Diploma or above
- – Bedford Park
- – Festival Plaza CBD*
3 years full-time
(or part-time equivalent)
- 2023: $9,432
- – March
- – July
Specialisations: Health Sciences, Ageing, Health Management, Health Promotion, Innovation
Start a healthy career
Gain an excellent grounding in all aspects of the health sector. In your Health Sciences degree, 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.
The flexibility of the Health Sciences degree allows you to specialise in an area of interest. Specialisations include Ageing, Health Management, Health Promotion, Innovation, Digital Health^, Physiology & Neuroscience^, Psychology^ and Therapy studies^. All specialisations offer placements in a wide range of health-related industries and settings. You can work within a health, community, or research setting to develop and enhance your work-ready skills.
^ separate SATAC codes
Diploma or above
3 years full-time
(or part-time equivalent)
Why study Health Sciences at Flinders
This degree will lead to a wide range of careers in varied health care settings. Follow your own pathway in the health care sector by putting the wide suite of transferable skills we’ve taught you to practice in a range of environments.
Our Health Sciences degree has true flexibility to suit your interests and passions. Choose from a variety of specialisations or build your own Health Sciences degree by combining core topics with a selection of courses from across the University.
Study a set of core skills then select optional specialisation topics
Core skills combined with speciaisation topics
Select a specialisation or combine the core skills with your section of electives from across the University to build your own degree
Physiology & Neuroscience*
*requires choice of specific topic in first year
Graduate with a health sciences degree and a specialised area of knowledge
Graduate with a health sciences degree and a specialised are of knowledge
Graduate with a broad health sciences degree
*The health management, health promotion, physiology and neuroscience, and psychology specialisations require you to choose specific topics in your first year, so be sure to check your study program before enrolling.
A typical first year may include:
A typical second year may include:
A typical third year may include:
This degree provides you with the option to undertake a work placement, preparing you for the workforce and giving you the opportunity to build industry connections and develop practical skills, ensuring you are career ready.
There are opportunities to take your studies overseas with a student exchange program.
From 2024, you can study the following Bachelor of Health Sciences specialisations at our new Festival Plaza campus.
The table below shows ATAR and Selection Rank data for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR commencing in Semester 1, 2022. It is limited to applicants that have recently completed secondary education (within the last two years). Data may reflect multiple courses available within a suite of courses.
|ATAR-based offers only across all offer rounds||ATAR - Excluding adjustment factors||Selection Rank - ATAR plus any adjustment factors|
|Highest rank to receive an offer||99.85||99.95|
|Median rank to receive an offer||82.50||86.35|
|Lowest rank to receive an offer||57.40||60.20|
The table below gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students in this course. It provides data on students who commenced study in this course in Semester 1, 2022 including those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia. Applicant background groupings are based on educational background, not basis of admission. Data may reflect multiple courses available within a suite of courses.
|Applicant background (Semester 1, 2022)||Number of students||Percentage of all students|
|Higher education study (includes a bridging or enabling course)||54||28%|
|Vocational education and training (VET) study||9||5%|
|Work and life experience||12||6%|
|Recent secondary education - Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR (regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)||67||35%|
|Recent secondary education - Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test)||10||5%|
|Recent secondary education - Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration pathways)||26||14%|
At Flinders University, we recognise that careers are evolving and the workplace of the future will look very different from today.
Whatever undergraduate course you are studying at Flinders, you can add innovation and enterprise electives to your degree to gain new, adaptable and transferrable skills that will equip you for the careers of tomorrow.
Expand your career options by combining this degree with the following:
Choose your preferred course.
Choose other courses to include in your preferences.
Applicants can apply for this course using Year 12 qualifications, previous higher education study, TAFE/VET qualifications, or through adult entry (STAT/Foundation Studies/tertiary preparation course).
Find the entry path that’s right for you.
An annual subquota is available for applicants from rural and remote areas. To be considered for the rural and remote subquota applicants must apply to SATAC in the normal way.
Applicants must also, within 10 working days after submitting the SATAC application, submit a Statutory Declaration to SATAC which confirms that they have lived in non-metropolitan areas of Australia (Remoteness Classifications RA2 to RA5) for at least 5 consecutive years, or 10 years cumulatively, from birth (i.e. during any period of their life). A Statutory Declaration form can be downloaded here.
Applicants can check their eligibility in accordance with the definition above using the search tool at the Remoteness Area (RA) Locator site. Filter your search using the ASGS Remoteness Areas (2016) layer.
When choosing your preferences through SATAC, you might want to include the Bachelor of Nursing in your list
Select your course.
Check entry requirements.
Obtain certified documents.
Submit your application and documents.
If you don’t meet our English language entry requirements and need to improve your English language proficiency, you can do so through Flinders University Academy – or our approved English Language Instruction Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) providers.
This means that you can attend the required English language tuition at approved ELICOS providers and gain direct entry into university without an IELTS or TOEFL test.
If you don’t meet our academic entry requirements, you can still gain entry to Flinders University through Flinders University Academy. With a range of diplomas, foundation and English language courses, students can find a direct pathway into the destination degree of their choice.
Want more information about studying at Flinders University? Contact us to find out more – we’d love to help you decide if Flinders University is the right choice for you.
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