Bachelor of Health Sciences
Course summary for local students
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.'
|Award granted ||Bachelor of Health Sciences|
Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Deakin Learning Hub-Dandenong
|Length||3 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1)
July (Trimester 2)
November (Trimester 3)
|Indicative annual fee 2014||$8,010* - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
Health - Student and Academic Services
Tel 03 9251 7777
|CRICOS course code||052823G|
|VTAC Codes||1400314301 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
1400514301 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1400714301 - Warrnambool, Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
|Deakin course code ||H300|
Dandenong students must enrol in course code H300D
Deakin’s Bachelor of Health Sciences provides a range of exciting opportunities and equips graduates with the skills needed to work in a variety of valuable settings within the Health Sector.
The course allows you to concentrate your studies on two specialised health-related areas and explore complementary study areas that appeal to your interests and career aspirations. Thus you are provided with both specialist knowledge and transferable, generic industry skills. You can also diversify your employment opportunities by undertaking elective units from any area of the University. This flexible degree is an excellent option for those looking to discover their passion in the health sector and also provides a pathway to further professional studies in the discipline.
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Fees and charges
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.
Commonwealth supported place (CSP
A Commonwealth supported place is one for which the university receives some government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute only part of the cost of their course. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be an Australian citizen, or a New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your unit/s 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 2014, 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 2014 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.
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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Refer to the details of each major sequence for availability.
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.
Family, Society and Health*
Health and Sustainability
People, Society and Disability*
Physical Activity and Health
*Majors available to students enrolled in H300D at Dandenong
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Entry requirements - general
Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide.
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Credit for prior learning - general
The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.
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
Applications for campus and Cloud (online) study for Trimester 1 must be made through the Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre (VTAC). For more information refer to VTAC
Applications for Trimester 2 and Trimester 3 must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.