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CB26 - Bachelor of Health Science (Specialisation)

Overview

Course Overview

The Bachelor of Health Science (Specialisation) aims to develop graduates who are able to apply their specialist health care, managerial and marketing knowledge and skills to a health care setting. To enable this ability in graduates, the course is designed to build a high level of specialist health knowledge so graduates can assess situations involving patients, health care practitioners and clinical decisions from an informed perspective.
There is an emphasis on high level communication skills so that graduates can interact positively with patients and other health professionals in the clinical work environment. Decision making and problem solving ability will be promoted in graduates through coursework and the opportunity to gain exposure to 'real world' conditions whilst on placement in a professional work environment.

Career Information

This course provides graduates with a broad range of skills and knowledge to work in an administrative or commercial capacity related to the student’s specialisation.

Course Details
Duration 3 years full-time or 6 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 144
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in undergraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).
Expected Hours of Study One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.
Course Type Undergraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) BHSc
AQF Level Level 7: Bachelor Degree

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable
Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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Entry Requirements

This course is designed as an alternative option to the following course s:

  • CQ23 Bachelor of Nursing;
  • CG91 Bachelor of Medical Sonography and Graduate Diploma of Medical Sonography;
  • CG92 Bachelor of Medical Imaging
  • CB77 Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic)
  • CG95 Bachelor of Paramedic Science

Admission to the course is through transfer from one of the above courses only. Students must have successfully complete 72 credit points as per the majors listed for this course to enable them to be transferred in to this course of study. Approval for admission to this course must be given by the Head of Course .

Admission via a Tertiary Admissions Centre or Direct Application is not available.

Security Requirements
No information available at this time
Health Requirements
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Assumed Knowledge
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Fees and Charges
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards Not applicable
Professional Accreditation
Learned Society Accreditiation

n/a

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

BIOL12050 - This unit provides students with an opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge and practical skills attained in their degree course to the professional work environment either in employment or in undertaking a research project. Students complete 15 days relevant industrial experience. Emphasis is placed on interaction of university learning with the practical environment. Alternatively, students may take the opportunity to undertake an independent research project approved by the school. Details of placement or project must be provided to the unit coordinator prior to commencing the placement or project.

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2018 2
2017 5
2016 4
2015 4
2014 2
Core Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Chiropractic Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Apply a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in Health Sciences, to the broader context of healthcare management.
  • 2. Apply critical thinking, evaluation, and problem solving skills in the integration and application of theoretical and technical knowledge within the context of healthcare management practice and/or scholarship.
  • 3. Communicate effectively, with justification, in collaborative contexts with professionals and non-professionals.
  • 4. Exercise professional judgement and identify and respond to ethical issues in a range of healthcare management contexts.
  • 5. Evaluate information, synthesise relevant issues and undertake research in healthcare management and other contexts.
  • 6. Learn and work independently and collaboratively and reflect upon feedback to identify and enact self-improvements.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Clinical Studies Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Apply a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in Health Sciences, to the broader context of healthcare management.
  • 2. Apply critical thinking, evaluation, and problem solving skills in the integration and application of theoretical and technical knowledge within the context of healthcare management practice and/or scholarship.
  • 3. Communicate effectively, with justification, in collaborative contexts with professionals and non-professionals.
  • 4. Exercise professional judgement and identify and respond to ethical issues in a range of healthcare management contexts.
  • 5. Evaluate information, synthesise relevant issues and undertake research in healthcare management and other contexts.
  • 6. Learn and work independently and collaboratively and reflect upon feedback to identify and enact self-improvements.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Health Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Apply a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in Health Sciences, to the broader context of healthcare management.
  • 2. Apply critical thinking, evaluation, and problem solving skills in the integration and application of theoretical and technical knowledge within the context of healthcare management practice and/or scholarship.
  • 3. Communicate effectively, with justification, in collaborative contexts with professionals and non-professionals.
  • 4. Exercise professional judgement and identify and respond to ethical issues in a range of healthcare management contexts.
  • 5. Evaluate information, synthesise relevant issues and undertake research in healthcare management and other contexts.
  • 6. Learn and work independently and collaboratively and reflect upon feedback to identify and enact self-improvements.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Imaging Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Apply a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in Health Sciences, to the broader context of healthcare management.
  • 2. Apply critical thinking, evaluation, and problem solving skills in the integration and application of theoretical and technical knowledge within the context of healthcare management practice and/or scholarship.
  • 3. Communicate effectively, with justification, in collaborative contexts with professionals and non-professionals.
  • 4. Exercise professional judgement and identify and respond to ethical issues in a range of healthcare management contexts.
  • 5. Evaluate information, synthesise relevant issues and undertake research in healthcare management and other contexts.
  • 6. Learn and work independently and collaboratively and reflect upon feedback to identify and enact self-improvements.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
Number of units: 12 Total credit points: 72

This course is available to students who wish to continue studying but transfer from:

  • Bachelor of Medical Sonography and Graduate Diploma of Medical Sonography (CG91)
  • Bachelor of Medical Imaging (CG92)
  • Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic) (CB77)
  • Bachelor of Nursing (CQ23)
  • Bachelor of Paramedic Science (CG95)

This course will enable students to progress with studies in management, marketing and accounting to exit with a Bachelor in Health Science (Specialisation). This will support career paths into management of private practices, the public health sector and promotional sales positions with product companies.

Students are permitted to complete EITHER BIOH12008 Human Pathophysiology OR MPAT12001 Medical Pathophysiology. Students are NOT permitted to complete both units.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
BIOL12050 Professional Placement or Project
MGMT11109 Introduction to Business
MRKT11029 Marketing Fundamentals
ACCT11059 Accounting, Learning and Online Communication
Available units
Students must complete 8 from the following units:
MGMT19126 Operations Management
HRMT19012 Performance Management
HRMT19021 Principles of Employment Relations
HRMT19020 Perspectives on Organisational Change
MRKT19036 Marketing of Service Products
MRKT19040 Strategic Marketing and Planning
MGMT13151 Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Start-ups
MGMT19105 Quality Management
MRKT19031 Consumer Behaviour
MRKT19049 Customer Relationship Marketing
MRKT19038 Marketing Research and Analytics
BIOH12008 Human Pathophysiology
MPAT12001 Medical Pathophysiology
NURS13117 Research in Health Care
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major

Chiropractic Major

Number of units: 0 Total credit points: 72

n/a

Students that exit the Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic) and enter this course are required to meet the following conditions.

Successful completion of:

  • 48 units of credit of Level One Units
  • 24 units of credit of Level Two or Level Three Units

Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major

Clinical Studies Major

Number of units: 0 Total credit points: 72

N/a

Students that exit the Bachelor of Paramedic Science and enter this course are required to meet the following conditions.
Successful completion of:

  • 48 units of credit of Level One Units
  • 24 units of credit of Level Two or Level Three Units

Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
Number of units: 0 Total credit points: 72

n/a

Students that exit the Bachelor of Nursing and enter this course are required to meet the following conditions.

Successful completion of:

  • 48 units of credit of Level One Units
  • 24 units of credit of Level Two or Level Three Units

Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
Number of units: 0 Total credit points: 72

n/a

Students that exit the Bachelor of Medical Sonography and Graduate Diploma of Medical Sonography (CG91) or the Bachelor of Medical Imaging (CG92) and enter this course, are required to meet the following conditions.

Successful completion of:

  • 48 units of credit of Level One Unitss
  • 24 units of credit of Level Two or Level Three Units

More Details
There is no additional information for this course.