What will I learn?
Our degree provides the foundations for a range of health and science careers. You ill study core bioscience, research and public-health topics. From your second year, you ill choose a health-science or biomedical specialisation in line with your career aspirations.
You ill graduate with expertise in:
disease and injury prevention health research health promotion basic epidemiology.
We offer flexible study options and a hands-on approach that will have you job-ready for your chosen career. You ill graduate with the skills and knowledge to work on government health programs and private-practice initiatives, and with NGOs.
When you graduate, you may find employment in areas such as:
health and community organisations
public health research programs
policy and development
program development with non-government organisations
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Critically review selected social, biological, economic, political and environmental determinants of health, well-being and disease and explain how they manifest in both local and global contexts;
Evaluate and justify the use of best-evidence based methods and technologies to investigate and propose solutions to contemporary, emerging and future-oriented issues in public health;
Apply a broad and coherent knowledge base and skills in the health sciences to analyse predictable, unpredictable and sometimes complex problems which reflect the multi-faceted nature of health, well-being and disease;
Conceptually map key ethical, legal and professional components within the domain of health.
To successfully attain the Bachelor of Health Science, students will be required to complete 288 credit points (equivalent to 24 units) consisting of:
96 credit points (equivalent to 8 units) of Core College studies; 96 credit points (equivalent to 8 units) of the Public Health Major.
Plus One (1) of the following:
96 credit points (equivalent to 8 units) of Indigenous Health Major;
96 credit points (equivalent to 8 units) of Minor studies (Two (2) Minor sets in total from the list below).
Students that complete the first year of College Core studies can elect to graduate with the following (Option A) double Major:
Majors in Public Health and Indigenous Health.
Students that complete the first year of College Core studies and a single Major in Public Health, can elect to graduate with (Option B) two minors to complement their Major, as follows:
Indigenous Health (HMIIND);
Health (Sport Science Minor) (SMIHEA);
Health and Nutrition (HMIHNU), and;
Which department am I in? College of Health and Biomedicine
Entry into undergraduate courses (for example a bachelor degree) generally requires you to have completed a secondary school qualification equivalent to an Australian Year 12 certificate. English language requirements: IELTS (Academic module): Overall score of 6.0 (no band less than 6.0); TOEFL Internet: Overall score of 67. Section score no less than: Listening: 12, Speaking: 18, Reading: 15, Writing: 21. Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 50-57 (no section score less than 50); University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 169. No individual band less than 169. VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 5): achieved.
Student must have a Successful completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent) including Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English.
English Language Requirements: Students will need to provide evidence that you have achieved one of the following levels of English language proficiency: IELTS (Academic module): Overall score of 6.0 (no band less than 6.0); TOEFL Internet: Overall score of 67. Section score no less than Listening: 12, Speaking: 18, Reading: 15, Writing: 21; Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 50-57 (no section score less than 50); University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Total score of 52; VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 5): achieved; English Language School in Sydney (ELSIS)- EAP 2 (advanced): B grade.
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Trinity College - The University of Melbourne
NZ$15,450.00 (US$ 10,756) per year
26 February 2018
St Albans Campus McKechnie Street, ST ALBANS, Victoria, 3021, MELBOURNE, Australia