Brochure - University of Tasmania



Brochure - University of Tasmania
Bachelor of
Health Science
The health sector is constantly growing
and changing. Which means, more than
ever before, that there’s room for you to
use science and health to make a big
difference. This course is the first step.
3 years full-time
February and July
What’s involved
About this course
This 3-year course is designed to prepare you for a range of career
paths in the health sector – giving you the freedom to tailor your
units to suit you.
In the first year, learn the foundations of life sciences, and be
introduced to community health care and management. In your
second year, you’ll study more core units, as well as some elective
Your final year will see you studying more elective units and begin
to specialise. By the end of the course, you will have taken at least
four units from one of these areas:
− Bioscience – where you’ll gain a greater understanding of
how the human body works, of health and disease, and
of the biochemical diagnosis of those diseases
− Business/Psychology – If you’re interested in the ins and
outs of health care organisations, these units will give you
a background in how those businesses operate – and of
the people who work within them
− Public Health & Lifestyle – In these units, you’ll learn
interactive communication skills – and gain a deeper
knowledge of community and public health.
The Bachelor of Health Science could also provide a platform
for futher study in Exercise Science, Enivronmental Health and
Biomedical Science at the University.
Where it can take you
Career outcomes
The Bachelor of Health Science gives you the freedom to tailor
your degree to suit you. So naturally, the employment opportunities
once you’ve graduated are just as vast – both in government and
non-government medical and general health services, as well as
health research organisations. You could find yourself making a
difference in:
− Health sector project management
− Health promotion through your work in community health
groups, welfare agencies, general practices or self help
− Clinical research
− Sales representation across a broad range of medical
and health products (including diagnostic equipment and
− Rehabilitation, and health and fitness education
− Health administration and management
*Part-time study is not available to international students who are studying in Australia on a student visa.
The course is also relevant to health care professionals who are
already working in the industry, and are looking for a degree
If you’re aiming for a career in teaching health, food studies and
science, you could continue studying in the Master of Teaching.
And if it’s a career in allied health you’ve got your sights set on,
postgraduate courses in areas including nutrition and dietetics,
audiology, occupational health or physiotherapy are all available. In
fact, a limited number of places are available for graduates of this
degree who want to transfer into the Master of Physiotherapy at
the University of South Australia (UniSA). This is possible because
of an agreement between the University of Tasmania and UniSA.
Make it happen
If you’re interested in studying the Bachelor of Health Science, you
will need to meet the following requirements:
If you’ve just finished school
An ATAR score of 65 or higher, and have completed pre-requisite
study of
The people behind the progress
About the Faculty of Health
Made up of two schools – Medicine and Health Sciences – and
offering courses in everything from midwifery to medical research,
the University of Tasmania’s Faculty of Health is as diverse as it is
But for all these fields of study – and for all the research and
innovation taking place in each of them – we’re all guided by the
same common goal. To transform healthcare as we know it. And to
improve the health of Tasmanians, Australians – and the world.
With staff of the highest quality, research partnerships all around
the world, and an unwavering commitment to outstanding health
education, we’re in a fantastic position to make progress on both a
local, and a global scale.
For more information on the Faculty, our courses and our research
head to
− A science subject at TQA3 level (for example Biology,
Physical Sciences, Chemistry or Health Studies)
While Chemistry and Maths aren’t essential, they’d certainly be an
advantage to anyone looking to study units in Bioscience.
If you’re a mature age student
You will need to meet the following
− University general entry requirements
− Completion of a science subject. If you don’t have
any of the prerequisites, we’d recommend enrolling
in some of the summer foundation units:
KRA001 Chemistry Foundation
KMA003 Mathematics Foundation unit, or
KYA004 Physics Foundation unit
How to apply
It’s easy. Just head to
I’ve got some questions
Good. We encourage our students to ask them. So if you need
more information, contact the Uni Info Centre or visit
Contact Us
Australian Students
For further information about the University,
including course information and application
processes, contact the Uni Info Centre.
1300 363 864
[email protected]
International Students
For intending International students,
detailed information on the content of
these and other University of Tasmania
courses, campuses, facilities, fees,
refund policy, rules of admission and
assessment, the ESOS Framework
and an overview of the local Tasmanian
environment, please visit
+61 3 8676 7017
[email protected]
Please be advised that not all courses offered by the University
of Tasmania are available to Overseas/International Students
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