Australia

Diploma of Health Sciences

A career that will make a difference

Are you looking for a career in a health related discipline? Flinders ISC’s Diploma of Health Sciences prepares you to enter your chosen health degree at Flinders University.

Diploma of Health Sciences

The Diploma of Health Sciences at Flinders ISC is an advanced program of academic preparation that provides up to 12 months of credit towards selected health sciences degrees at Flinders University.

Receive credits towards the following undergraduate degrees:

Course Number of Flinders University Credits granted:* Equivalent to (length): FISC Health Sciences Diploma Flinders University start dates - March (S1)/July (S2) Minimum additional time to complete undergraduate degree post Diploma studies**
Bachelor of Health Sciences (Life Sciences Major) 8 credits 12 months 12 months or 8 months S1 and S2 +2 years
Bachelor of Health Sciences (Therapy Studies Major) 8 credits 12 months 12 months or 8 months S1 only +2 years
Bachelor of Health Sciences (Environmental and Public Health Major)^ 7 credits up to 12 months 12 months or 8 months S1 and S2 +2 ½ years
Bachelor of Health Sciences (Nutrition Major)^ 6 credits up to 12 months 12 months or 8 months S2 only +2 ½ years
Bachelor of Health Sciences (Health Management Major) 4 credits 6 months 12 months or 8 months S2 only +2 ½ years
Bachelor of Health Sciences (Health Promotion Major) 4 credits 6 months 12 months or 8 months S2 only +2 ½ years
Bachelor of Health Sciences (Public Health Major) 4 credits 6 months 12 months or 8 months S2 only +2 ½ years
Bachelor of Health Sciences (Disability and Community Rehabilitation)^ 3 credits up to 6 months 12 months or 8 months S2 only +2 ½ years

Program structure

Length

3 trimesters (14 weeks each) over 12 months, or 2 trimesters (14 weeks each) over 8 months

Units studied+

For 3 trimester program: 9 units including English Communication 1

For 2 trimester program: 8 units

12 month program for students with an IELTS of 5.5 with no band below 5.0

Trimester 1 Trimester 2 Trimester 3
English Communication 1 Professional Communication in Health Anatomy and Physiology
Evolution and Ecosystem Health Practitioner Practice A Health Practitioner Practice B
Introductory Chemistry Life Sciences Chemistry Molecules and Life

8 month program for students with an IELTS of 6.0 or above, and with no band below 5.5++

Trimester 1 Trimester 2
Professional Communication in Health Anatomy and Physiology
Health Practitioner Practice A Health Practitioner Practice B
Introductory Chemistry Life Sciences Chemistry
Evolution and Ecosystems Molecules and Life

Mode of study

Full-time, face-to-face delivery.

Assessment

Your progress and development will be assessed regularly throughout the course. Assessment is a combination of class tests, essays, reports, case studies, oral presentations, text analysis, problem solving, folio work, practical and laboratory work and final examination.

Award

On completion, a Diploma of Health Sciences will be issued by Study Group Australia Pty Limited.

Key dates

  • Find out about the key dates for the Diploma of Health Sciences.

Entry requirements

Fees

*The same amount of credit will be granted regardless of whether you are studying the 8 month or the 12 month program.
**The total duration of the undergraduate degree depends on whether you pass all relevant subjects, as well as during which time period you can study the additional units required (at the discretion of Flinders University).
^8 credits are equivalent to 12 months of study, and 4 credits to 6 months of study towards your university degree. For the Environmental and Public Health and Nutrition majors you will receive less than 12 months (8 credits) so you will need to study additional required subjects during your university program (at the discretion of Flinders University). For the Disability and Community Rehabilitation major, you will receive less than 6 months (4 credits) so you will have to study additional required subjects during your university studies.
+The order of offering of units is subject to alteration.
++The 8 month program is only available to students with an IELTS of 6.0 or above, no band below 5.5.


Diploma of Health Sciences: CRICOS Course Code: 097410B
Provider: Study Group Australia Pty Limited. CRICOS Provider Code: 01682E

“At Flinders ISC, the teaching staff was really helpful, patient, understanding and dedicated.


They have travelled enough and are well equipped to support international students. Studying at Flinders ISC has really helped me develop my English skills.


I am enrolled in the Bachelor of Health Sciences with a major in Life Sciences. I then hope to study a Master of Physiotherapy. I aspire to become an animal physiotherapist specialised in horses.”


Caroline Bonnel From France - Studying Bachelor of Health Sciences - Studied the Foundation Program at Flinders ISC

Flinders student Caroline

Study Group Australia Pty Limited trading as Flinders International Study Centre delivers its own pathways courses leading to undergraduate studies at Flinders University. Study Group Australia Pty Limited trading as Flinders International Study Centre is also a third party delivering pre-masters courses on behalf of Flinders University.

Provider: Study Group Australia Pty Limited trading as Flinders International Study Centre.

CRICOS provider code: 01682E. ABN: 88 070 919 327