What will I learn?
The Bachelor of Health Sciences provides graduates with the skills they need to work in the Health Industry.
This course combines health-related topics with specialised studies in 1 of 5 streams:
Management: fills the niche between learning about business and studying the healthcare system - the mix you need to run modern health organisations.
Health Education and Promotion: suits people interested in working for community health groups, self-help groups and hospital-based health promotion units.
Life Sciences: includes topics in neuroscience, biochemistry and genetics, and can lead on to postgraduate studies and laboratory work.
Disability Studies: suits people interested in working in human resource management, administration and management, policy advice, community development, welfare and advocacy.
Nutrition: can lead to work as a nutritionist in governmental and non-governmental health promotion agencies or to postgraduate studies in Dietetics or lateral entry into the Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics.
The health management stream of the Bachelor of Health Sciences is accredited by the Australasian College of Health Services Management and graduates will be able to apply for membership.
The Bachelor of Health Sciences aims to prepare students for a variety of roles within the health care context, particularly in areas of Disability, Health Administration/Management, Health Education/Promotion, Life Sciences, and Nutrition.
The Bachelor of Health Sciences offers a flexible program of study where students major in a variety of areas within the health professions.
It is designed to develop graduates i abilities to contribute to the development of social, ethical and cultural sensitive solutions to complex problems for the benefit of society.
It aims to develop graduates to work effectively within a variety of health professional roles and multi-discipline team environments and improve their practice through critical reflection and learning.
On successful completion of the course, graduates should be able to:
apply a strong contextual social health perspective to a variety of professional settings
understand social, behavioural and psychological theories and implications for profession practice
use critical analysis and problem solving skills to develop, plan and implement innovative solutions within a diverse range of health professional sectors
discuss ethical and legal concepts for, and implications to, professional practice
demonstrate social and psychological theory underpinning health science research
synthesise information and communicate effectively, succinctly and sensitively with the health profession community, co-workers, government agencies, and the broad public
understand the basis of human anatomy and physiology
apply judgment and initiative to propose and prioritise work strategies in consultation with co-workers to achieve timely completion of a project
work in a multidisciplinary team and incorporate the views of all stakeholders including Indigenous groups
use self-awareness and consultation to understand their role within a group and how they can best contribute to the group
maintain the integrity and ethical standards of their chosen profession or major
articulate a conscious understanding of their own values and demonstrate respect for the values of others and the ability to view an ethical or social health dilemma from multiple view points
inform society of impending social health developments and take an advocacy role
incorporate an understanding of the impact of the social determinants of health of Indigenous groups
Which department am I in? College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Applicants must have completed a secondary schooling for direct entry. English Language Requirements: IELTS (Academic): 6.0 Overall with 6.0 Speaking, 6.0 Writing; TOEFL Paper 550 Overall 4.5 TWE; TOEFL (Internet): 72 Overall with 18 Speaking, 18 Writing; Pearson PTE Academic: 50 Overall with 50 Speaking, 50 Writing; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) with a grade of B2.
Applicants must have completed a secondary schooling for direct entry.
English Language Requirements
They must also satisfy the following English language requirements: IELTS (Academic): 6.0 Overall with 6.0 Speaking, 6.0 Writing; TOEFL Paper 550 Overall 4.5 TWE; TOEFL (Internet): 72 Overall with 18 Speaking, 18 Writing; Pearson PTE Academic: 50 Overall with 50 Speaking, 50 Writing; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) with a grade of B2.
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from TAFE NSW
A$33,600.00 (US$ 26,282) per year
19 February 2018, 23 July 2018, 25 February 2019, 29 July 2019
Flinders University Bedford Park Campus, Sturt Road, BEDFORD PARK, South Australia, 5042, ADELAIDE, Australia