Bachelor of Health Science/ Bachelor of Arts

with majors in Biomedical Science and Ethics and Technology – Blended learning – on-campus and digital learning

BB-HSCART Double degree Hawthorn Send me a link to this course

Selected major: Biomedical Science

Use cutting-edge, interactive tech to understand the human body in a range of health and disease states and become a research assistant, lab scientist or tech product specialist.

What is Biomedical Science? It’s the broad study of biological sciences; including anatomy, biochemistry, genomics, immunology, molecular biology, pathology and physiology.

We use the same bioinformatics software as industry professionals, and with a tap of your fingers, you can dissect a virtual cadaver to learn about its body parts in intricate detail. We have recently incorporated contemporary units of study in Pathophysiology, Infections and Immunology and Genes and Genomics units to add depth and greater industry-relevance to your studies.

Our students have completed professional experiences at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Royal Children’s Hospital, Royal Melbourne Hospital, St Vincent's and GlaxoSmithKline.

Selected major: Ethics and Technology

Embed your analytical and innovative thinking skill set to unpack the sometimes obvious, sometimes subtle ways in which technology is shaping our work, relationships, health, communications, and our very selves.

Examine the plethora of ethical issues around privacy and surveillance, human rights, equity and security thrown up by the use of data harvesting by private corporations and governments. 

Develop strong verbal and written communication skills to create policy needed to protect human rights, social equity and security now and in the future.

In this multi-disciplinary, you’ll learn about philosophy, sociology, and politics.

Impact the health of individuals and the world at large, our Bachelor of Health Science/ Bachelor of Arts will prepare for a rewarding career in the booming health industry.

With core units across multiple fields of health science, explore contemporary how you can help people to live happier healthier lives. Plus, you’ll have access to cutting-edge, industry-relevant tech in our campus labs, preparing you with the tech know-how the health industry needs.

By combining with a Bachelor of Arts, you’ll develop a deep understanding of what is needed to improve the health of the world through majors that unpack crucial global issues such as climate change and equality and discrimination. You’ll develop essential skills of analytical thinking, cultural competency, digital literacy and a robust verbal and written communication skill set to broaden the scope and flexibility of your career options.

In the combination of degrees, you can choose your Health Science major based on your career aspirations leading you to postgraduate studies in physiotherapy, dietetics, occupational therapy or counselling, while the transferrable skills developed in the arts degree can be applied to almost any industry.

All our bachelor degrees include a guaranteed Work Integrated Learning opportunity, which could be a placement, internship or industry-linked project. This double degree, a major component of your studies is an industry-linked project, which addresses a current industry challenge. You’ll also have the opportunity to apply for a career-focused placement or an internship, allowing you to build a professional network before you graduate. In your second year, in the Skills and Strategies for Social Change core arts unit, collaborate with fellow students and community, civil society and industry partners to create real campaigns for real social change.

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Start dates

Hawthorn campus

  • Semester 1 - 27 February 2023
  • Semester 2 - 31 July 2023

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Duration

4-5 years full-time or equivalent part-time depending on HSC Major

Full-time, Part-time

VTAC codes

  • 3400211631 (CSP)
  • 3400211633 (IFP)