Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences (BHlthMedSc)

Program Code

BHMS

Program Minimum Units

72

Standard Duration

3 Years

Program Faculty

AQF Level

07

Academic Year

2017

Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies).

Overview

The Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences provides general foundation studies in a broad range of areas in the Health and Medical Sciences, while also enabling students to specialise in one particular area of study as they progress through the degree.

The Addiction and Mental Health Major will provide an understanding of the scientific basis of substance abuse and mental health, and review interventions (pharmacological, psychosocial, and public health) used in addiction and mental health fields.
The Clinical Trials Major will develop the expertise needed to design, develop and conduct clinical trials in hospitals, research organisations/institutes and pharmaceutical companies. 
The Medical Sciences Major will provide an understanding of how the human body functions in health and disease, and how treatments for disease are developed. An understanding will be gained of the fundamental medical science disciplines of anatomy, physiology, and pathology. 
The Neurosciences major will provide an understanding of how the nervous system regulates the body and behaviour with a view to finding ways to prevent or cure neurological disorders.
The Nutritional Health Major will explore the body’s mechanical and physiological responses to food including how  energy and nutrients from the food we eat is used. 
The Public Health Major will provide the skills to measure the health of populations, understand how social, cultural and economic factors influence contemporary health problems in Australia and internationally, and develop practical skills in health promotion and health educational strategies.
The Reproductive and Childhood Health Major will provide knowledge about fertility, conception, pregnancy and birth. The key health issues that affect children and adolescents will also be considered.

The Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences is an AQF Level 7 qualification with a standard full-time duration of three years.

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences

There shall be a Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following courses with a combined total of not less than 72 units, comprising:
 

  1. Level I courses to the value of no more than 30 units, of which at least 12 units are Health Science courses, and which may include the Core courses and Closed electives
  2. Level II Health Science courses to the value of at least 12 units, which may include the Core courses and Closed electives
  3. Level III Health Science courses to the value of at least 24 units, which may include Closed electives
  4. Core courses to the value of 6 units
  5. One major from the following:
    1. Addiction and Mental Health (27 units)
    2. Clinical Trials (27 units)
    3. Medical Sciences (27 units)
    4. Neurosciences (27 units)
    5. Nutritional Health (27 units)
    6. Public Health (27 units)
    7. Reproductive and Childhood Health (27 units)
  6. Broadening Electives to the value of 9 units
  7. Additional elective courses to complete a total of 72 units for the program, which may include Closed and Open electives.
Core Courses

To satisfy the requirements for Core Courses students must complete courses to the value of 6 units.

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
HLTH SC 1002 Create. Communicate. Connect with Health Sciences 3
HLTH SC 2105 Reflect. Research. Resolve Questions in Health 3