Faculty elective list

The following list shows the units of study available as electives or research electives to undergraduate students throughout the faculty. The mode of presentation varies between academic units. Units are offered subject to sufficient demand and staff availability.

Students who require further information on the content or administration of electives and when they are offered should contact the coordinator of the specific unit of study.

View semester session codes here.

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Undergraduate electives

Availability of electives may vary from year to year.
BACH3128
Health and Globalisation
6    N HSBH3009
Semester 2
BACH3146
Cyberpsychology and e-Health
6    P HSBH1010
Semester 2
BACH3147
Health at Work
6      Semester 2
BIOS1155
Structure, Function and Disease A
6      Semester 1
BIOS1158
Structure, Function and Disease B
6    N HSBM1003
Semester 2
BIOS1167
Foundations of Biomedical Science
6    N BIOS1126 or BIOS1130 or BIOS1156 or BIOS1161 or HSBM1001
Semester 1
BIOS1168
Functional Musculoskeletal Anatomy A
6    N BIOS1136 or BIOS1159 or BIOS5090


Semester 1 Unit Coordinator is A/Prof Leslie Nicholson, Semester 2 unit coordinator is Dr Bronwen Ackermann
Semester 1
Semester 2
BIOS1169
Functional Musculoskeletal Anatomy B
6    P BIOS1168
N BIOS1139 or BIOS1144 or BIOS1160
Semester 1
Semester 2
BIOS1170
Body Systems: Structure and Function
6    N BIOS1127 or BIOS1133 or BIOS2098 or BIOS2099 or BMED2403 or PHSI2005 or PHSI2006
Semester 1
Semester 2
BIOS1171
Neuroscience
6    N BIOS1137 or BIOS2103


Semester 1 coordinator is Dr Jin Huang, Semester 2 coordinator is Dr Alan Freeman
Semester 1
Semester 2
BIOS1172
Biological Aspects of Ageing
6    N BIOS4036
Semester 1
Semester 2
BIOS1173
Disease in Ageing
6    N BIOS4038
Semester 1
Semester 2
BIOS2115
Embryology
6    P 6 credit points of Junior Biology
Semester 1
BIOS3063
Project Design and Management
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
BIOS3065
Anatomical Analysis of Exercise
6    P BIOS1168 and BIOS1169
Semester 2
BIOS3066
Current Issues in Healthcare
6      Semester 1
CSCD1032
Human Communication
6    A CSCD1034
P BACH1165 or PSYC1001 or PSYC1002 or HSBH1003


Speech Pathology students must pass this unit in order to enrol in clinical units in Year 2
Semester 2
EXSS1032
Fundamentals of Exercise Science
6      Semester 1
EXSS2026
Growth, Development and Ageing
6      Semester 2
HSBH1005
Human Development
6      Semester 2
HSBH1010
Foundations of eHealth
6    N HSBH3008
Semester 2
HSBH2008
Physical Activity and Population Health
6    P 48 credit points of units
Semester 1
HSBH3008
Interdisciplinary eHealth
6    N HSBH1010
Intensive September
HSBH3012
FHS Abroad
6    P Successful completion of all 1st year units in an undergraduate FHS degree

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students interested in participating must obtain permission from their course director before enrolling in FHS Abroad. Some degrees require participants have a minimum credit average.
Semester 1
Semester 2
HSBH3013
FHS Indigenous Communities
6    P Successful completion of all 1st year units in an undergraduate FHS degree

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
HSBH3014
Workplace Injury Prevention/Management
6    P BIOS1168 and EXSS1018


Bachelor of Health Sciences students must have completed 24 credit points of HSBH junior units for enrolment into this unit. All other students must have completed 48 credit points.
Semester 1
HSBH3015
Mental Health Rehabilitation
6    P (HSBH1006 and (HSBH1007 or HSBH2007) and HSBH1008 and HSBH1009) or (48 credit points of previous study with a miminum of 24 from Intermediate units of study)
N OCCP2084


Students must have completed at least 48 credit points to enrol in this UoS
Semester 1
HSBH3016
Individual and Societal Ageing
6    P BACH1161 or HSBH1003 or HSBH1008


Bachelor of Health Sciences students must have completed 24 credit points of HSBH junior units for enrolment into this unit. All other students must have completed 48 credit points.
Semester 2
HSBH3017
Disability, Sport and Social Inclusion
6    P BACH1161 or HSBH1003 or HSBH1008


Students must have completed 48 credit points to enrol in this unit.
Semester 2
HSBH3021
Environmental Stress and Physiological Strain
6    P EXSS1032 or EXSS2027 or BIOS1170
Semester 1
HSBH3025
Bodily Senses in Health and Disease
6    A Introductory neuroscience
Semester 2a
REHB2026
Fundamentals of Rehabilitation
6      Semester 1
REHB3062
Public Offenders: Criminality and Rehab
6    N REHB3051
Semester 2
REHB3064
Alcohol and Drug Misuse Rehabilitation
6    P (HSBH1006, (HSBH1007 or HSBH2007), HSBH1008, HSBH1009) or 48 credit points of previous study.
N REHB3061


Students must have completed 48 credit points to enrol in this unit
Semester 1
REHB3065
PTSD and Rehabilitation
6    P 48 credit points
N REHB3059 or REHB5063 or REHB5034


Students must have completed 48 credit points for enrolment into this unit.
Semester 1

Faculty research electives

BACH3127
History and Philosophy of Science
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
BACH4056
Qualitative Research Methods
6    N HSBH3019
Semester 2
HSBH3020
Research Team Engagement

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6    P 96 credit points of units


All students must have completed 96 credit points for enrolment into this unit. Not intended for Honours programs.
Semester 1
Semester 2