What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Science (Health Sciences) enables you to specialise in public health. It is a broad, multidisciplinary degree that gives you a solid grounding in health and can be used as a stepping stone to other health degrees. You may select a practicum unit in your third year of study.

Upon successful completion you will graduate with a Health Sciences Major.

What you'll learn

  • Apply discipline knowledge, understand its theoretical underpinnings and ways of thinking; extend the boundaries of knowledge through research
  • Apply logical and rational processes to analyse the components of an issue; think creatively to generate innovative solutions
  • Decide what information is needed and where it might be found using appropriate technologies; make valid judgements and synthesise information from a range of sources
  • Communicate in ways appropriate to the discipline, audience and purpose
  • Use appropriate technologies recognising their advantages and limitations
  • Use a range of learning strategies; take responsibility for one's own learning and development; sustain intellectual curiosity; know how to continue to learn as a graduate
  • Think globally and consider issues from a variety of perspectives; apply international standards and practices within a discipline or professional area
  • Respect individual human rights; recognise the importance of cultural diversity particularly the perspective of Indigenous Australians; value diversity of language
  • Work independently and in teams; demonstrate leadership, professional behaviour and ethical practices

Why study Bachelor of Science (Health Sciences)

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.

Professional recognition

Professional Memberships:

  • Public Health Association of Australia
  • Australasian Epidemiological Association.

Career information

  • Public Health Professional
  • Research Officer
  • Ambulance Officer
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Health Information Manager
  • Epidemiologist
  • Health Promotion Officer

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health Sciences

CRICOS

003691K

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$33,400.00 (US$ 22,976) per year
Indicative year 1 fee: USD $34,800 for 2020

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

1 July 2019, 24 February 2020

Venue

Kalgoorlie Campus

Egan Street,

KALGOORLIE,

Western Australia,

6430, KALGOORLIE, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$33,400.00 (US$ 22,976) per year
Indicative year 1 fee: USD $34,800 for 2020

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

1 July 2019, 24 February 2020

Venue

Curtin University

Bentley Campus,

Kent Street,

BENTLEY,

Western Australia,

6102, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

United States High School Diploma or a High School Diploma based on a US curriculum with a GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 (or an average grade of B) and a Total score (Evidence-based Reading and Writing section and Math section) of at least 1000 out of 1600 in the SAT from the same sitting, a minimum of 400 in Evidence-based Reading and Writing section, and 400 in Math section is required. This qualification does not satisfy any course prerequisites. English Language Requirements: IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking - 6.0; Overall band score 6.5; TOEFL Score: 79 (overall); Reading 13; Listening 13; Speaking 18; Writing 21; Pearson Test of English - Academic (PTE-A) 58, Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing - 50; C1 Advanced (CAE) - 176 with 169 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking; C2 Proficiency (CPE)- 190 with 176 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.

For international students

Students from different countries should have qualifications equivalent to Australian Year 12
and a scaled mark of at least 50 in English, Literature, or English as an Additional Language or Dialect.

Course prerequisites

Mathematics and one science subject from the following list; biology, chemistry, earth and environmental science, human biology, integrated science, physics or psychology.

English Language Requirements:

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking - 6.0; Overall band score 6.5; TOEFL Score: 79 (overall); Reading 13; Listening 13; Speaking 18; Writing 21; Pearson Test of English - Academic (PTE-A) 58; Occupational English Test (OET) Grade B in listening, reading, writing and speaking; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking 190, Overall score: 176; Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking 176, Overall score:169.

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Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Curtin College
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About this uni

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  • Among top 20 global young universities
  • Campuses around the globe
  • Offers international students scholarship opportunities