CB66 - Bachelor of Health Science (Allied Health)

Overview

Compulsory Residential School

Some units in this course require you to attend a compulsory Residential School or Work Integrated Learning. Please see Course Features in the Getting Started tab for further information.

Course Overview

The Bachelor of Health Science (Allied Health) course will provide you with a broad range of skills and knowledge suitable for employment in the health sector, or to use as the basis for further study in specialised health professions such as physiotherapy, podiatry, occupational therapy, speech pathology or paramedic science. You may be required to undertake work-based placement as part of the degree course.

Career Information

Graduates will be exceptionally well placed to fill roles within health promotion, public health, health research and articulation into other health education courses. Students can choose to exit the course after two years with an Associate Degree and will be well qualified to undertake assistant roles across the health and social care sectors.

The Bachelor of Health Science (Allied Health) will also provide students with the necessary skill set to enter professional graduate entry Masters courses. Many allied health careers now prefer postgraduate qualifications, and as such, our Bachelor of Health Science is the first step to a rewarding career in Allied Health. Graduates will potentially be able to enter postgraduate education courses towards registering in professions such as Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Podiatry and Speech Pathology.

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
  • QLD - Distance - 850515
  • QLD - Bundaberg - 810511
  • QLD - Rockhampton - 850511
  • VIC - Distance - 1700110481 
  • NSW - Distance - 160481
International Students
CRICOS Codes
  • ROK - 075085C
  • BDG - 075085C
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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The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 2 - 2019

Bundaberg
Online
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2019

Bundaberg
Online
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2018

Students who complete the first year of the Bachelor of Health Science (Allied Health) and then wish to transfer into one of the discipline specific allied health courses eg., Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Occupational Therapy or Speech Pathology must re-apply through the relevant Tertiary Admissions Centre QTAC (QLD campus offerings) or UAC (NSW campus offering) for a place in any of these 4 courses.
Bundaberg
Distance
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2018

Students who complete the first year of the Bachelor of Health Science (Allied Health) and then wish to transfer into one of the discipline specific allied health courses eg., Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Occupational Therapy or Speech Pathology must re-apply through the relevant Tertiary Admissions Centre QTAC (QLD campus offerings) or UAC (NSW campus offering) for a place in any of these 4 courses.
Bundaberg
Distance
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2017

Students who complete the first year of the Bachelor of Health Science (Allied Health) and then wish to transfer into one of the discipline specific allied health courses eg., Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Occupational Therapy or Speech Pathology must re-apply through the relevant Tertiary Admissions Centre QTAC (QLD campus offerings) or UAC (NSW campus offering) for a place in any of these 4 courses.
Bundaberg
Distance
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2017

Students who complete the first year of the Bachelor of Health Science (Allied Health) and then wish to transfer into one of the discipline specific allied health courses eg., Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Occupational Therapy or Speech Pathology must re-apply through the relevant Tertiary Admissions Centre QTAC (QLD campus offerings) or UAC (NSW campus offering) for a place in any of these 4 courses.
Bundaberg
Distance
Rockhampton
Townsville

Term 2 - 2016

Students who complete the first year of the Bachelor of Health Science (Allied Health) and then wish to transfer into one of the discipline specific allied health courses eg., Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Occupational Therapy or Speech Pathology must re-apply through the relevant Tertiary Admissions Centre QTAC (QLD campus offerings) or UAC (NSW campus offering) for a place in any of these 4 courses.
Bundaberg
Distance
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2016

Students who complete the first year of the Bachelor of Health Science (Allied Health) and then wish to transfer into one of the discipline specific allied health programs eg., Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Occupational Therapy or Speech Pathology must re-apply through the relevant Tertiary Admissions Centre QTAC (QLD campus offerings) or UAC (NSW campus offering) for a place in any of these 4 programs.
Bundaberg
Distance
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2015

Students who complete the first year of the Bachelor of Health Science (Allied Health) and then wish to transfer into one of the discipline specific allied health programs eg., Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Occupational Therapy or Speech Pathology must re-apply through the relevant Tertiary Admissions Centre QTAC (QLD campus offerings) or UAC (NSW campus offering) for a place in any of these 4 programs.
Bundaberg
Distance
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2015

Students who complete the first year of the Bachelor of Health Science (Allied Health) and then wish to transfer into one of the discipline specific allied health programs eg., Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Occupational Therapy or Speech Pathology must re-apply through the relevant Tertiary Admissions Centre QTAC (QLD campus offerings) or UAC (NSW campus offering) for a place in any of these 4 programs.
Distance
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2014

Bundaberg
Distance
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2014

Bundaberg
Distance
Rockhampton
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International Availability

Term 2 - 2019

Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2019

Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2018

Students who complete the first year of the Bachelor of Health Science (Allied Health) and then wish to transfer into one of the discipline specific allied health courses eg., Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Occupational Therapy or Speech Pathology must re-apply through the relevant Tertiary Admissions Centre QTAC (QLD campus offerings) or UAC (NSW campus offering) for a place in any of these 4 courses.
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2018

Students who complete the first year of the Bachelor of Health Science (Allied Health) and then wish to transfer into one of the discipline specific allied health courses eg., Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Occupational Therapy or Speech Pathology must re-apply through the relevant Tertiary Admissions Centre QTAC (QLD campus offerings) or UAC (NSW campus offering) for a place in any of these 4 courses.
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2017

Students who complete the first year of the Bachelor of Health Science (Allied Health) and then wish to transfer into one of the discipline specific allied health courses eg., Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Occupational Therapy or Speech Pathology must re-apply through the relevant Tertiary Admissions Centre QTAC (QLD campus offerings) or UAC (NSW campus offering) for a place in any of these 4 courses.
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2017

Students who complete the first year of the Bachelor of Health Science (Allied Health) and then wish to transfer into one of the discipline specific allied health courses eg., Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Occupational Therapy or Speech Pathology must re-apply through the relevant Tertiary Admissions Centre QTAC (QLD campus offerings) or UAC (NSW campus offering) for a place in any of these 4 courses.
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2016

Students who complete the first year of the Bachelor of Health Science (Allied Health) and then wish to transfer into one of the discipline specific allied health courses eg., Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Occupational Therapy or Speech Pathology must re-apply through the relevant Tertiary Admissions Centre QTAC (QLD campus offerings) or UAC (NSW campus offering) for a place in any of these 4 courses.
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2016

Students who complete the first year of the Bachelor of Health Science (Allied Health) and then wish to transfer into one of the discipline specific allied health programs eg., Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Occupational Therapy or Speech Pathology must re-apply through the relevant Tertiary Admissions Centre QTAC (QLD campus offerings) or UAC (NSW campus offering) for a place in any of these 4 programs.
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2015

Students who complete the first year of the Bachelor of Health Science (Allied Health) and then wish to transfer into one of the discipline specific allied health programs eg., Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Occupational Therapy or Speech Pathology must re-apply through the relevant Tertiary Admissions Centre QTAC (QLD campus offerings) or UAC (NSW campus offering) for a place in any of these 4 programs.
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2015

Students who complete the first year of the Bachelor of Health Science (Allied Health) and then wish to transfer into one of the discipline specific allied health programs eg., Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Occupational Therapy or Speech Pathology must re-apply through the relevant Tertiary Admissions Centre QTAC (QLD campus offerings) or UAC (NSW campus offering) for a place in any of these 4 programs.
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2014

Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2014

Rockhampton
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For any problems regarding admissions availability for the selected course please contact 13 CQUni (13 27 86) or send us an email at http://contactus.cqu.edu.au/
What do I need to start?
Entry Requirements

Students must have completed English (4, SA)

Security Requirements
No information available at this time
Health Requirements
No information available at this time
Assumed Knowledge

It is recommended that potential applicants also complete either Biology, Chemistry or Physics to a Yr 12 level. Applications for admission from domestic students should be submitted via QTAC.

Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards CB70 - Associate Degree of Health Science (Allied Health) CL13 - Diploma of Health Science
Professional Accreditation Not applicable
Learned Society Accreditiation

There are no other learned societies or industry bodies that recognise this course.

Residential School Requirements

Compulsory Residential School Students studying via distance education will be required to attend compulsory residential schools for some units.
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Practicum/Work Placement

- Students are required to undertake work-based placement in a relevant facility.

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2018 133
2017 135
2016 102
2015 93
2014 91
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Identify contemporary health care systems and the multi-cultural and societal factors underpinning modern practice
  • 2. Explain human body systems, disease processes and the role of allied health practitioners in the health care continuum
  • 3. Demonstrate contemporary allied health skills and their application across a broad range of multi-disciplinary environments
  • 4. Employ effective communication skills across diverse audiences
  • 5. Locate, evaluate, synthesise and apply the best available evidence from a range of sources relevant to allied health care
  • 6. Integrate applicable research methodologies relevant to allied health care
  • 7. Engage in professional skills such as critical thinking, team work, ethical and reflective practice and a commitment to ongoing professional development.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
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
Number of units: 24 Total credit points: 144


Students must complete a total of 18 core units, and 6 general electives. Students intending to apply for admission into other Allied Health courses are advised to check the relevant course pathways for guidance when selecting electives.

YEAR 1

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ALLH11001 Introduction to Allied Health Practice
ALLH11005 Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professionals 1
PSYC11010 Fundamentals of Psychology
ALLH11004 Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professionals 2
ALLH11006 Life Course Development for Health Professionals
ALLH12007 Research Methods for Health Professionals

AND 2 electives from any other university undergraduate units providing pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements are met.

YEAR 2

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ALLH12006 Evidence Based Practice for Health Professionals
MBIO12013 Microbiology for Health Care
SOCL19070 Health and Medical Sociology
BIOH12008 Human Pathophysiology
HLTH12028 Health Promotion Strategies
HLTH12031 Community Engaged Learning

AND 2 electives from any CQUniversity undergraduate units, provided pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements are met.

YEAR 3

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
HLTH13031 Population Health Epidemiology
ESSC12004 Exercise and Sport Biomechanics
BMSC13010 Pharmacology
PSYC13022 Learning & Behaviour Modification
SOWK13013 Professional Practice with Children, Youth and Families
SOWK13012 Professional Practice and Mental Health

AND 1 Level 3 elective AND 1 other elective from any CQUniversity undergraduate units, provided pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements are met.

More Details

Health Science (Allied Health) students considering transferring into one of the Allied Health specific disciplines including Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry or Speech Pathology, should carefully select their elective units, as they may be able to select electives within that specific discipline. At this stage, Health Science (Allied Health) students can enrol in elective units within Occupational Therapy, Podiatry or Speech Pathology without having to seek permission from the relevant Discipline Lead. 

 

However, this is not the case at present for Physiotherapy (PSIO). Due to class size limitations, Health Science (Allied Health) students wishing to enrol in physiotherapy electives must first seek permission from the Discipline Lead for Physiotherapy to enrol in these 1st year Physiotherapy coded elective units. Students who satisfactorily pass all first year units (including PSIO coded elective units) may apply via QTAC for entry to year 2 of the Physiotherapy course.