Health sciences

Discipline

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.

Get work-ready

A rewarding career in a health-related field gives you the chance to reduce health disparity and to help people – whether in Australia or overseas – to lead fuller, healthier and happier lives. You'll have the chance to enhance your employment prospects and consolidate your knowledge and skills through an industry placement or volunteer unit, while also learning in our state-of-the-art facilities like the $53m Regional Community Health Hub (REACH).

Undergraduate

Undergraduate (your first degree)

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

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.

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.

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.

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
  • medical biotechnology researcher
  • nutritionist
  • food scientist
  • health educator or counsellor
  • health and sport marketing or PR officer
  • health promotion and communication officer
  • international aid work
  • regional health service planning
  • youth services.

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

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. Deakin's research in medical and health sciences was awarded the highest possible ranking in 2018.* Your research can be undertaken through our research centres and clusters, including:

Learn more about researching with us

*2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)

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