Bachelor of Health Science

Program code

1093

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

3 years full-time

Credit points

240

Indicative fee

$9,359.00* per year (more)
* 2019 indicative annual CSP fee

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Entry requirements

14

OP 2019

68

Rank 2019 (more)

OR VET qualification

Certificate III

Offered in

Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3

Prerequisites

  • English (4SA)

Assumed knowledge

  • One of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Maths B (4SA)

OP 1-6 Guarantee

If you receive an OP 1-6 or equivalent and meet subject prerequisites, you are guaranteed a place in this program.

My details

Programs change over time. Course lists and requirements are specific to the year you started studying.

 

International students commencing in Trimester 3 must complete the non-specialised program.

For Domestic and those International students not required to complete the English Language Enhancement course

For the award of Bachelor of Health Science (BHSc), you must successfully complete 240 credit points, made up of the core courses AND

For students who wish to complete a major

  • 140 credit points for the Environmental Health major and
  • 20 credit points of free-choice electives.
  • OR

  • 130 credit points for the Environmental Toxicology major and
  • 30 credit points of free-choice electives.

For students who do not wish to complete a major

  • 40 credit points for the Non-specialised program;
  • 90 credit points of listed electives;
  • 30 credit points of free-choice electives.

Other program requirements

You must successfully complete:

  • no more than 100 credit points of Level 1 courses (the first digit of a course code denotes the level);
  • at least 60 credit points of Level 3 courses or higher.

This degree/s may be awarded with Distinction where a student achieves a minimum program GPA of 6.5 with no failed courses. The words 'This award was achieved with Distinction' will be recorded on the testamur and will appear below the conferral date of the award.

Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level and Type

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training. This qualification is accredited as an AQF Level 7 - Bachelor Degree.

English Language Enhancement

Domestic students enrolled in this program whose first language is not English may complete the following English Language Enhancement (ELE) course as an elective.

Students whose first language is English are not permitted to undertake this ELE course.

Program learning outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes communicate to the community the value of the Griffith educational experience as benchmarked against national qualification standards.

Program Learning Outcomes for this award describe the knowledge, skills and the application of knowledge and skills you will acquire through studying the Griffith program of your choice.

Note: Students must check the prerequisite and incompatible requirements before selecting any course within this program.

Year 1

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 2 1001MSC Chemistry of Biological Systems I  10
Tri 2 1014MSC Cells, Tissues and Regulation  10
Tri 2 1016MSC Anatomy and Physiology Systems I  10
Tri 2 1205MED Health Challenges for the 21st Century  10
OR
Tri 2 5902LHS Language and Communication for Health (see Note 1) 10
Tri 3 1002MSC Introduction to Biomedical Data Analysis  10
Tri 3 1005MSC Genes and Disease  10
Tri 3 1015MSC Chemistry of Biological Systems II  10
Tri 3 1017MSC Anatomy and Physiology Systems II  10

Note 1: Students required to complete 5902LHS must complete this course in their first trimester of study.

Program options (for Years 2-3)

You must complete the one of following options:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2   Health Science (without a major)  40
AND
Tri 1,2   Listed electives  90
AND
Tri 1,2   Free-choice electives  30
OR
Tri 1,2   Environmental Health major  140
AND
Tri 1,2   Free-choice elective  20
OR
Tri 1,2   Environmental Toxicology major  130
AND
Tri 1,2   Free-choice elective  30

Year 2

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2214MED Public Health Research Methods  10
Tri 1 2203ENV Environmental Chemistry and Monitoring  10
Tri 1 1111MED Introduction to Environmental Health  10
Tri 1 2220MED Epidemiology  10
Tri 2 2003MSC Fundamentals of Microbiology  10
OR
Tri 2 2007MSC Microbiology  10
Tri 2 2113MED Food Safety: Science and Management  10
Tri 2 3119MED Environmental Toxicology and Risk Assessment  10
Tri 2 2218MED Needs Assessment, Program Planning and Evaluation  10

Year 3

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 2 3110MED Climate Change and Public Health (offered in Tri 1 from 2020) 10
Tri 1 3202MED Applied Environmental Health  10
Tri 1 3160MED Environmental Health Management  10
Tri 1   Free-choice elective  10
OR
Tri 2,3 1205MED Health Challenges for the 21st Century (see Note 1) 10
Tri 2 3013MSC Infectious Disease  10
Tri 2 3135MED Environmental Health Professional Practice  10
Tri 2   Free-choice elective  10
Tri 2 5020LAW Urban Planning Law  10

Note 1: Students required to complete 5902LHS Language and Communication for Health in their first year must complete 1205MED in place of a Free-choice elective.

Year 2

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2018PHM Pharmacology  10
Tri 1 2203ENV Environmental Chemistry and Monitoring  10
Tri 1 1111MED Introduction to Environmental Health (see Note 1) 10
Tri 1 2005MSC Biochemistry  10
Tri 2 2003MSC Fundamentals of Microbiology  10
OR
Tri 2 2007MSC Microbiology  10
Tri 2 3202ENV Advanced Analytical Chemistry  10
Tri 2   Free-choice elective  10
Tri 2   Free-choice elective  10
OR
Tri 2,3 1205MED Health Challenges for the 21st Century (see Note 1) 10

Note 1: Students required to complete 5902LHS Language and Communication for Health in their first year must complete 1205MED in place of a Free-choice elective.

Year 3

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2220MED Epidemiology  10
Tri 2 3110MED Climate Change and Public Health (offered in Tri 1 from 2020) 10
Tri 1 3201ENV Aquatic Chemistry and Pollution  10
Tri 1 3160MED Environmental Health Management  10
Tri 2 3013MSC Infectious Disease  10
Tri 2,3 2212ENV Ecotox and Impact Assessment (offered online) 10
Tri 2 3119MED Environmental Toxicology and Risk Assessment  10
Tri 2   Free-choice elective  10

Year 2

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2220MED Epidemiology  10
Tri 1   Listed electives  30
Tri 2 2007MSC Microbiology  10
OR
Tri 2 2003MSC Fundamentals of Microbiology  10
Tri 2   Listed electives  30
OR
Tri 2   Listed electives  20
AND
Tri 2,3 1205MED Health Challenges for the 21st Century  10

Note 1: Students required to complete 5902LHS in their first year must complete 20 credit points of listed electives and 1205MED.

Year 3

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 3017MSC Clinical Perspectives in Human Health and Development  10
Tri 1   Listed elective  10
Tri 1   Free-choice elective  10
OR
Tri 1   Listed elective (see Note 1) 10
Tri 1 3121MED First Peoples Health and Practice  10
Tri 2   Listed electives  20
Tri 2   Free-choice electives  20

Note 1: Students required to complete 5902LHS in their first year must complete 10 credit points of listed electives in place of a free-choice elective.


Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 1111MED Introduction to Environmental Health  10
Tri 1 2018PHM Pharmacology  10
Tri 1 2014MSC Organic Chemistry  10
Tri 1 2000MSC Molecular Genetics  10
Tri 1 2005MSC Biochemistry  10
Tri 1 2006AHS Neural Basis of Movement  10
Tri 1 2008MSC Structural Biochemistry  10
Tri 1 2012AHS Integrated Systems Physiology  10
Tri 1 2210AHS Nutrition  10
Tri 1 2203ENV Environmental Chemistry and Monitoring  10
Tri 1 2315ENV Urban Ecology and Biodiversity  10
Tri 1 2214MED Public Health Research Methods  10
Tri 1 3004MSC Immunology  10
Tri 1 3020MSC Molecular Diagnostics  10
Tri 1 3014MSC Molecular Biology  10
Tri 1 3016MSC Macromolecular and Cellular Biochemistry  10
Tri 1 3006MSC Clinical Microbiology  10
Tri 1 3007MSC Histology  10
Tri 1 3010AHS Neuroscience I (not offered from 2018) 10
Tri 1 3134MED Nutrition Through the Lifecycle  10
Tri 1 3202MED Applied Environmental Health  10
Tri 1 3160MED Environmental Health Management  10
Tri 1,3 2805NRS Legal and Ethical Principles in Healthcare  10
Tri 2 2002MSC Pathophysiology  10
Tri 2 2011MSC Metabolism  10
Tri 2 2020MSC Neurobiology  10
Tri 2 2113MED Food Safety: Science and Management  10
Tri 2 2218MED Needs Assessment, Program Planning and Evaluation  10
Tri 2,3 2212ENV Ecotox and Impact Assessment (offered online) 10
Tri 2 3002MSC Pharmacology  10
Tri 2 3008MSC Histopathology  10
Tri 2 3010MSC Advanced Anatomy and Physiology  10
Tri 2 3012MSC Clinical Biochemistry  10
Tri 2 3013MSC Infectious Disease  10
Tri 2 3022MSC Molecular Medicine  10
Tri 2 3119MED Environmental Toxicology and Risk Assessment  10
Tri 2 3135MED Environmental Health Professional Practice  10
Tri 2 3110MED Climate Change and Public Health (offered in Tri 1 from 2020) 10
Tri 2 3205MED Healthcare Systems  10
Tri 2 3202ENV Advanced Analytical Chemistry  10
Tri 2 5020LAW Urban Planning Law  10
Tri 2,3 2004MSC Pathology Techniques  10
Tri 3 3001MSC Science of Infection Control  10

You may select free-choice electives from the list below or any Undergraduate free-choice elective offered across the University provided pre-requisites are met. If you require guidance please liaise with your Program Director.

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,3 1001PSY Introduction to Psychology 1  10
Tri 1 2210AHS Nutrition  10
Tri 1 3009AHS Exercise and Sport Psychology  10
Tri 1 3134MED Nutrition Through the Lifecycle  10
Tri 1 5338LAW Law and Synthetic Biology  10
Tri 1,2 3018GIR Terrorism, Counter-terrorism, and Globalisation  10
Tri 1,2 or 3 3003MSC Research Project  10
Tri 1,2 or 3 3002LFC Community Internship  10
Tri 1,2 or 3 2043MKT Entrepreneurship and New Business Ventures (Tri 1: NA,OL; Tri 2: SB,GC; Tri 3: NA,GC) 10
Tri 2 3138AHS Exercise Sports Nutrition  10
Tri 2 3026AHS Neuroscience II (not offered from 2018) 10
Tri 2 2009AHS Motor Learning and Control  10
Tri 2 2018NSC Biosciences Laboratory Skills  10
Tri 2,3 1002PSY Introduction to Psychology 2  10
Tri 2,3 3029MKT Self-Marketing  10
Tri 3 3025MSC Essential Skills for the New Health Professional  10