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Bachelor of Health and Rehabilitation Science

Graduation requirements

To graduate with the Bachelor of Health and Rehabilitation Science, students must satisfactorily complete 192 points.

To exit with the Associate Degree in Health and Rehabilitation Science, students must satisfactorily complete 128 points.

To exit with the University Certificate in Health and Rehabilitation Science, students must satisfactorily complete 64 points.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

What is this course about?

Bachelor of Health and Rehabilitation Science graduates will develop a holistic approach to health and rehabilitation, inclusive of physiological, anatomical, psychological and socio-cultural factors. Become a skilled, flexible and accountable healthcare worker capable of meeting the challenges and future needs of the Australian healthcare system.

This three-year degree will enable students to develop comprehensive knowledge and skills that support generic practice in a range of health settings. Students will develop:

  • an understanding of the principles of rehabilitation
  • extensive knowledge of anatomy and how the body functions
  • knowledge about human development
  • an understanding of psychology and sociology
  • extensive knowledge of disease and the medications used to treat disease
  • skills in how to run a health education/community development program
  • knowledge of exercise science, including musculoskeletal and cardiovascular functioning
  • skills and knowledge in communication and group work
  • a sound foundation for entry into professional health degrees.

Students may choose to exit the course with the University Certificate in Health and Rehabilitation Science upon satisfactory completion of the first seven subjects (64 subject points). Study to this level will provide students with an introduction to generic health concepts and skills.
Students may choose to exit the course with the Associate Degree in Health and Rehabilitation Science upon satisfactory completion of the first 14 subjects (128 subject points). Study to this level will provide students with generic health knowledge and skills that enable graduates to engage in supervised practice in a range of settings.

Clinical requirements

  • Criminal Record Clearence
  • Immunisation
  • Senior First Aid Certificate

Residential Schools

Distance education students will need to attend residential schools to develop the required clinical skills.

Career opportunities

Career opportunities

The Bachelor of Health and Rehabilitation Science will provide you with the knowledge and skills to work in a range of health positions.

Throughout this course you will undertake a range of subject areas including biomedical sciences, communication, research for health practice, complex cases and case management, health and rehabilitation through the lifespan, and health promotions. You will work side by side with students in other health courses and gain a detailed understanding of what it means to be a health professional. This degree does not have a clinical placement component, but you will undertake an intensive workplace learning experience in your final year of study.

Career opportunities for graduates of this course include:

  • community development officer

    Course structure

    Course structure

    There are 192 points in the Bachelor of Health and Rehabilitation Science Degree. There are 168 points of core subjects and 24 points of restricted elective subjects.

    Core Subjects

    BMS161 Health and the Human Body – Cells, Immunity & Musculoskeletal
    BMS162 Health and the Human Body – Cardiovascular, Renal & Respiratory
    BMS171 Introduction to Functional Human Anatomy
    BMS172 Functional Anatomy of the Vertebral Column, Pelvic Girdle, & Lower Limb
    BMS271 Functional Anatomy of the Head, Neck, Pectoral Girdle, & Upper Limb
    BMS255 Neuroscience for Health Practice
    BMS256 Exercise Science for Health Practice
    BMS263 Pharmacology for Allied Health Professionals
    BMS350 Health and Chronic Disease
    HIP100 Introduction to Health & Rehabilitation
    HIP112 Communication for Health Practice
    HIP201 Health & Rehabilitation Through the Lifespan (16 points)
    HIP202 Research for Health Practice
    HIP301 Complex Cases in Rehabilitation (16 points)
    HIP302 Understanding Healthy Communities
    HIP303 Promoting Healthy Communities
    IKC100 Indigenous Health
    PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services
    SOC108 Sociology of Health and Health Care

    The restricted elective subjects (32 points) may be chosen from:

    Session 1 (30)

    GER204 Ageing and Professional Practice
    LAW131 Legal and Ethical Issues in Health
    LES101 Introduction to Leisure and Health
    LES202 Community Leisure and Health Issues
    LES301 Health Policy and Program Development
    NUT201 Food and Health
    POD202 Introduction to Clinical Podiatric Practice
    POD307 Medicine 1 (Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Pathology)
    POD308 Medicine 2 (The Diabetic Foot and Chronic Wounds)
    REC167 Recreation Leadership and Communication
    SPH101 Speech, Language, Learning and Culture
    SPH105 Introduction to Communication Practice
    WEL116 Drugs, Alcohol and Gaming
    WEL206 Facilitating Positive Behavior
    SCI301 International Practical Experience
    STA201 Scientific Statistics

    Session 2 (60)

    BMS224 Head and Neck Anatomy
    BMS236 Pathophysiology for Health Professionals
    BMS321 Clinical Neuroscience
    GER102 Gerontology Theory and Research
    HCS310 Mental Health Practice
    LES102 Leisure Programming with Diverse Populations
    LES302 Leisure and Social Relation
    PHM131 Pharmaceutics 1
    POD213 Clinical Podiatric Practice
    POD315 Medicine 3 (Mental Health, Neurology and Vascular Medicine)
    PSY214 Health Psychology
    SPE101 Introduction to Politics and Society
    SPH103 Analysing Language Interaction in Context
    WEL217 Social Dimensions of Disability
    WEL228 Disability Issues for Family
    SCI301 International Practical Experience
    STA201 Scientific Statistics

    Double subjects that span sessions 1 and 2

    LES210 Diversional Therapy (16 points)
    OCC100 Occupation and Occupational Therapy (16 points)

    Session 3 (90)

    SOC215 Gender, Family, and Society
    SCI301 International Practical Experience

    Enrolment pattern

    By Full-Time Study
    Session 1 (30)

    BMS161 Health and the Human Body – Cells, Immunity & Musculoskeletal
    BMS171 Introduction to Functional Human Anatomy
    HIP100 Introduction to Health & Rehabilitation
    SOC108 Sociology of Health and Health Care

    Session 2 (60)
    BMS162 Health and the Human Body – Cardiovascular, Renal & Respiratory
    BMS172 Functional Anatomy of the Vertebral Column, Pelvic Girdle, & Lower Limb
    HIP112 Communication for Health Practice
    PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services

    Students may exit at this point with a University Certificate in Health and Rehabilitation Science

    Session 3 (30)
    BMS271 Functional Anatomy of the Head, Neck, Pectoral Girdle, & Upper Limb
    BMS263 Pharmacology for Allied Health Professionals
    HIP201 Health & Rehabilitation Through the Lifespan (16 points) (commenced)
    HIP202 Research for Health Practice

    Session 4 (60)
    BMS255 Neuroscience for Health Practice
    BMS256 Exercise Science for Health Practice
    HIP201 Health & Rehabilitation Through the Lifespan (16 points) (completed)
    IKC100 Indigenous Health

    Students may exit at this point with an Associate Degree in Health and Rehabilitation Science

    Session 5 (30)
    BMS350 Health and Chronic Disease
    HIP301 Complex Cases in Rehabilitation (16 points) (commenced)
    HIP302 Understanding Healthy Communities
    [ ] Restricted Elective

    Session 6 (60)
    HIP301 Complex Cases in Rehabilitation (16 points) (completed)
    HIP303 Promoting Healthy Communities
    [ ] Restricted Elective
    [ ] Restricted Elective

    By Part-Time Distance Education Study
    Session 1 (30)

    BMS161 Health and the Human Body – Cells, Immunity & Musculoskeletal
    HIP100 Introduction to Health & Rehabilitation

    Session 2 (60)
    BMS162 Health and the Human Body – Cardiovascular, Renal & Respiratory
    HIP112 Communication for Health Practice

    Session 3 (30)
    BMS171 Introduction to Functional Human Anatomy
    SOC108 Sociology of Health and Health Care

    Session 4 (60)
    BMS172 Functional Anatomy of the Vertebral Column, Pelvic Girdle, & Lower Limb
    PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services

    Students may exit at this point with a University Certificate in Health and Rehabilitation Science

    Session 5 (30)
    BMS263 Pharmacology for Allied Health Professionals
    BMS271 Functional Anatomy of the Head, Neck, Pectoral Girdle, & Upper Limb

    Session 6 (60)
    BMS255 Neuroscience for Health Practice
    BMS256 Exercise Science for Health Practice

    Session 7 (30)
    HIP201 Health & Rehabilitation Through the Lifespan (16 points) (commenced)
    HIP202 Research for Health Practice

    Session 8 (60)
    HIP201 Health & Rehabilitation Through the Lifespan (16 points) (completed)
    IKC100 Indigenous Health

    Students may exit at this point with an Associate Degree in Health and Rehabilitation Science

    Session 9 (30)
    BMS350 Health and Chronic Disease
    HIP301 Complex Cases in Rehabilitation (16 points) (commenced)

    Session 10 (60)
    HIP301 Complex Cases in Rehabilitation (16 points) (completed)
    [ ] Restricted Elective

    Session 11 (30)
    HIP302 Understanding Healthy Communities
    [ ] Restricted Elective

    Session 12 (60)
    HIP303 Promoting Healthy Communities
    [ ] Restricted Elective
     

    NCITAFE INTEGRATED PROGRAM
    Students commence the BHRSc at the same time as commencing the Diploma of Remedial Massage. The transfer credits for the BHRSc will only be processed on awarding of the Diploma

    Session 1 (30)
    NCITAFE Diploma of Remedial Massage: Full-time.
    HIP100 Introduction to Health & Rehabilitation (internal)

    Session 2 (60)
    NCITAFE Diploma of Remedial Massage: Full-time.
    SOC108 Sociology of Health and Health Care (DE)

    Session 3 (30)
    NCITAFE Diploma of Remedial Massage: Full-time.\
    BMS263 Pharmacology for Allied Health Professionals (DE)

    Session 4 (60)
    NCITAFE Diploma of Remedial Massage: Full-time.
    BMS256 Exercise Science for Health Practice (internal)

    Session 5 (30)
    HIP201 Health & Rehabilitation Through the Lifespan (16 points) (commenced) (internal)
    HIP202 Research for Health Practice (DE)
    BMS350 Health and Chronic Disease (DE)

    Session 6 (60)
    HIP201 Health & Rehabilitation Through the Lifespan (16 points) (completed) (internal)
    BMS255 Neuroscience for Health Practice (DE)
    IKC100 Indigenous Health (DE)

    Session 7 (30)
    HIP301 Complex Cases in Rehabilitation (16 points) (commenced) (internal)
    HIP302 Understanding Healthy Communities (internal)
    PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services (DE)

    Session 8 (60)
    HIP301 Complex Cases in Rehabilitation (16 points) (completed) (internal)
    HIP303 Promoting Healthy Communities (internal)


    ARTICULATED PROGRAM – PART-TIME
    For eligible candidates are NCITAFE alumni holding the Diploma of Remedial Massage.

    Completion of the Articulation program requires successful completion of the eleven 8 point subjects and two 16 point subjects listed below

    Session 1 (30)
    HIP100 Introduction to Health & Rehabilitation (internal)
    BMS263 Pharmacology for Allied Health Professionals (DE)

    Session 2 (60)
    BMS256 Exercise Science for Health Practice (internal)
    PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services (DE)

    Session 3 (30)
    HIP201 Health & Rehabilitation Through the Lifespan (16 points) (commenced) (internal)
    IKC100 Indigenous Health (DE)

    Session 4 (60)
    HIP201 Health & Rehabilitation Through the Lifespan (16 points) (completed) (internal)
    BMS255 Neuroscience for Health Practice (DE)

    Session 5 (30)
    HIP202 Research for Health Practice (DE)
    BMS350 Health and Chronic Disease (DE)

    Session 6 (60)
    HIP301 Complex Cases in Rehabilitation (16 points) (commenced) (internal)
    HIP302 Understanding Healthy Communities (internal)

    Session 7 (30)
    HIP301 Complex Cases in Rehabilitation (16 points) (completed) (internal)
    HIP303 Promoting Healthy Communities (internal)

    Session 8 (60)
    SOC108 Sociology of Health and Health Care (DE)

    *students may consider doing SOC108 as a third subject to shorten the course in any session, or SOC215 in a summer (90) session as a substitute, allowing for earlier course completion.

    ARTICULATED PROGRAM – FULL-TIME *
    Completion of the Articulation program requires successful completion of the eleven 8 point subjects and two 16 point subjects listed below

    Session 1 (30)
    HIP100 Introduction to Health & Rehabilitation (internal)
    BMS263 Pharmacology for Allied Health Professionals (DE)
    PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services (DE)

    Session 2 (60)
    BMS256 Exercise Science for Health Practice (internal)
    IKC100 Indigenous Health (DE)
    SOC108 Sociology of Health and Health Care (DE)

    Session 3 (30)
    HIP201 Health & Rehabilitation Through the Lifespan (16 points) (commenced) (internal)
    HIP202 Research for Health Practice (DE)
    BMS350 Health and Chronic Disease (DE)

    Session 4 (60)
    HIP201 Health & Rehabilitation Through the Lifespan (16 points) (completed) (internal)
    BMS255 Neuroscience for Health Practice (DE)

    Session 5 (30)
    HIP301 Complex Cases in Rehabilitation (16 points) (commenced) (internal)
    HIP302 Understanding Healthy Communities (internal)

    Session 6 (60)
    HIP301 Complex Cases in Rehabilitation (16 points) (completed) (internal)
    HIP303 Promoting Healthy Communities (internal)

    * Due to the need to complete subjects in the most appropriate order so that all assumed knowledge is covered, a true full-time study load is not possible in this program. The enrolment pattern above allows students holding the Diploma of Remedial Massage from North-Coast TAFE the ability to complete the BHRSc in the shortest time possible.

    Articulation

    Articulated programmes in allied health from School through to Doctoral level take the following pathway

    • TAFE Certificate III (VET AH therapy assistants)
    • TAFE Certificate IV (VET AH therapy assistants)
    • University Certificate of Health & Rehabilitation Science
    • Associate Degree in Health & Rehabilitation Science
    • Bachelor of Health & Rehabilitation Science
    • Bachelor of Physiotherapy /Occupational Therapy/ Speech Pathology /Podiatry
    • Master of Physiotherapy /Occupational Therapy/ Speech Pathology /Podiatry
    • Doctor of Health Science or Doctor of Philosophy

    Articulation agreements

    North Coast Instiute of TAFE (NCITAFE)
    ARTICULATED PROGRAM – PART-TIME
    (2012 onwards) (eligible candidates are NCITAFE alumni holding the Diploma of Remedial Massage)

    Completion of the Articulation program requires successful completion of the eleven 8 point subjects and two 16 point subjects listed below
    Semester
    Year 1: Session 1 HIP100 (internal), BMS263 (DE)
    Year 1: Session 2 BMS256 (internal), PSY111 (DE)
    Year 2: Session 1 HIP201 (commenced: internal), IKC100 (DE)
    Year 2: Session 2 HIP201 (completed: internal), BMS255 (DE)
    Year 3: Session 1 HIP202 (DE), BMS350 (DE)
    Year 3: Session 2 HIP301 (commenced: internal), HIP302 (internal)
    Year 4: Session 1 HIP301 (completed: internal), HIP303 (internal)
    Year 4: Session 2 SOC108 (DE)*

    *students may consider doing SOC108 as a third subject to shorten the course in any session, or SOC215 in a summer (90) session as a substitute, allowing for course completion by the end of 201530.
    #16 point subject

    ARTICULATED PROGRAM – FULL-TIME * (2012 onwards)
    Completion of the Articulation program requires successful completion of the eleven 8 point subjects and two 16 point subjects listed below
    Semester
    Year 1: Session 1 HIP100 (internal), BMS263 (DE), PSY111 (DE)
    Year 1: Session 2 BMS256 (internal), IKC100 (DE), SOC108 (DE)
    Year 2: Session 1 HIP201 (commenced: internal), HIP202 (DE), BMS350 (DE)
    Year 2: Session 2 HIP201 (completed: internal), BMS255 (DE)
    Year 3: Session 1 HIP301 (commenced: internal), HIP302 (internal)
    Year 3: Session 2 HIP301 (completed: internal), HIP303 (internal)

    *Due to the need to complete subjects in the most appropriate order so that all assumed knowledge is covered, a true full-time study load is not possible in this program. The enrolment pattern above allows students holding the Diploma of Remedial Massage from North-Coast TAFE the ability to complete the BHRSc in the shortest time possible.
    #16 point subject

    At a glance

    Study Mode

    On campus; Distance education

    Where

    Albury-Wodonga

    When

    Session 1

    Level

    Undergraduate

    Duration

    3 years full-time on campus, 6 years distance education

    International?

    YES

    Indicative ATAR

    70.00

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