Be work-ready across a wide range of health disciplines

As a health sciences student, you will learn within world-class facilities, preparing to work in disciplines across the range of health professions. You'll learn in the classroom, in laboratories and once you become a full-degree students, you will apply your knowledge through clinical training in placements at a multitude of locations and healthcare workplaces.

Key info

Campus:                    Gold Coast

Duration:                    2 trimesters (8 months) or 3 trimesters (12 months)*

Intakes:                      Trimester 1 and 2

2018 fees:                 A$23,800

Campus:                    Gold Coast

Duration:                    2 trimesters (8 months) or 3 trimesters (12 months)*

Intakes:                      Trimester 1 and 2

CRICOS:                    075188G

2018 fees:                 A$31,500

Program structure

First trimester

  • Essential Mathematics*
  • Anatomy and Physiology Systems I
  • Academic and Professional Skills Development for Science and Technology OR English Language and Communication for Health**

Second trimester

  • Chemistry of Biological Systems
  • Cells, Tissues and Regulation
  • Genes and Disease# OR Introductory Cognitive and Biological Psychology^

Third trimester

  • Chemistry of Biological Systems II
  • Anatomy & Physiology Systems II
  • Health Challenges for the 21st century

** Domestic students whose first language is not English, and International students who enter with an IELTS (or equivalent) < 7.0 must undertake the English Language & Communication for Health course.

# Genes & Disease is recommended for students on Health Sciences degree pathways except for 1171 Bachelor of Exercise Science degree pathway.

^ Students on a pathway to the Bachelor of Exercise Science to study Introductory Cognitive and Biological Psychology.

* Students who demonstrate success in the compulsory Mathematics Diagnostic Quiz prior to commencing their study may be exempt from completing Essential Mathematics and hence potentially reduce the duration of their diploma program.

Pathway options

Code

Program

Campus

Credit granted*

Quota

Intake

Assumed knowledge

1093

Bachelor of Health Science

Gold Coast

80 CP

Nil Tri 1, 2

English, and at least one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics B (or equivalent)

1094

Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Gold Coast

80 CP

Nil Tri 1, 2

English, Mathematics B and at least one of Biology, Chemistry, or Physics (or equivalent)

1370

Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science

Gold Coast

80 CP

10 places#

Tri 1

English, Mathematics B and at least one of Biology, Chemistry, or Physics (or equivalent)

1355

Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics

Gold Coast

80 CP

5 places# Tri 1, 2

English, Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics B (or equivalent)

Credit eligibility for other programs

1031

Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Nathan

70 CP

Nil

Tri 1, 2

English, Mathematics B and at least one of Biology, Chemistry, or Physics (or equivalent)

1528

Bachelor of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Gold Coast

70 CP

Nil

Tri 1, 2

English, Mathematics B or C and at least one of Biology, Chemistry, or Physics (or equivalent)

1171

Bachelor of Exercise Science

Gold Coast

70 CP

Nil

Tri 1, 2

English and at least one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics B (or equivalent)

1395

Bachelor of Pharmacy

Gold Coast

60 CP

20 places#

Tri 1, 2

English, Mathematics B or C and at least one of Biology, Chemistry, or Physics (or equivalent)

1018 / 1210

Bachelor of Science

Gold Coast / Nathan

50–60 CP

Nil

Tri 1, 2

English, Mathematics A or B

1587 / 1400

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy Nathan / Gold Coast

40 CP

2 places# Tri 1 English and one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics

1533

Bachelor of Paramedicine

Gold Coast

40 CP

5 places#

Tri 1

English, and at least one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics B (or equivalent)

1579 / 1589

Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Nathan / Gold Coast

40 CP

2 places each campus#

Tri 1

English, Mathematics B and at least one of Biology, Chemistry, or Physics (or equivalent)

1483

Bachelor of Laws

Nathan

40 CP

Nil

Tri 1

English (or equivalent)

1484

Bachelor of Laws

Gold Coast

40 CP

Nil

Tri 1

English (or equivalent)

1493

Bachelor of Sport Development

Gold Coast

30 CP

Nil

Tri 1

English, and at least one of Biology, Chemistry Physics, Maths A or Maths B (or equivalent)

*80 credit points is equivalent to one year of full-time study. Completion of degrees where students obtain less than 80 credit points of advanced standing in the degree, may take additional time.

**Amount of credit is dependent of Griffith University award major chosen.

^Students will progress to their bachelor degree upon completion of their Griffith College diploma with a GPA equivalent to Griffith University’s admission rank requirement for entry to the bachelor program. Contact Griffith College for GPA to rank equivalencies.

#If student numbers exceed the quota, places in each degree will be awarded on the basis of the highest GPA and the highest average mark across completed Diploma courses.

Code

Program

Campus

Credit granted*

GPA requirement

Quotas Intake

Intake

English requirements

Assumed knowledge

1093

Bachelor of Health Science

Gold Coast

80 CP

4.0

Nil

Tri 1, 2

IELTS 5.5 with no sub-score < 5.0

At least one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics B (or equivalent)

1094

Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Gold Coast

80 CP

4.5

Nil

Tri 1, 2

IELTS 5.5 with no sub-score < 5.0

Mathematics B and at least one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics (or equivalent)

1528

Bachelor of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Gold Coast

80 CP

4.5

Nil

Tri 1, 2

IELTS 6.0 with no sub-score < 5.5

Mathematics B or C and at least one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics (or equivalent)

1370

Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science

Gold Coast

80 CP

4.5

10 places#

Tri 1

IELTS 6.5 with no sub-score < 6.0

Mathematics B and at least one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics (or equivalent)

1355

Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics

Gold Coast

80 CP

5.5

5 places#

Tri 1, 2

IELTS 6.5 with no sub-score < 6.0

Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics B

Credit eligibility for other programs

1031

Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Nathan

70 CP

4.5

Nil

Tri 1, 2

IELTS 5.5 with no sub-score < 5.0

Mathematics B and at least one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics (or equivalent)

1171

Bachelor of Exercise Science

Gold Coast

70 CP

4.0

Nil

Tri 1, 2

IELTS 6.0 with no sub-score < 5.5

At least one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics B (or equivalent)

1395

Bachelor of Pharmacy

Gold Coast

60 CP

5.0

20 places#

Tri 1, 2

IELTS 6.5 with no sub-score < 6.5

Mathematics B or C and at least one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics (or equivalent)

1018/ 1210

Bachelor of Science

Gold Coast / Nathan

50–60 CP**

4.0

Nil

Tri 1, 2

IELTS 5.5 with no sub-score < 5.0

Mathematics A or B

1587/ 1400

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy Nathan / Gold Coast 40 CP 5.5 2 places# Tri 1 IELTS 6.5 with no sub-score <6.5  One of Biology, Chemistry or Physics

1579/ 1589

Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Nathan / Gold Coast

40 CP

5.5

2 places each campus#

Tri 1

IELTS 6.5 (with no sub-score < 6.5

Mathematics B and at least one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics (or equivalent)

1483

Bachelor of Laws

Nathan

40 CP

5.0

Nil

Tri 1

IELTS 6.5 with no sub-score < 6.0

English (or equivalent)

1484

Bachelor of Laws

Gold Coast

40 CP

5.0

Nil

Tri 1

IELTS 6.5 with no sub-score < 6.0

English (or equivalent)

1493

Bachelor of Sport Development

Gold Coast

40 CP

4.5

Nil

Tri 1

IELTS 6.0 with no sub-score < 5.5

One of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths A or Maths B

*80 credit points is equivalent to one year of full-time study. Completion of degrees where students obtain less than 80 credit points of advanced standing in the degree, may take additional time.

**Amount of credit is dependent on the Griffith University award major chosen.

^International students must achieve the required minimum GPA to progress to their chosen Griffith College bachelor degree.

# If student numbers exceed the quota, places in each degree will be awarded on the basis of the highest GPA and the highest average mark across completed Diploma courses.

Please note: If your preferred Bachelor program is not listed above, please contact Griffith College to obtain more information on the possible pathway options.

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Tessa Daal- Program Convenor

Tessa Daal, Program Convenor for Diploma of Health Sciences talks to us about how top students study differently and the interactive activities you will participate in as a Health Sciences student.

EUNJIN CHO, KOREA

“I initially came to study at Griffith College because I want to be a doctor and my sister is studying at Griffith University so I knew a little about the College already. The teachers all are very friendly and everything is very well organised. I am excited to be studying here and I can't wait to start my medical career.”

JESSICA MURRAY

“I decided to study through a pathway as i had been out of school for some time and was really unsure as to how to study again. Griffith College offered a very supportive course to guide my learning and has taught me so many different ways to study more effectively.”

Potential career paths for degree graduates

  • Scientific Advisor
  • Allied Health Worker
  • Pathology Technician
  • Technical Sales
  • Ambulance Attendant
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Formulation Chemist
  • Laboratory Assistant
  • Rehabilitation Manager
  • OH&S Practitioner
  • Sports Organisation Professional
  • Pharmacist
  • Regulatory Affairs Specialist
  • Medical Science Liaison