Bachelor of Health and Rehabilitation Science

Allied Health

Bachelor of Health and Rehabilitation Science

Associate Degree in Health and Rehabilitation Science [exit point only]
University Certificate in Health and Rehabilitation Science [exit point only]

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Bachelor of Health and Rehabilitation Science graduates develop a holistic approach to health and rehabilitation, inclusive of physiological, anatomical, psychological and socio-cultural factors.

  • Why study this course?

    CSU’s Bachelor of Health and Rehabilitation Science helps you become a skilled, flexible and accountable health care worker capable of meeting the challenges and future needs of the Australian health care system.

    This three-year degree enables you to develop comprehensive knowledge and skills for generic practice in a range of health settings. You will have an understanding of rehabilitation, anatomy and how the body works, as well as human development, psychology and sociology. Graduates have extensive knowledge of disease and medications used to treat disease, as well as an understanding of exercise science and body function.

    Graduates also have skills in running health education or community development projects, with strong communication skills and the ability to work in group settings and as part of an interdisciplinary team.

    CSU’s Bachelor of Health and Rehabilitation Science can also be used as a pathway to more specialised undergraduate or postgraduate study in Allied Health disciplines.

    Students may choose to exit the course with the University Certificate in Health and Rehabilitation Science upon satisfactory completion of the first seven subjects (64 subject points). Study to this level will provide students with an introduction to generic health concepts and skills.

    Students may choose to exit the course with the Associate Degree in Health and Rehabilitation Science upon satisfactory completion of the first 14 subjects (128 subject points). Study to this level will provide students with generic health knowledge and skills that enable graduates to engage in supervised practice in a range of settings.

  • Career opportunities

    The Bachelor of Health and Rehabilitation Science will provide you with the knowledge and skills to work in a range of health positions.

    Throughout this course you will study areas including biomedical sciences, communication, research for health practice, complex cases and case management, health and rehabilitation through the lifespan, and health promotions. You will work side by side with students in other health courses and gain a detailed understanding of what it means to be a health professional. This degree does not have a clinical placement component, but you will undertake an intensive workplace learning experience in your final year of study.

    Career opportunities for graduates of this course include:

    • community development office
    • health co-ordination
    • health project officer
    • care services manager
    • client liaison/community liaison officer
    • rural outreach worker
  • Workplace learning

    Students are required to complete clinical practicums undertaken in conjunction with a number of subjects throughout the course, beginning in the first year. In their final year, students are required to complete a major project, which aims to enhance the wellbeing of a community. To ensure you are experienced using the equipment and techniques found in the workplace, our facilities include excellent laboratories and a specialised skills development centre.

    Immunisation

    NSW Health is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all clients in health care settings and providing a safe and healthy working  environment for all staff and other clinical personnel, including students  undertaking workplace learning. This commitment includes adopting an assessment, screening and vaccination policy Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination Against Specific Infectious Diseases (PD2011_005) that minimises the risk of acquiring infectious diseases. Compliance with this  policy is mandatory for all health facility staff, including students on clinical placement.

    Students must comply with NSW Health immunisation and vaccination requirements and be verified prior to being allocated to a workplace learning facility. This applies to all students regardless of state or territory. All students must undergo vaccination against infectious diseases prior to being allocated to a facility within NSW or other states. Results of these vaccinations are kept on a  personal record card (available from the School through which the student is  studying). This card must be presented, upon request, by NSW Health, or other health facility staff, whilst the student is attending workplace learning.

    The Policy requires that you consult your local doctor to  obtain written proof of protection against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis,  measles, mumps, rubella, varicella and hepatitis B.

    NOTE: It is the student's responsibility to ensure that the requirements of this policy have been met, and failure to comply with the requirements may jeopardise completion of your studies.

    As a full course of vaccinations may take several months to complete, you are advised to consult your local medical practitioner well in  advance of the commencement of your studies.

    PLEASE NOTE that, as many courses involve workplace learning in the first session of study, the hepatitis B immunisation should be commenced early to meet NSW Health requirements.

    Further information is available from NSW Health.

    Working with Children Check

    Students must have a Working with Children Check. To apply for this Working with Children Check, fill in an online application form. Once the form has been submitted, follow the instructions for collection.

    First Aid Certificate

    All students are required to have a current First Aid Certificate, obtained at their own cost, from an accredited body (Workcover  approved) before undertaking any workplace learning. The Senior First Aid Certificate must be current for the duration of the course.

    If you are an Enrolled/Division 2 Nurse or Paramedic you may instead provide documentation from a current employer which indicates evidence of competency based CPR accreditation.

    NOTE: As many courses include workplace learning in the first session, students are advised to complete their First Aid Certificate prior to commencement of their first year of study.


    Please note that the following subjects have a Workplace Learning component:

    HIP201 Health and Rehabilitation through the Lifespan
    HIP301 Complex Cases in Rehabilitation
    HIP100 Introduction to Health and Rehabilitation
    HIP112 Communication for Health Practice

  • Subjects

    The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

    Course structure

    There are 192 points in the Bachelor of Health and Rehabilitation Science Degree. There are 168 points of core subjects and 24 points of restricted elective subjects.

    Core Subjects

    BMS161 Health and the Human Body – Cells, Immunity & Musculoskeletal
    BMS162 Health and the Human Body – Cardiovascular, Renal & Respiratory
    BMS171 Introduction to Functional Human Anatomy
    BMS172 Functional Anatomy of the Vertebral Column, Pelvic Girdle, & Lower Limb
    BMS271 Functional Anatomy of the Head, Neck, Pectoral Girdle, & Upper Limb
    BMS255 Neuroscience for Health Practice
    BMS256 Exercise Science for Health Practice
    BMS263 Pharmacology for Allied Health Professionals
    BMS350 Health and Chronic Disease
    HIP100 Introduction to Health & Rehabilitation
    HIP112 Communication for Health Practice
    HIP201 Health & Rehabilitation Through the Lifespan (16 points)
    HIP202 Research for Health Practice
    HIP301 Complex Cases in Rehabilitation (16 points)
    HIP302 Understanding Healthy Communities
    HIP303 Promoting Healthy Communities
    IKC100 Indigenous Health
    PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services
    SOC108 Sociology of Health and Health Care

    Enrolment pattern

    By Full-Time Study
    Session 1 (30)

    BMS161 Health and the Human Body – Cells, Immunity & Musculoskeletal
    BMS171 Introduction to Functional Human Anatomy
    HIP100 Introduction to Health & Rehabilitation
    SOC108 Sociology of Health and Health Care

    Session 2 (60)
    BMS162 Health and the Human Body – Cardiovascular, Renal & Respiratory
    BMS172 Functional Anatomy of the Vertebral Column, Pelvic Girdle, & Lower Limb
    HIP112 Communication for Health Practice
    PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services

    Students may exit at this point with a University Certificate in Health and Rehabilitation Science

    Session 3 (30)
    BMS271 Functional Anatomy of the Head, Neck, Pectoral Girdle, & Upper Limb
    BMS263 Pharmacology for Allied Health Professionals
    HIP201 Health & Rehabilitation Through the Lifespan (16 points) (commenced)
    HIP202 Research for Health Practice

    Session 4 (60)
    BMS255 Neuroscience for Health Practice
    BMS256 Exercise Science for Health Practice
    HIP201 Health & Rehabilitation Through the Lifespan (16 points) (completed)
    IKC100 Indigenous Health

    Students may exit at this point with an Associate Degree in Health and Rehabilitation Science

    Session 5 (30)
    BMS350 Health and Chronic Disease
    HIP301 Complex Cases in Rehabilitation (16 points) (commenced)
    HIP302 Understanding Healthy Communities
    [ ] Elective

    Session 6 (60)
    HIP301 Complex Cases in Rehabilitation (16 points) (completed)
    HIP303 Promoting Healthy Communities
    [ ] Elective
    [ ] Elective

    By Part-Time Distance Education Study
    Session 1 (30)

    BMS161 Health and the Human Body – Cells, Immunity & Musculoskeletal
    HIP100 Introduction to Health & Rehabilitation

    Session 2 (60)
    BMS162 Health and the Human Body – Cardiovascular, Renal & Respiratory
    HIP112 Communication for Health Practice

    Session 3 (30)
    BMS171 Introduction to Functional Human Anatomy
    SOC108 Sociology of Health and Health Care

    Session 4 (60)
    BMS172 Functional Anatomy of the Vertebral Column, Pelvic Girdle, & Lower Limb
    PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services

    Students may exit at this point with a University Certificate in Health and Rehabilitation Science

    Session 5 (30)
    BMS263 Pharmacology for Allied Health Professionals
    BMS271 Functional Anatomy of the Head, Neck, Pectoral Girdle, & Upper Limb

    Session 6 (60)
    BMS255 Neuroscience for Health Practice
    BMS256 Exercise Science for Health Practice

    Session 7 (30)
    HIP201 Health & Rehabilitation Through the Lifespan (16 points) (commenced)
    HIP202 Research for Health Practice

    Session 8 (60)
    HIP201 Health & Rehabilitation Through the Lifespan (16 points) (completed)
    IKC100 Indigenous Health

    Students may exit at this point with an Associate Degree in Health and Rehabilitation Science

    Session 9 (30)
    BMS350 Health and Chronic Disease
    HIP301 Complex Cases in Rehabilitation (16 points) (commenced)

    Session 10 (60)
    HIP301 Complex Cases in Rehabilitation (16 points) (completed)
    [ ] Restricted Elective

    Session 11 (30)
    HIP302 Understanding Healthy Communities
    [ ]  Elective

    Session 12 (60)
    HIP303 Promoting Healthy Communities
    [ ]  Elective
     

    NCITAFE INTEGRATED PROGRAM
    Students commence the BHRSc at the same time as commencing the Diploma of Remedial Massage. The transfer credits for the BHRSc will only be processed on awarding of the Diploma

    Session 1 (30)
    NCITAFE Diploma of Remedial Massage: Full-time.
    HIP100 Introduction to Health & Rehabilitation (internal)

    Session 2 (60)
    NCITAFE Diploma of Remedial Massage: Full-time.
    SOC108 Sociology of Health and Health Care (DE)

    Session 3 (30)
    NCITAFE Diploma of Remedial Massage: Full-time.\
    BMS263 Pharmacology for Allied Health Professionals (DE)

    Session 4 (60)
    NCITAFE Diploma of Remedial Massage: Full-time.
    BMS256 Exercise Science for Health Practice (internal)

    Session 5 (30)
    HIP201 Health & Rehabilitation Through the Lifespan (16 points) (commenced) (internal)
    HIP202 Research for Health Practice (DE)
    BMS350 Health and Chronic Disease (DE)

    Session 6 (60)
    HIP201 Health & Rehabilitation Through the Lifespan (16 points) (completed) (internal)
    BMS255 Neuroscience for Health Practice (DE)
    IKC100 Indigenous Health (DE)

    Session 7 (30)
    HIP301 Complex Cases in Rehabilitation (16 points) (commenced) (internal)
    HIP302 Understanding Healthy Communities (internal)
    PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services (DE)

    Session 8 (60)
    HIP301 Complex Cases in Rehabilitation (16 points) (completed) (internal)
    HIP303 Promoting Healthy Communities (internal)


    ARTICULATED PROGRAM – PART-TIME
    For eligible candidates are NCITAFE alumni holding the Diploma of Remedial Massage.

    Completion of the Articulation program requires successful completion of the eleven 8 point subjects and two 16 point subjects listed below

    Session 1 (30)
    HIP100 Introduction to Health & Rehabilitation (internal)
    BMS263 Pharmacology for Allied Health Professionals (DE)

    Session 2 (60)
    BMS256 Exercise Science for Health Practice (internal)
    PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services (DE)

    Session 3 (30)
    HIP201 Health & Rehabilitation Through the Lifespan (16 points) (commenced) (internal)
    IKC100 Indigenous Health (DE)

    Session 4 (60)
    HIP201 Health & Rehabilitation Through the Lifespan (16 points) (completed) (internal)
    BMS255 Neuroscience for Health Practice (DE)

    Session 5 (30)
    HIP202 Research for Health Practice (DE)
    BMS350 Health and Chronic Disease (DE)

    Session 6 (60)
    HIP301 Complex Cases in Rehabilitation (16 points) (commenced) (internal)
    HIP302 Understanding Healthy Communities (internal)

    Session 7 (30)
    HIP301 Complex Cases in Rehabilitation (16 points) (completed) (internal)
    HIP303 Promoting Healthy Communities (internal)

    Session 8 (60)
    SOC108 Sociology of Health and Health Care (DE)

    *students may consider doing SOC108 as a third subject to shorten the course in any session, or SOC215 in a summer (90) session as a substitute, allowing for earlier course completion.

    ARTICULATED PROGRAM – FULL-TIME *
    Completion of the Articulation program requires successful completion of the eleven 8 point subjects and two 16 point subjects listed below

    Session 1 (30)
    HIP100 Introduction to Health & Rehabilitation (internal)
    BMS263 Pharmacology for Allied Health Professionals (DE)
    PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services (DE)

    Session 2 (60)
    BMS256 Exercise Science for Health Practice (internal)
    IKC100 Indigenous Health (DE)
    SOC108 Sociology of Health and Health Care (DE)

    Session 3 (30)
    HIP201 Health & Rehabilitation Through the Lifespan (16 points) (commenced) (internal)
    HIP202 Research for Health Practice (DE)
    BMS350 Health and Chronic Disease (DE)

    Session 4 (60)
    HIP201 Health & Rehabilitation Through the Lifespan (16 points) (completed) (internal)
    BMS255 Neuroscience for Health Practice (DE)

    Session 5 (30)
    HIP301 Complex Cases in Rehabilitation (16 points) (commenced) (internal)
    HIP302 Understanding Healthy Communities (internal)

    Session 6 (60)
    HIP301 Complex Cases in Rehabilitation (16 points) (completed) (internal)
    HIP303 Promoting Healthy Communities (internal)

    * Due to the need to complete subjects in the most appropriate order so that all assumed knowledge is covered, a true full-time study load is not possible in this program. The enrolment pattern above allows students holding the Diploma of Remedial Massage from North-Coast TAFE the ability to complete the BHRSc in the shortest time possible.

  • Residential schools

    Distance education students will need to attend residential schools to develop the required clinical skills. These residential schools are scheduled during the breaks in Session 1 and Session 2, and details will be provided in your subject outlines. Students must complete all compulsory practical components and complete the mid-session or practical examinations where applicable.

    The following subjects may have a residential school component for distance education students:

    HIP201 Health and Rehabilitation through the Lifespan
    BMS256 Exercise Science for Health Practice
    BMS162 Health and the Human Body II - Systemic Human Physiology
    BMS161 Health and the Human Body - Cells, Immunity, & Musculoskeletal
    BMS271 Functional Anatomy of the Head, Neck, Pectoral Girdle and Upper Limb
    BMS171 Introduction to Functional Human Anatomy
    BMS172 Functional Anatomy of the Vertebral Column, Pelvic Girdle and Lower Limb
    HIP112 Communication for Health Practice

  • Admission information
    Indicative ATAR

    7000

    While there are no HSC subjects specified as a prerequisite for admission, applicants are advised that the course involves the study of science-based subjects. Applicants will benefit from having studied mathematics and English as well as science subjects, preferably biology and physics.

    Successful applicants who believe they do not have an appropriate science background may consider undertaking subjects offered in the University's STUDY LINK enabling program prior to commencing study in the course.

    See standard CSU admission criteria

  • Cost of study

    Fees are relevant for 2014 only and are subject to change in future years. Tuition fees quoted do not include the Student Services and Amenities Fee.

    Tuition costs
    Commonwealth supported place

    You will make a student contribution (formerly HECS) towards the cost of your tuition fees. Commonwealth supported places may be limited for this course.

    Options:

    1. Defer your payment using a HECS-HELP loan, which is repaid through the taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold
    2. Pay your student contribution fee up-front each session
    7960*Student contribution fee for your first year of study

    * This is an estimated fee for your first year of study based on a full-time study load (eight 8 point subjects). Should you be studying less than eight subjects in your first year, the fees would be decreased proportionally. This figure excludes the Student Services and Amenities fee. If your entire course is less than the equivalent of one year of full-time study, then the figure displayed is calculated as a percentage of a full-time study load e.g. 50%.

    More about Commonwealth supported places

    On campus (onshore) study mode
    2990*Tuition fee per 8 point subject
    Distance education (offshore) study mode
    2400*Tuition fee per 8 point subject

    * Fee for students commencing study in 2014.

    More information about international student fees

  • Course details
    Enrol Type Mode Campus Fee type Session1 Session2 Session3 Admission Code
    Direct Distance Education Albury-Wodonga CGS Y N N ESHR
    Direct On Campus Port Macquarie CGS Y N N KSHM
    Direct On Campus Port Macquarie CGS Y N N KSHI
    Direct On Campus Albury-Wodonga FPOS Y N N ISHR
    VTAC On Campus Albury-Wodonga CGS Y N N 1300113041
    UAC On Campus Albury-Wodonga CGS Y N N 214351
    UAC On Campus Port Macquarie CGS Y N N 214350
    Direct Distance Education Albury-Wodonga FPOS Y N N JSHS

    LEGEND
    CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
    FFPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
    FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
    Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
    NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
    TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

    Graduation requirements

    Must complete 192 points at pass level or better

  • How to apply
    Apply through UAC

    Apply through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) for on-campus study.

    Apply through UAC

    Apply through VTAC

    Apply through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre for students who do not reside in NSW or ACT who wish to apply to courses at Albury-Wodonga Campus.

    Apply through VTAC

    Apply direct to CSU

    Apply direct to CSU for distance education and postgraduate study.

    Apply online

    Apply direct to CSU

    Apply direct to CSU for on campus study at a CSU regional campus, or study by distance education.

    Apply online

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    Contact a Recruitment agent in your country who can answer your questions about CSU as well as help with the student visa application process.

    International recruitment agents

    CRICOS Code(s)

    068971J (Albury-Wodonga)

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  • Academic expectations

    For each 8 point subject at CSU, students should normally expect to spend between 140-160 hours engaged in the specified learning and assessment activities (such as attending lectures or residential schools, assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, assignments or examinations). The student workload for some subjects may vary from these norms as a result of approved course design.

    Students will be assessed on the basis of completed assignments, examinations, workplace learning, or other methods as outlined in specific subject outlines.

    Where applicable, students are responsible for travel and accommodation costs involved in workplace learning experiences, or attending residential schools (distance education students).

    Expectations relating to academic, workplace learning, time and cost requirements for specific subjects are provided in the subject abstracts and in course materials.

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