Bachelor of Health Science / Bachelor of Media and Communication

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Course rules

To qualify for the Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Media and Communication, students must complete 400 - 450 credit points comprising:

  • 8 core Health Science units of study (100 credit points)
  • 4 core Media and Communication units of study (50 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)
  • 8 units of study from a Media and Communication discipline major in one of the following: Advertising, Cinema and Screen Studies, Creative Writing and Literature, Digital Advertising Technology, Games and Interactivity, Journalism, Media Industries, Public Relations, Professional Writing and Editing, Social Media (100 credit points)
  • Other studies comprising minor/s, advanced minor, or electives as applicable, (0 to 50 credit points)

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

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

Due to government regulations international students holding an international student visa are not able to undertake the Psychology and Psychophysiology major or the Psychology and Forensic Science major as part of this double degree.

 

Students must not complete more than 175 credit points (normally 14 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.

 

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:

  • 8 core Health Science units of study (100 credit points)
  • 4 core Media and Communication units of study (50 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)
  • 8 units of study from a Media and Communication discipline major in one of the following: Advertising, Cinema and Screen Studies, Creative Writing and Literature, Digital Advertising Technology, Games and Interactivity, Journalism, Media Industries, Public Relations, Professional Writing and Editing, Social Media (100 credit points)
  • Other studies comprising electives (0 to 25 credit points)
  • 4 units of study from the Professional Placement co-major (100 credit points)  

Note: Students selecting the Psychology and Forensic Major will be required to complete 500 credit points in this course and will not need to undertake other studies.

Note: Students selecting the Psychology and Psychophysiology Major will be required to complete 550 credit points in this course and 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 437.5 credit points comprising:

  • 8 core Health Science units of study (100 credit points)
  • 4 core Media and Communication units of study (50 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)
  • 8 units of study from a Media and Communication discipline major in one of the following: Advertising, Cinema and Screen Studies, Creative Writing and Literature, Digital Advertising Technology, Games and Interactivity, Journalism, Media Industries, Public Relations, Professional Writing and Editing, Social Media (100 credit points)
  • Other studies comprising of electives (0 to 37.5 credit points)
  • 2 units of study from the Professional Placement Minor (50 credit points)

Note: Students selecting the Psychology and Forensic major will be required to complete 450 credit points in this course and will not need to undertake other studies.

Note: Students selecting the Psychology and Psychophysiology major will be required to complete 500 credit points in this course and will not need to undertake other studies