Bond University Nursing Degree

The Bond University Bachelor of Health Sciences is a 2-year accelerated degree designed for students who wish to explore a variety of disciplines in the health sciences, as well as providing a pathway to postgraduate specialised study.

During this program, you will gain an understanding of basic and applied sciences including the anatomical, molecular, physiological, and psychological processes of human health and function.

ModeOn Campus and Remote
Due to current travel restrictions, this program will temporarily be delivered using a mixture of on-campus, remote and multi-modal classes to support and engage all students, from all parts of the world. 
Duration6 semesters (2 years)
Starting semestersJanuary 2021
May 2021
September 2021
January 2022May 2022
September 2022
January 2023
May 2023
September 2023
Program typeBachelors Degree
Study areaHealth Sciences, Sport
Program codeCC-60012
CRICOS code063068C
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

Structure and subjects

The Bachelor of Health Sciences program comprises 24 subjects, as follows:

University core subjects (3)

  • CORE11-001 Critical Thinking and Communication (CORE 1)
  • CORE11 -002 Collaboration Teams and Leadership (CORE 2)
  • CORE11- 003 Responsibility, Integrity and Civic Discourse (CORE 3)

Plus: Beyond Bond: Professional Development and Community Engagement

Compulsory subjects (15)

  • Australia’s Health Issues and Priorities (HPER11-101)
  • Cell Biology (BMED11-203)
  • Chemistry for Living Systems (BMED11-114)
  • Food, Nutrition and Health (NUTR11-101)
  • ​Global Health Issues (BMED12-123)
  • Health Research Methods (HPER12-101)
  • Health Communication (HPER12-103)
  • Human Organ Systems 1 (BMED11-110)
  • Human Organ Systems 2 (BMED12-114)
  • Human Control Systems (BMED11-112)
  • Introduction to Chemistry (BMED11-101)
  • Foundations of Psychology: Biology and Personality (PSYC11-100)
  • Medical and Molecular Genetics (BMED11-207)
  • Microbiology (BMED11-206)
  • Principles of Human Structure and Function (BMED11-109)

Directed options (6)

Complete six (6) subjects from the following electives:

  • Behaviour Change to Enhance Health (SPEX13-334)
  • Biological and Physical Chemistry (BMED12-119)
  • Biological Psychology (PSYC12-214)
  • Biomechanics of Exercise and Sport (SPEX11-304)
  • Developmental Psychology (PSYC12-315)
  • Drugs and Behaviour (PSYC13-308)
  • Elementary Maths (STAT10-100)
  • Exercise and Sport for Lifelong Health (SPEX13-337)
  • Exploring Human Disease (BMED13-125)
  • Functional Anatomy (SPEX11-113)
  • Health Systems (HPER11-103)
  • Human Nutrition (NUTR13-101)
  • Immunology (BMED13-216)
  • Foundations of Psychology: Development, Learning and Social (PSYC11-101)
  • Laboratory Medicine (BMED12-118)
  • Love, Sex and Relationships (PSYC11-116)
  • Medical Biochemistry 1 (BMED11-205)
  • Medical Biochemistry 2 (BMED12-209)
  • Molecular Diagnostics (BMED13-214)
  • Pathophysiology and Pharmacology (BMED12-120)
  • Sport, Health and Exercise Psychology (SPEX11-104)
  • Physiology and Biochemistry of Exercise and Sport (SPEX12-312)
  • Sport and Exercise Nutrition (NUTR12-101)

*Subject names and structure may change

Program structure and sequencing

Please visit Program Structure and Sequencing for guidance on study plans.

Teaching methodology

Students have the opportunity to develop and master technical scientific and research skills through extensive, hands-on laboratory training using some of the latest research equipment.

The educational approach involves a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, examinations, projects, presentations, assignments, laboratory work and industry projects. Students will participate in problem-based-learning and practical laboratory experience from the first semester.