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Undergraduate

Health Sciences

Bachelor of Science - Health Sciences - BSc(Curtin) - B-HLTHSC Health Sciences
Indicative ATAR 70 Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus, off-campus and mixed on- and off-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Course overview

This course is 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. It also supports a paramedicine major as part of the Student Ambulance Officer program with St John Ambulance.

You’ll select your major in year one and complete it over the duration of the course.

Health sciences major

Paramedicine major

High achieving students may complete an additional honours year enabling them to undertake their own significant research project.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students

Indicative TER (ATAR) Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.

70

STAT entry STAT entry - The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.

Written English and either MC Verbal or Quantitative

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

Mature age entry

Discover other ways you can qualify

Essential WACE courses

At least English 2A/2B, Literature 2A/2B or English as an Additional Language/Dialect 2A/2B

 

Desirable WACE courses

One science course at level 3A/3B Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Human Biological Science, Integrated Science or Physics

Fees

Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2016 Commonwealth supported What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)? - A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the student pays the remainder. The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.

All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place.

Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.
$8,920*

Fees are indicative first year only.

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks - visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

If you're not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

Professional recognition

Professional Memberships:

Public Health Association of Australia

Australasian Epidemiological Association

Professional Accreditation:

The Paramedicine Major has provisional accreditation approval with the Council of Ambulance Authorities Inc. The course will be eligible for full accreditation in 2016.

Credit for previous study

If you have previously worked or studied in this field, you are encouraged to contact the Faculty of Health Sciences to discuss eligibility for credit for recognised learning.


Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL).

Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

  • Research Officer
  • Health Promotion Officer
  • Ambulance Officer

This course can help you become a Public Health Professional, Epidemiologist, Research Officer, Health Promotion Officer and Ambulance Officer.

Why Health Sciences?

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