Foundation Studies for Health and Life Sciences
Foundation Studies is a bridging course to prepare international students for their University studies. Successful completion of the Foundation Studies program with a 60% grade point average will provide you with a guaranteed pathway into the first year of an undergraduate degree at La Trobe University. To find out more about the minimum Foundation Studies grade point average required for your preferred degree see the entry requirements document*.
*Entry requirements may be subject to quotas and additional criteria for entry in some courses. See the relevant course page for more information. Please see here for more information on transferring to La Trobe University.
The Foundation Studies program has been specifically designed to meet the needs of international students thereby giving them the best opportunities for academic success.
Students will complete 4 subjects in the first trimester and 4 subjects in the second trimester. Students will also undertake independent learning throughout the course to develop learning and research skills in preparation for university.
Academic Communication 1 and 2 are compulsory subjects.
Other subjects are compulsory dependent on chosen bachelor degree.
- Academic Communication 1 (LFS00AS1)
- Essential Maths 1 (LFS00EM1)
- Advanced Maths 1 (LFS00AM1) or Biology 1 (LFS00BY1)
- Physics 1 (LFS00PY1)
- Independent Learning 1 ((LFS00IN1)
- Chemistry 1 (LFS00CY1)
- Academic Communication 2 (LFS00AS2)
- Physics 2 (LFS00PY2)
- Advanced Maths 2 (LFS00AM2) or Biology 2 (LFS00BY2)
- Essential Maths 2 (LFS00EM2)
- Independent Learning 2 (LFS00IN2)
- Chemistry 2 (LFS00CY2)
Entry into 1st Year of
Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences
Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Biosciences
Bachelor of Biological Sciences
Bachelor of Biomedical Science
Bachelor of Biomedicine
Bachelor of Exercise Science
Bachelor of Health Science
Bachelor of Health Science (Medical Classification ) / Bachelor of Health Information Management
Bachelor of Nutrition Science
Bachelor of Nursing ( pre-registration)
Bachelor of Oral Health Science
Bachelor of Paramedic Practice with Honours
Bachelor of Pharmacy ( Honours)
- Bachelor of Psychological Sciences
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Wildlife and Conservation Biology
Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy ( Honours)
Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)
Bachelor of Podiatry (Honours)
Bachelor of Prosthetics and Orthotics (Honours)
Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours) (Bendigo)
Popular careers for graduates
- Agricultural Scientist
- Occupational Therapist
- Veterinary Scientist
- Plant pathology and plant taxonomist
- Occupational Therapist
- Speech Pathologist