Associate Degree in Health SciencesProgram details
As a graduate from one of two streams − health promotion or health information management − you'll be work-ready thanks to integrated industry activities embedded into your degree.
This program is offered in two separate streams:
You'll learn how to promote positive health outcomes and circulate important health information to individuals and communities.
Health information management
You'll learn how to use health information data and technology relating to health classification and clinical coding to enhance patient outcomes.
Both streams are undergoing continual development as ongoing research and new technology open up more opportunities.
How you will learn
You'll gain an understanding of the health care system in Australia, how it works, and who the key stakeholders are.
You’ll also understand more about the human body through the study of biology, nutrition, anatomy, and physiology.
You'll learn how to define or interpret what it means to be healthy as well as the determinants and psychology of health.
In the second year, you'll specialise in your chosen stream.
You'll explore issues related to diseases and their management and the critical area of evidence-based practice in health.
In the health promotion stream, you'll develop skills and knowledge to work with communities, groups, and individuals to promote health through education and other strategies.
In the health information management stream, you'll combine an understanding of health and the health system with skills health classification and clinical coding.
Drawn to RMIT by its career opportunities, Hannah Zolich wants to help people in difficult circumstances. She chose to study the Associate Degree in Health Sciences as a foundation to further study.
Coming from the rural town of Horsham, Victoria, Michael Roldan is pursuing his passion for health promotion with an Associate Degree in Health Sciences.