Bachelor of Health Sciences
Course summary for international students
|Year||2017 course information|
|Award granted||Bachelor of Health Sciences|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool|
|Length||3 years full time|
|Next available intake|
November (Trimester 3) - not available at Warrnambool
March (Trimester 1)
July (Trimester 2) - not available at Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
November (Trimester 3) - not available at Warrnambool
|Tuition fee rate||Available fee rates for 2017 can be found at www.deakin.edu.au/fees|
|CRICOS course code||052823G|
|English language requirements|
Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (or equivalent). More information is available at www.ielts.org
|Deakin course code||H300|
|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
|Faculty contacts||Deakin International|
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
- Course overview
- Fees and charges
- Course rules
- Major sequences
- Entry requirements - general
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
- Work experience
If you know you want to work in the health sector, this health science course will help you explore the many career paths available. Learn about human structure and function, disease and infection, disability and inclusion issues, nutrition, physical activity and exercise, influences on human behaviour and more.
The Bachelor of Health Sciences allows you to concentrate your studies on two specialised health-related areas while diversifying your knowledge through elective units.
This flexible degree is an excellent option for those looking to discover their passion in the health sector, while creating a pathway to further professional studies.
Fees and charges
Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit www.deakin.edu.au/fees.
To complete the Bachelor of Health Sciences students must attain 24 credit points. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to one credit point. In order to gain 24 credit points you will need to study 24 units (AKA 'subjects') over your entire degree. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester and usually undertake two trimesters each year.
The 24 credit points include 2 core units (these are compulsory) and 2 major sequences of study from the Faculty of Health. A maximum of 8 credit points may be selected from units offered by other faculties.
The following majors are available within the Bachelor of Health Sciences.
Availability of majors at each campus varies, including majors offered through Deakin Learning Centres. Refer to the details of each major for campus and Deakin Learning Centre availability.
- Environmental Health
- Exercise Science
- Family, Society and Health
- Food Studies
- Health Promotion
- Health and Sustainability
- Medical Biotechnology
- People, Society and Disability
- Physical Activity and Health
- Sport Coaching
Entry requirements - general
General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate entry requirements
Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.
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.
How to apply
- Applicant Portal: Use our online application system to submit and track your application now OR
- Apply through a Deakin International office: Fill out an application form and submit it to a Deakin International office OR
- Apply through a Deakin representative: Take your application form to your preferred agent for assistance.
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
As a student in the Faculty of Health you can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, practicals and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.
Work-integrated learning is incorporated within this course, allowing students the opportunity to engage with industry and complete a range of authentic tasks. Students have the option to complete a 120-hour field education placement unit (HSH322 Health Science Practicum) that provides you with an opportunity to transfer your knowledge and skills to a practical setting, where you can further your learning through realistic field experience. This placement enables you to consolidate your skills under the supervision of qualified practitioners, which assists you to be work-ready after graduation.