UNDERGRADUATE COURSES                                        2019
Biomedical science              Nursing                   Podiatry
Clinical exercise physiology    Nutrition and dietetics   Psychology
Health information management   Nutrition science         Public health
Human services                  Optometry                 Radiation therapy
Medical imaging                 Paramedic science         Social work
Medical laboratory science      Pharmacy                  Sport and exercise science
Here’s why you might like to make it yours.

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QUT graduates are in demand. During           With QUT’s world-class courses
  your time at QUT you’ll gain the          and learning facilities, and programs
knowledge, skills and connections to        for overseas experience, you will be
     thrive in your chosen field.            prepared to work in Australia and

Prepare for employment in a changing          QUT researchers are working on
   world with up-to-date courses and         some of the biggest challenges and
flexible options to tailor your degree to   opportunities facing Australia and the
              your interests.                        global community.

     QUT has campuses at Gardens             You’ll be taught by award-winning
    Point and Kelvin Grove in central        teaching staff and have access to
Brisbane. With high-quality academic,         industry-standard facilities and
recreational and support facilities, you         opportunities for practical,
will find QUT the perfect place to study.            real-world learning.

 You will study in a culturally diverse
   and inclusive environment, with
  opportunities to help you discover
your place in the world and make the
      most of your time at QUT.

The difference is real. Find out more at
2 Why study health at QUT?
4 Vibrant, inner-city campuses

6 Bachelor of Clinical Exercise
8 Bachelor of Sport and Exercise
10 Bachelor of Health Information
12 Bachelor of Medical Imaging
14 Bachelor of Radiation Therapy
16 Bachelor of Biomedical Science
18 Bachelor of Medical Laboratory
20 Bachelor of Nursing
22 Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics
24 Bachelor of Nutrition Science
26 Bachelor of Vision Science/
   Master of Optometry
28 Bachelor of Paramedic Science
30 Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)
32 Bachelor of Podiatry
34 Bachelor of Behavioural Science
36 Bachelor of Public Health
38 Bachelor of Human Services
40 Bachelor of Social Work


45 How do I apply?
47 Health at a glance

    Our health courses include hands-on             that reflects Indigenous perspectives, and             GET INVOLVED IN RESEARCH
    clinical and professional placements to         by increasing participation of Indigenous              Our Vacation Research Experience
    give you the confidence and skills to be        students and our cohort of Indigenous staff.           Scheme gives you the opportunity to
    job ready.                                                                                             work on a research project while you’re
                                                    LEARN FROM THE BEST                                    an undergraduate student. It’s your
    PREPARED FOR YOUR CAREER                        You’ll learn the latest knowledge in health            chance to contribute to a real project,
    Clinical skills and hands-on laboratory         care because our researchers teach                     learn more about careers in research, and
    sessions start in your first semester           into many of our degrees. They are                     work alongside leading researchers in
    for many courses. Our students                  internationally recognised for research                world-class facilities.
    completed more than 1.5 million hours           that addresses global health challenges
    of professional placement during 2017,          like cancer, childhood obesity, and                    CONSIDERING AN HONOURS
    treating real patients and engaging with        drug and alcohol addiction, and they’re                PATHWAY?
    industry professionals. It’s your chance        passionate about delivering outcomes                   A number of our health degrees offer
    to get to work sooner, make industry            that can be taken from the lab into the                an honours pathway after the second
    connections and create immediate                community for the greatest impact on                   year of study. You will be mentored by
    change in the lives of others.                  health. Couple this with established                   accomplished researchers and complete
                                                    industry partnerships and you can be                   a research project that contributes to new
    Health professionals often work as part of
                                                    confident that you are learning relevant,              knowledge. The program will develop
    a team and you will engage in team care
                                                    up-to-date content.                                    your advanced analytical and problem-
    practices across many health disciplines.
    It’s a great way to learn about the                                                                    solving knowledge and technical skills,
    complexity of patients and understand how       RESEARCH WITH REAL-WORLD                               and will benefit your professional career
    knowledge from different areas of health        IMPACT                                                 or lead to research and further study.
    can contribute to better health outcomes.       We have more than 1200 health
                                                    researchers working on groundbreaking
    GO GLOBAL, GET CONNECTED                        discoveries at major research facilities
    Health professionals are in demand              across Brisbane.
    worldwide. If you want a career making
    a difference overseas, QUT can take
    you there. In 2017, more than 300 health
    students travelled overseas, enjoying the                                                     The Prince Charles Hospital
    chance to learn more about international                                                      Medical Engineering Research Facility
    healthcare systems.
    QUT has exchange agreements with                                                              Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
    more than 200 partner institutions in 43
                                                                                                  Herston Imaging Research Facility
    countries. You can study at top international                                                 QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
                                                                                                  Centre for Palliative Care Research and
    universities and gain credit towards                                                          Education Centre for Clinical Nursing
    your degree, while boosting your career
                                                     Kelvin Grove campus
    prospects and creating valuable contacts.
                                                     Institute of Health and
                                                     Biomedical Innovation
    We proudly have a commitment to real                         Gardens Point campus
    change with curriculum and professional
    training that recognises local and
    international health challenges and
    supports the development of ideas that
                                                                                         Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital
    improve everybody’s health and wellbeing.
                                                                                         Centre for Children’s Health Research
    We are also committed to addressing
    challenges in the health of Aboriginal and                                                                  The Princess Alexandra Hospital
    Torres Strait Islander peoples through                                                                      Translational Research Institute
    increased cultural awareness, curriculum

QUT emphasised the importance
of being job ready and focused
on developing clinical skills and
industry knowledge. I particularly
liked that our guest lecturers
were well-known industry leaders,
all with successful careers and
businesses. The QUT academics
still continue to work in industry
and their passion for pharmacy is
contagious. Everyone had great
advice on how to make a career in


    QUT health courses are delivered at our       Q BLOCK                                      CLINICAL SIMULATION CENTRE
    inner-city campuses at Gardens Point          Across its nine levels, Q Block at           The Clinical Simulation Centre at Kelvin
    and Kelvin Grove. You’ll have access to       Gardens Point features industry-level        Grove uses technology and equipment
    learning environments that feature leading    laboratories and equipment, simulation       to simulate real-world experiences.
    industry equipment, virtual technology and    and virtual technology, and informal         Students train in hospital rooms, life-sized
    simulation facilities, as well as a vibrant   spaces for collaboration and group           ambulance simulators, and multi-casualty
    student life and community spaces.            learning. Students from medical sciences,    sites that imitate a building collapse, car
    Facilities vary on each campus and            medical radiation, pharmacy and other        accident or explosion. They use industry
    include:                                      scientific disciplines learn together in     equipment to treat manikins that offer a
                                                  this multimillion-dollar facility that is    realistic patient experience with light-
    •   cafés and food courts
                                                  considered to be at the forefront of         sensitive pupils, bodily fluid excretion,
    •   cultural precincts, theatres and
                                                  laboratory teaching globally.                visible breathing, and tolerance to
        exhibition spaces
                                                                                               injections and infusions.
    •   childcare centres
    •   HiQ student services                      QUT HEALTH CLINICS
    •   Oodgeroo Unit                             Students have the opportunity to work        SPORTS FIELD
                                                  with real patients under the supervision     Our new soccer and sports field is a
    •   counselling and QUT medical centres
                                                  of professionals at QUT Health Clinics,      state-of-the-art complex with a LigaTurf®
    •   24-hour computing labs
                                                  located at Kelvin Grove, in the areas of     Football Field, Spurtan® Athletics Track,
    •   libraries
                                                  exercise and movement, nutrition and         seminar room and associated amenities.
    •   bookshops, general stores and retail      dietetics, optometry, podiatry, psychology   The surfaces are line-marked for soccer,
        outlets                                   and counselling, and social work. This       touch football and a four-lane 80m
    •   licensed bars                             clinical experience is an opportunity to     running track. The facility provides a
    •   automatic teller machines (ATMs)          treat patients across a variety of social    venue for student recreational sporting
    •   travel agency                             and cultural groups, ages and conditions.    activities and Faculty of Health teaching
    •   fitness centres, swimming pools and                                                    and learning.
        sporting facilities.


I have three practical classes a week,
working in the QUT imaging labs with
industry-standard equipment. I have
also completed a clinical placement
at The Prince Charles Hospital. Over
the next few years, the time spent
on placement increases dramatically,
giving me insight and preparing me for
my future career.


      2018 OP (including adjustments) 8
                                                           Under the supervision of accredited                    YOUR COURSE
                                                           professionals, you will apply your
      2018 selection rank (including adjustments) 84
                                                           knowledge and practise patient care                      Year 1
     QTAC code 425422                                      skills to deliver services in:
     Campus Kelvin Grove                                   •   exercise-based rehabilitation and                    •    Foundational practice in exercise science
     Duration 4 years full time                                advice for clients with an acute injury or           •    Principles of coaching and instructional
                                                               after surgery                                             practice
     Assumed knowledge English (4 SA),
     Maths B (4 SA) and at least one of:                                                                            •    Sport and exercise across the lifespan
                                                           •   exercise programs for those at risk
     Chemistry, Physics, Biology (4 SA)                                                                             •    Anatomy
                                                               of, or those with, existing chronic                  •    Food and nutrition
     OP Guarantee Yes                                          conditions and medical conditions                    •    Exercise psychology
     Entry February                                        •   personal exercise programs and fitness               •    Physiology
                                                               assessments for the local community.                 •    Physical activity and health
    Clinical exercise physiologists have
    expert knowledge about how exercise
                                                           HONOURS PATHWAY                                          Year 2
    can improve health and fitness or reduce
    the onset of chronic disease and its                   This course offers an honours pathway
                                                           at the end of the second year. You will                  •    Exercise physiology
    symptoms. They develop rehabilitation                                                                           •    Functional anatomy
    programs for patients with chronic                     complete an honours research project
                                                                                                                    •    Evidence-based practice in exercise
    conditions such as diabetes, arthritis                 that extends your knowledge of the
    and cardiovascular disease, and also                   professional field, offering a competitive               •    Skill acquisition
    provide injury prevention and exercise                 advantage in your career. For more                       •    Motor control
    programming advice.                                    information see page 2.                                  •    Biomechanics
                                                                                                                    •    Exercise conditioning
                                                                                                                         Resistance training
    WHY CHOOSE CLINICAL                                    CAREER OUTCOMES                                          •

    EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY AT QUT?                            Graduates often work in hospitals and
                                                           clinics in prevention and rehabilitation of
                                                                                                                    Year 3
    You will be taught by experts who have
                                                           patients with injuries and chronic disease.
    industry experience that spans hospitals,                                                                       •    Exercise and sports nutrition
                                                           They may also work in private practice
    private practice and research.                                                                                  •    Sports injury prevention and
                                                           and as specialists in clinical diagnostics,                   rehabilitation
                                                           exercise programming and health                          •    Oncology and mental health disorders
                                                           promotion.                                               •    Disease processes
             PROFESSIONAL                                                                                           •    Cardiorespiratory, metabolic and renal
             PLACEMENT                                     PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION
                                                                                                                    •    Musculoskeletal, neurological and
    Graduate industry-ready with 500                       QUT is currently seeking accreditation                        occupational disorders
    hours of professional placement                        of this course with Exercise and Sports                  •    Clinical skills for exercise physiologists
    during this course, at QUT Health                      Science Australia to give graduates                      •    Clinical exercise physiology practicum A
    Clinics and external locations                         professional recognition as an accredited
    including hospitals, local government                  exercise physiologist.                                   Year 4
    and private health providers.
                                                                                                                         Clinical exercise for musculoskeletal and
                                                           COURSE REQUIREMENTS

                                                                                                                         neurological disorders
                                                           There are extra costs and requirements                   •    Clinical exercise for cardiorespiratory,
    You will develop high-level clinical                   for this course including a blue card and                     renal and metabolic disorders
    knowledge and skills to effectively assess,            vaccinations. See the course details at                  •    Clinical exercise physiology practicum B
    prescribe and deliver exercise programs                                           •    Clinical exercise physiology professional
    to help clients. Develop confidence with                                                                             practice
    equipment and techniques used across                                                                            •    Clinical exercise physiology practicum C
    the industry in our biomechanics, motor                                                                         •    Clinical exercise physiology business
    control, strength conditioning and clinical
    skills laboratories and consultation rooms
    on campus.

6   For more detail about this course and OP/selection rank, see the online course information at
I am heavily involved in sport
and during high school I really
enjoyed both biology and physical
education. When considering
courses I found that exercise
physiology best suited my

The Elite Athlete Program allowed
me to continue training at a high
level while studying. I complete
three subjects per semester and
I have found this to be extremely
helpful in managing my uni work
with training commitments.


      2018 OP (including adjustments) 13
                                                           Placement experiences may include:                     COURSE REQUIREMENTS
      2018 selection rank (including adjustments) 71
                                                           •   performance analysis of elite athletes             There are extra costs and requirements
                                                               and sportspeople                                   for this course including a blue card and
     QTAC code 425302
                                                           •   strength and conditioning training                 vaccinations. See the course details at
     Campus Kelvin Grove
                                                           •   school coaching and talent               
     Duration 3 years full time
     Assumed knowledge English (4 SA),                     •   corporate health.                                  YOUR COURSE
     Maths B (4 SA) and at least one of:
     Chemistry, Physics, Biology (4 SA)                    You will develop confidence using
     OP Guarantee Yes                                      industry equipment and technology                        Year 1
     Entry February                                        with facilities on campus that include
                                                                                                                    •    Anatomy
                                                           laboratories for biomechanics, motor
                                                                                                                    •    Foundational practice in exercise science
    Sport and exercise science professionals               control, injury prevention and resistance
                                                                                                                    •    Sport and exercise across the lifespan
    apply their knowledge about exercise                   training.                                                •    Principles of coaching and instructional
    and its effect on the body to a variety                                                                              practice
    of careers such as improving strength                  CAREER OUTCOMES                                          •    Food and nutrition
    and fitness or performance analysis                    Graduates are prepared for a career in
                                                                                                                    •    Physical activity and health
    with sporting agencies and athletes,                                                                            •    Exercise psychology
                                                           fitness, strength and conditioning training,
    promoting health and wellness, health                                                                           •    Physiology
                                                           performance analysis, corporate health,
    testing and education programs, or sport               or exercise and sport science research.
    and recreation services in the tourism and                                                                      Year 2
                                                           You may be employed with sporting
    hospitality sector.                                    teams, community health providers,
                                                                                                                    •    Exercise physiology
                                                           corporate organisations, education
                                                                                                                    •    Functional anatomy
    WHY CHOOSE SPORT AND                                   providers, gymnasiums and sports                         •    Evidence-based practice in exercise
    EXERCISE SCIENCE AT QUT?                               centres, or in the tourism industry.                          science
    This course is one of the first university             A research career can lead to                            •    Skill acquisition
    programs in Australia to offer you a clear             developments in sport and exercise                       •    Motor control
    pathway to a career as an accredited                   science that result in healthier                         •    Biomechanics
    exercise scientist or accredited sports                communities, and fitter and stronger                     •    Exercise conditioning
                                                           athletes.                                                •    Resistance training
    scientist. You will learn to apply complex
    knowledge to the design, delivery
                                                                                                                    Year 3
    and evaluation of exercise programs,                   PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION
    interventions and assessments that meet                QUT is currently seeking accreditation                   •    Exercise and sports nutrition
    the specific needs of your clients.                    of this new course with Exercise and                     •    Sports injury prevention and
                                                           Sports Science Australia (ESSA) to give                       rehabilitation
                                                           graduates professional recognition as an                 •    Sport psychology
             REAL EXPERIENCE                               accredited exercise scientist. Graduates                 •    Sport and exercise science practicum 1
                                                           seeking professional recognition as                      •    Performance analysis
    Complete 300 hours of professional                                                                                   Strength and conditioning
                                                           a sports scientist level 1 will need to                  •

    placement with organisations                                                                                    •    Sports physiology
                                                           complete a further 150 hours of sport
    including sporting associations,                       employment in order to meet ESSA
                                                                                                                    •    Sport and exercise science practicum 2
    fitness centres, school coaching                       requirements.
    programs and academies of sport.

8   For more detail about this course and OP/selection rank, see the online course information at
I chose exercise science so I can
work with athletes to get them ready
for performance and help them with
recovery and rehabilitation. QUT has
great connections with industry and the
practical elements of the course are
really enjoyable.

As an Indigenous student, I applied
through the Centralised Assessment
Selection Program that is offered by the
Oodgeroo Unit and love the family vibe
and support that it provides.

I completed a placement with the
Brisbane Roar first team and after that
the head coach of the youth squad
asked me to take on the role as their
head of strength and conditioning.
I love studying at QUT because it
allows me to meet incredible people in
incredible facilities.


       2018 OP (including adjustments) 12
                                                            This course has been designed in                       COURSE REQUIREMENTS
                                                            response to the introduction of national               There are extra costs and additional
       2018 selection rank (including adjustments) 73
                                                            health reforms and investments in                      requirements for this course including
      QTAC code 425391                                      eHealth, including the transition from                 a blue card and vaccinations. See the
      Campus Kelvin Grove                                   paper records to electronic health                     course details at
      Duration 3 years full time, 6 years part time ❏       records. These national reforms rely on
       Assumed knowledge English (4 SA)                     the collection, reporting, analysis and
                                                            management of data to provide evidence
                                                                                                                   ADVANCED STANDING
       OP Guarantee Yes                                                                                            Applicants who have successfully
                                                            that supports decisions related to health
       Entry February                                                                                              completed a degree in a health science
                                                            care and health service delivery.
                                                                                                                   or IT-related field may be eligible for up to
     Health information managers collect,                                                                          one year of advanced standing (credit for
     maintain and manage data that can                      CAREER OUTCOMES                                        prior learning).
     improve health services for patients and               Graduates are employed, both here and
     communities. They may ensure doctors                   overseas, in hospitals and other health
                                                            facilities, government health departments,
                                                                                                                   YOUR COURSE
     have access to comprehensive patient
     information; provide epidemiologists                   health computing/software development
     and researchers with data related to                   firms, health insurance companies, health                Year 1
     health investigations and enquiries;                   research centres, the pharmaceutical
                                                                                                                     •    Impact of IT
     support managers with reports about                    industry, statistical agencies, international
                                                                                                                     •    Medical terminology, anatomy and
     demand and access of health services;                  aid agencies and non-government
     and prepare information for government                 organisations.                                           •    Foundations of health information
     agencies about the health status of                    You may work in a specialist position as                      management
     communities.                                           a clinical data manager, clinical coder/
                                                                                                                     •    Australian health care systems
                                                                                                                     •    Corporate systems
                                                            coding auditor/coding educator, clinical
                                                                                                                     •    Introduction to clinical classification
     WHY CHOOSE HEALTH                                      governance and risk management
                                                                                                                     •    Communication for health professionals
     INFORMATION MANAGEMENT                                 officer, clinical documentation specialist,              •    Introduction to health informatics
     AT QUT?                                                electronic health record application
     QUT offers the only health information                 analyst, or health privacy officer.
                                                                                                                     Year 2
     management course in Queensland and                    Health information managers are well
     you’ll graduate with a combination of                  suited to leadership roles because they                  •    Management
     knowledge across business, information                 understand clinical practices, finance                   •    Business analysis
     technology and health. Employment                      functions, information technology                        •    Advanced clinical classification
     opportunities are excellent.                           applications and staff management.                       •    Introduction to epidemiology
                                                                                                                     •    Resourcing and managing health
                                                            PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION                                 •    Quality management in health
              REAL EXPERIENCE                               This course is accredited by the Health                  •    Database management
                                                            Information Management Association of                         Statistical methods in health
     You’ll visit professionals working                                                                              •

     in hospitals, government agencies                      Australia. Graduates are eligible for full
                                                            membership.                                              Year 3
     and not-for-profit organisations,
     providing opportunities to network                                                                              •    eHealth concepts
     and an insight into the diversity of                                                                            •    Health information management
     roles. Industry placements in second                                                                            •    Casemix and activity-based funding
     and third year prepare you for your                                                                             •    Contract/project management
     transition to the workplace.                                                                                    •    Transition to professional health
                                                                                                                          information management practice
                                                                                                                     •    Integrated health information
                                                                                                                          management practice
                                                                                                                     •    Practical clinical classification

     ❏ Evening only classes are not available.

10   For more detail about this course and OP/selection rank, see the online course information at
I love that I’m able to improve the
delivery of healthcare services from
behind the scenes. The QUT staff had
really strong industry connections
that helped me secure my first job as
a student health information manager
and then my full-time employment at
Ipswich Hospital.


      2018 OP (including adjustments) 1                                                                            COURSE REQUIREMENTS
       2018 selection rank (including adjustments) 99                REAL EXPERIENCE                               There are extra costs and requirements
                                                                                                                   for this course including a blue card and
      QTAC code 418182                                      You will start supervised clinical
                                                                                                                   vaccinations. See the course details at
      Campus Gardens Point                                  experience during first year, with
      Duration 4 years full time                            significant time in the third and fourth
                                                            years. Placements are offered across
      Assumed knowledge English (4 SA),                                                                            YOUR COURSE
      Maths B (4 SA) and Physics (4 SA)                     public and private hospitals, and a
      OP Guarantee No                                       range of imaging facilities throughout
                                                                                                                     Year 1
      Entry February                                        Queensland and some interstate sites.
                                                                                                                     •    Human anatomy and physiology
     Radiographers (also known as medical                                                                            •    Foundations of clinical practice
     imaging technologists) use techniques                  Placements in hospitals include shifts                   •    Introduction to medical radiations
     such as X-ray, computed tomography                     in areas such as theatre, emergency                      •    Radiation physics
     (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging                    and intensive care. These varying                        •    Regional and sectional anatomy for
                                                            environments allow you to experience                          medical imaging
     (MRI), to produce high-quality images
                                                            patients with different cases and many                   •    General radiography 1
     which are then used by medical
                                                                                                                     •    Radiographic practice
     specialists to diagnose, manage and treat              cultural backgrounds.
                                                                                                                     •    Radiation safety and biology
     an injury or disease.
                                                            HONOURS PATHWAY                                          Year 2
     WHY CHOOSE MEDICAL IMAGING                             A Bachelor of Medical Imaging (Honours)
     AT QUT?                                                is planned for introduction in 2019, subject             •    Systematic imaging pathology
     This course is designed in consultation                to final approval. Refer to the online course            •    Medical imaging methods
     with clinical staff from industry, taught by           information in August 2018 for more                      •    General radiography 2
     registered radiographers with extensive                information. Visit                  •    Clinical radiography 1
     experience, and incorporates hands-on                                                                           •    Specialised imaging techniques
                                                                                                                     •    Computed tomography imaging
     experiences from your first year.                      CAREER OUTCOMES                                          •    Statistical methods in health
     Our simulation facilities feature virtual              Graduates of this course are often                       •    Clinical radiography 2
     and hands-on equipment to offer you a                  employed in a radiology department in
     learning experience that is only available             a hospital, private radiology practice or                Year 3
     at QUT.                                                health department. They may also work in
                                                            medical equipment sales.                                 •    Clinical radiography 3
     You will build confidence and gain
                                                                                                                     •    Image interpretation
     experience in fundamental skills using
                                                                                                                          Complementary imaging techniques
     specialist equipment on campus including               PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION                                 •

                                                                                                                     •    Clinical radiography 4
     digital radiography systems, general X-ray,            This course is an approved program of                    •    Magnetic resonance imaging
     mobile X-ray, mammography and dental.                  study with the Medical Radiation Practice                •    Evidence-based clinical practice
                                                            Board of Australia.                                           Advanced imaging practice 1
     You will also access the anatomy                                                                                •

     laboratory and pathology specimen
     museum, and will develop competency in                 STUDENT REGISTRATION                                     Year 4
     computer systems and software used in                  QUT automatically registers students
     the industry.                                          enrolled in this course with the Medical                 •    Transition to professional practice 1
                                                                                                                     •    Clinical radiography 5
                                                            Radiation Practice Board of Australia in
                                                                                                                     •    Review of contemporary clinical practice
                                                            accordance with the Health Practitioner
                                                                                                                     •    Transition to professional practice 2
                                                            Regulation National Law Act 2009. Details
                                                                                                                     •    Advanced imaging practice 2
                                                            about student registration are available
                                                                                                                     •    Elective
                                                            from the Australian Health Practitioner
                                                            Regulation Agency at

12   For more detail about this course and OP/selection rank, see the online course information at
My clinical placement at The
Prince Charles Hospital gave me
the chance to work on digital
X-ray machines in different areas
throughout the hospital including
emergency, theatre, paediatrics
and intensive care. Everything
you learn in theory makes even
more sense when it is seen and
practised in these conditions.


      2018 OP (including adjustments) 3*
                                                            Our on-campus facilities incorporate                   INTERNATIONAL STUDENT
       2018 selection rank (including adjustments) 96
                                                            technology and equipment to develop                    ENTRY
                                                            your confidence and experience. The                    This course is not available for entry to
      QTAC code 418192                                      Virtual Environment for Radiotherapy                   international students.
      Campus Gardens Point                                  Training uses 3D technology to immerse
      Duration 4 years full time                            you in a virtual environment that features
                                                                                                                   YOUR COURSE
      Assumed knowledge English (4 SA),                     life-sized treatment tables, external beam
      Maths B (4 SA) and Physics (4 SA)                     machines and patients.
                                                                                                                     Year 1
      OP Guarantee No
                                                            Our computer facilities allow you
      Entry February                                        to become competent in the use of                        •    Foundations of clinical practice
                                                            computerised treatment planning systems                  •    Introduction to radiation therapy
     Radiation therapists plan and deliver                                                                           •    Human anatomy and physiology
                                                            used by radiation therapy departments.
     highly accurate radiation treatment                                                                             •    Radiation physics
     to cancer patients, and also provide                                                                            •    Regional and sectional anatomy for
     emotional support and care. Radiation                  HONOURS PATHWAY                                               radiation therapy
                                                            This course offers an honours pathway                    •    Principles of radiation therapy planning
     therapists often find that being at the
                                                                                                                          and treatment
     forefront of patient care at this critical time        at the end of the second year. You will
                                                                                                                     •    Disease processes
     is a rewarding experience.                             complete an honours research project
                                                                                                                     •    Radiation safety and biology
                                                            that extends your knowledge of the
                                                            professional field. For more information
     WHY CHOOSE RADIATION                                                                                            Year 2
                                                            see page 2.
     We offer Queensland’s only university                                                                           •    Medical imaging applications in radiation
     degree in radiation therapy. The course                CAREER OUTCOMES                                               therapy
                                                            Graduates of this course may work as                     •    Clinical radiation therapy 1
     is taught by registered professionals with
                                                            a radiation therapist in the radiotherapy                •    Radiation therapy treatment 1
     extensive experience, and the content
                                                                                                                     •    Radiation therapy planning 1
     has been designed in consultation                      department of a private or public facility.
                                                                                                                     •    Clinical radiation therapy 2
     with clinical staff from radiation therapy                                                                      •    Radiation therapy treatment 2
     departments.                                           PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION                                 •    Radiation therapy planning 2
     Your studies will cover the interaction of             QUT is currently seeking accreditation                   •    Statistical methods in health
     radiation on body tissue, radiation therapy            of this course with the Medical Radiation
     treatment planning using clinical software,            Practice Board of Australia.                             Year 3
     and treatment delivery in a virtual
     environment.                                                                                                         Advanced imaging applications
                                                            STUDENT REGISTRATION

                                                                                                                     •    Clinical radiation therapy 3
                                                            QUT automatically registers students                     •    Radiation therapy treatment 3
                                                            enrolled in this course with the Medical                 •    Radiation therapy planning 3
              REAL EXPERIENCE                               Radiation Practice Board of Australia in                 •    Radiation therapy treatment 4
                                                            accordance with the Health Practitioner                       Evidence-based clinical practice
     Professional placement will begin

                                                            Regulation National Law Act 2009. Details                •    Radiation therapy planning 4
     during your first year of study.
                                                            about student registration are available                 •    Clinical radiation therapy 4
     Placements are offered in private and
                                                            from the Australian Health Practitioner
     public radiation therapy departments                   Regulation Agency at                    Year 4
     in metro and regional areas
     throughout Queensland, and in some                                                                                   Transitioning to professional practice 1
                                                            COURSE REQUIREMENTS

     interstate sites.                                                                                               •    Holistic cancer management
                                                            There are extra costs and requirements                   •    Review of contemporary clinical practice
                                                            for this course including a blue card and                •    Transitioning to professional practice 2
                                                            vaccinations. See the course details at                  •    Advanced quality assurance
                                                                                       •    Elective

     * Field positions were used to select some applicants at the OP threshold.
14   For more detail about this course and OP/selection rank, see the online course information at
Radiation therapy interested me due
to its combination of technical skills,
ever-changing research, and engaging
interactions with patients. I chose QUT
because it seamlessly incorporated
in-class theory with real-world experience.
I enjoyed completing placements
across the country in many different
departments. This hands-on experience
was a definite confidence booster and
improved my knowledge and skills.

I chose a career in radiation therapy
because I have a passion for helping
others and an interest in medical physics.
I love that I can challenge myself
intellectually while caring for people
during a difficult time. I’m now working
at the Townsville Hospital designing
and delivering radiotherapy treatment
to cancer patients. I have continued
using the skills I learnt at QUT in my
clinical work, as well as undertaking and
presenting research in the field.


       2018 OP (including adjustments) 10                                                                          COURSE FLEXIBILITY
       2018 selection rank (including adjustments) 78                 WORKPLACE                                    Our flexible course design (opposite)

      QTAC code 418401                                                LEARNING                                     means you can shape your course to
                                                                                                                   suit your interests and career aspirations.
      Campus Gardens Point                                  You will have the opportunity to gain
                                                                                                                   Choose your major area of study from the
      Duration 3 years full time, 6 years part   time ❏     work experience through a specialised                  list below.
      Assumed knowledge English (4 SA),
                                                            work placement in an industry, clinical
      Maths B (4 SA), Chemistry (4 SA) and                  or research-oriented workplace.                        Major Study Area A
      Biology (4 SA)
      OP Guarantee Yes                                                                                             Anatomical sciences
      Entry February                                                                                               Build practical skills in histology,
                                                            CAREER OUTCOMES                                        medical image interpretation and organ
     Biomedical scientists study how the body               Graduates are employed locally,                        identification. Examine real examples from
     normally works, investigate how disease                nationally and overseas and may work                   QUT’s extensive skeletal collection, film
     or injury interferes with normal function,             for research institutes, universities,                 library, pathology museum and human
     and develop new treatment strategies.                  hospitals and biotechnology companies.                 cadavers.
     Skilled in using a variety of cutting-edge             There are increasing opportunities in
     technologies, biomedical scientists                    consultancy, science journalism and                    Cell and molecular biotechnology
     have been responsible for major health                 companies involved in the development                  Learn about the structure and function
     advances including vaccines, antibiotics               and marketing of new diagnostic and                    of cells and how cells are regulated and
     and stem cell therapies.                               treatment products.                                    can be manipulated at the genetic and
                                                                                                                   molecular level. Study the interactions
                                                            This course also provides a solid
                                                                                                                   between deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)
     WHY CHOOSE BIOMEDICAL                                  grounding for students wishing to pursue
                                                                                                                   and ribonucleic acid (RNA), and develop
     SCIENCE AT QUT?                                        postgraduate study in medicine and other
                                                                                                                   laboratory capabilities for cell and
     You will have a high degree of flexibility             health disciplines.
                                                                                                                   molecular biotechnology careers.
     with the option to select a major and
     two minor areas of study that align with               PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION                               Human biochemistry
     your interests, and prepare you for areas              Graduates may be eligible for                          Study the structure, function and
     of emerging priority and employment.                   membership of one or more professional                 properties of biomolecules and the
     You may also complete studies in                       organisations. Visit the online course                 molecular machinery that regulates the
     complementary areas from across the                    information at                    everyday workings of healthy cells and
     university including engineering, innovation                                                                  tissues, the molecular basis of diseases,
     and entrepreneurship, law and business.                                                                       and how diagnostic technologies
                                                            DOUBLE DEGREES
     You will be taught by leading researchers              •   business                                           and treatment strategies impact on
     from the Institute of Health and                                                                              biochemical processes in the cellular
                                                            •   law
     Biomedical Innovation, the Translational                                                                      context.
     Research Institute and partner research                For more information see pages 42–43.
     facilities at major Brisbane hospitals. QUT                                                                   Human physiology
     researchers have made groundbreaking                   COURSE REQUIREMENTS                                    Knowledge about the human body and
     discoveries in cancer biology, infectious                                                                     how its systems work to maintain our
                                                            There are extra costs and requirements
     diseases, tissue engineering and vaccine                                                                      health is essential to understanding the
                                                            for this course including a blue card and
     development.                                                                                                  basis of disease, diagnostic technologies
                                                            vaccinations. See the course details at
                                                                                                                   and treatments. Design and undertake
     Develop industry-relevant practical skills   
                                                                                                                   a laboratory-based research project in
     and use cutting-edge technology in
                                                                                                                   human physiology.
     laboratory classes which begin during
     first semester of your first year.
                                                                                                                   Infection and immunity
                                                                                                                   Develop knowledge and understanding
                                                                                                                   of infectious disease agents (bacteria,
                                                                                                                   viruses, yeasts, fungi and parasites) and
                                                                                                                   how they cause human disease, together
                                                                                                                   with cutting-edge strategies of diagnosis,
                                                                                                                   treatment, control and prevention.

     ❏ Evening only classes are not available.

16   For more detail about this course and OP/selection rank, see the online course information at

                    Year 1                                          Year 2                                          Year 3
                 8 core units                          8 major, minor and elective units                   8 major and minor units

     Semester 1               Semester 2                 Semester 1          Semester 2                Semester 1         Semester 2

 Human cell and            Principles of             Major              Major                      Major               Major
 molecular biology         human physiology

 Human systematic          Understanding             Elective 1         Elective 2                 Major               Major
 anatomy                   disease concepts

 Biomolecules and          Principles of             Minor 1            Minor 1                    Minor 1             Minor 1
 life processes            infection and

 Biomedical skills 1       Biomedical skills 2       Minor 2            Minor 2                    Minor 2             Minor 2

 Your course consists of:                                                Study Area B
 •   major: choose one from Study Area A list                            •   Anatomical sciences
 •   minors: choose two from Study Area B list, or choose one from       •   Bioinnovation and entrepreneurship
     Study Area B list and one from a wide range of complementary        •   Cell and molecular biotechnology
     areas including engineering, innovation and entrepreneurship,       •   Clinical physiology
     law, health and business
                                                                         •   Human biochemistry
 •   electives: choose two electives.
                                                                         •   Human physiology
                                                                         •   Infection and immunity

My father is a medical professional
and I’ve always been interested in
the industry. I chose a double degree
in biomedical science and business
because I can see a gap in the market
for professionals who understand
biotechnology product and know how
to bring the product to market.


       2018 OP (including adjustments) 13                                                                          COURSE REQUIREMENTS
       2018 selection rank (including adjustments) 71                WORK ALONGSIDE                                There are extra costs and requirements

       QTAC code 418201                                              PROFESSIONALS                                 for this course including a blue card and
                                                                                                                   vaccinations. See the course details at
       Campus Gardens Point                                 You will complete a 12-week
       Duration 4 years full time, 8 years part             professional placement working
       time ❏                                               alongside practising medical
                                                            scientists and clinical researchers
                                                                                                                   YOUR COURSE
       Assumed knowledge English (4 SA),
       Maths B (4 SA) and Chemistry (4 SA)                  in accredited pathology labs and
                                                                                                                     Year 1
       OP Guarantee Yes                                     research facilities.
       Entry February
                                                                                                                     •    Biomolecules and life processes
                                                                                                                     •    Mathematics and statistics for medical
     Medical laboratory scientists perform                  Hands-on experiences in the Q Block                           science
     tests on human and veterinary specimens                laboratories at Gardens Point begin                      •    Cell and molecular biology
     including blood, bodily fluids, stool, urine,          during first semester of your first year,                •    Introduction to medical laboratory
     tissue biopsies and more. They identify                and are embedded throughout the                               science
     blood diseases, viruses and parasites,                 course. We are recognised for delivering                 •    Human physiology
     immunity disorders, evidence of toxins                                                                          •    Foundations of anatomy and histology
                                                            graduates who are confident with
                                                                                                                     •    Human health and disease concepts
     and poisons, genetic mutations, plus                   advanced techniques and are able to
                                                                                                                     •    Genes, genomes, and genetics
     much more. The results of these tests are              conduct experiments to a professional
     used by health professionals to diagnose               standard.
     conditions and assist with clinical                                                                             Year 2
     decisions including choice of treatment.
                                                            CAREER OUTCOMES                                          •    Principles and practice of infectious
                                                            Medical laboratory scientists work in the                     diseases
     WHY CHOOSE MEDICAL                                     pathology industry, generally in hospitals               •    Biochemistry
     LABORATORY SCIENCE AT QUT?                             or public and private laboratories. There                •    Pathology
     This degree was the first of its kind in               is an increasing demand in growth areas                  •    Principles of immunology
                                                                                                                     •    Quality and analysis in clinical pathology
     Queensland and is taught by registered                 such as fertility services. Graduates of
                                                                                                                     •    Microbial diagnostics
     industry professionals with established                this course may choose a role where
                                                                                                                     •    Cytogenetic and molecular pathology
     careers working in pathology laboratories.             they perform tests across all areas,
                                                                                                                     •    Histological techniques
                                                            specialise in an area of particular interest,
     Our graduates are successful in securing
                                                            or complete postgraduate studies for a
     positions nationally and overseas. Your                                                                         Year 3
                                                            career in research.
     studies will incorporate all areas of
     clinical pathology including haematology,                                                                       •    Chemical pathology
     transfusion science, cytology and                      PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION                                 •    Advanced microbial diagnostics
     immunology, providing you with                         This course is accredited by the                         •    Principles and practice of clinical
     increased career opportunities.                                                                                      haematology
                                                            Australian Institute of Medical Scientists
                                                                                                                     •    Histopathology
                                                            and graduates will have completed
                                                                                                                     •    Diagnostic endocrinology
                                                            the academic and work placement
                                                                                                                     •    Diagnostic cytopathology
                                                            requirements for admission as a                          •    Applied clinical haematology
                                                            full member. Depending on your                           •    Transfusion and transplantation science
                                                            employment, you will be eligible to apply
                                                            for memberships of various professional
                                                                                                                     Year 4
                                                            organisations. Visit the online course
                                                            information at                      •    Work integrated learning internship 1
                                                                                                                          and 2
                                                                                                                     •    Transition to professional practice in
                                                                                                                          medical laboratory science
                                                                                                                     •    Quality management in health
                                                                                                                     •    Projects in clinical pathology
                                                                                                                     •    Intercultural health in clinical practice
                                                                                                                     •    Elective

     ❏ Evening only classes are not available.

18   For more detail about this course and OP/selection rank, see the online course information at
I’m employed as a urinalysis
product specialist working in
the UK, Ireland and Norway. It’s
fantastic that my QUT degree was
recognised globally and the range
of subjects prepared me extremely
well for laboratory-based work.


         2018 OP (including adjustments) 8
                                                            Graduates of this degree are prepared                  DOUBLE DEGREES
                                                            to excel in a profession where the scope               •   paramedic science
         2018 selection rank (including adjustments) 84,
         graduate entry: 95                                 of practice is expanding and there are                 •   public health
                                                            greater responsibilities for delivery of
         QTAC code 425231, graduate entry: 425252                                                                  •   psychology
                                                            more complex interventions.
         Campus Kelvin Grove                                                                                       For more information see pages 42–43.
         Duration 3 years full time, 6 years part
         time ❏, graduate entry: 2 years full time
                                                            INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS
                                                            MEAN WE OFFER PLACEMENTS                               STUDENT REGISTRATION
         Assumed knowledge English (4 SA)
                                                            AT MORE THAN                                           QUT automatically registers students
         OP Guarantee Yes†

                                                            80 healthcare
                                                                                                                   enrolled in this course with the Nursing
         Entry February and July                                                                                   and Midwifery Board of Australia in

                                                                                                                   accordance with the Health Practitioner
     QUT nursing graduates are skilled in                                                                          Regulation National Law Act 2009.
     delivering safe and competent practice                                                                        Details about student registration are
     across diverse populations, responding                THROUGHOUT AUSTRALIA                                    available from the Australian Health
     to the challenges of health care with                                                                         Practitioner Regulation Agency at
     agility and resilience, and engaging                                                                
     consumers as informed partners in their                CAREER OUTCOMES
     health care.                                           Nursing offers employment opportunities
                                                            in Australia and overseas, in general                  COURSE REQUIREMENTS
                                                            and specialist areas such as emergency,                There are extra costs and requirements
     WHY CHOOSE NURSING AT QUT?                                                                                    for this course including a blue card and
                                                            paediatrics or mental health, and
     QUT’s School of Nursing is one of the                                                                         vaccinations. See the course details at
                                                            in other areas including community
     largest and most established centres                                                                
                                                            health, in-home care, school health,
     in Australia, with 40 years of industry
                                                            pathology laboratories, alcohol and drug
     consultation and experience. You
     will learn from some of Australia’s
                                                            dependence, and the armed services.                    ENTRY OPTIONS
     most respected and influential nurse                   Many nurses complete further study and                 If you’re worried you won’t have the OP
     academics and researchers.                             specialise in acute care nursing, cancer               or selection rank to get into the course,
                                                            nursing, emergency nursing, intensive                  consider the TAFE QUT dual award,
     With purpose-built, on-campus facilities
                                                            care nursing, mental health nursing, or                Diploma of Nursing/Bachelor of Nursing.
     that replicate the hospital environment,
                                                            paediatric, child and youth health nursing.            On successful completion of the diploma
     technology, equipment and scenarios,
                                                                                                                   you will gain automatic entry to the bachelor
     you will develop confidence and skills to
                                                                                                                   degree at QUT. The dual award is not
     graduate job ready.                                    MID-YEAR ENTRY
                                                                                                                   available to international students. See the
                                                            You can commence this course in
                                                                                                                   course details at
                                                            February or July, giving you the flexibility
                                                            to start studying sooner.
                REAL EXPERIENCE                                                                                    ADVANCED STANDING
                                                                                                                   If you have a Diploma of Nursing (enrolled
     Gain valuable experience working                       PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION
                                                                                                                   nurse) you will be awarded a year of
     with real patients during professional                 This course has professional accreditation
                                                                                                                   advanced standing and can complete the
     placements that begin in the first                     from the Australian Nursing and Midwifery
                                                                                                                   degree in two years.
     year. You will complete 840 hours                      Accreditation Council. Graduates are
     of placement and may also have                         eligible to apply for registered nurse
                                                            status with the Nursing and Midwifery                  GRADUATE ENTRY
     opportunities to travel overseas.
                                                            Board of Australia. Both students and                  If you already hold a degree in any area
                                                            graduates may apply for membership of                  other than nursing, you can apply for the
                                                            the Australian College of Nursing.                     Bachelor of Nursing (graduate entry), and
                                                                                                                   complete the course in two years. See the
                                                                                                                   course details at

     ❏Evening only classes are not available.
     †The OP Guarantee does not apply to the graduate-entry course.
20   For more detail about this course and OP/selection rank, see the online course information at

 Year 1

 •   Professional practice and cultural safety
 •   Anatomy and physiology for health
 •   Health assessment
 •   Leading and learning
 •   Wellness across the lifespan
 •   Pathophysiology for health professionals
 •   Integrated nursing practice 1

 Year 2

 •   Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
     peoples’ wellbeing
 •   Introduction to clinical therapeutics for
 •   Integrated nursing practice 2
 •   Inquiry in clinical practice
 •   Mental health: self and others
 •   Integrated nursing practice 3

 Year 3

 •   Ethics, law and health care
 •   Partnerships in health and illness
 •   Integrated nursing practice 4
 •   Integrated nursing practice 5
 •   Leading and learning: building
     professional capacity
 •   Nursing elective

I chose the double degree in nursing and
psychology as they complement each
other perfectly and both offer a range
of unique careers after graduation. I am
beginning my career as a registered
nurse at Lady Cilento Children's Hospital
in their Child and Youth Mental Health
Inpatient unit, and I will be able to use
both of my degrees in this position.


       2018 OP (including adjustments) 2*
                                                            You will also complete professional                    YOUR COURSE
                                                            placements in settings including
       2018 selection rank (including adjustments) 98
                                                            community health centres, hospitals,                     Year 1
       QTAC code 425442                                     correctional facilities and catering
       Campus Kelvin Grove                                  institutions.                                            •    Human anatomy and physiology
       Duration 4 years full time                           There are opportunities to travel, with the              •    Food and nutrition
       Assumed knowledge English (4 SA),                                                                             •    Communication for health professionals
                                                            option to gain professional experience in
       Maths B (4 SA) and Chemistry (4 SA)                                                                           •    Chemistry for health sciences
                                                            rural and regional Australia, and overseas.
                                                                                                                     •    Human health and disease concepts
       OP Guarantee No
                                                                                                                     •    Nutrition and physical activity
       Entry February                                       HONOURS PATHWAY                                          •    Health, culture and society
                                                            A Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics                    •    Statistical methods in health
     Dietitians use their advanced knowledge
                                                            (Honours) is planned for introduction in
     in the science of nutrition to advise on
                                                            2019, subject to final approval. Refer to                Year 2
     appropriate diet, food preparation and
                                                            the online course information in August
     menu planning to prevent and treat
                                                            2018 for more information. Visit                         •    Biochemistry
     nutrition-related disease such as diabetes                                                                           Medical physiology 1

     and cancer. They may work in hospitals                                                                          •    Health education and behaviour change
     and community settings delivering                                                                               •    Food science
     individual dietary counselling, medical                CAREER OUTCOMES                                          •    Biochemical pathways and metabolism
     nutrition therapy and group dietary therapy.           Graduates have a range of career                         •    Nutrition science
                                                            pathways. They often provide nutrition                   •    Nutrition across the life cycle
                                                            therapy to clients in the management of                       Medical physiology 2

                                                            disease and illness in hospitals, private
                                                            practice, community health centres                       Year 3
     QUT has offered an industry accredited
                                                            and nursing homes. They may also
     program for more than 40 years
                                                            consult to the food industry on product                  •    Community and public health nutrition
     and is recognised for delivering job-                                                                                Exercise and sports nutrition
                                                            development and marketing, prepare                       •
     ready graduates who are in demand                                                                                    Medical nutrition therapy 1
                                                            educational resources for industry,                      •

     and securing competitive graduate                                                                                    Nutrition assessment
                                                            schools and community, or develop food                   •

     employment positions.                                                                                           •    Foodservice management
                                                            and nutrition policies for government and
                                                                                                                     •    Medical nutrition therapy 2
     You will be taught by industry leaders                 non-government organisations.
                                                                                                                     •    Research methods
     with experience in areas including
                                                                                                                     •    Dietetic communication, counselling and
     sports dietetics and Indigenous health.
                                                            PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION                                      practice
     They hold senior positions on industry
                                                            This course is accredited by the Dietitians
     boards and councils, and many also lead
                                                            Association of Australia and graduates                   Year 4
     projects and government initiatives to
                                                            are eligible to apply for the Accredited
     improve population health and nutrition.                                                                             Contemporary issues in nutrition and
                                                            Practising Dietitian credential. Graduates               •

     These close links with industry ensure                                                                               dietetics
                                                            can apply for membership of the
     your study is relevant and you will be                                                                          •    Dietetic leadership and management
                                                            Dietitians Association of Australia, the
     prepared to meet the demands of the                                                                             •    Clinical practice in individual dietetic
                                                            Public Health Association of Australia,                       case management
     profession in a changing healthcare
                                                            Sports Medicine Australia, the Nutrition                 •    Clinical practice in community and public
                                                            Society and other bodies.                                     health nutrition
                                                                                                                     •    Clinical practice in food service
                                                            COURSE REQUIREMENTS
              REAL EXPERIENCE                               There are extra costs and requirements
                                                                                                                     •    Dietetic business management

     Gain hands-on experience providing                     for this course including a blue card and
     nutrition assessments and dietary                      vaccinations. See the course details at
     advice to real clients in QUT Health         
     Clinics. Under the supervision of
     accredited dietitians, you will provide
     advice for the management of chronic
     disease, before and after surgery,
     eating disorders, food intolerance and

     * Field positions were used to select some applicants at the OP threshold.
22   For more detail about this course and OP/selection rank, see the online course information at
I completed a placement as a
malnutrition auditor at Holy Spirit
Northside Private Hospital and was
involved with patient screenings.
At first I was shy talking to the patients,
but I soon felt comfortable. This
feeling of confidence was a standout
moment—I was only in my third year but
I was doing the work of a dietitian and
handling it well.

Seeing the effects of nutrition-related
chronic disease while on professional
placement confirmed for me that I
wanted to work in the preventative health
space. Shortly after graduating, I started
in my role as a community nutritionist
in the remote heart of the Kimberley in
Western Australia. I support families,
schools, stores and communities and
build their capacity to promote and
make healthy lifestyle choices.


         2018 OP (including adjustments) 12
                                                            You will be taught by staff with extensive             COURSE REQUIREMENTS
                                                            industry experience in areas that include              There are extra costs and requirements
         2018 selection rank (including adjustments) 73
                                                            sports nutrition, health promotion,                    for this course including a blue card and
         QTAC code 425332                                   childhood obesity, Indigenous health and               vaccinations. See the course details at
         Campus Kelvin Grove                                research. Their experience, combined         
         Duration 3 years full time                         with case studies offered by guest
         Assumed knowledge English (4 SA),                  lecturers, will give you the knowledge
                                                            to meet the needs and expectations of
                                                                                                                   YOUR COURSE^
         Maths B (4 SA) and Chemistry (4 SA)
         OP Guarantee Yes                                   your clients. Close links with industry
                                                            ensure our curriculum is relevant and our                Year 1
         Entry February
                                                            graduates can meet the demands of the
                                                                                                                     •    Human anatomy and physiology
     Nutritionists focus on issues that affect              changing healthcare environment.
                                                                                                                     •    Communication for health professionals
     the whole population. They are employed                                                                         •    Chemistry for health sciences
     in a number of industries to analyse food              CAREER OUTCOMES                                          •    Food and nutrition
     supply, government policy and eating                   Graduates often work as professionals                    •    Statistical methods in health
     behaviours, and to develop new ways                    in government, educational facilities, the               •    Nutrition and physical activity
     to promote healthy lifestyle choices                   food industry, health agencies, corporate                •    Health, culture and society
     and prevent diet-related disease within                                                                         •    Human health and disease concepts
                                                            environments and community groups.
     communities. Nutritionists can provide                 They are skilled to work in roles that
     a number of nutrition services but are                 include health promotion, Indigenous                     Year 2
     not qualified to provide medical nutrition             health, marketing, journalism, plus
     therapy to individuals or groups in                    many more.                                               •    Biochemistry
     hospitals or other clinical environments.                                                                       •    Medical physiology 1
                                                            This course can also lead to further study               •    Health education and behaviour change
                                                            or research in nutrition and related areas               •    Food science
     WHY CHOOSE NUTRITION                                   including dietetics, environmental health                •    Biochemical pathways and metabolism
     SCIENCE AT QUT?                                        and public health.                                       •    Medical physiology 2
     This course is flexible, allowing you to                                                                        •    Nutrition science
     explore career opportunities and develop                                                                             Nutrition across the life cycle
                                                            PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

     a unique skill set by choosing electives in
                                                            Graduates are eligible to apply for
     complementary areas such as business,                                                                           Year 3
                                                            membership of the Public Health
     digital media, exercise and sport, or
                                                            Association of Australia and the Nutrition
     biosciences.                                                                                                    •    Community and public health nutrition
                                                            Society.                                                 •    Nutrition assessment
                                                                                                                     •    Electives or minor units x 4
                                                            DOUBLE DEGREE                                            •    Research methods
                                                                                                                          Professional practice in nutrition
                REAL EXPERIENCE                                 professional communication                           •

     You will develop your skills by                        For more information see pages 42–43.
     contributing to a real project or
     initiative that is improving health
     outcomes and work alongside other
     professionals. You may also travel and
     engage with communities in rural and
     remote Australia, and overseas.

     ^This course will be offered in 2019 but the course structure is currently under review.
24   For more detail about this course and OP/selection rank, see the online course information at
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