Faculty of Health

Health Sciences and Community Care

Make a difference to the lives of others with one of our degrees within the broad area of health sciences and community care.

The health industry can be demanding, fascinating and deeply rewarding with a huge range of career options available to you.

With predictions that employment in health care and social assistance will grow by 258,000 jobs by 2020*, now is the time to start looking at courses and careers in health.

Choose from paramedicine, health science, exercise science, biomedical science, health and dementia care.

Interested in other areas of health? Don't forget to check out medicine, psychology, pharmacyparamedicine, public health and nursing.

*Department of Employment, Industry Employment Projections 2015 Report

Melanie Whitehead

"I like the flexible option of studying online, and have found the Master of Public Health Twitter feed to be a unique and interesting way to be introduced to global and public health current affairs."

Melanie Whitehead, Current Student, Master of Public Health

There are so many career options to choose from in health. You could work behind the scenes in laboratories, research environments or in health administration supporting the organisations to achieve successful outcomes. Or you might like to work on the front-line dealing directly with people in areas such as health promotion, aged or disability care, or allied health (such as occupational therapy or dietetics).

With so many options, take the time to browse our careers pages, or find out more about:

Have you heard about our free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)?

This 9-week free online course will build upon the latest in international research on dementia. Open to anyone who has access to a computer and email address, you will be taught from leading neuroscientists, clinicians and dementia care professionals in the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre.

General Studies Pathways

Bachelor Degree

Bachelor Degree with Honours

Graduate Certificate

Graduate Diploma


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