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The Business and Economics
discipline is one of the most popular program choices for international
students coming to Australia.

Specialisations
The discipline of Health
includes the following broad specialisations:

Complementary
Therapies;
Optical Science;

Dental Science;
Pharmacy;

Medical Science;
Public Health;

Nursing;
Radiography;

Nutrition and Community Health;
Rehabilitation Therapies.

Certificate
Diploma
Advanced
Diploma
Bachelor
Degree
Graduate
Certificate
Postgraduate
Diploma
Masters
by research/coursework
PhD

Qualifications
Health discipline programs
are offered at the following qualification levels:

University Programs

Medical programs at
universities have limited places and high entry requirements. Some streams will
require students to have completed a Bachelor Degree before being admitted.
Note that the English
language requirements are usually higher for programs in the Health field. For
example, the English language proficiency requirements  for the University
of Queensland can be found here.

Entry requirements into
Business and Economics programs vary depending on the qualification level. The
qualification level depends on:

The
student’s academic history to date;
The
student’s career goal.

Examples of programs
offered by universities include:

LEVEL
QUALIFICATION

Undergraduate
Bachelor
of Applied Science; Bachelor of Business; Bachelor of Commerce; Bachelor of Economics; Bachelor of Hotel Management.

Postgraduate
Graduate
Certificate of Finance; Graduate Certificate of Event Management; Postgraduate Diploma of Human Resource Management; Masters of Business Administration; Masters of Financial Management; Masters of Business; Masters of Commerce; Masters of Economics; Professional Doctorate in Business; Masters of Philosophy; PhD.

Undergraduate
Examples of typical entry
requirements are:

Bachelor
of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)- has the highest entry requirement of
any Health discipline course. Requirements range from admission on the
basis of a Bachelor Degree, interview and completion of a Medical
pre-admission test such as the GAMSAT or MCAT to the top 1% of school
leavers. This equates to 13 points from A Levels. Students enrolling in
the MBBS also have to complete clinical and practical training before
being allowed to practise as a Doctor.

Bachelor
of Dentistry –
also has limited places and very high entry requirements. At some
universities students enrol in a pre-dentistry program during their first
year. Admittance into Bachelor of Dentistry is then based on their
performance.

Bachelor
of Pharmacy, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy – also have high entry requirements and
limited places, however students are generally assessed for admission on
the basis of their high school results.Nursing and Health Administration
courses have relatively lower entry requirements.

Bachelor
of Nursing –
entry requirements range from completion of Australian grade 12 (or
equivalent) with one prerequisite subject from Biology, Chemistry or
Physics to excellent grades from Australian grade 12 or equivalent.

Postgraduate

Postgraduate programs in Health tend to be for students with a scientific undergraduate degree.

Pathways

Limited pathways are available within this discipline including:

Remedial Medicine;

Health Administration;

Nursing and Health Sciences.

Other non-credit pathways are available for students pursuing a graduate MBBS through a Science-related undergraduate degree.

Professional Associations
Generally, Health programs
include practical components where students treat patients under supervision.
Examples of programs offering this practice include: MBBS; Dental Science;
Pharmacy; Physiotherapy; Occupational Therapy; and Nursing.
Graduated students may be
eligible for membership in the following professional bodies:

Dental
Science
Australian
Dental Association (ADA) International Association for Dental Research (IADR)

Medical
Science
Australian
Medical Association (AMA) World Medical Association (WMA)

Nursing
Australian
Nursing Federation (ANF) Royal
College of Nursing Australia (RCNA) International Council of Nurses (ICN)

Optical
Science
Australian
Optical Society (AOS)
Optometrists Association of Australia

Pharmacy
Pharmaceutical
Society of Australia (PSA) International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP)

Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities

Acupuncturist;
Pharmacist;

Audiologist;

Physiotherapist;

Dental Technician/Dentist;
Psychiatrist;

Nurse;

Welfare and Community Worker;

Massage Therapist;

Podiatrist;

Health Administrator;
Ambulance Officer;

Occupational Therapist;
Chiropractor;

Dietician;

Doctor/Surgeon/Specialist;

Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.

“Health”

– ​Winston S. Churchill –