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Your entry into the Health Industry

The University of QueenslandThe University of Queensland has introduced a three-year degree program that can open doors to a wide range of health careers.

The Bachelor of Health Sciences (CRICOS code: 055897K) is an innovative, undergraduate program developed in consultation with the Australian health sector. The degree has been designed to be highly relevant to today’s health environment, where childhood obesity, cardiovascular disease and other ‘lifestyle’ induced health problems are in epidemic proportions and where there is a shortage of both clinical health professionals and health prevention experts.

It provides a broad overview of healthcare in areas such as biomedical sciences (e.g. anatomy, physiology, and psychology), the business of health (e.g. health systems) and preventive health (e.g. health promotion, nutrition and physical activity, and behavioural change). To ensure graduates of this degree are “job ready”, all students undertake an industry placement program which provides hands-on experience and an insight into future career options.

Students seeking a clinical career may initially enrol in the Bachelor of Health Sciences and then, following graduation, pursue a clinical postgraduate or graduate entry degree such as medicine, dietetics or physiotherapy (dependent upon academic performance). Alternately, students with high academic performance during their degree can transfer to one of UQ’s many clinical undergraduate programs.

Those students seeking non-clinical careers in healthcare will find employment in the broad areas of health promotion, nutrition or health services management and will be at the front-line in improving healthcare delivery through roles as health promotion officers, community nutritionists, health managers and health researchers.

To find out more about how you can begin your career in Health at UQ, visit or visit or submit an online enquiry at

CRICOS provider number 00025B

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