Responsible faculty or institute:
Health Science (principal) Campus(es) Offered:
Course Duration: Minimum
3 yrs, Maximum
Course Contact (faculty or school):
(03) 6324 5491
This 3-year, undergraduate course is offered at the Launceston Campus.
It provides a broad base of units in health sciences with optional units from two other Faculties (Business, and Science, Engineering and Technology).
Candidates must complete the requirements of the degree in a minimum of 3, and a maximum of 7, separate years of full time study from the time of first enrolment.
The course may also be undertaken on a part-time basis.
The Bachelor of Health Science can be used as a pathway to other courses offered by the School of Human Life Sciences such as the Bachelor of Biomedical Science, Bachelor of Exercise Science and Bachelor of Health Science (Environmental Health).
Admission & Prerequisites
Applicants for the Bachelor of Health Science must meet normal University admission requirements and have studied a science subject at Year 11/12 e.g. Biology TQA3 (BIO315109), Physical Sciences TQA3 (PSC315109), Chemistry or Health Studies TQA3 (HLT315108).
While Chemistry TQA3 (CHM315109) and Mathematics Methods TQA3 (MTM315109), or Mathematics Applied TQA3 (MTA315109) (or their equivalents) are not essential, they will be an advantage to those who elect to study units in the Bioscience stream.Applications for credit based on previous relevant university or TAFE study will be considered.
An ATAR of 65 is required.
The Bachelor of Health Science is a degree which prepares students for a range of career paths in the health sector, including administration, management and research, as well as for entry to graduate programs in medicine, allied health and other health specialties and teaching.
There are employment opportunities in government and non-government medical and general health services and in health research organisations. More specifically, they occur in areas such as health promotion, community health groups, self-help groups, rehabilitation centres, welfare agencies, fitness centres, administration, management, sales representation across a broad range of medical and health products (including diagnostic equipment and pharmaceuticals), project management andclinical research.
The course is also relevant to practising and potential health care professionals seeking a degree qualification.
Students interested in pursuing a career in teaching in the areas of health, food studies and science may continue studies in the Master of Teaching.
Students seeking a career in allied health may pursue postgraduate courses in areas such as nutrition and dietetics, audiology, occupational health or physiotherapy.
A limited number of places for high achieving students are available in a formally linked (UTAS/University of South Australia) Masters of Physiotherapy program.
Articulation to/from Course
There is no articulation from other courses.
Some high achieving Year 1 Bachelor of Health Science students may be able to transfer into Year 2 of the Bachelor of Biomedical Science if places are available. These students must have completed Chemistry TQA3 (CHM315109) and/or Mathematics Applied TQA3 (MTA315109) or Mathematics Methods TQA3 (MTM315109) (or equivalent) and obtained results of a high standard in Year 1 of the Bachelor of Health Science. Some high achieving Year 1 Bachelor of Health Science students may be able to transfer to Year 2 of the Bachelor of Exercise Science or Bachelor of Health Science (Environmental Health) if places are available. These students must have completed Physical Sciences TQA3 (PSC315109) (or KRA003 Physics Bridging program or equivalent) and obtained results of a high standard in Year 1 of the Bachelor of Health Science.
The Bachelor of Health Science is not limited to a single, professional discipline. It is a generic health science degree which qualifies its graduates to undertake further, more specialised, study in a number of disciplines and to pursue various career opportunities in the health sector.