||Bachelor of Health Sciences
||Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours)
The attendance pattern for these courses is full time only.
Admission to this course is on the basis of a secondary school leaving qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents), tertiary study or an approved preparation program. English language requirements must be met where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English. Special admission pathways are open for mature aged applicants who do not possess a school leaving qualification, educationally disadvantaged applicants and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Applicants are ranked by merit and offers for available places are issued according to the ranking. Details of admission policies are found in the Coursework Rule.
The units of study that may be taken for these courses are set out in:
the Faculty of Health Sciences Table of units of study for the Bachelor of Health Sciences;
the Faculty of Health Sciences Table of Undergraduate Elective units of study;
Table 1: Bachelor of Science, of the Faculty of Science Tables of units of study;
Table A of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Table of units of study; and
Section 2 of the University of Sydney Business School Table of undergraduate units of study.
To qualify for the award of the pass degree, a candidate must complete 144 credit points comprising:
a Faculty of Health Sciences Major;
a second Major in an area related to Health; and
additional elective units of study to satisfy the total number of credit points required for the award. (These elective units of study may be chosen from any undergraduate units available throughout the University, subject to approval by the Dean.)
Completion of two majors is a requirement of the course. Except as specified in the Bachelor of Health Sciences Table of units of study, units counted towards one major may not count towards any other major completed.
Health Sciences Major
The Health Sciences Major comprises 60 credit points of units of study, including:
(i) 18 credit points of Junior core units, as listed in the Bachelor of Health Sciences Table;
(ii) 6 credit points of a core Psychology unit, as listed in the Bachelor of Health Sciences Table;
(iii) 6 credit points of a Junior Biology unit, chosen from Science Table 1; and
(iv) 6 credit points of a core Intermediate unit, as listed in the Bachelor of Health Sciences Table; and
(v) 24 credit points of Senior units, chosen from the Bachelor of Health Sciences Table, including a minimum of 6 credit points of Senior Research units chosen from the Bachelor of Health Sciences Senior Research unit list.
The second Major must be in an area related to Health. It may be completed in units offered by the Faculty of Health Sciences or in a subject area offered by the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences, Science or Business School.
The Majors available within the Faculty of Health Sciences are:
(i) Hearing and Speech; and
Candidates undertaking one of these Majors in the Faculty of Health Sciences must complete the units of study prescribed in the Table of units of study for the Bachelor of Health Sciences for that major.
Health Majors available in other faculties are:
Anatomy and histology;
Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management;
other Majors in Health, chosen from the Arts and Social Sciences, Business or Science Tables and approved on a case-by-case basis by the Dean.
Any Major completed in an Arts and Social Sciences, Business or Science subject area must be completed in accordance with the rules relating to the completion of a Major in that Faculty, as set out in the relevant Faculty Resolutions.
Candidates must pass all core units of study for the degree and any units of study required for the completion of the Faculty of Health Sciences Majors. Candidates who fail one of these units of study must repeat the failed unit at the first opportunity.
Honours is available to meritorious students who complete an additional year of full-time study, after the completion of the pass degree. Part-time study is permitted if the head of department/ discipline/ program coordinator is satisfied the candidate cannot undertake full-time study.
To qualify for admission to the Honours Year a candidate must have:
qualified for the award of, or been awarded, the pass degree or an equivalent degree from another university;
completed a major/s in the intended area/s of study;
completed a Bachelor of Health Sciences Senior Research unit of study, or an equivalent unit;
a WAM of at least 65; and
the permission of the relevant head of department/ discipline/ program coordinator.
To qualify for the award of the Honours degree a candidate must complete 48 credit points of honours units of study from the Honours Table, as prescribed by the head of department/ discipline/ program coordinator.
The Bachelor of Health Sciences is awarded at either Pass or Honours level. The honours degree is awarded in classes ranging from First Class to Third Class according to the rules specified in the Resolutions of the Faculty of Health Sciences.
Candidates for the award of the Honours degree who do not meet the requirements, and who have not already graduated, will be awarded the pass degree.
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2015 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2015 who elect to proceed under these resolutions.
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2015 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that the requirements are completed by 1 January, 2020. The Faculty may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.