Health & Life Sciences

This Foundation Studies program will help you gain entry into a range of health and life science degrees at La Trobe University.

Key Information


8 months

Intake Dates

February, June

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Campus Location


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2024 Fees


CRICOS Code 085026J

Degree pathway

  • Bachelor of Agriculture
  • Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Biosciences
  • Bachelor of Biological Sciences
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • Bachelor of Biomedicine
  • Bachelor of Exercise Science (Bendigo campus only)
  • 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 (Bendigo campus only)
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) (Bendigo campus only)
  • Bachelor of Psychological Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Wildlife and Conservation Biology
  • Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science
  • Bachelor of Sport Coaching and Development
  • 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 campus only)

*Entry requirements may be subject to quotas and additional criteria for entry in some courses. See the relevant course page for more information. 

Find more information on transitioning to your degree program on our Transferring to La Trobe University page.

Course structure (CRICOS 085026J)

What you’ll be studying

In your Foundation Studies program, you’ll study four subjects in each of your two trimesters. You’ll also undertake independent learning to develop learning and research skills to prepare you for university.

Academic Integrity Module (LTM1AIM)
Academic Communication 1 (LFS00AC1)
Essential Maths 1 (LFS00EM1)
Independent Learning 1 (LFS00IN1)
Advanced Maths 1 (LFS00AM1)
Biology 1 (LFS00AM1)
Chemistry 1 (LFS00CY1)
Physics 1 (LFS00PY1)
Accounting 1 (LFS00AC1)

Academic Communication 2 (LFS00AS2)
Essential Maths 2 (LFS00EM2)
Independent Learning 2 (LFS00IN2)
Biology 2 (LFS00BY2)
Advanced Maths 2 (LFS00AM2)
Chemistry 2 (LFS00CY2)
Physics 2 (LFS00PY2)

*Academic Communication 1 and 2 are compulsory subjects for all students, while other subjects are compulsory depending on your chosen Bachelor’s degree.

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Find out more about what you can expect from Foundation Studies directly from the course co-ordinator.

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