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  • Objectives
    Graduates of CSU's new Bachelor of Health and Rehabilitation Science will develop a holistic approach to health and rehabilitation, inclusive of physiological, anatomical, psychological and socio-cultural factors. They will be skilled, flexible and accountable healthcare workers capable of meeting the challenges and future needs of the Australian healthcare system.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Health and Rehabilitation Science
  • Course description
    Including:
    Associate Degree in Health and Rehabilitation Science [exit point only] AssocDegHlthRehabSc
    University Certificate in Health and Rehabilitation Science
    [exit point only] UnivCertHlthRehabSc

    About the course

    This three-year degree will enable students to develop comprehensive knowledge and skills that support generic practice in a range of health settings. Students will develop:

        * an understanding of the principles of rehabilitation
        * extensive knowledge of anatomy and how the body functions
        * knowledge about human development
        * an understanding of psychology and sociology
        * extensive knowledge of disease and the medications used to treat disease
        * skills in how to run a health education/community development program
        * knowledge of exercise science, including musculoskeletal and cardiovascular functioning
        * skills and knowledge in communication and group work.

    Students will also develop a sound foundation for entry into professional health degrees.

    Where it will take you

    Graduates work professionally throughout the healthcare system, in hospitals, within the community, and in local government and non-government organisations, such as the Arthritis Foundation.

    The latest facilities

    To ensure you are experienced using the equipment and techniques found in the workplace, our facilities include:

        * excellent laboratories
        * state-of-the-art computer centres

    Practical experience

    Students are required to complete clinical practicums undertaken in conjunction with a number of subjects throughout the course, beginning in the first year. In their final year, students are required to complete a major project, which aims to enhance the wellbeing of a community.
    Optional exit points

    Students may choose to exit from the course with the University Certificate in Health and Rehabilitation Science upon satisfactory completion of the first seven subjects (64 subject points). Study to this level will provide students with an introduction to generic health concepts and skills.

    Students may choose to exit from the course with the Associate Degree in Health and Rehabilitation Science upon satisfactory completion of the first 14 subjects (128 subject points). Study to this level will provide students with generic health knowledge and skills that enable graduates to engage in supervised practice in a range of settings.

    Residential school

    Distance education students will need to attend residential schools to develop the required clinical skills.

    Graduation requirements

    To graduate with the Bachelor of Health and Rehabilitation Science, students must satisfactorily complete 192 points.

    To graduate with the Associate Degree in Health and Rehabilitation Science, students must satisfactorily complete 128 points.

    To graduate with the University Certificate in Health and Rehabilitation Science, students must satisfactorily complete 64 points.

    Clinical requirements

    Refer to the Clinical requirements section following for information on fieldwork placement requirements:

        * Senior First Aid Certificate
        * Criminal Record Clearance
        * Immunisation

    Further study

    Postgraduate courses include:
    Doctor of Philosophy
    Doctor of Health Science
    Master of Health Science (Honours)
    Master of Health Services Management
    Graduate Diploma of Health Services Management
    Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management
    Graduate Certificate in Clinical Education
    Frequently asked questions

    School leavers
    Non-recent school leavers
    General questions

    What is the ENTER/UAI cut-off?
    Places in the Bachelor of Health and Rehabilitation Science are expected to be in demand. It is not possible to predict the ENTER/UAI cut-off, however the published score is expected to be around 70. Competition from year to year dictates the entry score. Regional bonus points may be available.

    How many places are there available each year?
    The new intake each year will be around 60 students. This is spread between students studying on campus or by distance education.

    How many contact hours are involved?
    In the first 18 months you can expect most weeks to involve around 23 hours of classes, and you should expect to spend around 25 hours per week in private study. In the final 18 months you can expect to spend less class hours and more hours in private study.

    Can the course be studied part-time?
    Yes, the course can be studied part-time, either by distance education or on campus.

    Will work experience improve my chances of admission?
    School leaver applicants are admitted solely on the basis of their UAI/ENTER scores. For applicants who have studied at tertiary level, previous Grade Point Average (GPA) is the primary means of ranking, with their UAI/ENTER also considered. For applicants who are non-recent school leavers, previous paid employment in the health industry will be considered as part of the admission process. Applicants are advised to submit the additional form available.

    Can I sit the STAT or UMAT tests and have these scores considered?
    The STAT test will be considered for entry by non recent school leavers to the Bachelor of Health and Rehabilitation Science.

    Are there any other means of applying to the CSU Bachelor of Health and Rehabilitation Science, other than through VTAC and UAC?
    CSU does take direct applications to the CSU Admissions Office for students wishing to study by distance education or as part-time on campus students.

    If I am offered a place in CSU’s Bachelor of Health and Rehabilitation Science, can I defer?
    School leavers offered a place may defer for one year. If admission is through the PREP scheme a school leaver can only defer if their UAI/ENTER is equal to or higher than the published score. Non school leavers cannot defer.

    If I am not accepted into this course the first time, what can I do?
    You have a number of options. You could enrol at CSU as an Associate Student and study SOC108 and PSY111.You could complete Certificate IV qualifications from a Health and Community Services package available at a TAFE and other Registered Training Organisations (RTO). Along with this you could obtain industry experience and sit the STAT test.

    If I am not accepted into the Bachelor of Health and Rehabilitation Science, can you recommend another suitable university course?
    You should choose a course that you think you will enjoy and do well in. It should also be a course that you would be happy to stay in, should your future applications to CSU’s Bachelor of Health and Rehabilitation Science course be unsuccessful.

    If I am not accepted into CSU’s Bachelor of Health and Rehabilitation Science, can I enrol in another CSU course and then apply for an internal transfer?
    Applicants can do this, but your application will be assessed on its merits at the same time as applications from other universities. CSU students do not get preference in this competitive process.
    Frequently asked questions - school leavers

    I am a secondary school student. Are there any prerequisite subjects?
    There are no prerequisites for the Bachelor of Health and Rehabilitation Science. For further information, please refer to the special selection criteria in the admission requirements section.You should bear in mind that the majority of students will have completed some science subjects at Year 12 level. Many students are concerned about their abilities in the areas of biology and physics. The Bachelor of Health and Rehabilitation Science curriculum starts at such a level that students who have not studied biology are not significantly disadvantaged. The integration of physics into the curriculum occurs on a subject-by-subject basis. Most students manage to pick up the principles they need along the way. Good skills in English are also very helpful.

    Should I apply through VTAC or UAC?
    CSU takes applications from both admissions centres. If you reside in NSW then apply through UAC. If you reside in Victoria, apply through VTAC. There is no advantage in applying through both admission centres.

    Do I need to have work experience if I am a secondary school student?
    This is not required and will not be considered.

    Do you accept applicants through the Principal Recommended Entry Program (PREP)?
    Yes. This is a very competitive process. Completed forms must be signed by the school principal and bear the school stamp. Applicants should ensure that they have included evidence of their academic ability through school reports. NB: As with the regional bonus scheme, the PREP scheme is only offered to schools in regional NSW and northern Victoria.
    Frequently asked questions - non-recent school leavers

    What is the definition of a non-recent school leaver or mature student?
    A non-recent school leaver is an applicant who finished Year 12 at least one year prior to their application. Therefore, a non school leaver may be an individual who has taken a year off following Year 12 (but not deferred) to work or travel, or who has been in a course at another tertiary institution. They may also be a person who has been in the workforce for some time.

    Does CSU’s Bachelor of Health and Rehabilitation Science accept non school leavers or mature-aged applications?
    Yes, non school leavers and mature aged students are encouraged to apply for the course.

    How are non-school leaver applications judged?
    Non school leavers are judged on a combination of their UAI/ENTER, STAT test, study since leaving school and their work experience. Students who have completed a Diploma or Certificate IV studies from the Health and Community Services packages at TAFE or through a Registered Training Organisation are encouraged to apply. People who have these qualifications may be eligible to receive some credit.

    Does life experience and prior work experience improve my chances of being accepted into the course?
    For non school leavers, it can improve your chances.

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