Health Science

Health sciences include the study of the human body, its structure and function in health and disease. In today’s world discoveries and breakthroughs in disease management and control, brain behaviour and drug development are being achieved continually through the efforts of those involved in the biomedical sciences.

Your Science Pathways in Health Science include electives in Professional Communication Practice, Quantitative Skills with Applications, Chemistry, and Introduction to Human Physiology.

For details see Listed Units for Health Science

Further Course options in Health Science

Bachelor of Biomedical Science

This course combines methods in examining contemporary issues in health and disease, providing a solid foundation in both biological and medical sciences. Students gain extensive theoretical knowledge and advanced laboratory skills, while studying with leading scientists of innovative biomedical research.

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Bachelor of Pharmacy with Honours

This course provides a strong foundation in health and pharmaceutical sciences which will be integrated with contemporary knowledge and application of pharmaceutics and pharmacy practice. Practical experience in the pharmaceutical industry is a key feature of this course in the third and fourth years.

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Where can you go with a pathway in Health Science?

Graduates of these programs are equipped with knowledge and skills in the modern biosciences and clinical sciences, particularly in their application to medicine, biomedical research and health care services.

In addition to knowledge and skills directly related to your program of study, you will also develop a range of other skills (e.g. teamwork, analytical, communication). Recognising the value employers place on these skills is an important factor in your graduate job search.


Graduates from these degrees can expect careers in the following industries:

  • Government health departments
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Hospitals –private and public
  • Community Health Centres
  • Biotechnology companies
  • CSIRO & biomedical research institutes
  • Forensic laboratories
  • Health promotion & medical foundations
  • Government policy development
  • Food production
  • Medical diagnostics
  • Public health programs
  • Toxicology
  • Pathology
  • Counselling (Genetic/Rehabilitation)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Bioethics
  • Embryology
  • Science writing / publishing
  • Epidemiology
  • Neurophysiology
  • Infection control
  • Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals