DipHigherEd – Health Major

DipHigherEd – Health Major

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Credit points required

18 credit points for single major

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Important: before you enrol you must speak with a Pathways team member to discuss your study plan.  Please call: Townsville campus 47815740 or Cairns campus 42321155 or email: pathways@jcu.edu.au

Major Structure

Students will be enrolled in set study plans which will allow them to articulate into their target degree. The study plans will allow for flexible enrolment options, involving a mix of core subjects (including CS1022 and CU1022), selected major and elective subjects. Study plans can be discussed with the Pathways team.


MA1022:03 Essential Maths

BM1111:03 Introduction to Health Sciences


Select 12 credit points of subjects from List 1

List 1

BM1011:03 Physiological Systems and Processes 1

BS1001:03 Introduction to Biological Processes or BZ1005:03 Introductory Ecology

BS1007:03 Introduction to Biodiversity or BZ1006:03 Diversity of Life

CH1020:03 Preparatory Chemistry

CU1010:03 Effective Writing

HS1003:03 Lifespan Development for Health A

HS1111:03 Communication for Nursing and Midwifery

HS1401:03 Health and Health Care in Australia

MA1020:03 Preparatory Mathematics

PC1101:03 Introduction to Pharmacy

PH1001:03 Preparatory Physics

PY1101:03 Exploring Psychology: from Brain to Practice

PY1102:03 Exploring Psychology: from Perception to Reality

RH1002:03 Communication Skills for Health Professionals

RH1004:03 Foundations of Allied Health Professional Practice

SC1022:03 Essential Science

SL1001:03 Foundations of Speech Pathology

SP1001:03 Science and Practice of Sport and Exercise

SP1002:03 Sport and Exercise Nutrition

SS1010:03 Australian People: Indigeneity and Multiculturalism

WS1005:03 Human Rights and Social Justice