||Bachelor of Health Sciences
||Applications for Semester 2 are now being accepted.
||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.
||Semesters 1 and 2
You're interested in health but not sure if you want to be a
doctor, dietitian or nurse. 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. And 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 thebest techniques to
improve health and wellbeing You will focus on promoting the
principals of health to communities, developing policies for
healthy living and providing advice for health regulations. 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 subject, choosing from e-health and
informatics, leading and managing health services, psychology and
sport and exercise science.
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.
Join FedUni graduates who are working around the world in the
health sector in areas like health policy development, food science
and occupational therapy. 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 flexibility provided by the sequencing of core and elective
subjects in health sciences, as well as the opportunities provided
via the range of 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
Major studies: Biomedical Science, e-Health and
Informatics, Leading and Managing Health Services, Psychology,
Sport and Exercise Science
You will be prepared 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 (recognised by the Australian Psychology
Accreditation Council [APAC])
- Biomedical Science
The program may also offer preparation for postgraduate clinical
• 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 Biomedical science,
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
For further information regarding the Program Content for this
program, please select from the links below:
of Health Science booklet (pdf, 3054kb)
The core includes seven courses:
- HEALT1104 Health and Lifestyle
- ATSGC 1369 Understanding University Learning
- ATSGC1359 Intro to Psych B: Brains & Behaviour
- ATSGC 1370 Knowledge Professionals
- SCMED1010 Professional Development, IT & Ethics
- HEALT1003 Interpersonal Skills
- HEALT3006 Health Promotion
The major streams are comprised of 11 courses (165 credit points).
Streams include courses at introductory, intermediate and advanced
levels. Major streams include Biomedical science, Psychology (APAC
accredited), 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
There are up to 6 elective courses, at least 3 of which
must be at an advanced level.
Major streams include:
- Biomedical Science (Mt Helen)
- Psychology * (Mt Helen and Gippsland)
- Sport and Exercise Science (Mt Helen)
- Leading and Managing Health Services (Mt Helen)
- e-Health and Informatics (Mt Helen)
* Psychology is the only stream offered at the Gippsland campus
in 2015 and is APAC accredited. Planning is in progress to
potentially offer additional streams from 2016.
It is anticipated that streams in Occupational Hygiene and Health
and Wellness Coaching will be added at a later date.
|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, see: federation.edu.au/go-further
School of Health Sciences and Psychology (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.
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
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
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 VTAC.
- 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.
||Please visit www.federation.edu.au/fees to obtain further information regarding Indicative Program Fees.
|Program Majors Available||Leading and Managing Health Services Stream, e-Health and Informatics Stream, Exercise & Sport Science Stream, General, Psychology Stream
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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Please Note: All VET programs and training are delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth government funding.
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