Bachelor of Health Science - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Help create healthier lives

Want to help shape the future of health? In this degree, you’ll learn about the current and future health issues facing communities, both locally and globally. You’ll also develop the practical skills you need to improve population health and wellbeing through your choice of one of five extended majors, including Applied Health Promotion, Health Communication, Applied Environmental Health, Prosthetics and Orthotics, and Indigenous Health and Wellbeing.

Study location
  • Sunshine Coast
Refer to the program footnotes
CRICOS code
088888E
Commence
Semester 1 or Semester 2^
Program length (full-time)
3 years
Annual tuition fee 2021
A$25,400
Estimated total tuition fee *
$76,200
Footnotes
  • Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.
  • * Estimated tuition fees are based on 2021 rates. Refer to international fees for more information.
  • Not all majors/minors and elective options are available at every campus. You should refer to the What Can I Study tab, and the proposed study sequence for your chosen campus and intake for further information.
  • Please refer to the English Language Requirements for the Prosthetics and Orthotics extended major.
  • ^Prosthetics and Orthotics Semester 1 commencement only

Study location QTAC code
  • Sunshine Coast 013321
Minimum selection threshold
ATAR - 57.25 OP - 17 Rank - 65
USC program code
SC367
Commence
Semester 1 or Semester 2^
Duration
3 years full time or equivalent part time
Study mode
Blended Learning
Recommended prior study
English; General Maths, Maths Methods or Specialist Maths; at least one science subject
Total courses
24
Total units
288
Footnotes
  • ^Prosthetics and Orthotics Semester 1 commencement only

In this program you will:

  • Gain a strong foundation in health science
  • Understand the current and future health needs of the community
  • Develop the problem-solving skills you need to help tackle health issues
  • Gain workplace experience in your area of specialisation
Career opportunities
  • Health promotion officer
  • Environmental health officer
  • Clinical prosthetist and/or orthotist
  • Health policy development
  • Project development and management
  • Health communication specialist
  • Technician
Membership

As a Health Science student or graduate, you may be eligible to become a member/associate member of professional associations and bodies relevant to your extended major area of study. These include:

  • Australian Health Promotion Association Public Health Association of Australia
  • Environmental Health Australia
  • Indigenous Allied Health Australia
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association
  • Rural Health Workforce Australia
  • Australian Orthotic Prosthetic Association (AOPA) Inc.

What will I study?

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