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 provides you with a broad range of knowledge and skills required of future health workers.

    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.

    Depending on the electives you choose, you will also develop 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

    CSU's Bachelor of Health and Rehabilitation Science is an undergraduate degree that provides core knowledge and skills applicable to a wide range of practice areas in the field of health.

    Enrolment in the degree can be the ideal way to start a career in health or for those wishing to advance their current careers. It is suitable for students who have just completed secondary schooling or for people already in the workforce looking to upgrade their skills and working towards a career change.

    Career enhancement

    For those already working in roles associated with health (e.g. aged care, allied health assistance, enrolled nursing, complementary medicine, remedial massage), an applied health degree may enable promotion and enhanced career prospects.

    Graduate careers

    Depending on the electives you select, graduates from the Bachelor of Health and Rehabilitation Science can find work in:

    • care coordination
    • case management
    • health promotion
    • health project management
    • health program coordination
    Pathways to other study

    The course also provides a pathway for people who want to enter vocational health study programs, particularly allied health courses such as occupational therapy, physiotherapy, podiatric medicine and speech and language pathology. The course can lead to entry into postgraduate courses, including allied health and public health, and may allow students to transfer to undergraduate study programs. This makes the course ideal for students who are unsure of what role in health they wish to pursue, or those who are initially unsuccessful in gaining entry to an undergraduate vocational health degree.

  • Workplace learning

    You may have opportunities to gain practical experience from the first year of your course using on campus facilities and working with community organisations.

    To ensure you are experienced using equipment and techniques found in the workplace, our facilities include excellent laboratories and a specialised skills development centre.

    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 128 points of core subjects, 32 points of restricted electives and 32 points of unrestricted 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
    HIP100 Introduction to Health & Rehabilitation
    HIP112 Communication for Health Practice
    HIP201 Health & Rehabilitation Through the Lifespan (16 points)
    HIP202 Research for Health Practice
    IKC100 Indigenous Health
    PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services
    SOC108 Sociology of Health and Health Care

    Additional Health Interprofessional subjects

    In addition, students are required to study four subjects from the restricted elective list plus another four unrestricted elective subjects, based on their pathway progression for the final year in relation to future postgraduate study. Students must consult the course coordinator/ course director before choosing any unrestricted elective subject.

    Restricted ElectiveList


    • SPH101 Speech, Language, Learning and Culture
    • BMS224: Head and Neck Anatomy
    • BMS244: Podiatric Biomechanics
    • BMS255: Neuroscience for Health Practice
    • BMS257: Movement Science
    • BMS291: Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 1
    • BMS292: Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 2
    • EHR413: Fundamentals of Biomechanics
    • GER402: Ageing bodies, ageing minds
    • GER404: Ageing and professional practice
    • HCS310: Mental health practice
    • HIP301: Complex cases in rehabilitation (16 points)
    • HIP302: Understanding healthy communities
    • HIP303: Promoting healthy communities
    • HLT401: Contexts of health promotion
    • HLT402: Learning in health contexts
    • HLT404: Clinical education planning
    • HSM409: Evidence-based health care delivery
    • SCI301: International experience
    • PSY214: Health Psychology
    • PSY315: Sport and exercise psychology
    • WEL407: Child and adolescent welfare in Aboriginal communities
     

     

     

    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)
    HIP301 Complex Cases in Rehabilitation (16 points) (commenced) OR Elective
    HIP302 Understanding Healthy Communities OR Elective
    STA201 (Scientific Statistics) OR Elective
    Elective

    Session 6 (60)
    HIP301 Complex Cases in Rehabilitation (16 points) (completed) OR Elective
    HIP303 Promoting Healthy Communities OR Elective
    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)
    HIP301 Complex Cases in Rehabilitation (16 points) (commenced) OR Elective
    STA201 (Scientific Statistics) OR Elective
     

    Session 10 (60)
    HIP301 Complex Cases in Rehabilitation (16 points) (completed) OR Elective
    Elective
     

    Session 11 (30)
    HIP302 Understanding Healthy Communities OR Elective
    Elective
     

    Session 12 (60)
    HIP303 Promoting Healthy Communities OR Elective
    Elective

    NCITAFE INTEGRATED PROGRAM
    Students commence the Bachelor of Health & Rehabilitation Science at the same time as commencing the Diploma of Remedial Massage. The transfer credits for the Bachelor of Health & Rehabilitation Science 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)
    STA201 (Scientific Statistics) OR Elective
     

    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) OR Elective
    HIP302 Understanding Healthy Communities (internal) OR Elective
    PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services (DE)
     

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

    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)
    STA201 (Scientific Statistics) OR Elective
     

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

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

    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)
    STA201 (Scientific Statistics) OR Elective
     

    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) OR Elective
    HIP302 Understanding Healthy Communities (internal) OR Elective
     

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

    * 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 Bachelor of Health and Rehabilitation Science 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; N/A

    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
    VTAC
    On campus
    Albury-Wodonga
    CGS
    Y
    N
    N
    1300113041
    UAC
    On campus
    Albury-Wodonga
    CGS
    Y
    N
    N
    214351
    Direct
    On campus
    Albury-Wodonga
    FPOS
    Y
    N
    N
    ISHR
    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

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    Apply through VTAC

    Apply through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) 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

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    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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