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Bachelor of Health Science - 317JA

Course Code: 317JA
Course Version: 2
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline(s): Discipline of Public Health
UAC Code: 365266
CRICOS Code: 087831G
Selection Rank: 57.05
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Gain a broad understanding of the healthcare industry

The Bachelor of Health Science is a great introduction to the health sector and has been designed to help you gain employment in a health-related area. It offers an expansive introduction to health science in fields such as public health, anatomy and physiology, psychology, evidence-based medicine and data use, and Indigenous health. You can choose to tailor your degree to suit your own interests and future employment prospects by majoring in subjects such as pre-physiotherapy, pharmaceutical science, nutrition, applied psychology, health and physical education, counselling or midwifery.
 
With Work Integrated Learning (WIL) included in the form of a compulsory placement specifically related to your chosen area of study, as well as the development of work-readiness skills across that sector, you’ll graduate fully prepared for employment in a professional health setting. If further study is your preferred next step, the course is an excellent foundation and articulation degree, and you can choose to progress your knowledge by undertaking postgraduate qualifications in the area of your major or across many other fields, from medicine to allied health, as long as you have completed the necessary course prerequisites. High-achieving students also have the option to continue their studies by applying to undertake the Bachelor of Health Science (Honours).
 
Study a Bachelor of Health Science at UC and you will:
 
attain the broad knowledge and skills required for working in the health industry
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 both autonomously and in teams within the degree’s broad health parameters to provide specialist advice to others
be well-placed for further learning in a variety of health disciplines.

Work Integrated Learning

WIL is a key part of this course, and you’ll undertake a compulsory professional practice placement in a working healthcare environment. Depending on your area of interest and study, this may be at a health or aged care centre, laboratory or non-clinical health site. Previous Health students have undertaken internships with organisations including IRT Group, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, the Healthy Schools Network ACT, the Australian Breastfeeding Association, the Heart Foundation ACT, the Physical Activity Foundation, Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health, and the University of Canberra’s Faculty of Health.
 
You’ll also have a chance to make use of existing employment, volunteering or internship opportunities in Australia and overseas to develop your professional proficiencies and will actively engage with the healthcare industry and local community. You’ll progress a host of work-readiness skills specifically relevant to the sector you’ve chosen to be immersed in.

Career opportunities

This course combines broad health knowledge and tertiary skills in communication, data and health program management, making you an ideal candidate for a range of non-clinical careers in the health sector, including:
 
Health industry administrator
Health policy officer
Community health worker
Medical laboratory technician

Course-specific information

Working with Vulnerable People registration is required prior to attending your work placement.
 
Students who successfully complete the degree with a grade point average (GPA) of 5.5 may be eligible for enrolment in the Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) course.

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

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 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.

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2019 CSP $29,000

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.


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

  • 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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