Duration

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

Commencing 2015

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

48

Faculty

Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Location

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 2014*

12/74 - B Health Sciences
2/97 - B Health Sc(Nutr)/M Dietetics

* OP/Entry Rank for entry into a program may change for 2015 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.

AQF level

AQF level 7

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2015:

Indicative annual fee 2015: AUD$ 8204

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through 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

Di Poke

Email: bachelorhealthsciences@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3381 1487

Duration

3 Years full-time

Commencing 2015

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

48

Faculty

Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Location

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

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 29400

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through UQ International.

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.

This program is eligible for Streamlined Visa Processing.

How to apply

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

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

Online Enquiries: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Why study the Bachelor of Health Sciences?

The Bachelor of Health Sciences provides a broad overview of health care and is particularly suited to students who intend to enrol in a postgraduate professional degree (e.g. medicine, allied health, public health, dietetics) or who wish to enter the non-clinical health workforce (e.g. health promotion, health management) planning and delivering efficient quality health care.

Students seeking a clinical career may initially enrol in this Program and then, following graduation, pursue a clinical postgraduate or graduate entry degree of choice dependent upon academic performance.

For students within the Year 12 Provisional Entry quota for Medicine, the Bachelor of Health Sciences is available as one of the preferred pathways to the medical program. This program provides future medical practitioners with a solid grounding in biomedical sciences, public health, health care ethics, behavioural sciences and the health care system.

Some courses are only available at the St Lucia campus.

To ask a question or get a brochure, go to Bachelor of Health Sciences

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.

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 Blue Card (Working with Children Check) and a HepB vaccination (Queensland Health request).

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/Rank 2014*
12/74 - B Health Sciences
2/97 - B Health Sc(Nutr)/M Dietetics

* OP/Rank for entry into a program may change for 2015 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 through 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

International students must undertake this program on campus at UQ on a full time basis to be eligible to apply for an Australian student visa. Please contact UQ International.

Click here for more information on applying for a visa.

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 through UQ International.

Click here for application procedures for International students.

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.

This program is eligible for Streamlined Visa Processing.

Please check your country's category with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2015:

Indicative annual fee 2015: AUD$ 8204

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Students' actual annual fees may vary in accordance with their choices of majors and electives and whether they study in Summer Semester. The University reviews fees annually.

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 29400

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.

To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.

Fees calculator

Select the Fees Calculator to guide you through a series of options allowing you to select details of courses you are interested in studying to estimate your fees for a semester.

Fee rules

View the 2015 Fee Rules.

What you can do with a Bachelor of Health Sciences

Careers

Graduates may work in both the public and private health care sector 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 care will find employment in the broad areas of health promotion or health services management and 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-yr University degrees, employment prospects and remuneration will be enhanced with the addition of at least one further year of study in the non-clinical area of choice.

The addition of a postgraduate professional degree program (e.g. medicine, public health, dietetics) enhances vocational outcomes, including remuneration and responsibility, upon graduation.

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

More information on career outcomes.

To find out more about where a career in Health Sciences can take you, visit the www.uq.edu.au/health/careers

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 -
(a) for students undertaking the nutrition major:
(i) All of Part A compulsory courses (#28); and
(ii) All courses in Part B for the Nutrition major (#12); and
(iii) the balance (#8) from elective courses (Part C).
(b) for students undertaking other majors:
(i) All of Part A compulsory courses (#30); and
(ii) All courses in Part B for the selected major (#10); and
(iii) the balance (#8) from elective courses (Part C).

Refer to 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