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Bachelor of Health Science - 317JA

Course Code: 317JA
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline(s): Discipline of Public Health
CRICOS Code: 087831G
Selection Rank: 60
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

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.

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.

Work-integrated learning

Work-integrated learning (WIL) is learning first-hand through real work or work-like experiences. WIL is a key element to enhancing employability in the workplace and is integral to many of our courses. This reinforces our commitment to preparing professional and highly employable graduates with the right mix of skills and knowledge.

Career opportunities

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

Course Specific Information

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.

Admission Requirements

Normal UC requirements for admission to an undergraduate course

Additional Admission Requirements

May be required for specific Majors ? please check the website for more information

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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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 Science B HthScience

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

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.


Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Knowledge
Graduates will have a broad and coherent knowledge and skill for working as professionals in the health 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 analyse and evaluate information in a range of health related disciplines

Have the technical and communication skills to provide health solutions for increasingly complex problems

Have the cognitive skills to communicate solutions, knowledge and skills to others.
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 develop solutions working autonomously and in teams, and within the broad health parameters covered in the degree, to provide specialist advice to others.
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

  • Past Offerings
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank-Internal
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

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