Diploma of Health Sciences

The Diploma provides an interdisciplinary approach to the field of health science. It focuses on the biological and biochemical aspects of health science and provides a firm grounding in chemistry, cell biology, and anatomy.

Your direct pathway to Griffith University


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available for Australian students



Full-time: Two or three semesters


February and June




First semester

  • Essentials of Chemistry and Physics
  • Anatomy and Physiology Systems 1
  • Cells, Tissues and Regulation
  • Academic and Professional Skills Development for Science and Technology; OR English Language and Communication for Health

Second semester

  • Chemistry of Biological Systems II
  • Anatomy and Physiology Systems 2
  • Health Challenges for the 21st Century
  • Genes and Disease

Second-year entry to Griffith University

  • Bachelor of Exercise Science (Griffith University Program Code 1171)
  • Bachelor of Health Science
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science
  • Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics

Credit eligibility for other programs

  • Bachelor of Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy
  • Bachelor of Exercise Science (Griffith University Program Code 1344) - Pathway to the Master of Physiotherapy (5320)

Average Starting salaries

According to 2013 research conducted by Graduate Careers Australia, the average national graduate starting salary in Health ranges from $50,000-$60,000.


Potential career paths

  • Allied health
  • Ambulance Services
  • Laboratory Assistance
  • OH&S
  • Sports Organisation
  • Pathology and Rehabilitation. With further Masters Study
  • Career Options in Dentistry
  • Medicine
  • Pharmacy
  • and Physiotherapy may also be available.