||Bachelor of Health Sciences
||Currently accepting applications
|Contact Hours (per week)
||16-20 hours per week
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.
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
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
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
• Food science
The program also offers preparation for postgraduate clinical
• Allied health
• Other health disciplines
|Program Rules and Requirements
Throughout the three years of your degree you will complete 22
compulsory courses including 5 professional practice courses. These
courses are a combination of traditional learning approaches (i.e.
lectures, tutorials, laboratories and simulated learning
experiences) and other web-based technologies.
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
Duration (EFTSL) 3.0
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.
Biomedical Science (Health & Disease) Major
Stream (pdf, 128kb)
Biomedical Science (Molecular & Cell Biology)
Major Stream (pdf, 122kb)
Food & Nutrition Major Stream
Nursing Major Stream (pdf,
Psychology Major Stream (pdf,
|Program Majors Available||General|
|Indicative Program Structure|
This Indicative 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 Post Grad fees.
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 |
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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.
Indicative 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.
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)
Phone: 1800 333 864
||This information may not apply to international students.
For further information contact:
International Student Programs
Tel: +61 3 5327 9018
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.
|Mid year entry
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
Mt Helen Campus (Ballarat)
||Application is via VTAC at www.vtac.edu.au
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
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.
Non-Year 12 applicants applying through
VTAC must complete and submit the VTAC Personal Statement form
online, available through VTAC.
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.
of Science - you may complete a Single Subject Enrolment in
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 Fee total for a Commonwealth Supported Place: $26,678
Please visit www.federation.edu.au/fees to obtain further information regarding Indicative Program Fees.
Tel: 1800 FED UNI (1800 333 864)
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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