Diploma of Health Science

Course Code

101921

Version

2

Faculty

Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences

Award Requirements

Course Structure

Candidature

Progression

Advanced Standing

Award Details

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Nil

Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 5) Guidelines for Diploma courses.

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.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

24 credit points as per course structure

Learning outcomes

Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Diploma Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 5).

Course Structure

Core Subjects

CH1020:03 Preparatory Chemistry

or

Students with HA or better in Yr 12 Chemistry, select 3 credit points of any level 1 subjects specified in Options

MA1020:03 Preparatory Mathematics

or

Students with HA or better in Yr 12 Maths B, select 3 credit points of any level 1 subjects specified in Options

CU1010:03 Effective Writing

HS1401:03 Health and Health Care in Australia

Options

Select 12 credit points specified level 1 subjects

AT1210:03 Introductory Human Anatomy and Histology

BM1000:03 Introductory Biochemistry and Microbiology

BZ1001:03 Fundamentals of Biology

CH1001:03 Chemistry: A Central Science

CH1002:03 Chemistry: Principles and Applications

CH1011:03 Chemistry for the Natural Sciences

HS1000:03 Epidemiology

HS1003:03 Lifespan Development for Health A

HS1005:03 Lifespan Development for Health

HS1111:03 Interactive Processes 1

ML1101:03 Pathology Sample Collection and Transport

PH1001:03 Preparatory Physics

PP1201:03 Introduction to Physiology and Pharmacology

PY1101:03 Exploring Psychology 1

PY1102:03 Exploring Psychology 2

RH1002:03 Communication Skills for Therapy

RH1004:03 Allied Health Professionals in the Health Environment

SL1001:03 Introduction to Speech Pathology

SL1002:03 Introductory Linguistics and Phonetics

SL1004:03 Linguistics and Phonetics 2

SP1001:03 Science and Practice of Physical Activity

SP1002:03 Sport and Exercise Nutrition

CP1030:03 IT Fundamentals

IA1007:03 Linking Indigenousness

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Cairns

 

Townsville

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

3 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

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.

Maximum allowed

6 credit points

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 5 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

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.

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable