Duration

3 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2017

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

48

Faculty

Medicine

Location

Herston, St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Health Sciences.

Entry requirements

OP/Entry Rank 2016*

8/84 - B Health Sciences
2/98 - B Health Sc(Nutr)/M Dietetics

Don't have the OP or rank?

* OP/Entry Rank for entry into a program may change for 2017 admissions.

QTAC Code(s)

729002 - B Health Sciences
729002 - The UQ OP Guarantee Scheme applies to this program

729702 - B Health Sc(Nutr)/M Dietetics
729702 - The UQ OP Guarantee Scheme does not apply to this program

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English. It is highly recommended that students undertake one of Year 12 or equivalent Chemistry, Physics, Biology or Science21.

Don't have the subject requirements?

AQF level

AQF level 7

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Closing Date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

How to apply

Enquiries for Australian students

Email: enquiries@sph.uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 5345

Web: https://public-health.uq.edu.au/

Duration

3 Years full-time

Commencing 2017

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

48

Faculty

Medicine

Location

Herston, St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Health Sciences.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English. It is highly recommended that students undertake one of Year 12 or equivalent Chemistry, Physics, Biology or Science21. View the equivalent qualifications for international students.

CRICOS Code: 055897K

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

View the entry requirements for international students.

AQF level

AQF level 7

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Web: https://public-health.uq.edu.au/

Enquire online

Why study the Bachelor of Health Sciences?

The Bachelor of Health Sciences provides a broad overview of healthcare and is suited to both clinical and non-clinical health careers.

Students seeking a clinical career (treating or testing patients) may complete this program and then, subject to meeting entry requirements, enrol in a clinical postgraduate degree such as the Doctor of Medicine or Master of Dietetics Studies.

For non-clinical students it offers studies in health promotion, health management and public health, leading to careers in planning and delivery of efficient quality healthcare.

For students seeking Provisional Entry to the Doctor of Medicine, the Bachelor of Health Sciences is a preferred pathway, providing future medical practitioners with a solid grounding in biomedical sciences, public health, healthcare ethics, behavioural sciences and the healthcare system.

Further information.

What you can study

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Health Sciences.

Majors/Specialisations

Studies may be undertaken in the following specialisations. Please click on the major(s) that are of interest to you for more information.

Bachelor of Health Sciences

Placement courses

HLTH3001 Practicum in Health Sciences has been developed to provide final year Health Science students with hands-on experience in a health-related work environment. The placement uses the student's accumulated knowledge and skill base and prepares them for future employment within the health care industry. The placement delivers important vocational skills and provides students with complementary workplace-based experience.
Students are required to hold a current Blue Card (Working with Children Check) and have received a Hepatitis B vaccination.

Honours

Honours is available as an additional year of study.

Study options

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

OP/Entry Rank 2016*
8/84 - B Health Sciences
2/98 - B Health Sc(Nutr)/M Dietetics

* OP/Entry Rank for entry into a program may change for 2017 admissions.

QTAC Code(s)
729002 - B Health Sciences
729702 - B Health Sc(Nutr)/M Dietetics

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English. It is highly recommended that students undertake one of Year 12 or equivalent Chemistry, Physics, Biology or Science21.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Click here for application procedures for Australian students.

Closing date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

Entry requirements for International students

View the entry requirements for international students.

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English. It is highly recommended that students undertake one of Year 12 or equivalent Chemistry, Physics, Biology or Science21. View the equivalent qualifications for International students.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 055897K

English proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

What you can do with a Bachelor of Health Sciences

Careers

Graduates may work in either the public and private health care sectors, dealing with health issues as varied as anti-smoking campaigns, communicable disease, drug and alcohol use, Indigenous health, chronic disease and women's health.

Those students seeking non-clinical careers in health promotion or health services management will be at the front-line in improving health care delivery through their roles as health promotion officers, health managers, nutritionists and health researchers. As with most 3-year University degrees, employment prospects and remuneration will be enhanced by further study.

Students seeking a clinical career (treating or testing patients) may complete this program and then, subject to entry requirements, pursue a clinical postgraduate or graduate-entry degree such as the Doctor of Medicine or Master of Dietetics Studies.

Completion of an Honours year and a PhD may lead to an academic career in the university sector.

To find out more about where a career in Health Sciences can take you, visit our Careers in Health page.

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Bachelor of Health Sciences

To complete the Bachelor of Health Sciences, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student is required to obtain #48 from the BHlthSc List, comprising -

  • for students undertaking the nutrition major:
    • #28 for Part A compulsory courses in the nutrition major; and
    • #12 for Part B in the Nutrition major; and
    • #8 from Part C elective courses.
  • for students undertaking other majors:
    • #30 for Part A compulsory courses; and
    • #10 from Part B in the selected major; and
    • #8 from Part C elective courses.

Refer to the BHlthSc rules for further information.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Health Sciences.

Program Rules for the Bachelor of Health Sciences