Bachelor of Health Sciences/Master of Nursing

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

Bachelor of Health Sciences/Master of Nursing

Year 1, semester 1

BIOL1003
Human Biology
6    A HSC Biology, however, students who have not completed HSC biology (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Biology Bridging Course (in February).
N BIOL1903, BIOL1993.
Semester 1
Summer Main
HSBH1006
Foundations of Health Science
6      Semester 1
PSYC1001
Psychology 1001
6      Semester 1
Summer Main
6 credit points of BHS electives (see list of electives in Bachelor of Health Sciences chapter of the Faculty of Health Sciences handbook).

Year 1, semester 2

HSBH1008
Health Determinants and Interventions
6      Semester 2
HSBH1009
Health Care Resources and Systems
6      Semester 2
12 credit points of BHS electives (see list of electives in Bachelor of Health Sciences chapter of the Faculty of Health Sciences handbook).

Year 2, semester 1

NURS5002
Social Contexts of Health
6      Semester 1
NURS5081
Introduction to Nursing Practice
6      Semester 1
HSBH1007
Health Science and Research
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
6 credit points of BHS senior electives (see list of electives in Bachelor of Health Sciences chapter of the Faculty of Health Sciences handbook).
6 credit points of BHS electives (see list of electives in Bachelor of Health Sciences chapter of the Faculty of Health Sciences handbook).

Year 2, semester 2

NURS5006
Illness Experience and Nursing Care
6    P NURS5081
Semester 2
NURS5086
Drug Therapy, Disease & Nursing Practice
6    P NURS5083 or BIOL1003 or BIOL1903 or NURS6001
Semester 2
6 credit points of BHS senior electives (see list of electives in Bachelor of Health Sciences Chapter of the Faculty of Health Sciences Handbook).
6 credit points of BHS electives (see list of electives in Bachelor of Health Sciences chapter of the Faculty of Health Sciences handbook).

Year 3, semester 1

NURS5082
Developing Nursing Practice
6    C NURS5081
Semester 1
NURS5083
Human Bioscience in Health
6    N NURS6001
Semester 1
6 credit points of BHS senior electives (see list of electives in Bachelor of Health Sciences chapter of the Faculty of Health Sciences handbook).
6 credit points of BHS electives (see list of electives in Bachelor of Health Sciences chapter of the Faculty of Health Sciences handbook).

Year 3, semester 2

NURS5084
Nursing the Acutely Ill Person
6    P NURS5081 and NURS5082
Semester 2
NURS5085
Mental Health Nursing Practice
6    C NURS5084
Semester 2
6 credit points of BHS senior electives (see list of electives in Bachelor of Health Sciences chapter of the Faculty of Health Sciences handbook).
6 credit points of BHS electives (see list of electives in Bachelor of Health Sciences chapter of the Faculty of Health Sciences handbook).

Year 4, semester 1

NURS6008
Inquiry and Research in Nursing
6    P NURS5002 and NURS5081 and NURS5082 and (NURS5083 or NURS6001) and NURS5006 and NURS5084 and NURS5085 and NURS5086


Teaching for this unit of study starts in February before the commencement of the semester. Students will be notified of specific dates during second semester in the year prior.
Semester 1
NURS6018
Care and Chronic Conditions
6    P NURS5002 and NURS5081 and NURS5082 and (NURS5083 or NURS6001) and NURS5006 and NURS5084 and NURS5085 and NURS5086
C NURS6019
Semester 1
NURS6019
High Acuity Nursing
6    P NURS5002 and NURS5081 and NURS5082 and (NURS5083 or NURS6001) and NURS5006 and NURS5084 and NURS5085 and NURS5086
C NURS6018
Semester 1
NURS6023
Professional Practice of Nursing
6    P NURS5002 and NURS5081 and NURS5082 and (NURS5083 or NURS6001) and NURS5006 and NURS5084 and NURS5085 and NURS5086


Teaching for this unit of study starts in February before the commencement of the semester. Students will be notified of specific dates during second semester in the year prior.
Semester 1

Year 4, semester 2

NURS6004
Nursing and the Politics of Health Care
6    P NURS5002 and NURS5081 and NURS5082 and (NURS5083 or NURS6001) and NURS5006 and NURS5084 and NURS5085 and NURS5086
Semester 2
NURS6022
Community Health Nursing
6    P NURS5002 and NURS5081 and NURS5082 and (NURS5083 or NURS6001) and NURS5006 and NURS5084 and NURS5085 and NURS5086 and NURS6018 and NURS6019
Semester 2
NURS6024
Global Health and Nursing
6    P NURS5002 and NURS5081 and NURS5082 and (NURS5083 or NURS6001) and NURS5006 and NURS5084 and NURS5085 and NURS5086
Semester 2
and one of the following options:
NURS6025
Nursing Practice (Mental Health Option)
6    P NURS5002 and NURS5081 and NURS5082 and (NURS5083 or NURS6001) and NURS5006 and NURS5084 and NURS5085 and NURS5086 and NURS6018 and NURS6019

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
NURS6026
Nursing Practice (Paediatric Option)
6    P NURS5002 and NURS5081 and NURS5082 and (NURS5083 or NURS6001) and NURS5006 and NURS5084 and NURS5085 and NURS5086 and NURS6018 and NURS6019

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
NURS6027
Nursing Practice (High Acuity Option)
6    P NURS5002 and NURS5081 and NURS5082 and (NURS5083 or NURS6001) and NURS5006 and NURS5084 and NURS5085 and NURS5086 and NURS6018 and NURS6019

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
NURS6028
Nursing Practice (Clinical Nursing Opt)
6    P NURS5002 and NURS5081 and NURS5082 and NURS5083 and NURS5006 and NURS5084 and NURS5085 and NURS5086 and NURS6018 and NURS6019

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
Bachelor of Health Sciences senior units of study*
Students must select three of the following Bachelor of Health Science senior units of study:

Semester 1

HSBH3001
Health and Indigenous Populations
6    P (HSBH1006, HSBH1007, HSBH1008 and HSBH1009) or (NURS1003)
Semester 1
Semester 2
HSBH3004
Health, Ethics and the Law
6    P HSBH1006, HSBH1007, HSBH1008, HSBH1009
Semester 1
HSBH3011
Rural Health
6    P HSBH1006, HSBH1007, HSBH1008, HSBH1009
Semester 1
HSBH3012
FHS Abroad
6    P Successful completion of all 1st year units in an undergraduate FHS degree

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
HSBH3014
Workplace Injury Prevention/Management
6    A Functional anatomy


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   

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

Semester 2

HSBH3001
Health and Indigenous Populations
6    P (HSBH1006, HSBH1007, HSBH1008 and HSBH1009) or (NURS1003)
Semester 1
Semester 2
HSBH3003
Health Service Strategy and Policy
6    P HSBH1006, HSBH1007, HSBH1008, HSBH1009
Semester 2
HSBH3009
International Health
6    P HSBH1006, HSBH1007, HSBH1008, HSBH1009
Semester 2
HSBH3010
Health and Lifelong Disability
6    P HSBH1006, HSBH1007, HSBH1008, HSBH1009
Semester 2
HSBH3012
FHS Abroad
6    P Successful completion of all 1st year units in an undergraduate FHS degree

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
REHB3064
Alcohol and Drug Misuse Rehabilitation
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment in the following sessions:Semester 2
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
Semester 2
Students must select one of the following Bachelor of Health Science research units of study:
HSBH3018
Quantitative Research Methods in Health
6    P HSBH1007
N PSYC2012, SCLG3603


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
BHSC3014
Writing a Research Proposal
6    P HSBH1007 or BACH2140


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
HSBH3005
Evidence Based Health Care
6    P HSBH1006, HSBH1007, HSBH1008, HSBH1009
Semester 2
HSBH3019
Qualitative Research Methods in Health
6    P HSBH1007
N SCLG2602


This is a senior unit of study. 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
* The Faculty of Health Sciences may update this list throughout the year. Please check the Faculty of Health Sciences Handbook for further information.