Bachelor of Health Science

with a major in Neuroscience

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Course rules

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Health Science, students must complete 300 credit points comprising of:

  • 8 core units of study (100 credit points)
  • 8 units of study from a Health Science discipline major in one of the following: Applied Statistics, Biomedical Science, Clinical Technologies, Digital Health and Informatics, Health Promotion, Neuroscience, Nutrition (100 credit points)
    or 12 units of study in the Psychology and Forensic Science major (150 credit points)
    or 16 units of study in the Psychology and Psychophysiology major (200 credit points) 
  • Other Studies comprising a second major, minor/s and/or electives as applicable (0 to 100 credit points)

Note: Students selecting the Psychology and Psychophysiology Major will not need to undertake Other Studies. 

Domestic students have an opportunity to undertake a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Professional Placement. Due to government regulation international students holding a student visa cannot undertake professional placement in this course and will need to transfer to another course if eligible. 

Professional placements

Professional placements are subject to a competitive selection process. International students may be required to change courses in order to complete a placement and should consider visa and extended study duration prior to applying.

Students who undertake a 12-month professional placement are subject to the following course rules and must complete 375 to 400 credit points comprising:

  • 8 core units of study (100 credit points)
  • 8 units of study from a health sciences discipline major in one of the following: Applied Statistics, Biomedical Science, Clinical Technologies, Digital Health and Informatics, Health Promotion, Neuroscience, Nutrition (100 credit points)
    or 12 units of study in the Psychology and Forensic Science  major (150 credit points)
    or 16 units of study in the Psychology and Psychophysiology major (200 credit points) 
  • 4 units of study from the Professional Placement Co-Major (100 credit points)
  • Other Studies comprising a second major, minor/s, and/or electives as applicable (0 to 75 credit points)

Note: Students selecting the Psychology and Psychophysiology Major will not need to undertake Other Studies.

Students who elect to undertake a 6-month professional placement are subject to the following course rules and must complete 337.5 to 350 credit points comprising:

  • 8 core units of study (100 credit points)
  • 8 units of study from a health sciences discipline major in one of the following: Applied Statistics, Biomedical Science, Clinical Technologies, Digital Health and Informatics, Health Promotion, Neuroscience, Nutrition (100 credit points)
    or 12 units of study in the Psychology and Forensic Science  major (150 credit points)
    or 18 units of study in the Psychology and Psychophysiology  major (200 credit points)
  • 2 units of study from the Professional Placement Minor (50 credit points)
  • Other Studies comprising a second major, minor/s, and/or electives as applicable (0 to 87.5 credit points)

Note: Students selecting the Psychology and Psychophysiology Major will not need to undertake Other Studies.

Students must not complete more than 125 credit points (normally 10 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.