Bachelor of Health Sciences

Bachelor of Health Sciences (Pass)

The Bachelor of Health Sciences provides a pathway to many careers in health care. Students must complete two majors in this three-year degree. The requirements for the compulsory Health Sciences major are provided in the tables below.

These tables must be read in conjunction with the Course Resolutions, as well as the requirements for a second major in an area related to Health.

For further information relating to enrolment planning and selection of second majors in the Bachelor of Health Sciences, please refer to Second Majors in the Bachelor of Health Sciences.

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

Bachelor of Health Sciences (Pass)

Pass course; full-time, 3 years

Year 1

Semester 1
BIOL1003
Human Biology

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6    A HSC Biology. Students who have not completed HSC Biology (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Biology Bridging Course (offered in February).
N BIOL1500 or BIOL1903 or BIOL1993 or EDUH1016


Students who have not completed HSC Biology (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Biology Bridging Course (in February)
Semester 1
Summer Main
Or select any Junior Biology unit of study [6] from the Faculty of Science, Table 1.
HSBH1006
Foundations of Health Science

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
HSBH1008
Health Determinants and Interventions

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6      Semester 1
PSYC1001
Psychology 1001
6   

This unit is also offered in the Sydney Summer School. For more information consult the web site: http://sydney.edu.au/summer/
Semester 1
Summer Main
Or
PSYC1002
Psychology 1002
6   

This unit is also offered in the Sydney Summer School. For more information consult the web site: http://sydney.edu.au/summer/
Semester 2
Summer Main
SEMESTER 1 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS
Note - from 2018, students should seek academic advice from the Course Director should they still need to complete HSBH1006, HSBH1008 or HSBH1009
Semester 2
HSBH1009
Health Care Resources and Systems

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
Select 18 credit points of electives.
Note: Students should refer to the requirements of their chosen second major, and the suggested study patterns available at Second Majors in the Bachelor of Health Sciences when selecting electives for the Bachelor of Health Sciences.
SEMESTER 2 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS
Note - from 2018, students should seek academic advice from the Course Director should they still need to complete HSBH1006 or HSBH1009

Year 2

Semester 1

HSBH2007
Research Methods in Health
6    P ((HSBH1006 AND HSBH1009) OR HSBH1012) AND (HSBH1008 OR HSBH1013)
N BACH2140 or HSBH1007
Semester 1

Year 2 and 3

Students must complete the following units in Years 2 & 3 to complete first major in Health Sciences. In addition, students must complete the requirements of a chosen second major related to Health.
At least three of the following BHlthSci Senior units of study:
HSBH3001
Health and Indigenous Populations
6    P HSBH1007 or HSBH2007 or BACH1161 or HSBH1003
Semester 1
Semester 2
HSBH3003
Health Service Strategy and Policy
6    P HSBH1007 or HSBH2007
Semester 2
HSBH3004
Health, Ethics and the Law
6    P 48 credit points of units
Semester 1
HSBH3009
International Health
6    P 48 credit points of units
N BACH3128
Semester 2
HSBH3010
Health and Lifelong Disability
6    P HSBH1007 or HSBH2007
Semester 2
HSBH3011
Rural Health
6    P HSBH1007 or HSBH2007
Semester 1
HSBH3012
FHS Abroad
6    P Successful completion of all 1st year units in an undergraduate FHS degree


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.
Intensive December
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2
HSBH3015
Mental Health Rehabilitation
6    P 48 credit points
Semester 1
HSBH3022
Health Promotion: Principles and Practice
6    P HSBH1007 or HSBH2007
Semester 1
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
At least one of the following BHlthSci Senior Research units of study:
HSBH3005
Evidence Based Health Care
6    P HSBH1007 or HSBH2007
Semester 2
HSBH3018
Quantitative Research Methods in Health
6    P HSBH1007 or HSBH2007
N PSYC2012 or SCLG3603
Semester 1
HSBH3019
Qualitative Research Methods in Health
6    P HSBH1007 or HSBH2007
N SCLG2602 or BACH4056
Semester 2
HSBH3024
Designing a Research Project
6    P (HSBH1007 or HSBH2007) or (BACH1161 or HSBH1003 and HSBH1007)
Semester 2
Second major related to Health
Units of study for the second major will be as required in the relevant table of units of study.
Note: For further information, including suggested study patterns for second majors please refer to Second Majors in the Bachelor of Health Sciences.
Elective units of study
Along with satisfying the requirements for the Health Sciences major, and a second major related to Health, students must complete enough electives to achieve 144 credit points for the award of the degree. Electives may be chosen from units of study available throughout the University, subject to approval, availability and minimum enrolment.

Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours)

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

Bachelor of Health Science (Honours)

Honours program; full-time, 4 years

Years 1 to 3

As per Pass course
Notes
1. Honours is undertaken as an additional fourth year of study.

Year 4

Semester 1
BHSC4005
Honours Thesis A
24   

This unit constitutes 40% of the final Honours grade.
Semester 1
Semester 2
SEMESTER 1 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS
Semester 2
BHSC4006
Honours Thesis B
24    P BHSC4005


This unit constitutes 60% of the final Honours mark.
Semester 1
Semester 2
SEMESTER 2 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS