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Bachelor of Health Science and Bachelor of Social Work for 2015

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Why study Bachelor of Health Science and Bachelor of Social Work?

This double degree will give you essential skills to understand the social context in which medicine and health care are practised nationally and internationally, and the power to advocate and work for change.

As a social worker, you'll engage directly with people whose health needs are often under threat or being ignored.

As an allied health practitioner, you will learn to identify, investigate, analyse and evaluate health issues and programs through your knowledge of physiology, epidemiology, healthcare systems, health promotion, policy analysis and health sociology.

As a combined health and social worker, you will be in a powerful position to address inequality and injustice and improve the quality of life for individuals, groups and whole communities.

You will learn from award-winning experts on real-world social problems and health problems, such as child abuse, problem gambling, and inequitable access to care. You will benefit from our links to Monash teaching hospitals, health and welfare providers across Victoria and researchers around the world.

Offered over four years at our Caulfield campus, the course includes fieldwork placements with social welfare providers.

With skills in social welfare and health promotion, communications, policy administration and community health, you will graduate ready to make a difference in local and global health and welfare issues.

Professional recognitions

Australian

This course has been accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers.

Domestic

Entry requirements

Clearly in ATAR score (2014):

  • 74.70 (Caulfield)

View entry requirements and applications for domestic students

Duration

4 years full-time

Fees for 2015

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
Average annual student contribution
$ 8,000 AUD
Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

Intakes

First Semester (March)

Attendances

  • On-campus at Caulfield: full-time

Faculty

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Course code: 3870

CRICOS code: 075624C

Find out more

Enquire nowApply nowEntry requirements

Contact

Telephone: +61 3 9903 1657, email: med-sphpm-ugenq@monash.edu

International

Entry requirements

View entry requirements and applications for international students

Duration

4 years full-time

Fees for 2015

Fees are subject to change annually.

International fee per 48 credit points
48 credit points represents a standard full-time course load for a year
$ 33,300 AUD

Intakes

First Semester (March)

Attendances

  • On-campus at Caulfield: full-time

Faculty

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Course code: 3870

CRICOS code: 075624C

Find out more

Enquire nowApply nowEntry requirements

Contact

Telephone: +61 3 9903 4788
Online Enquiry: Enquire Now

Admissions information for domestic students

Entry requirements

Minimum entrance requirements

Equivalent Australian Year 12

Minimum entrance requirements for non-school-leavers

TAFE qualifications

A minimum of Certificate IV with at least a 60% average is required to be considered for admission. Programs that involve competency-based assessment without grades or marks will not meet admission requirements.

University studies

Applicants with complete or incomplete university studies may be considered eligible for entry if they have met the English prerequisites requirement.

Applicants will also be considered for entry with the satisfactory completion of two single university units undertaken at any Australian university. Previous Year 12 studies may also be taken into consideration in selection. Selection is made on academic merit based on the marks and grades obtained in the entry qualification. A minimum average of 60% is required. Non graded qualifications will not be considered.

English prerequisites

Applicants must also meet the University's minimum entry requirements.

VCE prerequisites

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.

International Baccalaureate subject prerequisites

  • A score of at least 4 in English SL or 3 in English HL or 5 in English B SL or 4 in English B HL.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Entry scores

Qualification Caulfield
2014 ATAR clearly in for CSP 74.70

Applications

Semester one (March)

Applications for on campus studies should be made online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Admissions information for international students

Entry requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for non-school-leavers

TAFE qualifications

A minimum of Certificate IV with at least a 60% average is required to be considered for admission. Programs that involve competency-based assessment without grades or marks will not meet admission requirements.

University studies

Applicants with complete or incomplete university studies may be considered eligible for entry if they have met the English prerequisites requirement.

Applicants will also be considered for entry with the satisfactory completion of two single university units undertaken at any Australian university. Previous Year 12 studies may also be taken into consideration in selection. Selection is made on academic merit based on the marks and grades obtained in the entry qualification. A minimum average of 60% is required. Non graded qualifications will not be considered.

English prerequisites

Applicants must also meet the University's minimum entry requirements.

VCE prerequisites

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.

International Baccalaureate subject prerequisites

  • A score of at least 4 in English SL or 3 in English HL or 5 in English B SL or 4 in English B HL.

English requirements for international students

Gaining the required result in one of the following tests of English language:

  • A minimum overall IELTS score of 7.0 with no individual band score less than 6.5.
  • A TOEFL minimum test score of either;

in the written TOEFL, 587 with a Test of Written English (TWE) score of at least 4.5; or

in the internet-based TOEFL, an overall score of at least 94 with at least 24 in the written, 20 in listening, 19 in reading and 20 in speaking sections and no less than 20 in any other section.

This course also accepts the Monash English Bridging Program as meeting the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Entry scores

2015 international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course are available from the Undergraduate Qualifications Database.

Qualification Caulfield
International Baccalaureate 26
A Level GCE (Click on the Undergraduate Qualifications Database link above for details on how the A-Level score is calculated.) 7

Applications

Semester one (March)

Current VCE or IB students studying in Victoria should apply online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre

Apply directly to Monash

Semester two (July)

This course currently doesn't have places available for mid-year entry.

Enrolment obligation

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than 25% of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students cannot enrol exclusively in distance and/or online learning study in any compulsory study period. See standard 9.4 of The National Code 2007.

Study areas

HEALTH SCIENCE

Health Science is a multi-disciplinary field of study that involves applying scientific approaches to the study of health. Health science is about public health, focusing on populations and communities rather than individuals, and spanning the spectrum from promoting good health, through preventing disease, to managing illness and disability. It includes aspects of biomedical sciences such as physiology, epidemiology, preventive medicine, and pharmacology, and aspects of social sciences such as sociology, program development and evaluation, and policy analysis.

  • Career opportunities

    As a social worker, you could be involved in chronic and critical-care situations in the government and non-government sectors. You may find work with community groups, government departments and hospitals and contribute to the planning, administration and management of social and welfare services, or directly provide them to people in need.

    You could also work in private practice as a management or organisational consultant, family therapist, counsellor or psychotherapist.

    With the addition of your health sciences degree, you will have particularly strong claims to opportunities in planning and organising health services and education and policy in clinics hospitals, community organisations, local government, public-health departments and managed care and related institutions.

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