The health services and support field is a broad one, encompassing many professions relating to health and welfare. Roles in this field include surgery, family support work, public policy, disability care, education and many others.
It’s important to note that degrees in this field will not always named as such — many will be listed as specialisations, such as a Bachelor of Nutrition or Bachelor of Public Health. While some health science degrees are quite broad, many will be focused on preparing you for a specific occupation; for example, paramedic, radiographer or oral surgeon.
Our ratings look at specific strengths of Australian universities, offering insight to support and guide your decision-making when choosing a university. You can view the rankings in terms of how each university performs overall, or you can narrow down by field of study and state.
This month, we looked at which universities with undergraduate degrees in health services and support performed best in the categories of student support, learner engagement and teaching quality.
This rating looks at the proportion of students who were satisfied with the support they received from their institution. Bond University on the Gold Coast took the top spot with a 94.6% satisfaction rate, and The University of Notre Dame Australia placed second with a score of 90.5%.
This rating looks at the proportion of students who were satisfied with the learning resources provided by their institution. Bond University ranked highest with a 97.6% satisfaction rate, while Griffith University in nearby Brisbane scored second-highest with 94.3%.
This rating looks at the proportion of students who felt they were engaged with learning at their institution. Australian National University (ANU) ranked highest with an 84.6% rate of satisfaction. Monash University placed second with a score of 78%.
This rating looks at the proportion of students who were satisfied with the quality of teaching they experienced. It’s based on students’ ratings of their overall educational experience and the quality of teaching they received. Australian National University took the top spot with a score of 100%. Second place went to Bond University, with a still-very-impressive 97.60%.
You can view all 2020 rankings for nursing health services and support here — filter by level to view both undergraduate and postgraduate ratings.