Bachelor of Health Sciences
Course summary for international students
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Ms Natasha Conner
'I enjoy the flexibility and variance of my current studies. There is such a broad selection of areas of interest in Health Sciences and you can get a feel for each one.'
B = Melbourne Burwood Campus
G = Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
S = Geelong Waterfront Campus
W =Warrnambool Campus
X = Off campus
|Award granted ||Bachelor of Health Sciences|
|Campus||Offered at Melbourne Burwood Campus, Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, Warrnambool Campus|
|Length||3 years full time|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1)
July (Trimester 2) - Melbourne Burwood Campus only)
|Indicative annual fee 2013||$23,170* AUD|
|CRICOS course code||052823G|
Overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0 (or equivalent). More information is available at www.ielts.org
|VTAC Codes||1400314303 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong), International full-fee paying place|
1400514303 - Burwood (Melbourne), International full-fee paying place
1400714303 - Warrnambool, International full-fee paying place
|Deakin course code ||H300|
|Faculty contacts||Deakin International|
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Dandenong students must enrol in course code H300D
This is a generic undergraduate program, which draws from and complements the specialist fields on offer in the Faculty of Health.
The program structure is flexible, within given parameters, allowing students to combine fields of study according to their interests, abilities and career aspirations.
Students enrolled in other courses and faculties may take major or minor sequences or individual units from this program as electives, to complement their core studies.
Fees and charges
Fee paying place - International (IFP
A Fee paying place is one for which the University does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL
is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.
* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2013, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2013 can be viewed from the Unit Search
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.
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The Bachelor of Health Sciences provides students with the opportunity to structure their own course by combining two major sequences in health with a wide range of areas according to their own interests and career aspirations. Depending on the major sequences you take and your choice of electives, you could be qualified to work in areas such as health promotion, health education, community health, family and community support, health marketing, health and sport public relations, health policy development, nutrition and research in health areas.
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The course consists of 24 credit points. At least 16 credit points must be selected from units offered by the Faculty of Health. These must include HBS107 Understanding Health, HBS108 Health Information and Data, plus at least two major sequences of study (see below). Students enrolled in H300D must take two of the majors offered in Dandenong. Students may take a maximum of 10 credit points at level 1. At least 14 credit points must be studied at level 2 or higher and at least four must be at level 3. A maximum of 8 credit points may be selected from units offered by other faculties.
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The following majors are available within the Bachelor of Health Sciences.
Please note that availability of majors at each campus varies. Refer to the details of each major for campus availability.
Environmental Health (NEW 2013)
Family, Society and Health*
Health and Sustainability (NEW 2013)
Human Services (for continuing students only)
Medical Biotechnology (NEW 2013)
People, Society and Disability*
Physical Activity and Health
*Majors available to students enrolled in H300D at Dandenong
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Entry requirements - general
General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table
Some courses may have additional entry requirements
Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.
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Credit for prior learning - general
If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit for prior learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit for prior learning.
Your credit for prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System
which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
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How to apply
Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.
- If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
- If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact email@example.com