Edith Cowan University (RTO 4756)
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3 years full time; 6 years part time
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Turn your passion for health and wellbeing into a rewarding career with this Bachelor of Health Science course from Edith Cowan University.
Health science is a dynamic discipline with skills that let you explore exciting job opportunities in a variety of environments and industries. With a wide range of specialisations, you can follow your own interests and passions to craft a career that suits you.
Through your studies, you'll develop essential skills in teamwork, critical thinking, innovation, communication and cross-cultural awareness that are critical to your success in the health science industry. You'll gain a deep understanding of the physical, psychological, social and environmental aspects of health and develop practical skills and theoretical knowledge that let you to pursue exciting career opportunities.
This course includes a professional practice requirement of 75 hours of work placement in addition to class activities. You'll have real-world experience in a health science environment before you graduate, giving you insight into the realities of the industry in a supportive learning environment.
To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
If you have successfully completed units at an Australian, Canadian, American or UK university provider you may meet the English competency requirements. You will be required to submit your academic transcript for assessment.
If none of the above applies to you, but you have work and life experience, you may be eligible to apply via ECU's Experience Based Entry Scheme (if applicable).
Please note that School Leaver applicants will require completion of WACE or equivalent.
In this health course, subjects you may study include:
Students also complete a supplementary program of major, minor and/or elective units. Majors you may study in this course include:
Students feel happy, well supported and well educated when they study with ECU, in fact, in the 2018 QILT survey, Edith Cowan University received the highest student experience rating of all Australian public universities.
When you study with ECU, you’ll have access to expert course advice, counselling, diversity and disability services, transnational and national program support, student success programs, careers and employability services... just to name a few.
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Bachelor of Health Science from Edith Cowan University.
Depending on your area of specialisation, employment opportunities are available across a wide range of workplaces. Potential workplaces include aged care facilities and hospitals, awareness and prevention councils, family planning associations, alcohol and other drug agencies, local government organisations, disability services, justice and correctional agencies, research institutes, international aid organisations, and mental health support agencies.
Wondering where a career in health could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
Eligible students can apply for a HECS-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.
Edith Cowan University also offers student loans and scholarship opportunities to eligible applicants.
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $55,874 (2017-18 income year).
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