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Diploma of Health Sciences

With increasing demand for health sciences and allied health in Australia and internationally, this course aims to provide students with a sound knowledge and understanding of aspects of the health of individuals, communities and populations. You will specialise in your preferred area when you begin your second year.

Your pathway to Deakin University

Fees

Year Duration International Students Australian Students

2016

2 trimesters

A$28 710 (A$3588.75 per unit)

A$22 730 ($2841.25 per unit)

Locations

Campuses

  • Melbourne Burwood Campus
  • Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Duration

  • Eight to twelve months

Intakes

  • March, June and October

CRICOS Code

  • 059996G

Course structure

Complete and pass eight units

Core Units
  • HBS107 Understanding Health
  • HBS108 Health Information and Data
  • HBS109 Human Structure and Function
  • HBS110 Health Behaviour
  • HPS111 Psychology A: Fundamentals of Human Behaviour
  • HPS121 Psychology B: Individual and Social Development
  • HSE101 Principles of Exercise and Sport Science
  • HSE102 Functional Human Anatomy
  • HSH111 Introduction to Public Health and Health Promotion
  • HSH112 Local and Global Environments for Health
  • HSN101 Foundations of Food, Nutrition and Health
  • HSN103 Food: The Environment and Consumers
  • HSN107 Physiology of Human Growth and Development
  • SEP122 Physics for Life Sciences
  • SLE111 Cells and Genes
  • SLE115 Essential Skills in Bioscience
  • SLE133 Chemistry in Our World
  • SLE132 Biology: Form and Function
  • SLE155 Chemistry for the Professional Sciences

Entry into second year of

  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science
    (CRICOS Code 058793E)
  • Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science*
    (CRICOS Code 045332G)
  • Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Sciences*
    (CRICOS Code 079318C)
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences
    (CRICOS Code 052823G)
  • Bachelor of Psychological Science
    (CRICOS Code 079316E)
  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
    (This course is not available to International students)
  • Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion*
    (CRICOS Code 012753D)
  • Bachelor of Sport Development*
    (CRICOS Code 058665B)

* Students will be required to undertake additional first year units, and as such, might require more than 2 years to complete the degree.