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Bachelor of Science (Health)

Discover our new Bachelor of Science (Health)

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Overview

Health is one of Australia's fastest growing employment sectors. Graduates who have a holistic understanding of health and how healthcare works in Australia and internationally are in high demand. As a result, we have reimagined our Bachelor of Health Sciences. The new Bachelor of Science (Health) provides a thorough grounding in health and health systems at the local, national and global level. You will develop a strong science foundation and the ability to think critically about health and health care – these will make you a competitive graduate.

This degree gives you the flexibility to explore the breadth of health, and tailor your study pattern to specialise in the areas of health that you are interested in. We offer an increased number of units of study that address different areas of health such as e-health, indigenous health, health promotion, and ageing and health You will have more project based learning and work collaboratively with other students and health organisations.

In response to our changing healthcare system, we have increased your opportunities to engage with industry. You will interview health professionals and people with lived experiences in your classrooms, and network with our alumni from healthcare, commercial, government, and not-for-profit organisations at extra-curricular events and mentoring.

You will graduate with the ability to navigate the complexity of health in different sociocultural, political and economic contexts, along with skills in critical thinking, complex problem solving, communication and empathy.

Majors

You will complete a major in Health with core units in areas such as health and society, introduction to healthcare and eHealth, ensuring you gain comprehensive knowledge of healthcare and its latest developments. As you progress through the health major you will be able to specialise in areas of interest (e.g. health, ethics and the law, international health or health policy). 

To complement your Health major you can also study a second major from across the university such as Marketing, Management, Design, Applied Medical Sciences, Education, Nutrition Science, Psychology, Hearing and Speech or Human Movement.

Bachelor of Advanced Studies

You can also undertake this course as a combined Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Health) . In this combined course you can complete a second major, combine studies from a range of disciplines, undertake advanced coursework, and get involved in cross-disciplinary community, professional, research or entrepreneurial project work. Upon graduating, you will be ready for a career in corporate health, government and policy, and not-for-profit organisations, among many others.

Subject areas

You are required to complete a major in Health for this stream and a second major or minor either from your faculty options or from our shared pool of majors and minors.

Shared pool

Admission, fees and how to apply

Depends on your qualification, citizenship status

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What you'll study

As a student in the Bachelor of Science (Health), you will complete the Health stream (including a major in Health), a second major or a minor, 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.


Degree sample: Bachelor of  Science  (Health)


Year
Sem Unit of study
1 1 Introduction to Health and Health Care Human Biology or Life and Evolution Mathematics Functional Musculoskeletal Anatomy A
  2 Society and Health Psychology Mathematics / Data Science Functional Musculoskeletal Anatomy B
2 1 Research Methods in Health OLE OLE Body Systems and Human Performance
  2 Innovations in eHeatlh Elective Fundamentals of Movement Science Neuroscience in Health and Disease
3 1 Health elective* Health elective* Elective Motor Control and Learning
  2 Health elective* Health elective* Biomechanics or Anatomical Analysis of Exercise Exercise Physiology
4 1 Project Project Adv CW Adv CW
  2 Project Project Adv CW Adv CW

Human Movement major listed as second major.

* Health elective units include: Indigenous health, strategy and policy, health ethics and the law, health research, international health, health promotion, rural health, mental health, ageing, health promotion, and community placements.

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 criteria

Admission to this course is on the basis of the following criteria:

Admission pathways are open to domestic applicants on the basis of equity or other adjustment factors, including for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants. For details, visit admission pathways.

Prerequisites

Mathematics (equivalent of band 4 in the NSW HSC subject Mathematics* or band E3 in Mathematics Extension 1 or 2) from 2019, if you are completing a senior secondary (year 12) qualification in Australia. For details including equivalent requirements for other qualifications, visit Mathematics course prerequisites.

*The subject requirement refers to Mathematics (not Mathematics General or Mathematics Standard), or Mathematics Advanced which will be first examined in the NSW HSC in 2020.

Course opportunities

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

 

Career Pathways

Our graduates can be found in a broad range of careers and roles including:

  • health promotion
  • policymaking
  • project and case management
  • consultancy
  • logistics and procurement
  • insurance
  • business development
  • marketing
  • 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 surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 1.53% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. 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.

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 surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 1.53% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. 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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