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The health sciences major is a multidisciplinary degree that gives a solid grounding in public health.
You can use the degree to work in the area of public health or as a pathway into other health degrees, such as speech pathology, pharmacy, physiotherapy and occupational therapy.
Public health practitioners work to achieve better health based on the prevention of disease and disability. Rather than working with individual clients on a one-to-one basis, public health practitioners work at the community or whole population level.
They pay special attention to how social, economic and environmental factors affect health and wellbeing.
Optional units also allow you to pursue your own interests in other health areas or to choose one subject for in-depth learning.
High achieving students may complete an additional honours year enabling them to undertake their own significant research project.
Honours develops originality and independence of thought and trains students in research. Project topics are developed in conjunction with a potential supervisor, and cover a large array of potential fields of research.
View completed list of projects [.pdf].
View extra projects [.pdf].
To apply for a project, please print and fill out an expression of interest form [.pdf].
How to apply
This major sits within the Bachelor of Science (Health Sciences) degree. To apply for this major, you will apply for the Bachelor of Science (Health Sciences). In step 3 of the application process, you will be asked to confirm the major you wish to study.
Applying as an undergraduate student is easy. For information tailored to your situation, visit our easy to follow instructions to get your application started.
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Why study Health Sciences Major (BSc HlthSc)
This degree gives you a solid grounding in health and can be used as a pathway to other health degrees.
View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.
Public Health Association of Australia
Australasian Epidemiological Association.
Health Promotion Officer
Public Health Professional
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