Credit points


Minimum duration

4 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Approved locations

  • Melbourne

EFTSL value of units : All 10cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values

Admission requirements

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

International students need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.



Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English, and a study score of at least 25 in Mathematics (any).

Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2022 Admission.

Completion requirements

To qualify for the Bachelor of Biomedical Science/Bachelor of Applied Public Health, a student must complete 320 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

  1. 120 cp from the Public Health units including:
  2. 110 cp specified units (Part A)
  3. 10 cp elective units (Part B)
  4. 140 cp from Biomedical Science units including:
  5. 130 cp specified units (Part C)
  6. 10 cp elective units (Part D)
  7. 20 cp from Interprofessional units (Part E)
  8. 20 cp from Core Curriculum Units (Part F);
  9. 20 cp from Applied Public Health placement units (Part G)

Progression requirements

Students normally complete 100-level units before undertaking related 200 level units, and 200 level units before undertaking related 300 level units.

In all aspects of progress through the course, students will be advised by the Course Coordinator and bound by decisions of the relevant School Committee.

Part A : Public Health Specified Units

Complete exactly 110 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
PUBH100Foundations of Public Health10
PUBH102Foundations of Health Promotion10
PUBH200Globalisation, Environment and Health10
PUBH204Public Health Economics10
PUBH205Public Health Emergency Response10
PUBH303Applied Public Health Communication10
PUBH304Public Health Advocacy10
PUBH306Public Health Policy and Law10
PUBH311Contemporary Issues in Public Health10
PUBH312Applied Health Promotion10

Part B : Public Health Elective Units

Complete exactly 10 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
DVST100Introduction to International Development Studies10
DVST200Refugees and Forced Migration10
GEOG101Global Human Environments10
GEOG204Environmental Sustainability: the Global Challenge10
SOCS243Global Health10
GEOG207Political Geography: Borders, Migration and Conflict10
DVST101Humanitarian Work and Aid10

Part C : Biomedical Science Specified Units

Complete exactly 130 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
BIOL123Cells and Tissues - the Fabric of Life10
BIOL205Pharmacology 110
BMSC100Introductory Biostatistics10
BMSC102Numerical Reasoning10
BMSC207Microbiology and Immunology10
CHEM105Foundations of Chemistry10
CHEM106Physical and Organic Chemistry10
BIOL125Human Biology 110
BIOL126Human Biology 210
BMSC110Communicating Ideas in Science10
BMSC208Research Design and Ethics

Part D : Interprofessional Units

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
HLSC301Community Engagement10
HLSC120Indigenous Health and Culture10

Part E : Biomedical Science Elective Units

Complete exactly 10 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
ANAT100Anatomical Foundations of Exercise Science10
ANAT101Physiotherapy Anatomy 110
ANAT102Physiotherapy Anatomy 210
BIOL206Human Genetics10
BIOL234Nutritional Physiology10
BIOL334Pharmacology 210
BMSC206Introduction to Neuroscience10
BMSC303Drug Development10
BMSC304Drug Promotion10
BMSC306Advanced Physiology10
PHYS109Introductory Physics10
BMSC309Advanced Cardiovascular Physiology10

A student may undertake other elective units drawn from ACU undergraduate programs, or by cross-institutional study, with prior approval of the Course Coordinator.

Part F : Core Curriculum Units

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
UNCC100Self and Community: Exploring the Anatomy of Modern Society10
PHCC102Being Human10
PHCC104Ethics and the Good Life10
CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
UNCC300Justice and Change in a Global World10
PHCC320The Just Society10

Part G : Applied Public Health Placement Units

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
PUBH302Applied Public Health 110
PUBH305Applied Public Health 210

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