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Health Sciences

If you’re looking to discover your passion in the health industry, a course in health sciences allows you to create a qualification that suits your aspirations. Become a specialist in the health sector by hand-picking study areas that fascinate you.

Deakin's research in medical and health sciences: awarded the highest possible ranking*

Cutting-edge facilities: learn in our $53m Regional Community Health Hub (REACH)

Career opportunities

Depending upon your specialisations, your health sciences degree can prepare you for work in the following roles and fields:

  • case manager
  • disability services officer
  • family/community/
    refugee/Indigenous support worker
  • environmental and sustainability officer/policy adviser
  • food and nutrition policy
  • food scientist
  • health educator or counsellor
  • health and sport marketing or PR officer
  • health promotion and communication officer
  • international aid work
  • medical biotechnology researcher
  • nutritionist
  • regional health service planning
  • youth services.

*2012 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)

Undergraduate

Undergraduate (your first degree)

An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any credit for prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor’s and bachelor’s with honours are all undergraduate degrees.

Postgraduate

Postgraduate (further study)

A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, master’s and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.

Research

Higher Degrees by Research (supervised research)

Research degrees are research based master’s or PhD programs that focus on a single area of expertise. They provide students the opportunity to carry out highly specialised research under expert supervision.

Choosing Deakin has helped me form a clear pathway for my future. I have been fortunate to meet people with whom I've made connections with in the industry.

Bethany Griffiths

Bachelor of Health Sciences/Bachelor of Arts

Become a highly sought-after specialist

The health sciences degree allows you to concentrate your studies on two specialised health-related areas. That means you gain unique knowledge, making you highly sought-after within the health sector.

Research with us

If you’re passionate about health sciences, a Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) paves the way to a higher degree by research. Research can be undertaken through our research centres and clusters.

Learn more about researching with us

What do our students and staff say?

Sheridan Sandow – Bachelor of Health Sciences

Deakin's Bachelor of Health Sciences gives you the flexibility to discover your passion in health, and to create a degree as individual as you are. Find out what Deakin student Sheridan Sandow has to say about her Deakin health sciences experience majoring in psychology and health promotion.

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