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Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Health)

Discover our new Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Health)

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Overview

Health is one of Australia's fastest growing sectors. This course provides a thorough grounding in health and health systems at the local, national and global levels. You will graduate with the ability to navigate the complexity of health in different sociocultural, political and economic contexts, and develop core skills in critical thinking, complex problem-solving, communication and empathy.

You will complete a major in health with core units in areas such as human biology, psychology and eHealth, and gain broad knowledge of healthcare and its latest developments before specialising in your area of interest and pursuing an optional second major.

Upon graduating, you will be ready for a range of positions in a variety of health industries, including corporate health, government and policy, and not-for-profit organisations.

In the Bachelor of Advanced Studies you'll complete Open Learning Environment units throughout your four-year degree. These are short, modular courses that will give you foundational knowledge and methods from a variety of disciplines along with workplace-ready skills. You will also have the opportunity to lead a research project under the mentorship of key health researchers and to undertake experience in the community to enhance your health expertise.

This degree will set you up to become a leader in health services and an advocate for better health.

Majors

You are required to complete a major in Health and a second major from the faculty options below or from our shared pool of majors.

Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

Depends on your qualification, citizenship status

My qualification is from

The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

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What you'll study

As a student in this course, you will complete the Health stream (including a major in Health), a second major, and 12 cp of Open Learning Environment units. In first year you will complete 48 cp, including 12 cp of mathematics degree core units and a selection of biology and psychology units. In second year you will undertake a unit on Research Methods in Health. In third year you will choose four units from a selection of research, interdisciplinary, disciplinary and health units.

For your fourth year you can either undertake an Honours year, if you qualify, or take the coursework pathway, which consists of 4x4000-level coursework units that deepen your knowledge of your discipline area(s), and provides further experiential opportunities such as research, industry, or community related projects.

Year 1

  • Degree core: Maths 6cp
  • Degree core: Maths 6cp
  • Health Major 6cp
  • Health Major 6cp
  • Biology 6cp
  • Psychology 6cp
  • Minor/Major 2 6cp
  • Minor/Major 2 6cp

Year 2

  • Health Major core 6cp
  • Health Major core 6cp
  • Minor/Major 2 6cp
  • Minor/Major 2 6cp
  • Open Learning (OLE) 6cp
  • Open Learning (OLE) 6cp
  • Elective 6cp
  • Elective 6cp

Year 3

  • Health Major elective 6cp
  • Health Major elective 6cp
  • Health Major elective 6cp
  • Health Major elective 6cp
  • Minor/Major 2 6cp
  • Minor/Major 2 6cp
  • Elective/Major 2 6cp
  • Elective/Major 2 6cp

Year 4

  • 4000 level coursework 6cp
  • 4000 level coursework 6cp
  • 4000 level project 6cp
  • 4000 level project 6cp
  • 4000 level coursework 6cp
  • 4000 level coursework 6cp
  • Elective 6cp
  • Elective 6cp

Units of Study

Assumed knowledge

Mathematics or HSC Mathematics Extension 1. All students undertake some study in mathematics.

For the Human Movement major: Chemistry, Mathematics.

Admission requirement

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 domestic 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 Coursework Policy, and Faculty Resolutions.

Course opportunities

If you have a high ATAR you may be invited to join the Dalyell Scholars program.

Graduate opportunities

Many careers are on off for you after graduating including health promotion, policymaking, project and case management, consulting, logistics and procurement, health insurance, business development, marketing and public relations.

We’ve reimagined the Sydney Undergraduate Experience – the way we teach and the way you’ll learn – to prepare you for a future full of possibilities.

Domestic students

Indicative Undergraduate Student Contribution Amount


The student contribution amount for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact student contribution that you pay will depend on the calendar year in which you undertake your study in the course, and the specific units of study in which you enrol. For further information about how to calculate your specific total student contribution, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website.

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study (subject to a Commonwealth specified cap), effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html.

Visa/MasterCard/American Express/JCB surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or JCB. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

International students

Indicative International Tuition Fees for Undergraduate Students


The tuition fee for international undergraduate students is an indication of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount. For further information about how to calculate your specific total tuition fees, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Combined undergraduate degree tuition fees


For international students, for combined undergraduate degrees, a single indicative course tuition fee applies for the duration of your study in the combined degree, regardless of the units of study that are undertaken as part of your combined degree. Importantly, the single indicative course tuition fee is subject to annual review, and will increase each year of your study in the combined degree.

Additional incidental costs and health insurance


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html. In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.

Visa/MasterCard/American Express/JCB surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or JCB. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

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