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Bachelor of Health Science

Australian National University

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About

Tackle some of the greatest health challenges of our time with B Health Science. B Health Science draws upon the world-leading strengths of ANU in medical education, biomedical science, population health, psychology, social science and public policy to prepare you for a future in medical, allied health and health-related professions. It will equip you with a broad understanding of the themes explored in advanced studies of medicine and offers a potential pathway to the Doctor of Medicine and Surgery at ANU.

Admission to the Bachelor of Health Science also requires a successful assessment of suitability based on a Bachelor of Health Science Supplementary Form. Submission of this form is compulsory for all applicants.

There are approximately 60 places available in each intake of the Bachelor of Health Science. Thirty percent of offers made to domestic students are reserved for students from rural backgrounds. Applicants from a rural background are asked to indicate this in their supplementary form and are required to upload supporting documentation with their application. Please attach this documentation when submitting your application for admission. See ANU Undergraduate – Additional Selection Criteria for further information.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply, are asked to indicate this in their supplementary form and are required to upload supporting documentation with their application. Please see ANU Undergraduate – Additional Selection Criteria for further information.

The form and supporting documentation must be submitted directly to the University by 30 November in the year of application.
See ANU Undergraduate – Additional Selection Criteria for further information.

Areas of study

Biology, health science, Indigenous health, medical science, population health, science communication.

Career opportunities

Path to postgraduate study in medicine; careers in allied health, health organisations and the public service, including in hospitals, public health units, healthcare foundations and academia.

Honours

Available as an additional year, subject to progress requirements.

Fees and charges

The Australian Government pays part of the tuition fee for this course. The remaining balance is paid by the student. Information about ANU student contributions.

Essential requirements for admission

Supplementary form: Entry is based on meeting both the minimum selection rank and a successful assessment of suitability based on a Bachelor of Health Science Supplementary Form. Submission of this form is compulsory for all applicants. This form must be submitted directly to the University by 30 November in the year of application.

Co-curricular or service experience (Year 12 or IB applicants only): Applicants must demonstrate at least three* of the following seven skills: community engagement, inclusion and awareness of diversity, communication, leadership, personal responsibility, teamwork, creative and critical thinking. Check if you meet the ANU co-curricular or service requirement.

* Victorian applicants must demonstrate at least two of the seven skills.

Prerequisites

Some Science subjects require specific knowledge of Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry.

Admission criteria

Applicants with recent secondary education

Minimum selection rank: 85.00. Due to the competitive nature of our admissions process, we cannot guarantee entry to applicants who meet the minimum selection rank for their preferred program.

Other applicants

Refer to the ANU general admission criteria.

Further information

View all details of this course on the ANU website.

ATAR profile

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2021)

Use all ATAR profile data as a guide only; it provides a broad overview of the ATARs and selection ranks of previous Year 12 students admitted into that course. ATARs and selection ranks required for entry in 2020 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.

  1. This ATAR profile table is in line with Commonwealth Government transparency requirements. It is based on offers to recent school leavers (ie completed Year 12 in 2016 to 2018) who were selected solely or partly on their ATAR. Note that some institutions further differentiate this information on their websites by publishing:
    • separate data for 2018 Year 12 students and 2016/17 Year 12 students
    • data relating to an entire year's intake (eg all offers made in 2019 – semesters 1 and 2).
  2. The ATAR values exclude any adjustment factors.
  3. The selection ranks include the ATAR and any adjustment factors.

Abbreviations

– = data is not available.
<5 = less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.
N/A = no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.
NC = new course
NP = Not provided by institution
NR = No reportable profile
NS = No Semester 1 offers
NN = Unavailable (other)
NO = Entry on other criteria

Student profile

Course updates
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Combined options
ANU flexible double degree options allow you to create your own study program.