Griffith Health recognises the rigorous curriculum of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma program and offers IB Diploma students in year 11 and year 12 the opportunity to fast-track their University studies. Students must be in a Griffith University approved IB Diploma program to be eligible for this opportunity. A Griffith University-approved IB Diploma contains specific subject options within chemistry higher level and biology higher level as negotiated between the University and the School.
Opportunities for IB Diploma students
Complete the approved IB Diploma program and receive credit for up to four of the eight Griffith Health Foundation Year courses (subject to eligibility). Foundation Year is the first year of many Griffith Health degree programs.
Griffith Health's high quality, innovative education programs range from the foundation health sciences to professional and clinical disciplines. Our teaching programs are supported by our world-class health research centres. Griffith Health is one of the largest health faculties in the Australian university sector, with more than 7000 full-time students and almost 500 staff enjoying the state-of-the-art facilities and the most up-to-date teaching programs. We offer an extensive array of high-quality multi-disciplinary degree programs across five campuses. These programs are designed to prepare graduates for a range of health professions and careers, ranging from the foundation health sciences to professional and clinical disciplines. Our degree programs lead to career paths in biomedical science, dentistry and oral health, exercise science, health services management, human services, medicine, midwifery, nursing, nutrition and dietetics, occupational therapy, paramedicine, pharmacy, physiotherapy, psychology, public health and social work.
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Griffith University’s health programs are helping to expand and shape the health workforce of the future by producing graduates who will be leaders in health in Queensland, Australia and internationally. Griffith health degrees equip students with job-ready skills to ensure they are well prepared to enter the health workforce. Many of our programs share a common foundation year of study, allowing students to work in multidisciplinary teams. The foundation year also provides some flexibility to students who may be unsure about which area they would like to study. Interdisciplinary learning is a priority across the suite of programs offered within Griffith Health. With many of the health undergraduate programs leading to further study in a range of postgraduate areas, students can choose their career paths with ease.