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Bachelor of Health Science

Study Health Science at ANU

Tackle some of the greatest health challenges of our time with the Bachelor of Health Science.

Draw 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.

This degree 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.

What you'll learn

The ANU Bachelor of Health Science offers a variety of courses covering biology, chemistry, research methods, population health, professional practice, physiology, pharmacology and human disease.

There are two options of study available in this program, the pre-medicine pathway and the applications of health pathway. Both pathways will prepare you for a future career in medicine or a related field. You will have the option of applying for an honours year towards the end of your third year of study.

What it's like to study Health Science

ANU welcomes its first Bachelor of Health Science students

In 2018, ANU welcomed the first cohort of Bachelor of Health Science students which will lead them to medicine or other health professions.

Why Canberra is a great choice for a country kid

Of the 60 places available in the Bachelor of Health Science, 15 places are reserved for applicants from a rural background.

Meet some of your teachers

Dr Joshua Chu-Tan

Josh, a lecturer at the John Curtin School of Medical Research and the ANU Medical School, co-convenes Medical Physiology and Pharmacology. 

In his research, he is developing a new eye injection that has the potential to stop the progression of dry age-related macular degeneration, which could potentially save millions of people from going blind. 

Josh’s passion and strong track-record in science communication has earned him numerous awards, including first prize at the Asia-Pacific 3 Minute Thesis competition.

Dr Merryn McKinnon

Merryn, Senior Lecturer at the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science, convenes Health Promotion Principles and Practice.

As a science communicator, Merryn regularly appears in the national media discussing interesting science topics from around the world. 

Her research explores why the public reacts and responds to scientific issues the way they do, in a variety of different disciplines including public health.

Health Science careers

The Bachelor of Health Science can launch your career path in medicine, allied health, health organisations and the public service, including in hospitals, public health units, healthcare foundations and academia.

You will graduate with an impressive skillset that includes knowledge of the biomedical sciences, an understanding of the biological, social and economic factors contributing to health outcomes, and research skills related to biomedical science, population health and public health policy.

Fees & scholarships

Tuition fees: Tuition fees

Visit the handbook to see indicative fees and Commonwealth supported places for this degree.

Scholarships: Scholarships

ANU offers many scholarships both to overcome disadvantage and to recognise academic merit.

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How to apply

Determine the best way to apply

There are different ways to apply to ANU, the best way for you to apply depends on your circumstances.

Direct applications to the ANU are for school leavers only.  If you are a mature age student, non-school leaver, or transferring from another university you will need to apply via UAC.  Remember to attach your supporting documents.

Understand the entry requirements

Meet the co-curricular or service requirement

In addition to meeting academic requirements, we have introduced a compulsory co-curricular or service requirement.

Make sure you have met the co-curricular or service requirement and provide the appropriate documentation.

Gather supporting documents

Admission to the Bachelor of Health Science also requires a successful assessment of suitability based on a supplementary form. Submission of this form is compulsory for all applicants. The form must be submitted by 25th of May for direct applications submitted to ANU and November 30th in the year of application for UAC applications. See ANU Undergraduate – Additional Selection Criteria for further information.

Submit your application

Tick your application off your list so it's one less thing you need to think about.There are different ways to apply to ANU, the best way for you to apply depends on your circumstances.

Direct applications to the ANU are for school leavers only.  If you are a mature age student, non-school leaver, or transferring from another university you will need to apply via UAC.  Remember to attach your supporting documents.

Assessment of applications

Direct applications will be assessed after the 25th of May deadline, and UAC applications will be assessed after the 30 November deadline.

Accept your confirmed final offer

Accept the offer and enrol at ANU!

Understand the entry requirements

Prepare entry requirements & support documents

Admission to the B Health Science also requires a successful assessment of suitability based on a supplementary form. Submission of this form is compulsory for all applicants. The form must be submitted by 31st October for direct applications submitted to ANU and November 30th in the year of application for UAC applications. See ANU Undergraduate – Additional Selection Criteria for further information.

Submit your application

Visit the International applications - ANU Undergraduate and follow option 2 to start your application.

Assessment of applications

All applications will be assessed after the application deadline date.

Accept your offer

Accept the offer and enrol at ANU!

How to apply

Domestic

Determine the best way to apply

There are different ways to apply to ANU, the best way for you to apply depends on your circumstances.

Direct applications to the ANU are for school leavers only.  If you are a mature age student, non-school leaver, or transferring from another university you will need to apply via UAC.  Remember to attach your supporting documents.

Understand the entry requirements

Meet the co-curricular or service requirement

In addition to meeting academic requirements, we have introduced a compulsory co-curricular or service requirement.

Make sure you have met the co-curricular or service requirement and provide the appropriate documentation.

Gather supporting documents

Admission to the Bachelor of Health Science also requires a successful assessment of suitability based on a supplementary form. Submission of this form is compulsory for all applicants. The form must be submitted by 25th of May for direct applications submitted to ANU and November 30th in the year of application for UAC applications. See ANU Undergraduate – Additional Selection Criteria for further information.

Submit your application

Tick your application off your list so it's one less thing you need to think about.There are different ways to apply to ANU, the best way for you to apply depends on your circumstances.

Direct applications to the ANU are for school leavers only.  If you are a mature age student, non-school leaver, or transferring from another university you will need to apply via UAC.  Remember to attach your supporting documents.

Assessment of applications

Direct applications will be assessed after the 25th of May deadline, and UAC applications will be assessed after the 30 November deadline.

Accept your confirmed final offer

Accept the offer and enrol at ANU!

International

Understand the entry requirements

Prepare entry requirements & support documents

Admission to the B Health Science also requires a successful assessment of suitability based on a supplementary form. Submission of this form is compulsory for all applicants. The form must be submitted by 31st October for direct applications submitted to ANU and November 30th in the year of application for UAC applications. See ANU Undergraduate – Additional Selection Criteria for further information.

Submit your application

Visit the International applications - ANU Undergraduate and follow option 2 to start your application.

Assessment of applications

All applications will be assessed after the application deadline date.

Accept your offer

Accept the offer and enrol at ANU!

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