Health Sciences

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Study Health with real world learning

Studying health sciences here is a hands-on experience. You will spend a lot of time in clinical placements putting theory into practice. Our strong industry links and partnerships ensure your clinical placements take place in some of Victoria's finest hospitals and healthcare centres.

You'll also be learning from the best. Our research in Nursing, Human Movement and Sports Science, Physiology, and Nutrition and Dietetics is rated ‘well-above world standard’ - the highest rating possible*.

* Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2015.

Allied health and rehabilitation

With a La Trobe allied health degree, you’ll gain hands-on clinical experience in your discipline. Graduate with the knowledge and experience to help patients from all walks of life improve their health and wellbeing.

Psychology, counselling and social work

At La Trobe studying psychology, counselling and social work can be a life-changing experience - for both you and the clients you learn to support.

Dentistry and oral health

Taught in Bendigo, in our dentistry and oral health courses you’ll focus on the specific oral health needs of patients from rural and regional areas.

Health management

From hospitals to mining companies, organisations of all kinds need experts with an understanding of health and the health care system. Choose a La Trobe health management degree to help keep people healthy at work and to help keep our health services working.

Health sciences

Health care is one of the fastest growing industries within the Australian economy and is undergoing substantial reform. With a Health Sciences course from La Trobe you’ll be prepared to meet this demand for health professionals.

Medical sciences

Understanding how the human body functions in sickness and in health, can lead to range of rewarding career options, whether you want analyse disease states, dispense medication or go on to further research.

Nursing, midwifery and paramedicine

Nurses, midwives and paramedics provide care when we need it most. At La Trobe, you’ll graduate with the clinical and practical experience you need to help those in need.

Public health

Health isn’t just about the individual. With a public health course at La Trobe, you’ll be equipped to improve the lives of communities large and small.

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Claire Carew

Claire Carew

Graduate, Bachelor of Nursing / Bachelor of Midwifery

“Claire works for Monash Health after graduating with a Bachelor of Nursing / Bachelor of Midwifery”


‘During my course I developed a range of skills and came to understand the team-based model of care that is fundamental in delivering health care to the community.

In my third year I was fortunate enough to go on exchange to Malmo University, Sweden. A highlight for me was the community placement, where we’d ride our bikes to patients’ houses doing home visits.

La Trobe provides Clinical Support Educators to every student whilst on placement. They provide outstanding support, and we have the opportunity to use them as clinical referees when we go for a job.

My clinical educator was able to give an accurate description of my work ethic, progress over the four years and suitability for the job I was applying for. I believe this was a significant contributing factor to me receiving my first preference job with Monash Health.’

Caitlin McCaig

Caitlin McCaig

Graduate, Bachelor of Health Sciences/Master of Dietetic Practice

“I provide nutrition care to patients with a wide range of conditions”


Caitlin works at Latrobe Regional Hospital as a clinical dietitian after graduating with a Bachelor of Health Sciences/Master of Dietetic Practice.

‘I provide nutrition care to patients with a wide range of conditions. Currently I’m covering the surgical and rehabilitation wards plus the gestational diabetes outpatient clinic and community rehabilitation services. My day can vary a lot between providing education, preventing malnutrition, specific diets for certain disease states and tube feeding.

‘I started studying a Bachelor of Human Nutrition for two years and then transferred into the Bachelor of Health Sciences / Master of Dietetic Practice. ‘La Trobe is a great place to study health sciences.

The research opportunities for nutrition at La Trobe are excellent and facilitated by some of the best in our field. Being taught by some of the best is both inspiring and incredibly valuable.’

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