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Studying health at QUT means you get the best, most industry-relevant and most up-to-date practical training. You'll learn from passionate health professionals who are experts in clinical practice, public health or health science.

Your degree could see you working with industry-level technology, treating real patients in our health clinics, or building an understanding of global health problems and how we can work to solve them.

Studying health at QUT means you get the best, most industry-relevant and most up-to-date training. You'll learn from passionate health professionals who are experts in clinical practice, public health or health science.

Our postgraduate programs span biological, psychological and social sciences. We’re committed to delivering coursework programs and research outcomes that contribute to the improvement of human health and Australia’s healthcare policies.

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OP and selection rank thresholds are only a guide, based on the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2018. Courses may be harder or easier to get into each year, depending on their popularity and how many places we have available - it's about supply and demand.

Overview

Technology to build your skills

We focus on state-of-the-art facilities that feature leading industry equipment, virtual technology and simulation facilities.

Our laboratories are equipped to give you space to explore anatomy, physiology, biochemistry and more - so you can be sure your learning is up-to-date in a professional environment.

Our Clinical Simulation Centre lets you practise your skills with high-tech manikins that simulate symptoms of disease and illness. Learn in a safe, controlled environment where you can build confidence in fundamental skills and patient care.

Placements to prepare you for the real world

Many of our courses offer the chance to build your workplace skills through professional experiences. Learn from practising health professionals in industry settings to explore your potential career paths after graduation. Build important networks and experience healthcare work first-hand. You can even take your study global with an international internship or practice in regional and remote Australian communities.

Depending on the course you choose, you will be able to treat real clients at QUT Health Clinics and develop important patient care skills within a supervised environment. Experience in our clinics is available for students studying clinical exercise physiology, social work, nutrition and dietetics, psychology and counselling, podiatry and optometry.

The clinics are equipped with the latest technology, and are also open to the general public, which means that you'll work with real patients with a variety of health issues. You'll receive ongoing support from supervisors and practice specialists to make sure your learning is on the right track.

Learn from the best

Our staff have been recognised nationally and internationally for their achievements and contributions to health teaching, learning, research and innovation.

Many of our staff and guest lecturers are registered and practising health professionals, with diverse careers in professional practice and research. They've spent years working and researching in the field, which means that you get to benefit from their extensive experience.

Graduate ready to work

In addition to building practical skills throughout your course, many of our degrees will also let you graduate eligible for accreditation with peak industry bodies. This means your qualification will be recognised in Australia and around the world.

Pathways to research

Many of our courses offer undergraduate research pathways, as well as opportunities to join established research projects to contribute to real health solutions. Get a feel for research study and decide if moving on to a career in health innovation is right for you.

"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."
Danica Jong

Expert staff

Our students learn from the best. Our teaching staff and research supervisors offer an intellectual community that supports the generation of new knowledge and ideas.

Staff are recognised industry leaders and many hold joint appointments with QUT and senior leadership positions in leading healthcare facilities. Working closely with research facilities enables us to deliver programs that incorporate current research outcomes.

Supportive learning environment

We provide extensive support services to help you succeed in your studies. Our staff can help you create a course of study that meets your professional development goals and fits alongside your work and family commitments.

World-class research

We have one of Australia’s fastest growing research profiles. We invest heavily in facilities and technologies to advance research towards real outcomes like hospital treatment and medical devices.

The majority of health research is linked through QUT’s Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI). Encompassing prevention, intervention and translation, IHBI is focused on creating better health outcomes in our lifetime.

Industry collaboration

The Faculty of Health hosts or partners in a number of leading research institutes, centres, and facilities that bring together experts from diverse fields of health. Our researchers work in multidisciplinary teams across multiple sites, including hospitals. These strategic partnerships allow researchers to work alongside clinicians and provide an opportunity to bring research outcomes to the marketplace.

"I work part time, I study part time and I support a family. QUT’s lecturers know exactly what it’s like to weigh up and balance the different elements of life. QUT has not only given me the skills and knowledge to be an advanced practitioner at the bedside, but it has also painted a bigger picture of how I can impact the health system."
Randall Oliver

Patient care

Working with patients means making a real and tangible difference to people's lives. We'll make sure you're fully prepared for your future as a practising health professional with extensive practical placements and hands-on experience right from the start of your studies. You'll learn from the best teachers: your patients. Choose your specialisation from our large range of health disciplines.

Undergraduate courses

Single degrees

Take the first step towards becoming a psychologist or work in fields where knowledge of human behaviour is important. Complete placements to match your career goals.

OP 10

Selection rank 78

Duration
3 years full-time
6 years part-time
3 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 034136C

Assess, prescribe and deliver exercise programs to help clients. Graduate with 500 hours of professional placement.

OP 8

Selection rank 84

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 070085K

Collect, maintain and manage data to improve health services. Queensland’s only health information management course offers industry placements during your study.

OP 12

Selection rank 73

Duration
3 years full-time
6 years part-time
3 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 077705G

Prepare for a career as a radiographer. You’ll be taught by registered radiographers and gain supervised clinical experience from your first year.

OP 1

Selection rank 99

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point
Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 080484A

Learn from some of Australia’s most respected nursing experts. Access purpose-built facilities, technology and equipment, and complete 840 hours of placement.

OP 8

Selection rank 84

Duration
3 years full-time
6 years part-time
3 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 003501K

If you have a completed degree in another area, we’ll recognise your prior learning so you can complete your Bachelor of Nursing sooner.

Selection rank 95

Duration
2 years full-time
2 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 003501K

Flexible course allows you to explore career opportunities. Develop your skills with a real project improving health outcomes and work alongside other professionals.

OP 12

Selection rank 73

Duration
3 years full-time
3 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 077703K

Be taught by industry leaders and gain hands-on experience with real clients in QUT Health Clinics. Graduates are in demand.

OP 2

Selection rank 98

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 080482C

Complete extensive placements with the Queensland Ambulance Service. Learn from experienced staff, use current industry equipment and undertake emergency training.

OP 7

Selection rank 86

Duration
3 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus

If you have a completed degree in health or medical science, we’ll recognise your prior learning so you can complete your paramedic science degree sooner.

Selection rank 93

Duration
2 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus

Develop your skills in labs and simulation facilities that mimic the pharmacy environment. More than 500 hours of professional placement from your first year.

OP 10

Selection rank 78

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point
Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 089126F

Diagnose and treat foot and lower limb conditions. You’ll undertake more than 1000 hours of clinical placement and the employment opportunities are excellent.

OP 10

Selection rank 78

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 077686F

If you have already completed a health-related degree, we’ll recognise your prior learning so you can complete your Bachelor of Podiatry sooner.

Selection rank 93

Duration
2.5 years full-time
2.5 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus
External

CRICOS 077686F

A rewarding career in cancer treatment and patient care. Queensland’s only radiation therapy degree offers professional placements from your first year.

OP 3

Selection rank 96

Duration
4 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point
Campus

Engage with individuals, families and communities to identify strategies for change. Be taught by experienced social workers and complete 1000 hours of placement.

OP 12

Selection rank 73

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 063034B

Prepare for a career as an accredited sports scientist or exercise scientist. Complete 300 hours of professional placement.

OP 13

Selection rank 71

Duration
3 years full-time
3 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 093231D

We offer the only optometry training in Queensland. Work with real patients in the QUT Optometry Clinic. Complete placement in Australia or overseas.

OP 1

Selection rank 99

Duration
3 years full-time
3 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 065380A

Double degrees

Combine psychology and business for a career as a market researcher, human resources manager or training and development consultant.

OP 9

Selection rank 81

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 060816G

Combine psychology and justice to work in policy development, criminal justice institutions, rehabilitation and family services.

OP 10

Selection rank 78

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 076302B

Combine psychology and law for a career in legal, corporate, government, mental health or clinical health environments, or as the first step towards a career as a registered psychologist.

OP 6

Selection rank 89

Duration
5.5 years full-time
5.5 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 083021G

Combine psychology and social work to work in community services, counselling and family-centred intervention, mental health services, drug and alcohol intervention, or disability services.

OP 10

Selection rank 78

Duration
5 years full-time
5 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 065387E

Combine nursing and psychology to work as a nurse in emergency, mental health, palliative care, or cancer departments, or as the first step towards a career as a registered psychologist.

OP 8

Selection rank 84

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 065615J

Combine study in nursing and paramedic science for greater career flexibility as a registered nurse and/or ambulance paramedic.

OP 7

Selection rank 86

Duration
4 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus

Combine nursing and public health to work in areas such as nursing, Indigenous health, community health, or developing programs to improve population health.

OP 8

Selection rank 84

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 077687E

Working with real patients means making a real and tangible difference to people's lives. We'll make sure you're fully prepared for your future as a practising health professional with extensive practical placements and hands-on experience right from the start of your studies. You'll learn from the best teachers: your patients. Choose your specialisation from our large range of practical health disciplines.

Postgraduate courses

Honours

Duration
1 year full-time
2 years part-time
1 year full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 061159E

Graduate certificates

Duration
1 year part-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove
External
Campus

Duration
1 year part-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus

Graduate diplomas

Duration
2 years part-time

Campus
Gardens Point
External
Campus

Duration
2 years part-time

Campus
External
Campus

Masters

Duration
1.5 years full-time
3 years part-time
1.5 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove
External
Campus
Kelvin Grove
External

CRICOS 096267A
Duration
2 years full-time
4 years part-time
2 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 052769J
Duration
2 years full-time
3 years part-time
2 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 096589E
Duration
2 years part-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove
External
Campus

Duration
2 years full-time
2 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 065379E
Duration
1.5 - 2 years full-time
4 years part-time
2 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove
External
Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 095410G
Duration
2 years full-time
4 years part-time
2 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 053489J
Duration
2 years full-time
4 years part-time
2 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 093236K

Doctoral

Duration
3 - 4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 006367J

Community and public health

You'll make a difference by exploring population-level health initiatives and innovations. Address global problems across public health, nutrition and sport and exercise, or support communities through social work and human services.

Undergraduate courses

Single degrees

Collect, maintain and manage data to improve health services. Queensland’s only health information management course offers industry placements during your study.

OP 12

Selection rank 73

Duration
3 years full-time
6 years part-time
3 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 077705G

Support individuals, families or communities experiencing adversity. Choose subjects that match your interests. Complete 550 hours of professional experience.

OP 13

Selection rank 71

Duration
3 years full-time
6 years part-time
3 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 058285C

Learn from some of Australia’s most respected nursing experts. Access purpose-built facilities, technology and equipment, and complete 840 hours of placement.

OP 8

Selection rank 84

Duration
3 years full-time
6 years part-time
3 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 003501K

If you have a completed degree in another area, we’ll recognise your prior learning so you can complete your Bachelor of Nursing sooner.

Selection rank 95

Duration
2 years full-time
2 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 003501K

Flexible course allows you to explore career opportunities. Develop your skills with a real project improving health outcomes and work alongside other professionals.

OP 12

Selection rank 73

Duration
3 years full-time
3 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 077703K

Be taught by industry leaders and gain hands-on experience with real clients in QUT Health Clinics. Graduates are in demand.

OP 2

Selection rank 98

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 080482C

Complete extensive placements with the Queensland Ambulance Service. Learn from experienced staff, use current industry equipment and undertake emergency training.

OP 7

Selection rank 86

Duration
3 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus

If you have a completed degree in health or medical science, we’ll recognise your prior learning so you can complete your paramedic science degree sooner.

Selection rank 93

Duration
2 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus

Develop initiatives to improve the health and wellbeing of populations. Choose subjects to match your career goals and complete 180 hours of professional placement.

OP 13

Selection rank 71

Duration
3 years full-time
3 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 077691J

Engage with individuals, families and communities to identify strategies for change. Be taught by experienced social workers and complete 1000 hours of placement.

OP 12

Selection rank 73

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 063034B

Double degrees

Combine psychology and social work to work in community services, counselling and family-centred intervention, mental health services, drug and alcohol intervention, or disability services.

OP 10

Selection rank 78

Duration
5 years full-time
5 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 065387E

Combine communication and nutrition studies to promote healthy lifestyle choices and prevent diet-related disease through mass communication.

OP 11

Selection rank 76

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 096580C

Combine communication and public health to promote healthy lifestyle choices, prevent the spread of disease and improve education.

OP 13

Selection rank 71

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 096581B

Combine creative industries and human services for careers in youth or disability arts, rehabilitation in corrective services, or community and cultural development.

OP 13

Selection rank 71

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 058291E

Combine human services with business for careers in areas such as staff recruitment and management or promotion of community service programs.

OP 9

Selection rank 81

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 088346B

Combine human services and justice for careers in policy development, child and family services, Indigenous community work, customs services or criminology research.

OP 12

Selection rank 73

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 058290F

Combine human services and public health for roles delivering support programs in government, NGOs, community and advocacy groups, and not-for-profit organisations.

OP 13

Selection rank 71

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 094204K

Combine study in nursing and paramedic science for greater career flexibility as a registered nurse and/or ambulance paramedic.

OP 7

Selection rank 86

Duration
4 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus

Combine nursing and public health to work in areas such as nursing, Indigenous health, community health, or developing programs to improve population health.

OP 8

Selection rank 84

Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 077687E

You'll make a difference by exploring population-level health initiatives and innovations. Address global problems across public health, nutrition and sport and exercise, or support communities through social work and human services.

Postgraduate courses

Graduate certificates

Duration
1 year part-time
1 year part-time

Campus
External
Campus
External