to provide specialist advice to others.

Career Opportunities

  • Health administration
  • Health promotion
  • Public health
  • Health research

Work Integrated Learning

Work-integrated learning (WIL) is all about learning first-hand through real work or work-like experiences. At UC it is an essential component of most of our courses and reinforces our commitment to preparing highly employable graduates with the right mix of skills and knowledge. Throughout your course you will have the opportunity to engage in WIL via internships, clinical placements, industry and community projects, professional mentoring and simulated workplace settings.

Course details

Sample study plan

Year 1

  • Foundations of Professional Planning
  • Regional Anatomy and Physiology
  • Restricted Choice Part A
  • Restricted Choice Part B
  • Introductory Nutrition
  • Professional Practice in Health
  • Systemic Anatomy and Physiology
  • Restricted Choice Major

Year 2

  • Evidence Based Medicine
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Restricted Choice Major
  • Psychology for Health Professionals
  • Open Elective
  • Restricted Choice Major

Year 3

  • Epidemiology and Principles of Research
  • Ethics and Law for Health Professionals
  • Research and Professional Practice Part A
  • Research and Professional Practice Part B
  • Indigenous Health
  • Open Elective
  • Restricted Choice Major

Course specific

The Bachelor of Health Science is a flexible degree that you tailor to suit your needs and interests. Depending on which major you study you can choose to go onto further study in physiotherapy, pharmacy, nutrition, dietetics, exercise science, nursing, occupational therapy, psychology, counselling or even honours.


Looking for more detail about the units you will study? Want to know more about fees, admission requirements and delivery modes?

Create your personalised course guide

Head over to our Personalised Course Guide for detailed information presented in a simple-to-get PDF.

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