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CB66 - Bachelor of Health Science (Allied Health)

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 Bachelor of Health Science (Allied Health) is a 3 year program offered in an internal and flexible delivery model from the Rockhampton and Bundaberg campuses. The Bachelor of Health Science (Allied Health) will deliver graduate attributes that foster problem solving, critical thinking, encourage a culture of life long learning and produce workplace ready successful graduates. The program will include human body systems, problem solving in the workplace, the role of allied health practitioners, and healthcare in contemporary society.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be exceptionally 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.  Students 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) will also provide students with the necessary skill set to enter professional graduate entry Masters programs. Many allied health careers now prefer postgraduate qualifications, and as such, our Bachelor of Health Science is the first step to a rewarding career in Allied Health. Graduates will potentially be able to enter postgraduate education programs towards registering in professions such as; Physiotherapy; Occupational Therapy; Podiatry and Speech Pathology.

Course Overview At A Glance

Program at a glance
Duration 3 years full-time; 6 years part-time 
Availability/Campus Contact Domestic - BDG; ROK; External
Courses/Units of Credit 23 courses/144 units of credit
Faculty Sciences, Engineering & Health
How to Apply

Domestic students - QTAC

International students direct to the University - ONLINE

Entry Requirements please refer to More Details for entry requirements
Professional Accreditation Not applicable
Residential School Students taking courses externally will be required to attend residential schools
Practicum/Work placement Program involves work placements in a clinical environment
Exit Awards Associate Degree of Health Science (Allied Health)
Interim Awards Associate Degree of Health Science (Allied Health)
Post Nominal BHSc(Allied Hlth) 
Be What You Want To Be Phone: 13CQUni (132786); Enquire: Admissions
CRICOS Codes not-applicable

Program Aims

The program provides students with a broad range of skills and knowledge suitable for employment in the health sector, or to use as the basis for further study in specialised health professions such as physiotherapy, podiatry, occupational therapy or speech pathology. Students undertake work-integrated learning in a clinical environment as a required part of the degree program, and have the opportunity to participate in student exchanges.

Program Structure

Students must successfully complete 23 courses

Courses Offered

Year 1
Course Code Course Name
Term 1
ALLH11001 Introduction to Allied Health Practice
BMSC11001 Human Body Systems 1
HLTH11027 Foundations of Health
PSYC11010 Fundamentals of Psychology
Term 2
BMSC11002 Human Body Systems 2
HLTH11029 Health Promotion Concepts
MEDI11004 Professional Practice
PSYC11009 Social Foundations of Psychology
Year 2
Course Code Course Name
Term 1
BIOH12008 Human Pathophysiology
BMSC12002 Work Integrated Learning 1
MBIO19012 Microbiology
SOCL19070 Health and Medical Sociology
Term 2
ALLH12001 Self Assessment in Health Management
ALLH12002 Reflective Practise in Allied Health
ALLH12003 Disease Processes
BMSC12005 Work Integrated Learning 2
Year 3
Course Code Course Name
Term 1
ALLH13001 Pharmacotherapy for Health Professionals
ALLH13002 Research Design in Allied Health
BMSC13001 Advanced Haematology
HLTH13031 Population Health Epidemiology
Term 2
ALLH13003 Allied Health Project
ALLH13004 Clinic Centred Learning
ALLH13005 Contemporary Practise Issues

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