Health Sciences


You will complete the core health sciences major, introducing the foundations of the discipline, approaches to research, health determinants and interventions, and health care resources and systems in first year. You will also undertake core junior units of study in biology and psychology and units from another subject area which will provide the prerequisites to commence your second major. Over second and third years, you will complete a sequence of senior units of study in health sciences which include health and Indigenous populations, health service strategy and policy, health, ethics and the law, and evidence-based health care.

Study plan

In first year, you will complete 24 credit points (cp) in health sciences, 6cp of psychology, 6cp of biology, and 12cp of elective units of study. In second and third years, you will complete at least 24cp from a sequence of senior units of study in health sciences.

Course accreditation

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Graduate opportunities

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Further study for major

The health sciences major qualifies you for admission to one of a range of master's courses in the Faculty of Health Sciences, subject to meeting eligibility criteria. The Bachelor of Health Sciences is also recognised at the University of Sydney as a foundation for a range of postgraduate courses in dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, medical science and medicine. Outstanding students are eligible for admission to an additional honours year comprising 48 credit points of prescribed units of study including research and writing toward a thesis or research report. Honours is your pathway to a higher degree by research in the health sciences. The groundbreaking research conducted by our faculty members has had, and continues to have, an enormous impact on the health and quality of life of local, national and global communities.

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