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Undergraduate health

If you’ve always wanted to help, heal and make a positive impact on people, Curtin offers a range of practical health sciences courses that can lead to challenging and rewarding careers in the health industry.

Why study health sciences at Curtin?

Ranked among the world’s best

Curtin is ranked in the top 100 in the world for nursing and sports-related subjects.

#1 nationally for teaching quality

Curtin is #1 in Australia for teaching quality, learner engagement and skills development in medicine, and the #1 WA public university for learner engagement in social work and psychology.

Experience real healthcare

Many of our courses are professionally recognised. You’ll be taught by industry professionals and will apply your learning in immersive study environments, clinical placements and through other opportunities.

#1 graduates in Australia

For the fifth year in a row, Curtin has outranked all other WA public universities for undergraduate outcomes in full-time employment, starting salary and staff qualification.

Make a difference to people’s lives with Curtin health

Many of our courses are recognised by industry and emphasise learning and skills development in diverse health settings, so you’ll be ready to make a difference to people’s lives as soon as you graduate.

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Undergraduate courses

Did you know that Curtin has an international QS Five Stars Plus rating? It’s the highest possible rating for a tertiary education institution, and it means we received top ratings for teaching, facilities, research, employability, internationalisation, inclusiveness and innovation.

For you, it means you’ll get a first-class university experience, whichever course you choose.

Impressive employment stats

In 2022, Health Care and Social Assistance was the top employing industry across Australia.

Source: National Skills Commission

A growth industry

Total employment across Australia in this sector is projected to increase by 1,176,220 before the end of 2026.

Source: National Skills Commission

Jobs with impact

The top 3 industry contributors in this sector are expected to be Health Care and Social Assistance, Accommodation and Food Services, and Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

Source: National Skills Commission

What do our health sciences students say?

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I enjoyed learning about areas relating to human health such as biochemistry, human structure and function, and disease.

In my units, I particularly enjoyed the hands-on practical component in Curtin’s laboratory facilities, where we had the opportunity to work with specialised equipment such as spectrophotometers and scientific microscopes; which I found very useful in helping to consolidate and gain a better understanding of the theory.

I would recommend this course to anyone interested in human health and disease.

Helen Ou, Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences

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Completing the Bachelor of Psychology course at Curtin University has been a life changing experience for me. As a mature-age student, I was quite nervous when starting this course, however the staff and overall culture of Curtin made me feel very welcome in a short space of time.

This course provides a solid foundation in the discipline of psychology. It has provided me with confidence to undertake further study and to begin my professional journey within the field.

Scott Bell, Bachelor of Psychology

Kieran Batavia

Curtin is the perfect place to study pharmacy. I’ve had extensive training in compounding labs and sterile compounding, learning how to make and manufacture medications, IV bag infusions, ampoules and eye drops.

We undertake clinical placements at community pharmacies and hospitals, which fully prepares us for the workplace when we graduate.

Keiran Batavia (Bachelor of Pharmacy) (Hons)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander support

If you’re of Indigenous Australian descent, you’ll receive structured support from our Health Sciences Indigenous Engagement team.

The team will help you explore professional development opportunities and strengthen your sense of cultural identity, so that you’ll graduate ready to make a difference in your community.

Advice articles

You can learn more about career pathways and opportunities in the field of health sciences by reading our advice articles.

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The difference between biomedical science and medicine

Biomedical science vs medicine – which one’s right for you? If you’re keen to kickstart a career in the health sector but aren’t sure which field is the right choice, we’ve made the decision simpler by breaking down the key differences between biomedical science and medicine.

Where can a Bachelor of Biomedical Science take you?

With a Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences, you can help fight disease, contribute to the development of the latest medical treatments and technologies, or investigate and diagnose medical conditions.

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