Health Sciences

On Offer Yes
Award Bachelor of Health Sciences
Program Coordinator Mani Naiker
Contact Hours (per week) 16-20 hours per week
Classes Held

Higher Education students can expect the majority of classes to fall any time between 8:30am and 6:30pm, Monday to Friday. The timetable for Higher Education programs will be finalised when offers are made.

Commences February
Program Outline

This flexible and multidisciplinary degree aims to develop you with the knowledge, skills and ethics to be an innovative and holistic professional within the health sciences sector. It will give you the opportunity to choose what you want to study, to best suit your interests and career goals.

The open approach of the sequencing of core and elective courses in health sciences, as well as the major stream of study, will equip you with an in-depth understanding which will promote innovation in addressing the needs of the Australian and international health sector. This qualification also offers preparation for postgraduate clinical degrees in medicine, allied health, dietetics and other health disciplines.

Career Opportunities

The program will prepare you for a range of career pathways in an array of health areas including, but not limited to:
• Health promotion
• Community health
• Allied health industries
• Health and sport
• Health policy development
• Psychology
• Food science
• Research

The program also offers preparation for postgraduate clinical programs in:
• Medicine
• Allied health
• Dietetics
• Other health disciplines

Program Rules and Requirements

The qualification comprises 360 points including nine core courses and a major stream study chosen from Food and nutrition, Biomedical science (Health and disease), Biomedical science (Molecular and cell biology), Nursing or Psychology. The major stream contains a minimum of four advanced level courses.

Five open electives (all streams except Psychology which consists of 6 open electives) allow 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, and sport and PE. One elective course must be at an advanced level. The Psychology major stream also includes a further three Psychology electives.

Duration (EFTSL) 3.0

Program Content

For further information regarding the Program Content for this program, please select the link below:

The core includes nine courses:
- PSYCB1001 Introduction to Psychology
- SCCOR1100 General Science: Introductory Biology
- HEALT1104 Health and Lifestyle
- SCMED1010 Professional Development, IT & Ethics
- SCMED1014 Human Biology
- SCMED3031 Public Health
- SCMED3020 Research Project 1
- SCMED3021 Research Project 2
- STATS1000 Statistical Methods

The Major Stream contains a minimum of four advance level courses. Streams include Food & Nutrition, Biomedical Science (Health & Disease), Biomedical Science (Molecular & Cell Biology), Nursing and Psychology.

There are elective courses of which one must be at an advance level course as indicated in the course outline.

Major Streams:
Biomedical Science (Health & Disease) Major Stream (pdf, 128kb)
Biomedical Science (Molecular & Cell Biology) Major Stream (pdf, 122kb)
Food & Nutrition Major Stream (pdf, 131kb)
Nursing Major Stream (pdf, 127kb)
Psychology Major Stream (pdf, 133kb)

Program Majors AvailableGeneral
Sample Program Structure
This Sample Program Structure is not to be used for enrolment purposes. Refer to information provided by your school for your individual program structure.

The indicative fees are for a Commonwealth Supported Place. Not all Post Graduate Programs offer a Commonwealth Supported Place. Please refer to our Schedule of Fees page for more information regarding Indicative Program fees.

General Credit Points CSP Fee

Year 1 Semester 1
PSYCB1001 Introduction To Psychology 15 $756
SCCHE1011 Chemistry I 15 $1,077
SCCOR1100 General Science: Introductory Biology 15 $1,077
SCMED1010 Professional Development, It And Ethics 15 $1,261

Year 1 Semester 2
SCBIO1032 Introductory Microbiology 15 $1,077
SCMED1014 Human Biology 15 $1,077
STATS1000 Statistical Methods 15 $1,077
SCCHE1012 Chemistry II 15 $1,077

Year 2 Semester 1
HEALT1104 Health & Lifestyle 15 $1,077
SCMED2010 Pathophysiology 1 15 $1,261
SCMED2030 Human Genomics 15 $1,077
HEALT2004 Nutrition For Health 15 $1,077

Year 2 Semester 2
SCMED2011 Pathophysiology 2 15 $1,261
SCMED2020 Immunology 15 $1,261
SCMED2031 Molecular Cell Biology 15 $1,077
PSYCB1002 Introduction To Psychology 15 $756

Year 3 Semester 1
SCMED2040 Infectious Diseases 15 $1,077
SCMED3020 Biomedical Science Resarch Project 1 15 $1,261
SCMED3033 Anatomical Pathology 15 $1,077
SCFST2035 Food Microbiology 15 $1,077

Year 3 Semester 2
SCMED3021 Biomedical Science Research Project 2 15 $1,261
SCMED3031 Public Health 15 $1,077
SCMED3032 Clinical Haemotology 15 $1,261
SCMED3011 Molecular Medicine & Biotechnology 15 $1,261

Indicative Totals:



All courses listed in bold are core courses which must be undertaken as part of this program.
All courses listed in italics are electives - they are examples only, of some of the many courses available within the program.

Sample Program Structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen Program.
Please contact the FedUni for further information on available options.
Information Sessions
There are currently no information sessions scheduled.
Professional Recognition

The psychology major stream of the Bachelor of Health Sciences is conditionally accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). Conditional Accreditation will apply until the first cohort of students is graduate from the Bachelor of Health Sciences psychology stream. Students completing a program in psychology with an accreditation status of Conditional Accreditation as at the date of their completion of that course will have completed an accredited program.


School of Health Sciences (Ref 09662)

Contact Us

Phone: 1800 333 864

International Students This information may not apply to international students.
For further information contact:
International Student Programs
Tel: +61 3 5327 9018
DomesticDomestic students are students who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of an Australian permanent visa. Show InternationalInternational 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.
FedUni Code SH5
VTAC Code 3700537821
Mid year entry No
Credit Points 360

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent.


Mt Helen Campus (Ballarat)

Application Method Application is via VTAC at
Mid Year applicants and current FedUni students wishing to transfer to another FedUni program are required to complete the Direct Application for Admission (Internal Transfer) form. To obtain a copy of this form, please visit
Entry Requirements

Successful completion of VCE including:
- Units 3 and 4 with a study score of at least 20 in one of biology, chemistry, psychology, mathematics (any) or physics
- A study score of at least 20 in English (any).

Interstate or overseas equivalent or mature age entry.

Extra Requirements

Non-Year 12 applicants applying through VTAC must complete and submit the VTAC Personal Statement form online, available through VTAC.

Pathways/Alternate Entry

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:

Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques, Certificate IV in Food Science and Technology, a Certificate IV program in a medical related field or a Certificate IV in an appropriate nursing or psychology field.

Bachelor of Science - you may complete a Single Subject Enrolment in this program.

Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST) - designed to provide you an alternate entry into tertiary study

Negotiated Offers will be accepted through VTAC.

Negotiated offers (previously known as Irregular offers) will be taken into this program (Go to page 60 in the VTAC booklet or look on the VTAC website).

Indicative Fees Indicative Fee total for a Commonwealth Supported Place: $26,678

Please visit to obtain further information regarding Indicative Program Fees.
Show DomesticDomestic students are students who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of an Australian permanent visa. InternationalInternational 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.
Academic Entry Requirement

Successful completion of Australian Year 12 or overseas equivalent; including two final year courses of either Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, Mathematics or Physics.

English Language Requirement

Overall IELTS band score of 6.5, with no band less than 6.0, or equivalent.

VTAC (International) 3700537823
CRICOS Program Code 077887G
FedUni Code SH5
RPL and Credit Transfer International students wishing to apply for RPL and Credit Transfer are required to provide syllabus of previous study undertaken at time of applying for a program. Not all programs offer RPL and Credit Transfer. Contact the International Student Programs office at
Application Method International students currently studying VCE in Victoria (Australia) are required to apply through VTAC. All other international students applying for undergraduate and postgraduate coursework degrees are required to apply through the Federation University Australia's International office. All international students applying for Higher Degrees by Research are required to apply through Research Services.
Entry Requirements - International International students must meet the following basic entry requirements (see below):
  • English language entry requirements
  • Academic entry requirements
  • Extra Requirements - Int There are no additional entry requirements to enter this course other than the University Entry Requirements listed above.
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    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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    Information correct as at 09/Apr/2014
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