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Bachelor of Health Science - HLB103

Course Code: HLB103
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline(s): Faculty of Health
UAC Code: 365266
CRICOS Code: 103266F
Selection Rank: NEW
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Introduction

The Bachelor of Health Sciences program offers an expansive introduction to health sciences in the fields of public health, anatomy and physiology, psychology, health ethics and law, evidence-based medicine and data use and, Indigenous health. Students gain career-ready skills by completing projects focused on real-world scenarios, engaging in the embedded work integrated learning and through international study opportunities. The flexibility and student-driven focus of this degree allows students to tailor their degree to a variety of career paths to follow their passion for health and wellbeing and enhance employability prospects.

The program aims to produce graduates with a strong academic base in health science disciplines, with the capacity to apply knowledge and skills in an ethical, fair and respectful manner. Graduates will have a broad and coherent knowledge and skill for working as professional in the health industry and will be well equipped to undertake further postgraduate study in research or other professional allied health degrees.

Enquiries

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

Admission Requirements

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:
- Year 12 ATAR
- other Australian Qualification
- work experience
- overseas qualification

We also offer a number of entry initiatives that give you the opportunity to gain entry to the University via alternate pathway programs and admissions schemes.
More information is available on our Alternative Entry page: http://www.canberra.edu.au/future-students/applications/apply-now/alternative-entry

Assumed Knowledge

ACT: Biology, Mathematical Methods.
NSW: Biology, Mathematics.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2023 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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If your course contains an open elective component of 12 credit points or more you may like to complete a breadth major or minor. For a list of breadth majors and minors follow this link. Other majors may also be available so seek course advice if you want more information.

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

Placement Requirements

Students may require:
- Working with vulnerable people

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
2021

CSP

$30,200

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.


Professional Accreditation

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Work individually, collaboratively and ethically while building interprofessional and professional networks in the health sector. UC graduates are professional: Communicate effectively; work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict; and display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload.

UC graduates are global citizens: 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; be self-aware; and adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas.
Translate and communicate discipline specific knowledge to a variety of health-related audiences such as professionals, government and non-government representatives and clients. 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; display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and 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; understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures; communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings; and make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development; be self-aware; and adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas.
Translate theoretical knowledge and skills to real-world opportunities through work integrated learning. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; and display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload.

UC graduates are global citizens: Think globally about issues in their profession; and understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas.
Develop technical, technological and communication skills to provide health solutions for increasing complex problems. 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; and display initiative and drive, and use their organisational 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; and make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development; and adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas.
Develop and apply critical analysis skills to a range of contemporary health related issues. 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; and take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens: Think globally about issues in their profession; and understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development; and be self-aware.
Evaluate and critique health-related information from a range of sources and disciplines. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens: Adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries; and 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; adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and evaluate and adopt new technology.
Design, apply and evaluate appropriate interventions and solutions to improve health outcomes. UC graduates are professional: Use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems.

UC graduates are global citizens: Think globally about issues in their profession; and understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures.

Course Duration

Standard 3 years full time or equivalent. Maximum 10 years.

Honours

Students who complete this course with a GPS of 5.5 or more may be eligible for admission to 318JA Bachelor of Health Science (Honours).

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

In order for the Diploma of Health Studies to be awarded the student must have: a) completed 24 credit points with at least 12 credit points at Level 1 b) completed a minimum of 12 credit points at UC and c) obtained a minimum of 12 credit points in any of the health disciplines. In order for the Associate Degree in Health Studies to be awarded the student must have: a) completed 48 credit points with at least 12 credit points at Level 1 and 12 credit points at Level 2 b) completed a minimum of 24 credit points at UC and c) obtained a minimum of 24 credit points in any of the health disciplines.

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