Health

From nursing and occupational therapy to exercise science, nutrition and psychology, you’ll learn how to improve the wellbeing of communities and groups across Australia.

We believe the extensive services provided by healthcare professionals are integral to bettering the lives of our communities. That’s why we offer health degrees and diplomas at Swinburne.

Our health courses examine the physical, psychological and social aspects of health across the lifespan. You’ll develop specialised skills and be able to put them into practice through clinical placements.

You’ll also have access to a range of laboratories and testing facilities equipped with the latest technology. Swinburne is the only university in Australia with MRI and MEG labs on campus.

A health course could lead to a future in counselling, community development, disability, medical research, nursing, sport science and more.

Work placement experience

Hear from biomedical science students Tara and Don, who have taken a year out from study to complete paid work placements as cardiac technologists at MonashHeart. 

Learn more about the Bachelor of Health Science with a major in Biomedical Science

Psychology and psychophysiology professional placement student Isabella Close stands in front of St Vincent's Hospital in Melbourne.

Student story

SHARING HER EXPERIENCE AT ST VINCENT'S HOSPITAL

Meet psychology and psychophysiology student Isabella. She's completing a professional placement at St Vincent's Hospital as a trainee medical scientist.

Throughout her placement in the Neurophysiology and Respiratory Medicine departments, she's been performing hands-on procedures and even observing brain surgery.