||Bachelor of Health Sciences
||Currently accepting applications
||Dr. Charlynn Miller
|Contact Hours (per week)
||16-20 hours per week
Higher Education students can expect the majority of classes to fall any time between 8:30 am and 6:30pm, Monday to Friday.
||Semester 1 and 2
You're interested in health but not sure if you want to be a
health promotion worker, dietician or health administrator. You
like the idea of working in health promotion and community health.
You want a degree with the flexibility to choose the subjects you
like while keeping your options open. In this degree, you have
elective subjects that let you study a range of health areas, as
well as subjects from other FedUni faculties. Once you graduate,
you'll be prepared for entry into postgraduate degrees like
medicine, allied health and dietetics should you choose.
You'll learn about the public health challenges facing our society
today, how to influence health factors and the best techniques to
improve health and wellbeing. You will focus on promoting the
principles of health to communities, developing policies for
healthy living and providing advice for health policy. You'll also
learn the psychological, ethical and legal aspects of health to set
you up for your future career. You'll focus on your favourite
health sciences subjects, choosing from e-health and informatics,
leading and managing health services, psychology and sport and
exercise science, or the generic stream that you build yourself
from available health subjects.
Your choices are almost endless when it comes to electives, with
options from any of FedUni's degrees. You may like to study
business, digital media or Japanese. Or you may choose to learn
about another area from our health sciences faculty.
Major studies: e-health and informatics, leading and managing
health services, psychology, sport and exercise science
• Health promotion
• Community health
• Allied health industries
• Health technologies
• Health and sport
• Health policy development
The program may also offer preparation for postgraduate clinical
• Occupational health
• Allied health
• Other health disciplines
|Program Rules and Requirements
The qualification comprises 360 points including seven core
courses and a major stream study chosen from Psychology, Sport and
Exercise Science; Leading and Managing Health Services, E-Health
and Informatics or a generic stream. Some stream offerings are only
available at specific campuses. The major streams are comprised of
11 courses (165 credit points) and contain a minimum of four
advanced level courses.
There are up to 6 elective courses, at least 3 of which must be at
an advanced level. The inclusion of electives allows you to branch
out into a variety of other health sciences study areas, or gives
you the opportunity to study courses from other areas at Federation
University Australia, including business, arts and humanities,
science, IT. One elective course must be at an advanced level. The
Psychology major stream also includes a further three Psychology
Duration (EFTSL) 3.0
Generic Program Structure
Understanding university learning
Health and lifestyle
Anatomy and physiology for health professionals 1
Intro to psychology B: brains and behaviour
Two stream subjects
Legal and ethical decision making in person centred care
Four stream subjects
Healthcare leadership and teamwork (online)
Applied project in health (online)
Working strategically in healthcare contexts (online)
Three stream subjects
The stream courses can be selected from the following streams:
Psychology (APAC accredited), Sport and Exercise Science*; Leading
and Managing Health Services, e-Health and Informatics. These
courses may be at introductory, intermediate and advanced levels.
Some stream offerings are only available at specific campuses.
*Sport and Exercise Science is available at Mt Helen only in
|There are currently no information sessions scheduled.
|Frequently Asked Questions
Can I study a FedUni program at Melton?
FedUni will provide services from the Melton Learning Hub as a
location for all FedUni students to use for study, or work on group
assignments as part of your program requirements. This facility
will be available for all FedUni students who are commuting from
Melton, Caroline Springs or surrounding areas. For more information
School of Health Sciences and Psychology (Ref 09662)
Phone: 1800 333 864
||International Student Programs
Phone: +61 3 5327 9018
|Additional Program Information
For more information download the Health Sciences brochure (pdf 1.4mb)
|Domestic students are students who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of an Australian permanent visa. International students are students who are not Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of an Australian permanent visa. International students must pay overseas/international fees.
Gippsland Campus (Churchill): 3700737821
Mt Helen Campus (Ballarat): 3700537821
|Mid year entry
3 years full-time or 6 years part-time
Gippsland Campus (Churchill)
Mt Helen Campus (Ballarat)
||The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to Apply page for further information.
Federation University Australia offers a number of programs which are eligible for Open Access entry for current Year 12 students. Further information can be found on our Open Access page.
|Application Type - VTAC
|Application Type - Direct
Units 3 and 4 with a study score of at least 20 in English
(any); interstate or overseas equivalent.
Mature age entry.
Selection is based on a range of criteria. For more information,
please visit Information
for Mature Students.
Non-Year 12 applicants applying through VTAC must complete and
submit the VTAC Personal Statement form online, available through
Resume, Statement about reason for study, ATAR and Study Scores,
evidence of qualifications.
Credit will be considered if you have successfully completed
higher education or TAFE studies. Advanced standing will be
determined on an individual basis, depending on your eligibility
for credit transfer, prior experience and qualifications.
If you are seeking alternate entry into the Bachelor of Health
Sciences you can consider applying for the following programs:
Negotiated Offers will also be accepted through VTAC.
Further study options
• Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours)
• Postgraduate clinical programs in medicine, allied health,
dietetics or other health disciplines
|Program Majors Available|
|2016 - Sample Program Structure|
||A range of student services, are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please call the number listed above.
The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.
All information contained in this publication including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of going to press as at the date above, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.
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