Health Sciences @ a glance

What?

Certificate IV Tertiary Preparation Program: 8 pre-university level units studied over a period of 2 to 3 trimesters.

Tertiary Access Program: 4 pre-university level units studied over a period of 1 trimester.

Diploma: 8 to 12 university level units studied over a period of 2 to 3 trimesters. The Diploma has the same course content and structure as Year 1 of the respective Curtin undergraduate degree.

Why?

  • Much smaller classes than in the equivalent 1st year Bachelor degree. (30-40 students)
  • 2 intakes per year (Feb, Jun)
  • Opportunity to complete in 8 or 12 months depending on start dates
  • Extra contact time with your tutors
  • Situated on the main Curtin campus. Western Australia's largest university and only 8 kilometres from Perth CBD

How?

  1. Download the pdf below, for full details of this course.
  2. Contact us with any questions through the 'Ask a question' button on this page.
  3. Click 'Apply today' to send through your application, or
  4. Click the 'Our Representatives' button below to find details of someone in your country who can help you apply.
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Courses lead to...

Students who have successfully completed the Certificate IV Tertiary Preparation Program OR the Tertiary Access Program progress on to the Diploma, which is equivalent to the 1st year of the Curtin Bachelor degree.

Prospective students who have already completed the equivalent of the Australian Year 12 standard and meet the academic and English entry requirements are eligible for entry into the Diploma program. Successful completion of the Diploma program leads on to Year 2 of the Curtin Bachelor degree.

Note:Some courses have Higher English Language Requirements and compulsory course prerequisites. Refer to the English Language Requirements here.

*Note: The Nursing stream has quota restrictions and direct entry into Diploma is not available.

 

About the Programs

Certificate IV Tertiary Preparation Program

  • Biology 1 (BIO 001A)
  • Business Maths (BUS 004A)
  • Chemistry 001 (CHEM 001A)
  • Communications II (COM 201A)
  • Communications III (COM 202A)
  • Human Biology (HBIO 001A)
  • Introduction to Computing (BUS 107A)
  • Statistics (BUS 10A5)

Progression rule to Diploma:
65% for Physiotherapy
65% for Pharmacy
50% for all other streams

 

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Tertiary Access Program

  • Chemistry (CHEM 001A)
  • Communications III (COM 202A)
  • Human Biology (HBIO 001A)
  • Statistics (BUS 105A)

Progression rule to Diploma:
65% for Physiotherapy
65% for Pharmacy
50% for all other streams

 

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Diploma of Health Sciences

Core Units All Streams

  • Foundations for Professional Health Practice 100
  • Health and Health Behaviour 130
  • Indigenous Culture and Health 130
  • Evidence Informed Health Practice 130
  • Human Structure and Function 100

 

Plus Course Specific Units:

Exercise, Sports & Rehabilitation Science Stream

  • Exercise Science for Health 100
  • Functional Anatomy 100
  • Foundations of Exercise and Rehabilitation 100
  • Introduction to Psychology 100

 

Food Science & Technology Stream

  • Introduction to Chemistry 180
  • Introduction to Biological Chemistry 190
  • Food & Nutrition Principles 181
  • Introduction to Food and Safety Science 180

 

Health Sciences Stream

  • Practice of Public Health 180
  • Imagining Health in a Social and Cultural Context 100
  • Introduction to Psychology 100
  • Foundations of Psychology 124

 

Human Biology Preclinical Stream

  • Introduction to Chemistry 180
  • Introduction to Biological Chemistry 190
  • Biomedical Science 100
  • Integrated Systems Anatomy and Physiology 100

 

Laboratory Medicine Stream

  • Introduction to Chemistry 180
  • Introduction to Biological Chemistry 190
  • Biomedical Science 100
  • Integrated Systems Anatomy and Physiology 100

 

Molecular Genetics & Biotechnology Stream

  • Introduction to Chemistry 180
  • Introduction to Biological Chemistry 190
  • Biomedical Science 100
  • Integrated Systems Anatomy and Physiology 100

 

Nursing Stream

  • Imagining Health in Social and Cultural Contexts 100
  • Integrated Systems Anatomy and Physiology 100
  • Nursing Practice 161
  • Nursing Practice 162

 

Nutrition Stream

  • Biological Chemistry 110
  • Reactivity and Function in Chemistry 120
  • Integrated Systems Anatomy and Physiology 100
  • Food and Nutrition Principles 181

 

Occupational Therapy Stream

  • Foundations of Occupational Therapy 141
  • Functional Anatomy 100
  • Introduction to Psychology 100
  • Occupational Therapy Principles and Practice 142

 

Pharmacy Stream

  • Introduction to Pathophysiology 100
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry 124
  • Reactivity and Function in Chemistry 120
  • Practice of Public Health 180

 

Physiotherapy Stream

  • Clinical Anatomy and Physiotherapy Practice 152
  • Functional Anatomy 100
  • Introduction to Pathophysiology 100
  • Physiotherapy Practice 151

 

Psychology Stream

  • Introduction to Psychology 100
  • Foundations of Psychology 124
  • Brain and Behaviour 100
  • Science and Professional Practice in Psychology 100

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Entry into Curtin Year 2

Bachelor of Science
(Food Science and Technology)

CRICOS Code 029349K

Remaining Duration of Degree Course: 2 Years

Graduates are eligible for membership of the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST) although this is not required before a graduate may practise their profession.

Bachelor of Science - Health Sciences

CRICOS Code 003691K
(Health Sciences Major)
(Health Information Management Major)

Remaining Duration of Degree Course: 2 years

Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy)

Course CRICOS Code: 003888G

Remaining Duration of Degree Course: 3 years

Bachelor of Science
(Human Biology Preclinical)

CRICOS Code 064457D

Remaining Duration of Degree Course: 2 Years

Bachelor of Science
(Laboratory Medicine)

CRICOS Code 064464E

Remaining Duration of Degree Course: 3 Years

Bachelor of Science
(Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology)

CRICOS Code 050345E

Remaining Duration of Degree Course: 2 Years

Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy)

Course CRICOS Code: 003890C

Remaining Duration of Degree Course: 3 years

Bachelor of Science (Nursing)

CRICOS Code 041794K

Remaining Duration of Degree Course: 2.5 Years

Bachelor of Science (Nutrition)

CRICOS Code 003887J

Remaining Duration of Degree Course: 2 Years

Bachelor of Psychology (Hons)

CRICOS Code 041070B

Remaining Duration of Degree Course: 3 Years

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Pharmacy)

Course CRICOS Code: 003920B

Remaining Duration of Degree Course: 3 years

Bachelor of Science (Exercise Sports and Rehabilitation Science)

Course CRICOS Code: 077744A

Remaining Duration of Degree Course: 2 years

Popular careers

Food Science and Technology

  • Food Technologist

Pharmacy

  • Pharmacist

Occupational Therapy

  • Occupational Therapist

Physiotherapy

  • Physiotherapist

Health Sciences

  • Health information consultants
  • Primary care practice managers
  • Information systems designers
  • In hospitals, graduates are working as departmental managers in the areas of quality improvement, case mix analysis, clinical classification and as research assistants.

Human Biology Preclinical

It is an ideal degree for graduate-entry programs in clinical disciplines such as medicine, dentistry, nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, pharmacy, audiology and chiropractic. If you are seeking a career in allied health but are not yet ready to commit to a particular profession, this course is a great starting place.

Laboratory Medicine

  • Medical Scientist

Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology

  • Biochemist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Physiotherapist

Nursing

  • Nurse - Registered

Nursing

  • Nurse - Registered

Nutrition

  • Home Economist
  • Food Technologist
  • Dietitian
  • Nutritionist

Psychology

  • Psychologist

Exercise, Sports and Rehabilitation

  • Personal Trainer
  • Gym Instructor
  • Coach
  • Exercise Scientist evaluating training and performance

2014 Tuition Fees (International Students)

Student Certificate IV Tertiary Preparation Program Tertiary Access Program Higher Education Diploma

International Students

A$18,000 (A$2,250 per unit)

A$9,000 (A$2,250 per unit)

A$28,800 (A$3,600 per unit)