Bachelor of Health Science (Clinical Sciences)

  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 4789
  • AQF Level: 7

4789 Bachelor of Health Science (Clinical Science) is an early exit point for students who have completed three years of study from the following Programs: 4708 Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine, 4706 Bachelor of Physiotherapy, 4763 Bachelor of Speech Pathology, 4711 Bachelor of Occupational Therapy.

Study Mode

Three years full-time.

Program Advice

HealthSciences@westernsydney.edu.au

Location

Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Campbelltown Campus Full Time Internal See above
Campbelltown Campus Part Time Internal See Above

Recommended Sequence

Early Exit from 4708 Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine – 4789 Bachelor of Health Science (Clinical Science)

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.  

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
PUBH 1006 Population Health and Society 10
NATS 1009 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 10
REHA 1003 Introduction to Podiatry 10
HLTH 1010 Professional Health Competencies 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
NATS 1022 Functional Anatomy 10
NATS 1010 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 10
HLTH 1001 Foundations of Research and Evidence-Based Practice 10
COMM 1007 Communication in Health 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
1H session
REHA 2005 Pathomechanics and Podiatric Medicine 10
 Credit Points10
Autumn session
HLTH 2003 Biomechanics 10
HLTH 2021 Research Methods (Quantitative and Qualitative) 10
NATS 2038 Pathophysiology 1 10
 Credit Points30
2H session
REHA 2007 Podiatry Pre-Clinical 10
REHA 2003 Musculoskeletal Disorders and Imaging 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
NATS 3037 Neuroanatomy 10
NATS 2008 Clinical Pharmacology 10
 Credit Points20
Year 3
1H session
REHA 3027 Pharmacology for Podiatrists 10
 Credit Points10
Autumn session
PUBH 2005 Culture, Diversity and Health 10
Select two minor subjects or two electives 20
 Credit Points30
Spring session
BEHV 1014 Psychology and Health 10
HLTH 3005 Evidence-Based Practice 10
Select two minor subjects or two electives 20
Year 3 Podiatric Medicine subjects not listed above that the student may have already undertaken can be counted as electives.  
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

 Early Exit from 4706 Bachelor of Physiotherapy – 4789 Bachelor of Health Science (Clinical Science)

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.  

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
PUBH 1006 Population Health and Society 10
NATS 1009 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 10
REHA 1002 Introduction to Physiotherapy Practice 10
HLTH 1013 Professional Competencies in Health 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
NATS 1010 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 10
COMM 1007 Communication in Health 10
HLTH 1012 Evidence in Health 10
NATS 1022 Functional Anatomy 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
HLTH 2003 Biomechanics 10
HLTH 2021 Research Methods (Quantitative and Qualitative) 10
PUBH 2005 Culture, Diversity and Health 10
NATS 2038 Pathophysiology 1 10
 Credit Points40
2H session
REHA 2001 Core Competencies in Physiotherapy Practice 10
 Credit Points10
Spring session
NATS 3037 Neuroanatomy 10
NATS 2008 Clinical Pharmacology 10
BEHV 1014 Psychology and Health 10
 Credit Points30
Year 3
1H session
REHA 3009 Exercise Rehabilitation 10
 Credit Points10
Autumn session
Select two minor subjects and one elective or three electives 30
 Credit Points30
Spring session
PUBH 3023 Evidence in Professional Reasoning 10
Select two minor subjects and one elective or three electives 30
Year 3 Physiotherapy subjects not listed above that the student may have already undertaken can be counted as electives.  
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

 Suggested Minors

Health Promotion, Minor

Physical Activity and Health, Minor

Health and Recreation, Minor

Early Exit from 4763 Bachelor of Speech Pathology – 4789 Bachelor of Health Science (Clinical Science)

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.  

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
PUBH 1006 Population Health and Society 10
HLTH 1013 Professional Competencies in Health 10
NATS 1009 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 10
REHA 1005 Introduction to Speech Pathology Practice 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
COMM 1007 Communication in Health 10
HLTH 1012 Evidence in Health 10
NATS 1010 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 10
REHA 1006 Communication and Mealtime Foundations 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
PUBH 2005 Culture, Diversity and Health 10
HLTH 2024 Research Methods in Health 10
REHA 2018 Elements of Language: Analysis and Application 10
REHA 2017 Communication Changes Across the Lifespan 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
REHA 2016 Hearing, Speech and Swallowing Science 10
REHA 2019 Optimising Communication for Adults 10
REHA 2020 Optimising Communication for Children 10
BEHV 1014 Psychology and Health 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
BEHV 2002 Brain and Behaviour 10
REHA 3046 Optimising Mealtimes Across the Lifespan 10
Select two minor subjects 20
Or select two alternate subjects  
Or select one alternate subject and one elective  
 Credit Points40
Spring session
HLTH 3005 Evidence-Based Practice 10
From 2023 HLTH 3005 is replaced by PUBH 3023 Evidence in Professional Reasoning  
Evidence in Professional Reasoning  
REHA 3045 Communication Access in Communities 10
Select two minor subjects 20
Or select two alternate subjects  
Or select one alternate subject and one elective  
Note: Students not completing a minor must complete a minimum of two, level 3 alternate or elective units  
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

Suggested Minors 

Culture and Society, Minor

Child and Community, Minor

Indigenous Australian Studies, Minor

Linguistics, Minor

Public Health, Minor 

Health Practice Management, Minor 

Alternate Subject Pool

Subject Title Credit Points
COMM 3008Communication Research Project10
LANG 3045Intercultural Communication10
HLTH 3018Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care10
LANG 3016Bilingualism and Biculturalism10
BEHV 3019Psychology of Language10
BEHV 3009Developmental Psychology10
WELF 3008Learning through Indigenous Australian Community Service (Day Mode)10
NURS 3023Maternal and Infant Health Care10
WELF 3011Professional Practice in Aged Care and Disability10
WELF 3003Community Engaged Learning10
BUSM 3036Leadership and Entrepreneurship10
BUSM 3052Organisational Learning and Development10
COMM 3046Personal Branding Strategies: Build and Manage Your Career Profile10
CEDS 3001Bridging the Gap: Re-engaging Indigenous Learners10
REHA 3049Speech Pathology Practice 110
REHA 3048Speech Pathologists Working with Children, Families and Communities10
REHA 3047Speech Pathologists Working with Adults, Families and Communities10
REHA 3050Speech Pathology Practice 210

 Early Exit from 4711 Bachelor of Occupational Therapy – 4789 Bachelor of Health Science (Clinical Science)

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
PUBH 1006 Population Health and Society 10
NATS 1009 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 10
REHA 1001 Introduction to Occupational Therapy 10
HLTH 1013 Professional Competencies in Health 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
REHA 1004 Occupational Therapy Practice 1 10
NATS 1010 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 10
COMM 1007 Communication in Health 10
HLTH 1012 Evidence in Health 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
REHA 2004 Occupational Therapy Practice 2 10
PUBH 2005 Culture, Diversity and Health 10
NATS 2038 Pathophysiology 1 10
HLTH 2021 Research Methods (Quantitative and Qualitative) 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
REHA 2006 People, Environment and Occupations 10
NATS 3037 Neuroanatomy 10
BEHV 1014 Psychology and Health 10
NATS 1022 Functional Anatomy 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
1H session
REHA 3021 Occupation and Neurology 10
REHA 3020 Occupation and Mental Health 10
Select two minor subjects or two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Spring session
REHA 4009 Occupational Justice 10
HLTH 3005 Evidence-Based Practice 10
From 2023 HLTH 3005 Evidence-Based Practice is replaced by PUBH 3023 Evidence in Professional Reasoning  
Evidence in Professional Reasoning  
Select two minor subjects or two electives 20
Year 3 or 4 Occupational Therapy units not listed above that the student may have already undertaken can be counted as electives.  
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240