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Bachelor of Health Science

Course code K97

Prepares students to be able to make a positive contribution to enhancing the health of communities.

Health science is the study of the physical, psychological, social, and environmental dimensions of health. Students graduate with practical and theoretical knowledge and skills in communication, teamwork, critical thinking, innovation, and cross-cultural and international awareness. They are highly sought after and can choose a range of interesting and dynamic career pathways.

Students can choose to undertake two eight-unit majors, or a major and minor, in these disciplines: Addiction Studies, Environmental Management, Health Promotion, Nutrition, Occupational Safety and Health. Alternatively, students can undertake one 16-unit major in Nutrition Bioscience or Environmental Health. A minor in Youth Work is also available.

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Entry requirements

70 Indicative ATAR

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

K97

Fees

Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $9,600

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Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

K97

CRICOS code

071523G

Fees

International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $31,150

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Duration

3 years full-time

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

See Course Details for further information.

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup, South West or Online

Semester 1: Study part-time at Joondalup, South West or Online

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup, South West or Online

Semester 2: Study part-time at Joondalup, South West or Online

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup

Course Structure

Students are required to complete a Core unit set. This will be supported by a supplementary program comprising of: two 8-unit Majors; or an 8-unit Major, plus a 6-unit Minor and 2 Elective units; or a 16-unit specialised Major. Note: Majors and Minors are selected from the Bachelor of Health Science. Alternate options require approval of the Course Coordinator.

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
HST1111Population Health15
MAT1114Introductory Statistics15
HST1109Epidemiology15
HST2122Health Research Methodology15
HST3501Health Research Project15
IAS3100Indigenous Health15
HST3502Health Sciences Professional Practices15
MHS1102Anatomy and Physiology 215
Unit from Supplementary Programx 16240

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

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Majors you can study in this course

One or more of the majors in this course is externally recognised when studied within this course. Refer to the major for more information.

Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply broad discipline knowledge to a range of theoretical and practical Health Science situations.
  2. Communicate disciplinary knowledge and values in professional and public contexts.
  3. Demonstrate a global outlook with respect for cultural diversity, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competence.
  4. Demonstrate autonomy, accountability and judgement for own learning and professional practice.
  5. Think creatively to anticipate challenges and generate discipline specific solutions/responses.
  6. Think critically to analyse, interpret and conceptualise complex Health Science problems.
  7. Use digital technologies and literacies to access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information from multiple sources.
  8. Work collaboratively and demonstrate initiative to implement social, sustainable, and ethical values.

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $9,600 *

* Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

AUD $31,150 *

* International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities exist within a range of workplaces including aged care facilities and hospitals, rural and regional settings, asthma/diabetes/cancer/injury prevention councils, heart foundations, family planning associations, alcohol and other drug agencies, mining, oil and gas industries, community development and local government organisations, disability services, justice and correctional agencies, research institutes, international aid organisations, and mental health support agencies.

Possible future job titles

Community Health Officer, Environmental Health Officer, Youth Worker, Child Health Officer, Health Promotion Officer, Health Worker, Nutritionist, Health Promotion Nutritionist, Occupational Safety and Health Management Officer, Occupational Hygiene Technician

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Student
stories

  • "I wanted the skills to implement and evaluate health promotion and public health programs"
    Nicole Wickens
    Nicole WickensECU Addiction Studies and Health Promotion student

    I decided to study Health Science at ECU, as I wanted to become a health care professional and help improve the lives and wellbeing of others within a community. I have a strong passion for working with people and an interest in the field of Alcohol & Other Drugs, which led me to choose the health promotion and addiction study majors, as they go hand-in-hand. The lecturers have been so friendly and welcoming and I love ECU's facilities, in particular, the library resources and all the cafés.

  • "ECU is definitely more hands-on"
    Shona HalleenHealth Science (Nutrition major) graduate

    I have a passion for helping people and a passion for food, so putting them together comes into nutrition.

    ECU is definitely more hands-on, that was a big aspect of the course that I enjoyed.

    Being at ECU really opened my eyes to a whole new opportunity for where I can take my nutrition degree.

  • "I'm so grateful I was able to do a practicum placement – it was significant to my success and led to paid employment."
    Reearna Morgan
    Reearna MorganBachelor of Health Science (Nutrition and Health Promotion majors) graduate

    I chose Nutrition and Health Promotion as I was interested in the idea of helping people become aware of how easy healthy eating could be and empowering vulnerable populations to make healthier choices.

    The lecturers were engaging, knowledgeable and most importantly approachable, and I felt comfortable asking for help when I needed it.

    The highlight of my degree was the practicum placement I undertook. I was able to use my knowledge in a practical setting and it kick-started my career, which led to a number of amazing opportunities. I am so grateful I was able to do a practicum placement as it was significant to my success and it led to paid employment.

    Following on from this, I landed my dream job at Foodbank WA. This wouldn't have been possible without help from my lecturers and the practicum placements that ECU offers.

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