single degree

Bachelor of Health Science (Honours)

A single one year undergraduate award offered by the ANU College of Health and Medicine

  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
Admission requirements
  • Academic plan HHLTH
  • Post Nominal
  • CRICOS code 099244F
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Public Health
  • Academic contact
  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
Admission requirements
  • Academic plan HHLTH
  • Post Nominal
  • CRICOS code 099244F
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Public Health
  • Academic contact

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:

48 units from completion of one of the following Honours specialisations:

Biological Anthropology (BIAN-HSPC)

Biology (BIOL-HSPC)

Chemistry (CHEM-HSPC)

Computer Science (COM-HSPC)

Health and Medicine (HLMD-HSPC)

Medical Research (MEDR-HSPC)

Population Health (POPH-HSPC)

Psychology (PSYC-HSPC)

Science (SCNC-HSPC)

Science Communication (SCOM-HSPC)

Statistics (STAT-HSPC)


Elective Study

Once you have met the program requirements of your degree, you may have enough electives to complete an additional elective majorminor or specialisation.

Admission Requirements

An AQF Level 7 Bachelor of Health Science degree or equivalent, completed within the last two years:

1.   in a cognate discipline

2.   with a weighted average mark equivalent to an ANU 70 per cent calculated from the 36 units (i.e. 0.75 EFTSL) of courses in the discipline cognate to the honours specialisation, excluding 1000-level courses (i.e. introductory undergraduate courses), with the highest marks.

3.   the satisfaction of any further requirements specified in the relevant honours specialisation

Cognate Disciplines

Cognate disciplines are detailed in the honours specialisations available for this honours plan

Adjustment Factors

Adjustment factors are additional points added to an applicant's Selection Rank (for example an applicant's ATAR). ANU offers adjustment factors based on performance and equity principles, such as for high achievement in nationally strategic senior secondary subjects and for recognition of difficult circumstances that students face in their studies. 

Selection Rank adjustments are granted in accordance with the approved schedules, and no more than 15 (maximum 5 subject/performance-based adjustment factors and maximum 10 equity-based adjustment factors) can be awarded. 

You may be considered for adjustment factors if you have:

  • applied for an eligible ANU Bachelor degree program
  • undertaken Australian Year 12 or the International Baccalaureate
  • achieved an ATAR or equivalent at or above 70
  • not previously attempted tertiary study.

Please visit the ANU Adjustment Factors website for further information.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

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Annual indicative fee for international students

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Fee Information

All students are required to pay the Services and amenities fee (SA Fee)

The annual indicative fee provides an estimate of the program tuition fees for international students and domestic students (where applicable). The annual indicative fee for a program is based on the standard full-time enrolment load of 48 units per year (unless the program duration is less than 48 units). Fees for courses vary by discipline meaning that the fees for a program can vary depending on the courses selected. Course fees are reviewed on an annual basis and typically will increase from year to year. The tuition fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and the courses selected and are subject to increase during the period of study.

For further information on Fees and Payment please see:


ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

The Bachelor of Health Science (BHLTH) provides foundation knowledge of biomedical, environmental, and social health determinants; the skills to evaluate health protection initiatives; and,  introduces quantitative, qualitative and mixed-methods research approaches.  In the BHLTH(Hons) you will identify a relevant research question within biomedical science, clinical science, sociology of health, health policy, health economics or population health. You will then conceive an appropriate research strategy for your question, reliably collect and analyse data, and integrate your conclusions to formulate an evidence-based argument, culminating in a written thesis. Skills gained include project management, information literacy, technical writing, and giving effective oral presentations.

Career Options

ANU ranks among the world's very finest universities. Our nearly 100,000 alumni include political, business, government, and academic leaders around the world.

We have graduated remarkable people from every part of our continent, our region and all walks of life.

This program is available for applications to commence from First Semester, 2021

Learning Outcomes

  1. Plan and engage in an independent and sustained critical investigation of a chosen research topic to generate new knowledge.

  2. Systematically evaluate relevant theory and concepts, relate these to appropriate methodologies and evidence and draw appropriate conclusions.

  3. Analyse and interpret original research data with statistical or other evaluative processes where appropriate.

  4. Demonstrate sufficient mastery to understand and apply relevant experimental techniques and methods to collect original research data

  5. Communicate and justify complex concepts and results clearly and effectively to a variety of audiences.

Inherent Requirements

Information on the inherent requirements is currently not available for this program.

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