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Health Sciences

Undergraduate Major

MJRU-HLTSC

Major
Health Sciences Major (BSc HlthSc)
Admission criteria
Guaranteed ATAR 70
Credit
400

Outline

Learn how social, economic and environmental factors affect people's health and wellbeing.

High national ranking

Top 10 nationally for Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health Subjects.

 

 

Get the Curtin edge

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Top 1 %

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019).

This course is multidisciplinary, giving you a solid grounding in public health. You can use the degree to work in the area of public health or as a pathway into other health degrees such as speech pathology, pharmacy, physiotherapy and occupational therapy.

Public health practitioners work to achieve better health through the prevention of disease and disability. Rather than working with individual clients, public health practitioners work at the community or whole population level. They pay special attention to how social, economic and environmental factors affect health and wellbeing.

Your first year is interprofessional and taken with other health sciences students.

Optional units allow you to pursue your interests in other health areas or choose one subject for in-depth learning. You may select a practicum unit in your third year of study.

The health sciences major sits within the Bachelor of Science (Health Sciences) degree. To apply for this major, first apply for the Bachelor of Science (Health Sciences). In step 3 of the application process, you will be asked to confirm the major you wish to study.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information. 

Why study

  • Flexible, well-rounded degree you can tailor to suit your specific interests in health sciences
  • This course is an established pathway into other undergraduate and postgraduate degrees into other health sciences degrees.

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.

Professional recognition

You can gain professional membership of the Public Health Association of Australia; and the Australasian Epidemiological Association.

Career information

Careers

  • Administrative officer
  • Community development officer
  • Project officer
  • Research officer.

Industries

  • Health research
  • Local and state government
  • Non-government organisations.

Entry requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Other requirements and notes for this course


In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Application information

This major sits within the Bachelor of Science (Health Sciences) degree. To apply for this major, first apply for the Bachelor of Science (Health Sciences). In step 3 of the application process, you will be asked to confirm the major you wish to study.

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Essential requirements for admission (including fieldwork requirements)

Many of our courses require students to comply with additional essential requirements. Failure to comply with any of the essential requirements may potentially prevent the successful completion of the course and/or achieving professional registration.

Fieldwork requirements during the course

Please refer to the following statements on the fieldwork component of this course:

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Email: ci-enquiries@curtin.edu.au
Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Please view the Bachelor of Science (Health Sciences) degree for indicative fees.

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice

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