The course resolutions detailed in this page apply to all courses included in the table below under section 1 (course codes).
These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2014 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Coursework Policy 2021 (the 'Coursework Policy'), the Learning and Teaching Policy 2019, the Resolutions of the Faculty, University of Sydney (Student Academic Appeals) Rule 2021, the Academic Honesty in Coursework Policy 2015 and the Academic Honesty Procedures 2016. Current versions of all policies are available from the Policy Register: https://www.sydney.edu.au/policies
|BPHEASCI-02||Bachelor of Health Sciences (no intake from 2021)|
|BHHEASCH-02||Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours)|
The attendance pattern for these courses is full time only.
Admission to this course is on the basis of a secondary school leaving qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents), tertiary study or an approved preparation program. English language requirements must be met where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English. Special admission pathways are open for mature aged applicants who do not possess a school leaving qualification, educationally disadvantaged applicants and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Applicants are ranked by merit and offers for available places are issued according to the ranking. Details of admission policies are found in the Coursework Rule.
(1) The units of study that may be taken for these courses are set out in:
(a) the School of Health Sciences Table of units of study for the Bachelor of Health Sciences;
(b) the School of Health Sciences Table of Undergraduate Elective units of study;
(c) Table A: Bachelor of Science, of the Faculty of Science Tables of units of study;
(d) Table A of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences; and
(e) Section 2 of the University of Sydney Business School Table of undergraduate units of study.
(2) To qualify for the award of the pass degree, a candidate must complete 144 credit points comprising:
(a) a School of Health Sciences Major;
(b) a second Major in an area related to Health; and
(c) additional elective units of study to satisfy the total number of credit points required for the award.
(1) Completion of two majors is a requirement of the course. Except as specified in the Bachelor of Health Sciences Table of units of study, units counted towards one major may not count towards any other major completed.
(2) Health Sciences Major
(a) The Health Sciences Major comprises 60 credit points of units of study, including:
(i) 18 credit points of Junior core units, as listed in the Bachelor of Health Sciences Table;
(ii) 6 credit points of a core Psychology unit, as listed in the Bachelor of Health Sciences Table;
(iii) 6 credit points of a Junior Biology unit, chosen from Science Table 1; and
(iv) 6 credit points of a core Intermediate unit, as listed in the Bachelor of Health Sciences Table; and
(v) 24 credit points of Senior units, chosen from the Bachelor of Health Sciences Table, including a minimum of 6 credit points of Senior Research units chosen from the Bachelor of Health Sciences Senior Research unit list.
(3) Major in Health
(a) The second Major must be in an area related to Health. It may be completed in units offered by the Faculty of Medicine and Health or in a subject area offered by the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences, Science or Business School.
(b) The Majors available within the Faculty of Medicine and Health are:
(i) Hearing and Speech; and
(ii) Movement Science.
(c) Candidates undertaking one of these Majors in the Faculty of Medicine and Health must complete the units of study prescribed in the Table of units of study for the Bachelor of Health Sciences for that major.
(d) Health Majors available in other faculties are:
(i) Anatomy and histology;
(ii) Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management;
(iii) Information Systems
(viii) Sociology; and
(ix) other Majors in Health, chosen from the Arts and Social Sciences, Business or Science Tables and approved on a case-by-case basis by the relevant delegate.
(4) Any Major completed in an Arts and Social Sciences, Business or Science subject area must be completed in accordance with the rules relating to the completion of a Major in that Faculty, as set out in the relevant Faculty Resolutions.
Candidates must pass all core units of study for the degree and any units of study required for the completion of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Majors. Candidates who fail one of these units of study must repeat the failed unit at the first opportunity.
(1) Honours is available to meritorious students who complete an additional year of full-time study, after the completion of the pass degree. Part-time study is permitted if the head of department/ discipline/ program coordinator is satisfied the candidate cannot undertake full-time study.
(2) To qualify for admission to the Honours Year a candidate must have:
(a) qualified for the award of, or been awarded, the pass degree or an equivalent degree from another university;
(b) completed a major/s in the intended area/s of study;
(c) completed a Bachelor of Health Sciences Senior Research unit of study, or an equivalent unit;
(d) a WAM of at least 65; and
(e) the permission of the relevant head of department/ discipline/ program coordinator.
(3) To qualify for the award of the Honours degree a candidate must complete 48 credit points of honours units of study from the Honours Table, as prescribed by the head of department/ discipline/ program coordinator.
(1) The Bachelor of Health Sciences is awarded at either Pass or Honours level.
(2) The honours degree is awarded in classes ranging from First Class to Third Class as specified in the Coursework Policy, and in the Resolutions of the Faculty of Medicine and Health. The class of Honours awarded is based on a candidate’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Honours Weighted Average Mark (FMHHWAM)
(1) These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2023 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2023 who elect to proceed under these resolutions.
(2) Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2023 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that the requirements are completed by 1 January, 2023. The Faculty may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.