What is health science?
Health science is a non-clinical field that aims to improve human health. It is based on the application of scientific principles to health care services. Health science is a broad field of practice – health science professionals work in a range of advocacy, education, planning and policy roles.
Why study health science?
A health science degree is a flexible qualification that prepares you to drive meaningful change across a wide range of health care settings.
At UTS, our transdisciplinary health science degrees focus on the social model of health – and they can take you in lots of different directions. You might focus on using and interpreting data to improve our health care systems, build your understanding of international health priorities to contribute to overseas health initiatives, or focus on pharmacology or physiotherapy with a view to pursuing postgraduate studies.
Whatever you choose, you’ll gain a broad-based education that combines health-specific content (population health, public health, primary health care and Indigenous health, to name a few) with a broad array of professional subjects (such as interpersonal communication; arguments, evidence and intuition; diversity and culture), preparing you to work effectively in a range of health care environments.
The shift towards digitised health data is creating new jobs using this emerging data to improve health outcomes in our communities and I think it is a very exciting area to be diving into the field as it develops.
Bachelor of Health Science & Diploma in Languages