Bachelor of Health Studies

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.

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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 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.

Career Opportunities

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

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.

Course details

Sample study plan

Year 1

  • Contexts of Health and Wellbeing
  • Foundations of Professional Planning
  • Introduction to Biology
  • Introduction to Health
  • Biology
  • Intro to Counselling Theory & Principles
  • Nursing Caring
  • Professional Practice in Health

Year 2

  • Evidence Based Medicine
  • Psychology  
  • Open Elective
  • Restricted Choice
  • Psychology for Health Professionals
  • Systemic Anatomy and Physiology
  • Open Elective Units

Year 3

  • Ethics and Law for Health Professionals
  • Research and Professional Practice Part A
  • Open Elective Unit
  • Research and Professional Practice Part B
  • Restricted Choice
  • Open Elective Units

Course specific

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).


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

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

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