Postgraduate Certificate of Allied Health Sciences
Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences
Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 8) Guidelines for Postgraduate Certificates.
Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements
Students of non English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The IELTS score required for admission to this course can be found in Schedule I of the JCU Admissions policy.
Additional selection requirements
Applicants must be eligible for registration in their profession in Queensland, or in the appropriate professional association.
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
12 credit points
Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Postgraduate Certificate Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 8).
Select 12 credit points of OT and WS level 5 subjects
OT5001:03 Health Professional Independent Study
OT5002:06 Occupational Therapy Independent Project
OT5003:06 Occupational Therapy Minor Thesis
OT5004:06 Rural or Remote Allied Health Practice
OT5005:03 Advanced Clinical Practice
OT5006:03 Soft Tissue Injury Management for Health Professionals
OT5007:03 Issues of Sexuality for Allied Health Professionals
OT5008:03 Allied Health Interventions for Palliative Care
OT5009:03 Advanced Soft Tissue Injury Management for Health Professionals
OT5101:03 Computers and Information Sources
OT5102:06 Research and Reporting in the Disability Field
OT5103:03 Overview of Technology for People with Disabilities
OT5104:03 Posture Control for Function
OT5105:06 Computing, Switches and Interfaces for People with Disabilities
OT5106:03 Augmentative and Electronic Communication Systems
WS5010:03 Independent Study 1
WS5011:03 Independent Study 2
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
1 year part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Special assessment requirements
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
Supplementary exam for final subject
A candidate who has failed the final subject towards the award and who gained 40% or more of the marks for that subject, may be granted a supplementary examination in that subject. However if that subject is required for accreditation, then the criteria specified by that accreditation will apply.
Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.
3 credit points
Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 5 years prior to the commencement of this course.
Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 8 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Not applicable, this course does not include majors
Exit with lesser award