The Bachelor of Health Science is designed to equip students for careers promoting health and wellbeing.
Access laboratories and testing facilities equipped with the latest technology – Swinburne is the only university in Australia with MRI and MEG labs on campus.
Explore Australian and international health challenges. Examine the physical, psychological and social aspects of health in a variety of settings. Learn about contemporary issues in health science, such as biomedical testing or health communication, and how to address them. Apply your learning in a professionally focused, multidisciplinary project during your final year of study.
Discover a career in counselling, community development, health communication, disability, social welfare or medical research. Graduates may also progress to postgraduate study in physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy or nursing.
Selected major: Biomedical Science
Explore biology, medicine, disease, chemistry and physiology to form a comprehensive understanding of the health of humans. You will learn skills to investigate and understand human biology, and gain the ability to critically analyse and interpret biomedical and scientific data.
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I worked as an environmental health officer for the Victorian State government as part of my Industry-Based Learning placement. I also completed a rural cadetship in local government. I have made valuable industry contacts and I’m confident that I’ll be job-ready when I finish my course.
Bachelor of Health Science, with a major in Public and Environmental Health
Health sciences at Swinburne
Learn how to improve the wellbeing of communities and groups across Australia through a degree in health sciences at Swinburne.
Swinburne has a practical approach to learning and most of my units include classes in the laboratories. I completed a work placement at MonashHeart as a student cardiac technologist. I was trained to conduct cardiac testing such as ECGs, exercise ECG testing, heart rhythm monitoring and blood pressure monitoring.
Studying biomedical science
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Whether you’re looking for a semester exchange or a short-term study tour, Swinburne offers a range of international study opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate students. Sammy Foster (pictured) gained amazing experience along with credit towards her Bachelor of Communications (Media Studies) while on exchange at the University of California, Los Angeles.
At Swinburne scholarships are about providing opportunity, promoting equity and recognising excellence and achievement. Scholarships are available for both commencing and current students.