Bachelor of Health Science
Take the lead in health administration or policy
This generalist health science degree will give you the knowledge you need to work in non-clinical healthcare roles. You'll learn crucial project management and research skills, while also exploring anatomy, psychology, health promotion and more.
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The University of South Australia, UniSA, is ranked in the top 10 universities nationally and amongst the very best young universities in the world. They offer over 200 world-class degrees that are informed by industry and delivered with a highly practical approach to teaching and learning. In fact, they are South Australia’s number one university for graduate careers. They are a valuable partner with Open Universities Australia.
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Strong employment growth is predicted for the health care and social assistance industries, with 23% growth (equating to about 250,000 new jobs) expected by 20231
As a result, there will be a high demand for job applicants with a broad knowledge of health and healthcare, but this won’t be limited to clinical health practitioners. There will also be an increase in non-clinical roles with skills in analysis, research, health promotion, and management in the health care context.
- Study a generalist health science degree and build a solid foundation in human health.
- Gain a holistic understanding of health, human biology, and the healthcare system.
- Choose to continue your studies with UniSA Allied Health degrees such as Physiotherapy, Medical Radiations, and Occupational Therapy.
- Study course content that is informed by current research and leading-edge developments in the health sector.
- Graduate with an in-demand transferable skillset required in cross-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary roles in the health sector.
A UniSA Online Health Science degree can help you pursue the following careers:
- health promotion officer
- health project officer
- health support worker
- health policy officer
- health and welfare services officer
- community program developer
- aboriginal health officer
This UniSA Online degree is currently available for Commonwealth supported students.
Applicants are required to fulfil at least one of the following requirements with a competitive result and meet any other academic requirements for the program:
- successfully completed equivalent to a minimum of half a year of full-time study of a higher education program at a recognised higher education provider
- completed an award from a registered training organisation at Certificate IV level or above
- passed a UniSA Online literacy and numeracy test and have relevant work experience
- completed a secondary education qualification equivalent to SACE, such as an interstate year 12 or international qualification
- completed a UniSA Foundation Studies Program or equivalent
- qualified for Special Entry
Information regarding credit can be found here:
Study Health Science On Demand with UniSA Online and take full control over your study. Access support seven days a week, plan your study to fit around your life, view learning resources 24/7, and log into the interactive online environment anywhere, any time and on any device.
Forge your path in health with UniSA Online’s Bachelor of Health Science. This is a three-year generalist degree that will provide a pathway into a diverse number of careers in the ever-growing healthcare and health services sectors. You’ll gain a holistic understanding of health, human biology, and the healthcare system. Study core courses in anatomy, social sciences, psychology concepts, health promotion, project management, and health research. Develop the skills to adapt and respond to challenges in human health settings in Australia and around the world.
With a solid foundation in health, you’ll have the option to continue your studies in selected clinical fields and UniSA Allied Health degrees such as Physiotherapy, Medical Radiation, or Occupational Therapy. Or you may choose to enter the workforce after your studies and pursue a non-clinical role in the health sector. No matter where your career takes you, you’ll leave with the key skills and knowledge employers in the health sector are calling out for.
Recommended Study Pattern
Note: The program structure is subject to change at any time. Information correct as at October 2021.
- Health Systems and Services (HLTH 1056)
- Foundations of Human Biology (BIOL 1052)
- Health and Society (HLTH 1054)
- Foundations of Human Biology 2 (BIOL 1053)
- Health Law, Ethics and Policy (HLTH 2030)
- Psychology Concepts (BEHL 1027)
- First Peoples' Health (HELTH 1051)
- Physiology (BIOL 2061)
- Anatomy 1 (HLTH 2054)
- Panthophysiology (MEDI 2008)
- Fundamentals of Pharmacology (HLTH 2055)
- 4x Electives
- Research Methods for Public Health (HLTH 1058)
- Anatomy 2 (HLTH 3089)
- Project Management for Health Wellness (HLTH 3065)
- Evidence Based Practice for Health Science (HLTH 3090)
- Public Health Practice Project 1 (HLTH 3075)
- Public Health Practice Project 2 (HLTH 3076)
- 2x Electives