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$30 150 (A$3768.75 per unit)

A$23 870 ($2983.75 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 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
  • HSE104 Research Methods and Statistics
  • HSE111 Physical Activity and Exercise for Health
  • 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
  • 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

HSE111 will be offered from T3 2017 onwards.

Entry into second year of

  • S323 Bachelor of Biomedical Science*
    (CRICOS Code 058793E)
  • H343 Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science*
    (CRICOS Code 045332G)
  • H315 Bachelor of Nutrition Sciences(CRICOS code 095521M)
  • H300 Bachelor of Health Sciences
    (CRICOS Code 052823G)
  • H344 Bachelor of Psychological Science
    (CRICOS Code 079316E)
  • H345 Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
    (This course is not available to International students)
  • H313 Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion*
    (CRICOS Code 012753D)
  • M320 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.