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DipHigherEd – Health Major

Handbook year


Major code


Credit points required

18 credit points for single major

Other details

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:


Division of Student Life (Administered by Learning, Teaching and Student Engagement)


Student Life (Administered by Learning, Teaching and Student Engagement)

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

BS1007:03 Introduction to Biodiversity

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

IA1011:03 Indigenous Australians

IA1012:03 Indigenous People of North Queensland

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