Bachelor of Health Science


CRICOS course code: 094623B
Level of study: Undergraduate

Tackle some of the greatest health challenges of our time with the Bachelor of Health Science. The Bachelor of Health Science draws upon the world-leading strengths of ANU in medical education, biomedical science, population health, psychology, social science and public policy to prepare you for a future in medical, allied health and health-related professions. It will equip you with a broad understanding of the themes explored in advanced studies of medicine and offers a potential pathway to the Doctor of Medicine and Surgery at ANU
Career Options
Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia’s most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide. The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia’s top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row
Employment Opportunities
With a Bachelor of Health Science, you can launch your career path in medicine, allied health, health organizations and the public service, including in hospitals, public health units, healthcare foundations and academia. See where a Bachelor of Health Science could take you: our career wheel will help you turn your interests into a career in science

Learning Outcomes

the foundation knowledge and skills in the biomedical sciences underpinning the functioning of the healthy body
an understanding of the determinants of good and poor health including biological, social and economic factors as they apply to Australian and global contexts
an understanding and a commitment to professional ethics, social accountability, and cultural competency
an ability to search, analyze and synthesize information and to propose research questions relevant to biomedical science, population health and public health policy
the skills required for success in leading and participating in teams to deliver successful health outcomes

The Bachelor of Health Science offers a pathway to the postgraduate Doctor of Medicine and Surgery (MChD) at ANU without having to sit the GAMSAT. At the end of their second year in the Bachelor of Health Science up to 30 students will receive an offer of entry to the Doctor of Medicine and Surgery (MChD), contingent upon their grade point average (GPA), an interview process, and successful completion of the Bachelor of Health Science. Ten of the 30 places in the Doctor of Medicine and Surgery (MChD) program are reserved for rural and Indigenous students from the Bachelor of Health Science. The Bachelor of Health Science requires the completion of 144 units

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