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


Year Duration International Students Australian Students


2 trimesters (Fast track)
3 trimesters (Standard track)

A$30,200 (A$3775 per unit)

A$25,040 ($3130 per unit)




  • Melbourne Burwood Campus
  • Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus


  • Eight to twelve months


  • March, June and October


  • 059996G

Course structure

Complete and pass eight units

Core Units
  • HBS107 Understanding Health
  • HBS108 Health Information and Data
  • HBS109 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
  • HBS110 Health Behaviour
  • HPS111 Psychology A: Fundamentals of Human Behaviour
  • HPS121 Psychology B: Individual and Social Development
  • HSE102 Functional Human Anatomy
  • HSE104 Research Methods and Statistics in Exercise Sport Science
  • HSE111 Physical Activity and Exercise for Health
  • HSE113 Human Growth, Development and Ageing for Exercise Scientists
  • HSH111 Introduction to Public Health and Health Promotion
  • HSH112 Local and Global Environments for Health
  • HSN101 Foundations of Food, Nutrition and Health
  • HSN105 Healthy and Sustainable Food Systems
  • HSN107 Physiology of Human Growth and Development
  • SLE123 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

* These degrees may require you to take additional first year degree units when you transfer to Deakin University. The degree may therefore take longer than 2 years to complete.


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