Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
The Bachelor of Health Science (Professional) includes a mandatory 12-month paid professional work placement. You'll benefit from Swinburne's unique industry partnerships, gain invaluable full-time work experience and earn credit towards your degree. This course is designed to equip students for careers promoting health and wellbeing. Access laboratories and testing facilities equipped with the latest technology - Swinburne is the only university in Australia with MRI and MEG labs on campus. Explore Australian and international health challenges. Examine the physical, psychological and social aspects of health in a variety of settings. Learn about contemporary issues in health science, such as biomedical testing or health communication, and how to address them. Apply your learning in a professionally focused, multidisciplinary project during your final year of study. Discover a career in counselling, community development, health communication, disability, social welfare or medical research. Graduates may also progress to postgraduate study in physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy or nursing.
- 375 - 400 credit points comprising: 8 Core units (100 credit points)
- 8 - 16 units for Major (100 - 200 credit points)
- 4 Placement units (100 credit points)
- 0 - 6 Other studies units (0 - 75 credit points).
- Applied statistics Biomedical science
- Digital Health and Informatics
- Health promotion
- Psychology and forensic science
- Psychology and psychophysiology
Standard entry requirements
- Year 12 or equivalent
- VCE prerequisites: Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 25 in English (or equivalent) or 30 in English (EAL). Additional performance criteria and prerequisite requirements may also apply.International: Successful completion of a Year 12 qualification undertaken in Australia, such as the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE). International Baccalaureate or interstate Year 12 equivalent. Non-Year 12 qualifications, Foundation Year and qualifications undertaken overseas will not be accepted. English language requirements - satisfactory completion of one of the following: Swinburne's English for Academic Purposes (EAP 5 Advanced level) with overall 70%, all skills 65%
- Minimum IELTS overall band of 6.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0
- TOEFL iBT (internet-based) minimum score of 79 with a reading band no less than 18 and writing band no less than 20
- Pearson (PTE) minimum score of 58 (no communicative skills less than 50)
- Any other equivalent assessment of English language proficiency. Note: A prerequisite for many courses, the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) can now be done on campus in Hawthorn.
Pathways allow students to progress from one qualification to another where the first course is recognised as an entry requirement and/or provides advanced standing to the second. Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and/or experience and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.
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This degree includes a mandatory 12-month professional placement. This placement provides invaluable full-time, paid work experience. Students will earn credit towards their degree and confidence in knowing that they have what it takes to land a job in their field by graduation. Students can participate in other Work Integrated Learning opportunities - choose from professional internships, industry-linked projects, industry study tours and accreditation placements. Note: Some Work Integrated Learning opportunities are not available to international students due to visa restrictions.