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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.


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

Desirable WACE courses

Mathematics Applications ATAR and at least one ATAR science course from the following list: Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Human Biology, Integrated Science, Physics or Psychology


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Unfortunately fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.

The requirements of this course may attract additional costs. For more information visit other fees and charges.

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.