The Bachelor of Health Sciences (Health Management) requires three years of full-time study (or the equivalent part-time). The course is offered by the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
The minimum requirements for consideration for entry to all undergraduate courses are specified in detail in the University Entry Requirements.
The Bachelor of Health Sciences (Health Management) is a multidisciplinary degree that aims to comprehensively prepare you for a career in the diverse modern healthcare environment. The flexible program of study begins with core topics providing a fundamental understanding of anatomy and physiology, health systems, and social and psychological determinants of health and well-being essential to health practice. Specialisation topics in Health Management aim to equip you with the business and management skills required to apply in the health care environment. You will develop the ability to critically approach new challenges in contemporary healthcare, and be equipped to enter the workforce in a variety of health related sectors, or pursue postgraduate studies in a health related discipline.
On completion of this course you will be able to:
- utilise social and psychological theories through both local and global social health perspectives to address issues across a range of health care contexts
- synthesise information and communicate effectively, succinctly and sensitively with the health profession community, co-workers, government agencies, and the broad public
- critically analyse and integrate health science research to develop, implement and evaluate innovative solutions to complex health issues.
- evaluate the implications of ethical, legal and research concepts to professional practice
- apply judgement and initiative to propose and prioritise work strategies in a health environment
- effectively communicate disciplinary knowledge across a variety of public contexts
- work both autonomously and collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams
- engage in reflective practice supporting ongoing self-development and enabling articulation of one’s own values and respect for others.
- advocate for creative, evidence-based solutions to social health issues that incorporate the views of all stakeholders
- integrate knowledge of impacts of the social determinants of health on Indigenous and other cultural groups to advocate for change
Program of study
To qualify for the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Health Management) a student must complete 108 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the following program of study.
Not all topics are necessarily available in a given year.
The award of a grade of Fail (F) in the same topic on more than one occasion or failure to complete the course within eight consecutive years may constitute prima facie evidence of unsatisfactory progress for the purposes of the University’s Policy on Student Progress.
Core - Year 1 topics
27 units comprising:
BUSN1012 Management, People and Organisations (4.5 units)
HLTH1004 Human Bioscience (4.5 units)
HLTH1010 Research and Study Skills 1 (4.5 units)
HLTH1012 Indigenous Health for Health Sciences (4.5 units)
HLTH1304 Interpersonal and Interprofessional Communication (4.5 units)
HLTH1306 Contemporary Health Issues in Australia (4.5 units)
Option - Year 1 topics
Plus 9 units of option topics selected from the following list:
AGES1002 Attitudes, Language and Communication Influencing the Experience of Ageing (4.5 units)
BIOL1101 Evolution of Biological Diversity (4.5 units)
BIOL1102 Molecular Basis of Life (4.5 units)
BIOL1112 Biology and Society (4.5 units)
CHEM1101 Chemical Structure and Bonding (4.5 units)
CHEM1201 General Chemistry (4.5 units)
CHEM1202 Chemistry for Life Sciences (4.5 units)
HLTH1101 Health Promotion for Health Professionals (4.5 units)
HLTH1011 Introduction to Digital Health (4.5 units)
INNO1001 Innovative and Creative Thinking: Recognising Opportunities (4.5 units)
MATH1121 Mathematics 1A (4.5 units)
MATH1122 Mathematics 1B (4.5 units)
MATH1701 Mathematics Fundamentals A (4.5 units)
MATH1702 Mathematics Fundamentals B (4.5 units)
OCCT1001 Introduction to Occupational Therapy (4.5 units)
PHYS1101 Fundamental Physics I (4.5 units)
PHYS1102 Fundamental Physics II (4.5 units)
PHYS1702 Physics for Health Sciences (4.5 units)
PHYT1001 Introduction to Physiotherapy (4.5 units)
PSYC1101 Psychology 1A (4.5 units)
STAT1122 Biostatistics (4.5 units)
Core - Year 2 topics
31.5 units comprising:
BUSN1019 Law for Business (4.5 units)
BUSN2030 Training and Development (4.5 units)
BUSN2038 Human Resource Management (4.5 units)
HLTH2101 Critical Social Analysis of Health (4.5 units)
HLTH2105 Health: A Psychological Perspective (4.5 units)
HLTH2107 Research and Study Skills 2 (4.5 units)
PHCA2509 Promoting Health in Social Planning (4.5 units)
Elective - Year 2 topics
Plus 4.5 units of elective topics at upper level from across the University where entry requirements are met.
Core - Year 3 topics
22.5 units comprising:
BUSN3035 Employee Relations (4.5 units)
HLTH3108 Contemporary Issues in Health Service Management (4.5 units)
HLTH3110 Risk Assessment and Quality in Health (4.5 units)
HLTH3112 Research and Study Skills 3 (4.5 units)
HLTH3116 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Care (4.5 units)
Elective - Year 3 topics
Plus 13.5 units of elective topics at upper level from across the University where entry requirements are met.
Refer to Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours)
Bachelor of Health Sciences (Health Management), Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)