Associate Degree in Health Sciences

RMIT University

In the Associate Degree in Health Sciences you will gain an understanding of the health care system in Australia, how it works, and who the key stakeholders are. In your second year you can choose to study one of two major streams, health promotion or health information management. The course also includes a work based project. The health promotion stream provides you with knowledge and skills to work with individuals and groups to promote health through education and other strategies. Graduates may find employment in government departments, local governments, community health centres, aged care facilities and health promotion organisations. The health information management stream combines an understanding of health and the health system with skills in information management and information technology. You may become clinical coders and may be employed in public and private hospitals, government health departments, or health insurance companies.

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At a glance

Type of Institution: University TAFE Institute/Polytechnic (Govt)
Level: Undergraduate
Campus/Location: City
Institution CRICOS: 00122A

Subjects

  • Chronic diseases, Evidence based health practice, Health and nutrition, Human biology, Law and ethics in health, Multidisciplinary health care in Australia, Understanding disease processes and treatment, Understanding the psychology of health.

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Courses

At RMIT, you'll experience an education that equips you with practical skills, inspires you with ideas, and prepares you for the workplaces of the future. You’ll connect with industry mentors and collaborate on projects with real organisations so that you can fast-track your career. 

RMIT provides you with a diverse range of education options, from apprenticeships, traineeships and certificates, to associate and bachelor degrees, and postgraduate degrees by coursework or research. 

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The university also has a range of pathway programs that allow students to work their way from one program to another until they reach the degree they want. Our pathways are more than just regular pre-university programs – many give students guaranteed entry into higher qualifications, and credit to reduce the cost and time needed to complete a degree.

 

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Our support services and networks will help you to succeed at uni and stay healthy and happy. RMIT will support you during every step of your study journey and beyond. Student services include:

  • International student support and personal counselling
  • Career advice and resume building workshops
  • Job opportunities and industry networking events
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  • Disability services
  • Financial advice
  • Small business and entrepreneurial start up support 
  • Health information 
  • Safety and security services
  • Legal advice
  • Child care
  • Student clubs and social, cultural and sporting activities
  • Spiritual support

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