Diploma of Health Science

A comprehensive introduction in the physiological, psychological, social and cultural elements involved in health care. You will also be taught the skills required for successful tertiary studies and foundation concepts that will accelerate your progress in your proposed degree studies.

Your pathway to UniSA

High School


2nd year University of South Australia


Stage 1 Core Modules

  • Academic Research and Critical Enquiry
  • Information and New Media Technologies
  • Communication; People, Place and Culture
  • Science and Society
  • Human Biology
  • Maths & Statistics
  • Chemistry
  • Essential Study Skills

Stage 2 Modules

  • Human Anatomy
  • Human Physiology 1
  • Human Physiology 2
  • Foundation of Health
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Global and National Health
  • Population Health
  • Statistics for Laboratory Sciences

Entry into 2nd year of the University of South Australia

Year 1 with advanced standing of the University of South Australia

What is a Quota?

Certain Bachelor degrees at UniSA require placement in a clinical environment - e.g. hospital. There is a limited amount of clinical placements available, therefore the university put a quota on the program, to ensure that all students that study the program get the required training through the clinical placement. Programs with quota are competitive and a higher grade point average (GPA) is often required.

What if the Quota is full?

If you apply for a Diploma pathway program which has become full we will still issue you with a Letter of Offer for a more general program. You can then choose to have your offer revised for an alternative program or choose to accept the offer we have issued for you.

Popular Careers for Graduates

Bachelor of Human Movement

  • Sport, Fitness and Rehabilitation
  • Health and Recreation Industries
  • Outdoor Education

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

  • Hospitals
  • Mental Health
  • Rehabilitation
  • Aged Care
  • Private Practice

Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology

  • Exercise and sports science
  • Secondary and tertiary health
  • Private clinics

Bachelor of Health Science

  • Fitness and Recreation
  • Researching
  • Health Promotion

Bachelor of Laboratory Medicine

  • Diagnostic Pathology
  • Forensic Pathology
  • Public Health

Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Medical Imaging)

  • Private Practice
  • Hospitals

Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Nuclear Medicine)

  • Private Practice
  • Hospitals

Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Radiation Therapy)

  • Private Practice
  • Hospitals

Bachelor of Medical Science

  • Medical Research
  • Biotechnology Industry
  • Medical Sales and Marketing

Bachelor of Midwifery

  • Hospitals
  • Community Clinics

Bachelor of Nursing

  • Hospitals
  • Community Clinics
  • Aged and Rehabilitative Care
  • Health Promotion
  • Administration and Research

Bachelor of Nutrition and Food Sciences

  • Advisors
  • Product Formulations
  • Nutrition Advice and Marketing of Functional Foods

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)

  • Hospitals
  • Pharmaceutical Industry

Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science

  • Hospitals
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Research Organisations
  • Regulatory Bodies

Bachelor of Physiotherapy

  • Community Health Centres
  • Private Practice
  • Hospitals
  • Sporting Teams

Bachelor of Podiatry

  • Private Practice
  • Hospitals
  • Community Health Centres
  • Aged Care

Average Starting salaries

According to 2015 research conducted by Graduate Careers Australia, average national graduate starting salaries are ranging from A$50,000.


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