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C10360v1 Bachelor of Health Science

Award(s): Bachelor of Health Science (BHSc)
UAC code: 606050 (FT)(Autumn session), 606060 (PT)(Autumn session)
CRICOS code: 088070C
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 144
Course EFTSL: 3
Location: City campus

Overview
Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Assumed knowledge
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Honours
Other information

Overview

The Bachelor of Health Science is a flexible and innovative degree that equips graduates with qualifications to help make a difference across diverse settings of health care provision.

The course is characterised by a strong emphasis on the social model of health, which can be combined with science content from pharmacology, human structure and function, or data analytics and information management. Students develop knowledge within a framework that can be tailored to suit their interests and needs. Students can focus on learning how to use and interpret data to drive innovation and improvement in health systems. Alternatively, students can develop their knowledge of global health and international health priorities in order to contribute to overseas health initiatives and aid organisations. Students who complete this course with the required pathway and grade point average also meet current entry criteria for a UTS master of pharmacy or physiotherapy course.

Course aims

The Bachelor of Health Science produces graduates who are engaged, adaptive thinkers with a solid understanding of health and health systems. Graduates are equipped to contribute to health-related activities that reduce inequity and promote social justice in local and global contexts. The Bachelor of Health Science is accepted preparation for a master's degree in pharmacy or orthoptics at the UTS: Graduate School of Health.

Career options

Career options include positions across a broad range of areas in the healthcare sector including health promotion, advocacy, health education, e-health, health data and information management systems, planning and policy, project management and evaluation, community development, research and consultancy across both public and private health sectors, physiotherapy (pathway) and pharmacy (pathway). Examples of workplaces include refugee health agencies, drug and alcohol agencies, youth networks, humanitarian organisations, Aboriginal health organisations, public and private hospitals, health research agencies, government and non-government health organisations, and aid organisations.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.0 Advocate for and engage with individuals and communities to reduce health inequities and promote social justice in a global context
1.1 Advocate for and work towards socially just outcomes in a variety of contexts
1.2 Develop evidence informed solutions reflecting in-depth knowledge of the social determinants of health
1.3 Recognise and respond to the diverse health needs of communities both locally and abroad
2.0 Demonstrate creative and adaptive thinking within a changeable social, political and technological environment
2.1 Demonstrate adaptable and novel thinking within changing environments to maximise outcomes for a range of individuals, communities and stakeholders
2.2 Utilise enquiry based learning to develop innovative approaches to complex issues
2.3 Manage and adapt to the environment to maximise integration of care and outcomes for a range of individuals, communities and stakeholders
2.4 Identify opportunities for change and support others through change processes
2.5 Apply newly generated or existing data to inform optimal care and/or service development
3.0 Use an assets -based approach to engender effective communication, collaboration and leadership
3.1 Communicate and collaborate effectively and sensitively with diverse populations
3.2 Consider and develop the health literacy of varied population groups and articulate the impact this has on effective communication and health care delivery
3.3 Facilitate the growth and development of self and others through responsive leadership
3.4 Contribute to environments that support and promote inter- and trans- disciplinary collaboration
3.5 Display sensitive judgement in deciding when to lead, and when to support leadership from those with more appropriate cultural or community credentials
4.0 Are ethical and responsible professionals who value the diversity of people and communities
4.1 Promote health equity by recognising and seeking to address disadvantage
4.2 Make use of research and data to enable responsible, ethical and equitable service provision
4.3 Appreciate and articulate respect for diverse populations with varied health literacies and needs
5.0 Translate research and evaluation into social and professional practice through critical thinking and knowledge integration
5.1 Identify appropriate information resources and apply effective and creative solutions for the improvement of individuals and communities
5.2 Take a lively and questioning approach to developing optimal health care delivery
5.3 Critically evaluate research and practice for socially driven change
6.0 Demonstrate professional competency which contributes to the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians, inclusive of physical, emotional and spiritual wellness
6.1 Demonstrate respect and value for world view differences and in particular Australian Indigenous ways of knowing, being and doing
6.2 Critically reflect upon the impact of ongoing colonisation and its pervasive discourse on Indigenous Australians and their health and wellbeing
6.3 Recognise the diversity of Indigenous Australians and integrate this knowledge into practice

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Assumed knowledge

Any two units of English.

Course duration and attendance

This course is offered on a three-year, full-time or six-year, part-time basis.

Course structure

The course comprises 144 credit points. Students choose a major in Digital Health and Analytics, Global Health, or Pharmacology, or can choose the no specified major option.

Industrial training/professional practice

A professional placement is undertaken in Year 3.

Course completion requirements

CBK91112 Major choice (Health Science) 144cp
Total 144cp

Course program

Typical full-time and part-time course programs are shown below.

No major, Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
92566 Introduction to Health Care Systems   6cp
92574 Introduction to Public Health   6cp
92567 Interpersonal Communication   6cp
92494 Psychosocial Perspectives in Health   6cp
Spring session
92568 Evidence in Health Care   6cp
92571 Principles of Primary Health Care   6cp
92570 Health Promotion and Advocacy   6cp
92569 Fundamentals of Epidemiology and Population Health   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
92572 Communication and Technology   6cp
92490 Introduction to Digital Health   6cp
92576 Social, Emotional and Psychological Wellbeing   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91144 No specified major 48cp  
Spring session
92575 Indigenous Health and Wellbeing   6cp
36200 Arguments, Evidence and Intuition   6cp
92577 Health Project and Program Management and Evaluation   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91144 No specified major 48cp  
Year 3
Autumn session
92579 Professional Placement   6cp
Select 18 credit points from the following:   18cp
CBK91144 No specified major 48cp  
Spring session
92578 Diversity and Culture   6cp
Select 18 credit points from the following:   18cp
CBK91144 No specified major 48cp  
No major, Autumn commencing, part time
Year 1
Autumn session
92566 Introduction to Health Care Systems   6cp
92574 Introduction to Public Health   6cp
Spring session
92571 Principles of Primary Health Care   6cp
92569 Fundamentals of Epidemiology and Population Health   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
92567 Interpersonal Communication   6cp
92494 Psychosocial Perspectives in Health   6cp
Spring session
92568 Evidence in Health Care   6cp
92570 Health Promotion and Advocacy   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
92572 Communication and Technology   6cp
92490 Introduction to Digital Health   6cp
Spring session
92575 Indigenous Health and Wellbeing   6cp
36200 Arguments, Evidence and Intuition   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
92576 Social, Emotional and Psychological Wellbeing   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91144 No specified major 48cp  
Spring session
92577 Health Project and Program Management and Evaluation   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91144 No specified major 48cp  
Year 5
Autumn session
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK91144 No specified major 48cp  
Spring session
92578 Diversity and Culture   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91144 No specified major 48cp  
Year 6
Autumn session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91144 No specified major 48cp  
92579 Professional Placement   6cp
Spring session
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK91144 No specified major 48cp  
Global Health major, Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
92566 Introduction to Health Care Systems   6cp
92494 Psychosocial Perspectives in Health   6cp
92574 Introduction to Public Health   6cp
92567 Interpersonal Communication   6cp
Spring session
92568 Evidence in Health Care   6cp
92571 Principles of Primary Health Care   6cp
92570 Health Promotion and Advocacy   6cp
92569 Fundamentals of Epidemiology and Population Health   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
92572 Communication and Technology   6cp
92490 Introduction to Digital Health   6cp
92576 Social, Emotional and Psychological Wellbeing   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91176 Electives (Global Health) 18cp  
Spring session
92575 Indigenous Health and Wellbeing   6cp
36200 Arguments, Evidence and Intuition   6cp
92577 Health Project and Program Management and Evaluation   6cp
92486 Global Human Rights and Health Equity   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
92483 Epidemiology and Global Population Health   6cp
92484 Strengthening Global Health Systems   6cp
92579 Professional Placement   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91176 Electives (Global Health) 18cp  
Spring session
92487 Global, Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health   6cp
92488 The Environment, Health and Sustainability   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91176 Electives (Global Health) 18cp  
92578 Diversity and Culture   6cp
Global Health major, Autumn commencing, part time
Year 1
Autumn session
92566 Introduction to Health Care Systems   6cp
92574 Introduction to Public Health   6cp
Spring session
92571 Principles of Primary Health Care   6cp
92569 Fundamentals of Epidemiology and Population Health   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
92567 Interpersonal Communication   6cp
92494 Psychosocial Perspectives in Health   6cp
Spring session
92568 Evidence in Health Care   6cp
92570 Health Promotion and Advocacy   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
92572 Communication and Technology   6cp
92490 Introduction to Digital Health   6cp
Spring session
92575 Indigenous Health and Wellbeing   6cp
36200 Arguments, Evidence and Intuition   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
92576 Social, Emotional and Psychological Wellbeing   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91176 Electives (Global Health) 18cp  
Spring session
92577 Health Project and Program Management and Evaluation   6cp
92486 Global Human Rights and Health Equity   6cp
Year 5
Autumn session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91176 Electives (Global Health) 18cp  
92483 Epidemiology and Global Population Health   6cp
Spring session
92578 Diversity and Culture   6cp
92487 Global, Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health   6cp
Year 6
Autumn session
92484 Strengthening Global Health Systems   6cp
92579 Professional Placement   6cp
Spring session
92488 The Environment, Health and Sustainability   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91176 Electives (Global Health) 18cp  
Digital Health and Analytics major, Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
92566 Introduction to Health Care Systems   6cp
92494 Psychosocial Perspectives in Health   6cp
92574 Introduction to Public Health   6cp
92567 Interpersonal Communication   6cp
Spring session
92568 Evidence in Health Care   6cp
92571 Principles of Primary Health Care   6cp
92570 Health Promotion and Advocacy   6cp
92569 Fundamentals of Epidemiology and Population Health   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
92572 Communication and Technology   6cp
92490 Introduction to Digital Health   6cp
92576 Social, Emotional and Psychological Wellbeing   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91113 Electives (Digital Health and Analytics) 18cp  
Spring session
92575 Indigenous Health and Wellbeing   6cp
36200 Arguments, Evidence and Intuition   6cp
92577 Health Project and Program Management and Evaluation   6cp
92489 Foundations of Health Information Management   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
92579 Professional Placement   6cp
92491 Health Analytics   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91113 Electives (Digital Health and Analytics) 18cp  
92573 Data Science in Health Care   6cp
Spring session
92492 Design and Evaluation in Digital Health   6cp
92493 Advanced Health Analytics   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91113 Electives (Digital Health and Analytics) 18cp  
92578 Diversity and Culture   6cp
Digital Health and Analytics major, Autumn commencing, part time
Year 1
Autumn session
92566 Introduction to Health Care Systems   6cp
92574 Introduction to Public Health   6cp
Spring session
92571 Principles of Primary Health Care   6cp
92569 Fundamentals of Epidemiology and Population Health   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
92567 Interpersonal Communication   6cp
92494 Psychosocial Perspectives in Health   6cp
Spring session
92568 Evidence in Health Care   6cp
92570 Health Promotion and Advocacy   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
92572 Communication and Technology   6cp
92490 Introduction to Digital Health   6cp
Spring session
92575 Indigenous Health and Wellbeing   6cp
36200 Arguments, Evidence and Intuition   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
92576 Social, Emotional and Psychological Wellbeing   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91113 Electives (Digital Health and Analytics) 18cp  
Spring session
92577 Health Project and Program Management and Evaluation   6cp
92489 Foundations of Health Information Management   6cp
Year 5
Autumn session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91113 Electives (Digital Health and Analytics) 18cp  
92573 Data Science in Health Care   6cp
Spring session
92492 Design and Evaluation in Digital Health   6cp
92493 Advanced Health Analytics   6cp
Year 6
Autumn session
92491 Health Analytics   6cp
92579 Professional Placement   6cp
Spring session
92578 Diversity and Culture   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91113 Electives (Digital Health and Analytics) 18cp  
Pharmacology major, Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
92566 Introduction to Health Care Systems   6cp
92494 Psychosocial Perspectives in Health   6cp
92574 Introduction to Public Health   6cp
92567 Interpersonal Communication   6cp
Spring session
92568 Evidence in Health Care   6cp
92571 Principles of Primary Health Care   6cp
92570 Health Promotion and Advocacy   6cp
92569 Fundamentals of Epidemiology and Population Health   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
92572 Communication and Technology   6cp
92576 Social, Emotional and Psychological Wellbeing   6cp
91161 Cell Biology and Genetics   6cp
65111 Chemistry 1   6cp
Spring session
92575 Indigenous Health and Wellbeing   6cp
36200 Arguments, Evidence and Intuition   6cp
92577 Health Project and Program Management and Evaluation   6cp
65212 Chemistry 2   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
33116 Statistical Design and Analysis   6cp
91707 Pharmacology 1   6cp
91320 Metabolic Biochemistry   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91155 Electives (Pharmacology) 6cp  
Spring session
91709 Pharmacology 2   6cp
91400 Human Anatomy and Physiology   6cp
92579 Professional Placement   6cp
92578 Diversity and Culture   6cp
Pharmacology major, Autumn commencing, part time
Year 1
Autumn session
92566 Introduction to Health Care Systems   6cp
92574 Introduction to Public Health   6cp
Spring session
92571 Principles of Primary Health Care   6cp
92569 Fundamentals of Epidemiology and Population Health   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
92567 Interpersonal Communication   6cp
92494 Psychosocial Perspectives in Health   6cp
Spring session
92568 Evidence in Health Care   6cp
92570 Health Promotion and Advocacy   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
92572 Communication and Technology   6cp
92576 Social, Emotional and Psychological Wellbeing   6cp
Spring session
92575 Indigenous Health and Wellbeing   6cp
36200 Arguments, Evidence and Intuition   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
91161 Cell Biology and Genetics   6cp
65111 Chemistry 1   6cp
Spring session
92577 Health Project and Program Management and Evaluation   6cp
65212 Chemistry 2   6cp
Year 5
Autumn session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91155 Electives (Pharmacology) 6cp  
33116 Statistical Design and Analysis   6cp
Spring session
92578 Diversity and Culture   6cp
91400 Human Anatomy and Physiology   6cp
Year 6
Autumn session
91707 Pharmacology 1   6cp
91320 Metabolic Biochemistry   6cp
Spring session
92579 Professional Placement   6cp
91709 Pharmacology 2   6cp
Human Structure and Function major, Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
92566 Introduction to Health Care Systems   6cp
92494 Psychosocial Perspectives in Health   6cp
92574 Introduction to Public Health   6cp
92567 Interpersonal Communication   6cp
Spring session
92568 Evidence in Health Care   6cp
92571 Principles of Primary Health Care   6cp
92570 Health Promotion and Advocacy   6cp
92569 Fundamentals of Epidemiology and Population Health   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
92572 Communication and Technology   6cp
92490 Introduction to Digital Health   6cp
92576 Social, Emotional and Psychological Wellbeing   6cp
92511 Structural Anatomy   6cp
Spring session
92575 Indigenous Health and Wellbeing   6cp
36200 Arguments, Evidence and Intuition   6cp
92577 Health Project and Program Management and Evaluation   6cp
92521 Functional Anatomy   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
92512 Biomechanics of Human Motion   6cp
91429 Physiological Bases of Human Movement   6cp
92533 Exercise Physiology   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91271 Electives (Human Structure and Function) 12cp  
Spring session
91706 Neuroscience   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91271 Electives (Human Structure and Function) 12cp  
92578 Diversity and Culture   6cp
92579 Professional Placement   6cp

Honours

The Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) is available to eligible students with an additional one year of full-time or two years of part-time study.

Other information

Further information is available from:

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