||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 program aims to develop
graduates with the knowledge, skills and ethics to be innovative
and holistic professionals 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
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; and
The program also offers preparation for postgraduate clinical
> Allied health;
> Dietetics; and
> Other health disciplines.
|Program Rules and Requirements
360 points including nine core courses and a major stream study
chosen from Food & Nutrition, Biomedical Science (Health &
Disease), Biomedical Science (Molecular & Cell Biology),
Nursing or Psychology. The major stream contains a minimum of four
advanced level courses.
Five elective courses 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 the Federation University Australia,
including Business, Arts & Humanities, Science, IT and Sport.
One elective course must be at an advanced level.
The exception to this general program structure is the Psychology
major stream. This is made up of 10 core Health Sciences courses, 7
major stream courses and 7 elective courses.
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 (10 courses) 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 5 elective courses of which one must be at an
advance level course as indicated in the course outline.
The exception to this general program structure is the
Psychology major stream. This is made up of 10 core Health Sciences
courses, 7 major stream courses and 7 elective courses.
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)
Tel: (03) 5327 9000
Freecall: 1800 811 711
||This information may not apply to international students.
For further information contact:
International Student Programs
Tel: +61 3 5327 9018
|Additional Program Information
For more information on the Bachelor of Health Sciences please
see the following document:
Bachelor of Health
Sciences information brochure (pdf, 1000kb)
For more information on Major Stream options please see the
& Nutrition Major Stream (pdf, 298kb)
Science (Health & Disease) Major Stream (pdf, 298kb)
Science (Molecular & Cell Biology) Major Stream
Major Stream (pdf, 298kb)
Major Stream (pdf, 298kb)
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.
Bachelor of Science - you may complete a
Single Subject Enrolment in this program.
Foundation Assisted Student Transition (FAST)
Program - designed to provide you an alternate entry into tertiary
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).
Please visit www.ballarat.edu.au/fees
to obtain further information regarding Indicative Program
Tel: 1800 811 711
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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