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Bachelor of Health Science (Allied Health)

The Bachelor of Health Science (Allied Health) provides a foundation learning opportunity that will equip graduates with skills, knowledge and experience necessary to fill emerging health workforce roles. This exciting program reflects the contemporary direction of the national agenda on health and emphasises a multi-disciplinary approach. The program includes human body systems, problem solving in the workplace, the role of allied health practitioners, and healthcare in contemporary society.

You will have the opportunity to train within an interprofessional environment in the CQUniversity Health Clinic at CQUniversity Rockhampton.

Bachelor of Health Science (Allied Health)

Duration 3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
Intake Dates February; July; October
Mode of Study On-Campus; Distance
Domestic Availability  BundabergRockhamptonDistance Education 
Work Integrated Learning Yes
Prerequisites English (4, SA)
Recommended Study English, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths
Rank*  OP: 19    SR: 61    ATAR: 53.7
QTAC Code Bundaberg: 810511, Rockhampton: 850511, Distance: 850515

* OP/SR/ATAR details provided on this page should be used as a guide only, please check with the respective Admission Centre for the latest information www.qtac.edu.au, www.vtac.edu.au, www.uac.edu.au

What am I studying?

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science (Allied Health) at CQUniversity will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to fi ll the emerging and increasing demand of health workforce roles across the nation. Doors will open to graduates to work in a range of settings such as public and private hospitals, emergency surgical, maternity and ICU departments, sub acute services such as outpatient services, specialist care including aged care and mental health, community health areas and other non-health settings including schools, child welfare and drug and alcohol services. Working alongside doctors and nurses, there is an increasing demand for health professionals with the aging population and prevalence of chronic diseases and obesity.

Allied Health assistants work to achieve optimum health care for all Australians and constitute a large group across the health workforce. You can choose to exit the program after two years with an associate degree and will be well qualified to undertake assistant roles across the health and social care sectors.

Why Study Allied Health at CQUniversity

CQUniversity’s health and medical sciences programs have been developed to meet the ever-increasing needs of our communities both in Australia and internationally.

Our programs are constantly being reviewed and updated in consultation with industry and other stakeholders to ensure they are relevant and up to date.

Many programs feature work integrated learning, or learning on the job. You are required to complete course undertakings in real-life workplaces, allowing you to put learning directly into practice. This hands-on, project-based learning is one reason CQUniversity graduates are in such high demand by employers.

Quality on-campus facilities ensure learning is delivered in context, taught in a similar setting to real-world situations. New facilities including state-of-the-art technology for fitness and body function testing offer exercise and sport sciences students sophisticated training. Nursing students have access to fully equipped labs replicating a real hospital ward, while medical imaging and medical sonography are taught from new purpose-built multi-million dollar labs. The new CQUniversity Health Clinic at CQUniversity Rockhampton also provides clinical learning experiences to students.

CQUniversity’s health and medical sciences academic staff are at the forefront of their respective fields, often still contributing to the community and working within industry. Lecturers have a strong teaching and learning ethos and are committed to delivering quality learning experiences.

Study one of the many exciting health and medical sciences programs at CQUniversity and help make a real difference to community health and wellbeing.

English Requirements

If you have English as your second language (international or domestic students born outside of Australia, Canada, NZ, UK, Ireland, South Africa or USA), you need to meet different English language proficiency requirements depending on the level of study and/or program you wish to undertake. Click here for more details.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be well placed to fill roles such as the newly developed Advanced Allied Health Assistant. Graduates will also be able to engage in employment in health promotion, public health, health research and articulation into other health education. You can choose to exit the program after two years with an associate degree and will be well qualified to undertake assistant roles across the health and social care sectors.

The Bachelor of Health Science (Allied Health) may also provide you with the necessary skill set to enter graduate-entry masters programs in registered health professions such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, podiatry and speech pathology.

Work Integrated Learning

This program involves work placements in a clinical environment.

Program Structure

To be awarded the Bachelor of Health Science (Allied Health) you must complete 23 courses totalling 144 units of credit.

Course Information

For example courses you could study as part of the Bachelor of Health Science (Allied Health) program please click here.

As CQUniversity is committed to providing quality, up-to-date and relevant education, please note courses are refreshed regularly and may not be an exact indication of course availability for your study. Please call 13CQUni 13 27 86 if you have specific questions regarding course information regarding your specific application.