Turn your passion for health and wellbeing into a rewarding career with this Bachelor of Health Science course from Edith Cowan University.
Health science is a dynamic discipline with skills that let you explore exciting job opportunities in a variety of environments and industries. With a wide range of specialisations, you can follow your own interests and passions to craft a career that suits you.
Through your studies, you’ll develop essential skills in teamwork, critical thinking, innovation, communication and cross-cultural awareness that are critical to your success in the health science industry. You’ll gain a deep understanding of the physical, psychological, social and environmental aspects of health and develop practical skills and theoretical knowledge that let you to pursue exciting career opportunities.
This course includes a professional practice requirement of 75 hours of work placement in addition to class activities. You’ll have real-world experience in a health science environment before you graduate, giving you insight into the realities of the industry in a supportive learning environment.
You may be eligible to apply for this course at ECU if you meet the following requirements:
- Hold a minimum indicative of ATAR of 70 (or equivalent); OR
- Have undertaken a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) qualification at the appropriate level; OR
- Have previously completed units of study at University level; OR
- Hold a STAT result that meets ECU’s standard requirements; OR
- Have completed a bridging or enabling course; AND
- Meet ECU’s English Competency requirements.
Please note that School Leaver applicants will require completion of WACE or equivalent.
If none of the above applies to you, but you have work and life experience, you may be eligible to apply via ECU’s Experience-Based Entry Scheme
What You’ll Learn
In this health course, subjects you may study include:
- Population Health
- Introductory Statistics
- Health Research Methodology
- Health Research Project
- Indigenous Health
- Health Sciences Professional Practices
- Anatomy and Physiology 2
Students also complete a supplementary program of major, minor and/or elective units. Majors you may study in this course include:
- Addiction Studies
- Environmental Health
- Environmental Management
- Health Promotion
- Nutrition Bioscience
- Occupational Safety and Health
Why study with Edith Cowan University?
Since opening in 1991, Edith Cowan University (ECU) has established itself as the go-to Australian university for a quality learning experience. Students graduate among some of the best in the world and have continued to serve society in many important roles.
ECU produces winners because they are a winner! In 2018 Times Higher Education ranked ECU in the world’s top 150 universities under 50 years old, and the Good Universities Guide has given them a 5-star rating for teaching quality 12 years straight.
From social work, youth work, nutrition, engineering, technology, management and more, ECU offer a host of undergraduate and postgraduate courses that’ll excel your career and expose you to new levels of success. Enquire today and see where an ECU qualification can lead you!
Students feel happy, well supported and well educated when they study with ECU, in fact, in the 2018 QILT survey, Edith Cowan University received the highest student experience rating of all Australian public universities.
When you study with ECU, you’ll have access to expert course advice, counselling, diversity and disability services, transnational and national program support, student success programs, careers and employability services... just to name a few.