Bachelor of Health Science/ Bachelor of Arts

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Course rules

To qualify for the Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Arts, students must complete 400 credit points comprising:

  • 11 core  units of study (150 credit points)
  • 8 units of study from a Health Science discipline major in one of the following:  Biomedical Science; Clinical Technologies; Health Promotion; Neuroscience; Nutrition (100 credit points) 
  • 8 units of study from a humanities discipline major in one of the following: Advertising, Chinese, Cinema and Screen Studies, Creative Writing and Literature, Criminology, Digital Advertising Technology, Environmental Sustainability, Games and Interactivity, Global Studies, History, Indigenous Studies, Japanese, Journalism, Media Industries, Philosophy, Politics and International Relations, Professional Writing and Editing, Social Media, and Sociology (100 credit points)
  • Other Studies comprising a minor, advanced minor, or electives as applicable (up to 50 credit points)

Students must not complete more than 150 credit points (normally 12 units) at introductory level. A unit of study can only be counted once, where units are shared between majors and/or minors, students must choose an approved alternative. Where there are no available units, students will be required to complete an alternative approved cognate unit.

A unit of study can only be counted once, where units are shared between majors and/or minors, students must choose an approved alternative. Where there are no available units, students will be required to complete an alternative approved cognate unit.

Domestic students also have an opportunity to undertake a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Professional Placement. 

Please note that due to government regulations, international students holding a student visa are not able to undertake Professional Placements in this course.


Professional placements

Professional Placements are subject to a competitive selection process.

Students who undertake a 12-month professional placement are subject to the following course rules and must complete 475 credit points comprising:

  • 11 core units of study (150 credit points)
  • 8 units of study from a Health Science discipline major in one of the following: Biomedical Science, Clinical Technologies, Health Promotion, Neuroscience, Nutrition 100 credit points) 
  • 8 units of study from a humanities discipline major in one of the following: Advertising, Chinese, Cinema and Screen Studies, Creative Writing and Literature, Criminology, Digital Advertising Technology, Environmental Sustainability, Games and Interactivity, Global Studies, History, Indigenous Studies, Japanese, Journalism, Media Industries, Philosophy, Politics and International Relations, Professional Writing and Editing, Social Media, and Sociology (100 credit points)
  • 4 units of study from the Professional Placement co-major (100 credit points)
  • 2 elective units of study

Students who undertake a 6-month professional placement are subject to the following course rules and must complete 425 credit points comprising:

  • 11 core units of study (150 credit points)
  • 8 units of study from a Health Science discipline major in one of the following: Biomedical Science, Clinical Technologies, Health Promotion, Neuroscience, Nutrition (100 credit points)
  • 8 units of study from a humanities discipline major in one of the following: Advertising, Chinese, Cinema and Screen Studies, Creative Writing and Literature, Criminology, Digital Advertising Technology, Environmental Sustainability, Games and Interactivity, Global Studies, History, Indigenous Studies, Japanese, Journalism, Media Industries, Philosophy, Politics and International Relations, Professional Writing and Editing, Social Media, and Sociology (100 credit points)
  • 2 units of study from the Professional Placement minor (50 credit points)
  • 2 elective units of study

Maximum Academic Credit
The maximum level of credit that can be granted for the Bachelor of Health Science / Bachelor of Arts is 200 credit points (normally 16 units) 100 credit points maximum from each discipline