Study at VU

Health & Biomedicine courses

Do you want a rewarding career in the health sector? We offer a variety of courses in areas including aged care, beauty services, nursing and paramedicine. We offer a range of study so you can study at TAFE, degree or postgraduate level.

Careers

Our graduates find employment opportunities in roles such as:

  • aged care worker
  • beauty therapist
  • massage therapist
  • midwife
  • nurse
  • osteopath
  • paramedic
  • psychologist
  • social worker.

Colleges

Our courses are provided by the:

Short courses 1 course

Code:
VNEAP
Duration:
1000 hours
Campus:
City Flinders
EAP is a university and TAFE preparation course. It is designed for students with upper intermediate to advanced levels of English who want to gain admission to an Australian TAFE, undergraduate or postgraduate course.

TAFE certificates & diplomas 2 courses

Code:
SHB50115
Duration:
1 year
Fees (2018): A$8,300 per semester
Intakes (2018): February
Campus:
City King St
Advance your beauty therapy skills and prepare for management positions in salons and spas with the Diploma of Beauty Therapy.
Code:
HLT54115
Duration:
2 years
Fees (2018): A$9,200 per semester
Intakes (2018): February and July
Campus:
St Albans, Werribee

Gain the foundational skills and knowledge to work as an enrolled nurse in the dynamic healthcare industry.

Bachelor degrees (undergraduate) 15 courses

Code:
HBES
Duration:
3 years
Fees (2018): A$13,000 per semester
Intakes (2018): February
Campus:
Footscray Park
Be part of a growing demand for graduates with training in the field of exercise and biomedical sciences. Learn how the structure and function of the body influences and is impacted by exercise.
Code:
HBBS
Duration:
3 years
Fees (2018): A$13,000 per semester
Intakes (2018): 2018:
Campus:
St Albans

This degree provides you with an in-depth knowledge of how the human body functions, focusing on physiology, anatomy and cell biology, preparing you for an exciting future in the
health sector. You can utilise this course to embark on an exciting career in medical research or for entry into postgraduate health courses, including medicine.

Code:
HBBM
Duration:
3 years
Fees (2018): A$14,200 per semester
Intakes (2018): February
Campus:
Footscray Park, St Albans

Our Bachelor of Biomedicine (HBBM) has a particular focus on nutrition and exercise interventions in medicine and will prepare you will for postgraduate study.

Code:
HBDS
Duration:
4 years
Fees (2018): A$13,000 per semester
Intakes (2018): February
Campus:
City Queen
Enter a new and exciting industry with this Bachelor of Dermal Sciences course. Graduates of this course provide competent, efficient and compassionate clinical care in the dermal profession.
Code:
HBHL
Duration:
3 years
Fees (2018): A$14,000 per semester
Intakes (2018): February
Campus:
St Albans
The Bachelor of Health Sciences is designed to provide you with the flexibility and foundations required to make an informed decision about a career pathway in the health sciences field.
Code:
HBNB
Duration:
3 years
Fees (2018): A$12,700 per semester
Intakes (2018): February
Campus:
St Albans
Ensure you are a work-ready graduate by completing this course which meets requirements for registering as a Division 1 nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
Code:
HBPD
Duration:
3 years
Fees (2018): A$13,000 per semester
Intakes (2018): February
Campus:
St Albans
This pre-service training degree prepares you for a career in paramedics. Clinical placements are included as part of this course. You will be progressively introduced to the responsibilities and experiences of the ambulance paramedic.
Code:
ABPA
Duration:
3 years
Fees (2018): A$11,600 per semester
Intakes (2018): February and July
Campus:
Footscray Park
This psychology course will help you develop an understanding of human behaviour, motivation, relationships, communication and cognitive processes.
Code:
AHPA
Duration:
1 year
Fees (2018): A$11,600 per semester
Intakes (2018): February
Campus:
Footscray Park
Study at an advanced level, complete a research thesis and gain a higher qualification. Further develop your capacity for informed, conceptual thinking and research skills.
Code:
ABPB
Duration:
4 years
Fees (2018): A$12,300 per semester
Intakes (2018): February and July
Campus:
Footscray Park
Get the flexibility to combine study in psychology with a business specialisation. Combining studies in psychology and business will enable students to gain expertise in understanding the behaviour of individuals in group and organisational settings.
Code:
ABPC
Duration:
4 years
Fees (2018): A$11,600 per semester
Intakes (2018): February and July
Campus:
Footscray Park
Get a better understanding of human behaviour, motivation, relationships and communication.
Code:
SHBM
Duration:
1 year
Fees (2018): A$13,000 per semester
Intakes (2018): February
Campus:
Footscray Park, St Albans
With an emphasis on project work, this course provides study at a fourth year level which builds on the knowledge and skills developed at degree level.
Code:
HBSO
Duration:
3 years
Fees (2018): A$15,300 per semester
Intakes (2018): February
Campus:
City Flinders
Build a career in osteopathy with this specialised course. To become a registered osteopath (nationally registered under the Osteopaths Board of Australia (OBA)) you need to complete the double degree program.
Code:
ABSW
Duration:
4 years
Fees (2018): A$10,400 per semester
Intakes (2018): February
Campus:
Footscray Nicholson
Create a career that improves the quality of life and develops the potential of individuals, groups and communities. Social workers are involved with people at individual, family, and community levels to bring about change.
Code:
ABSX
Duration:
4 years
Fees (2018): A$10,400 per semester
Intakes (2018): February
Campus:
Footscray Nicholson
Undertake industry-based education placements in different human service agency settings under the supervision of experienced social workers.

Postgraduate 2 courses

Code:
AMPE
Duration:
2 years
Fees (2018): A$11,800 per semester
Intakes (2018): February
Campus:
City Flinders, Footscray Nicholson
Master of Counselling (AMEP ) extends your expertise in counselling theory and practice following the completion of a Graduate Diploma. Please note: this is not an APS accredited psychology course.
Code:
HMPG
Duration:
2 years
Fees (2018): A$12,500 per semester
Intakes (2018): February and July
Campus:
St Albans
The Master of Public Health (Global Nutrition and Active Living) brings nutrition and active living together to focus on working with diverse communities.

Postgraduate research 13 courses

Postgraduate Research

Research postgraduate

Our Office for Research provides support to our current and future researchers, such as:

  • identify a research topic
  • find a supervisor
  • apply for research supervision or grants.
Code:
HRNR
Duration:
2 years
Fees (2018): A$12,500 per semester
Intakes (2018): February and July
Campus:
St Albans
Reach your goal in the field of nursing. If you have demonstrated an ability to conduct extensive study and research in a focused area of nursing, then this course will get you to where you want to be in your career.
Code:
UPHN
Duration:
4 years
Fees (2018): A$14,500 per semester
Intakes (2018): February and July
Campus:
St Albans
The Doctoral degree in Nursing and Midwifery is an advanced research program offered across VU’s research focus areas and the major disciplines of our academic Colleges.
Code:
UPHM
Duration:
4 years
Fees (2018): A$15,100 per semester
Intakes (2018): February and July
Campus:
St Albans
The Doctoral degree in Medical and Biological Sciences is an advanced research program offered across VU’s research focus areas.
Code:
UPHF
Duration:
4 years
Fees (2018): A$15,100 per semester
Intakes (2018): February and July
Campus:
Werribee
The Doctoral degree in Food Sciences and Technology is an advanced research program offered across VU’s research focus areas.
Code:
UPAP
Duration:
4 years
Fees (2018): A$14,500 per semester
Intakes (2018): February and July
Campus:
Footscray Nicholson, Footscray Park, St Albans
The Doctoral degree in Psychology (PhD) is an advanced research program offered across VU’s research focus areas and the major disciplines of our academic Colleges.
Code:
UPAC
Duration:
4 years
Fees (2018): A$12,900 per semester
Intakes (2018): February and July
Campus:
Footscray Park
The Doctoral degree in Creative Arts (PhD) is an advanced research program offered across VU’s research focus areas and the major disciplines of our academic Colleges.
Code:
UPNS
Duration:
4 years
Fees (2018): A$14,900 per semester
Intakes (2018): February and July
Campus:
Footscray Park
The Doctoral degree in Science (PhD) is an advanced research program offered across VU’s research focus areas and the major disciplines of our academic Colleges.
Code:
UPSA
Duration:
4 years
Fees (2018): A$12,900 per semester
Intakes (2018): February and July
Campus:
Footscray Nicholson, Footscray Park

The Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) in Society and Culture is an alternative pathway to a PhD for applicants who have not had previous research training and/or experience.

Code:
UPOA
Duration:
4 years
Fees (2018): A$14,900 per semester
Intakes (2018): February and July
Campus:
Werribee

The Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) in Science provides an alternative pathway to a PhD.

Code:
UPNA
Duration:
4 years
Fees (2018): A$14,500 per semester
Intakes (2018): February and July
Campus:
Footscray Park

The Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) in Nursing and Midwifery provides an alternative pathway to a PhD for applicants who have not had previous research training and/or experience.

Code:
UPMA
Duration:
4 years
Fees (2018): A$15,100 per semester
Intakes (2018): February and July
Campus:
Footscray Park, Werribee

The Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) in Medical and Biological Sciences provides an alternative pathway to a PhD.

Code:
UPFA
Duration:
4 years
Fees (2018): A$15,100 per semester
Intakes (2018): February and July
Campus:
Footscray Park, Werribee

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (Integrated) in Food Sciences and Technology is an alternative pathway to a PhD if you've not had previous research training and/or experience.

Code:
UPPA
Duration:
4 years
Fees (2018): A$14,500 per semester
Intakes (2018): February and July
Campus:
Footscray Nicholson, Footscray Park

The Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) in Psychology provides an alternative pathway to a PhD.

After graduation I was promoted to a management role in the of Abu Dhabi police ambulance services and contributed to the establishment of an Ambulance Company based on a Private Public Partnership model. I have been the Deputy CEO for five years and seen the company grow to become the leading ambulance service company in the UAE, delivering services to over 1.6 billion people.
Ahmed Saleh Alhajeri

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