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HealthCourses and Degrees

Land a career you love

Turn your passion for health into a fulfilling career. Take the first step towards a rewarding career in Health, where you can make a positive difference in people’s lives. We offer courses in Complementary Medicine, Nutrition, Counselling, Community Services, Public Health, Nursing and Beauty and Dermal. These courses are all designed to ensure you get real-world experience so that you can develop your confidence and gain industry connections.

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Undergraduate

Bachelor's Degree, Higher Education Diploma, Diploma

key study outcomes
Public health policy
Disease control and prevention
Health surveillance and epidemiology
Ideal for:
Students who want to enter public health administration for government agencies, NGOs or other private health organisations.

On campus Wakefield Street Campus, Adelaide

Online study available

Full time 3 years full time or Accelerated 2 years accelerated option available or Part time options available

International Students Welcome

key study outcomes
Apply specific counselling modalities and interventions to meet the needs of clients
Explain mental health and the impact of mental ill health on individuals and families
Apply effective counselling interventions with people presenting with alcohol, drug abuse and addiction
Ideal for:
Those who are interested in a rewarding career as a counsellor. You will gain the qualification, skills and understanding to work effectively as a counsellor in various areas, including drug & alcohol, women’s health and so much more.

On campus Wakefield Street Campus, Adelaide

Full time 3 years or Part time options available

International Students Welcome

key study outcomes
Perform and coordinate various dermal treatments efficiently following the necessary health and safety processes and procedures within a clinical environment.
Determine and develop integrated frameworks and treatment plans based on a thorough understanding of client’s needs.
Identify and review current research developments, methods and skills appropriate to the Aesthetics sector to determine its impact on the sector.
Ideal for:
Those looking to enter into the growing field of aesthetics and those currently working in this area and looking to upgrade their qualifications.

On campus Fortitude Valley Campus, Brisbane

Full time 3 years or Part time options available

International Students Welcome

key study outcomes
Health science & clinical assessment
Lifespan nutrition
Food as medicine
Clinical nutrition therapeutics & clinical studies
Evidence-based clinical nutritional management
Nutrition clinical practicum
Ideal for:
Those who wish to learn about how to clinically assess and treat patients through the use of nutritional medicine, diet therapy, lifestyle modification, and prescription.

On campus Pyrmont Campus, Sydney, Fortitude Valley Campus, Brisbane, Fitzroy Campus, Melbourne

Full time 3 years full-time or Part time 6 years part-time

key study outcomes
Health Science and Clinical Assessment
Nutritional Medicine Therapeutics
Western Herbal Medicine Therapeutics
Naturopathic and Clinical Studies
Naturopathic Clinical practice
Naturopathic Philosophy and Principles of Practice
Ideal for:
Those who wish to learn how to apply naturopathic philosophy and principles of practice to clinically assess and treat patients through the use of herbal and nutritional medicine, traditional modalities and lifestyle advice.
key study outcomes
Nutritional Foundations for Health
Properties of Herbs and Herbal Pharmacology
Research and Evidenced Based Practice
Western Herbal Medicine Clinical Practice & Therapeutics
Herbal History, Philosophy and Principles of Practice
Ideal for:
A degree in Western Herbal Medicine is ideal for those who want a career incorporating herbal medicine practice as part of a holistic and scientifically based health plan.
key study outcomes
Health science & human nutrition
Lifespan nutrition
Community and public health nutrition
Health promotion, advocacy and disease prevention
Nutrition program planning, implementation and evaluation
Food science, systems and policy
Ideal for:
Those who want to learn about the nutritional needs of the human body, both in good health and in illness, at the individual, community and population level.

Online study available

key study outcomes
Gain critical skills in professional assessment and clinical decision-making
Clinical placement in multiple healthcare, industry and community settings
Key determinants in patient health and wellbeing
Ideal for:
Students who want to become a Registered Nurse (RN) and advocate for improving patients’ lives.

On campus Pyrmont Campus, Sydney, Gotha Street Campus, Brisbane, Flinders Street Campus, Melbourne

Full time 3 years or Accelerated 2 years or Part time available

key study outcomes
Social policy
Understanding societies
Human development across the lifespan
Counselling skills
Ideal for:
This course is ideal for people who want to learn more about sociology, social policy and gain an insight into human development & human behavior.
key study outcomes
Demonstrate an understanding of salon practice, industry trends, business fundamentals and professional ethics in relation to the Beauty/Spa industry
Demonstrate the practical application of skills and capabilities required to provide a range of Beauty/Spa treatments to an accepted industry standard
Identify and respond to a range of treatment variations that require solution based thinking, and discretion in approach
Ideal for:
Those looking to start an exciting professional career in the Beauty and Spa Industry

On campus Pyrmont Campus, Sydney, Fortitude Valley Campus, Brisbane

Full time 3 trimesters (1 year) or Part time Part Time

key study outcomes
Understand human behaviour
Discover a range of theories in counselling
Analyse the impact of society and culture upon the counsellor/client relationship
Ideal for:
Those who are interested in entering the counselling industry or a professional development opportunity for those already working in the sector.

On campus Pyrmont Campus, Sydney

Online study available

Full time 1 year (3 trimesters)

International Students Welcome

key study outcomes
Understand the biological and social sciences and research studies
How the body functions in health
How to communicate effectively with clients
The role of research and evidence-based practice
Ideal for:
Those who want a taste of study before starting a full degree, or just want to expand personal knowledge. It is also an ideal flexible entry pathway into our Bachelor courses, with guaranteed direct entry to the second year of any of the relevant bachelor degrees.
key study outcomes
Health and wellbeing principles
Health solutions in human nutrition, health and fitness
Health maintenance and disease prevention
Health theories and social determinants
Health promotion strategies
Ideal for:
Those who are passionate about health & wellbeing and want to enter community health or health promotion.

Online study available

Full time 3 trimesters or Part time Options available

International Students Welcome

key study outcomes
Nutritional evaluation and advice
Nutrition and health science
Nutritional solutions in human development, health and fitness
Application of nutritional science
Ideal for:
Those who wish to learn about the nutritional needs of the human body both in good health and in illness at the individual, community and population level.

Online study available

key study outcomes
Understanding of principles of Sports Development
Understand health solutions in health, fitness and human nutrition
Explore principles of sporting physical activity and its application in maintaining health and preventing disease
Ideal for:
Those who are passionate about sport development, fitness, and human nutrition.

Online study available

Full time 3 trimesters or Part time options available

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Postgraduate

Master's Degree, Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate

key study outcomes
Apply advanced business principles to complex problems to determine solutions
Develop intervention strategies to detect and prevent diseases
Analyse financial, legal, and economic aspects of health and health policy
Ideal for:
Business people seeking a deeper knowledge of public health and strategies for improving population health or managing in a health environment and/or public health practitioners wanting a deeper knowledge of and applied skills in leadership and management.
key study outcomes
Develop skills to design and conduct research projects
Present and defend research findings
Develop high-level communication skills
Further develop research and critical analysis skills
Deepen ones knowledge of a professional discipline
Ideal for:
Medical practitioners, biomedical scientists, allied health practitioners, and nurses who would like to transition into the clinician scientist pathway and commence an exciting career in medical research.

Online study available

Full time PhD: 3 years; MPhil: 2 years or Part time PhD: 6 years; MPhil: 4 years

International Students Welcome

key study outcomes
Local and global public health awareness
Understanding of ethical practice in public health
Evaluate the effectiveness of innovative health policy
Financial, legal and economic aspects
Systematic research in public health practice
Ideal for:
Experienced medical or administrative staff who want to transition into roles where they will be further developing public health policy at local, national or global levels.
key study outcomes
Negotiation and conflict resolution skills
Assess, analyse, and communicate public health information
How to achieve organisational and community goals
Design and apply intervention strategies
Ideal for:
Experienced medical or administrative staff who want to transition into roles where they will be further developing public health policy at local, national or global levels.
key study outcomes
Identify major influences of technology and globalisation and apply innovative solutions
Incorporate research findings into project plans to improve delivery and minimise risk
Intervention strategies to detect and prevent diseases
Ideal for:
Project managers wanting to learn more about public health and apply strategies for improving population health, and/or public health practitioners seeking to upskill their project management skills to manage complex projects.
key study outcomes
Create awareness to public health challenges
Analyse financial, legal and economic health policies
Apply intervention strategies to control diseases among human populations
Identify and describe environmental risk factors that affect communities or population
Ideal for:
Experienced medical or administrative staff who want to transition into roles where they will be further developing public health policy at local, national or global levels.

On campus Wakefield Street Campus, Adelaide, Pyrmont Campus, Sydney, Fortitude Valley Campus, Brisbane, Flinders Street Campus, Melbourne

Online study available

Full time 1. 5 years (2 years for international students) or Part time options available

International Students Welcome

key study outcomes
Design and apply intervention strategies to detect, prevent and control diseases among human populations
Build and lead teams and demonstrate negotiation and conflict management skills
Evaluate the effectiveness of health policies to promote and optimise the health various populations
Ideal for:
Experienced medical or administrative staff who want to transition into roles where they will be further developing public health policy at local, national or global levels.
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Torrens offers a wide variety of opportunities for all areas of interest. See how Torrens can take you places.

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Hands-on Skills
Hands-on SkillsPractice your theory in our Wellbeing Center and gain real-world experience even while you are studying.
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Valentina Algeri - Diploma of Health Science

Health

Torrens University Australia

"When I started doing my research, this course fulfilled everything I wanted. It was flexible, had the option of studying in person and online, and the teaching staff were really balanced in their approach to health. The lecturers have been brilliant and supportive."

Valentina Algeri | Diploma of Health Science

Health

Torrens University Australia

“The lecturers at Torrens have been amazing at helping me get the education I need. The teachers and staff were so supportive to me, they made me feel like can do anything I put my mind to.”

Veronica Muraguri | Bachelor of Applied Public Health

Developing and implementing effective public policy to help ensure that everyone can enjoy good health, regardless of their location or socio-economic status, is our goal.

Start your career or move into the upper echelons of public health policy with these undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications. They are suitable for a Health career in any sector – government, NGO or private consultancy.

The Health courses offered by Torrens University Australia are available online, with some courses delivered on our Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne campuses.