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6 reasons to study health science at Sydney

Embark on a fulfilling carer in health
Undertake a Bachelor of Science (Health) and enjoy a flexible and innovative curriculum that allows you to pursue your own interests while preparing you for the workforce.

The Bachelor of Science (Health), formerly the Bachelor of Health Sciences, is a popular degree for students wishing to gain broad underpinnings in science and health so they can pursue a variety of clinical and professional career pathways.

Understand why the University of Sydney might be a great choice for you.

1. Cutting-edge curriculum with an emphasis on digital health and health leadership

Our curriculum has been designed to help our graduates thrive in a complex, continuously evolving healthcare system. With an emphasis on digital health and health leadership through units like Innovations in eHealth, students will learn about the impact of digital technologies on our health and how technology can increase accessibility to healthcare services.

Developing skills in telehealth and e-health has become increasingly important as Australia responds to COVID-19. Our comprehensive curriculum has enabled graduates to be at the frontline supporting telehealth initiatives, local health districts and tech companies throughout the pandemic.  

2. Opportunity to forge your own path in health

The Bachelor of Science (Health) gives you ultimate flexibility to engage in learning that combines your personal and professional interests. Students will take on a major in health, which can be complemented with a second major, selected from more than 100 different study areas across the University.

You may wish to choose finance or management, history or philosophy, nutrition, statistics, music, data science or project management, just to name a few. Check out the full list of majors available to you.

3. Focus on employability and graduate destinations

With practical, real-world learning experiences a central component of all units in the Bachelor of Science (Health), students will develop in-demand skills in critical thinking, complex problem solving, communication and empathy, helping them become job-ready.

The course also offers opportunities to engage directly with industry. Health professionals from a variety of backgrounds are regularly welcomed into the classroom for students to interview and network with, in order to learn more about the variety of career paths available to them.

Likewise emphasis is placed on supporting students into employment, research degrees and graduate entry master’s programs by helping them write job applications and create e-portfolios. That’s why the University of Sydney is ranked first in Australia and fourth in the world for graduate employability. *

*According to 2020 QS graduate employability rankings.

4. Excellent peer support and leadership development through co-curricular opportunities

Health students have access to an array of co-curricular professional and social events throughout their time at University. These events help students to get to know their peers, network with alumni, and receive mentoring.

Staff that teach into the course are also extremely supportive. Students from previous cohorts have expressed a sense of belonging as a result of our friendly program instructors and mentors.

5. Access to state-of-the-art health facilities

In 2021, the Susan Wakil Health Building will open, providing health students with access to modern, new lecture theatres, a dedicated library, simulation rooms and breakout spaces.

Based on Camperdown campus, in the heart of Sydney’s health precinct, the building will bring together students from mutiple health disciplines for the first time cultivating interdisciplinary relationships. Bachelor of Science (Health) students will complete units from the health major in this building pending timetabling. 

6. A great foundation for further study

The Bachelor of Science (Health) provides students with a holistic understanding of science, health, and the healthcare system at a national and international level. This means our students have the perfect foundations to call upon should they wish to pursue specialised study through one of our graduate entry master’s programs.

These two-year degrees enable students to become diagnostic radiographers, exercise physiologists, physiotherapists, pharmacists, nurses, occupational therapists and speech pathologists. Learn more about further study opportunities.

17 June 2020

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