Events 2018 February 2018 Health Science Toolkit: The Ingredients of Life!

Tue, 6 Feb 2018

Health Science Toolkit: The Ingredients of Life!

Townsville, Cairns

When: 6 February 18 -- 9 February 18

The Health Sciences Toolkit is designed to help students prepare for further studies leading into the health science degree programmes. It is particularly helpful for those who have a limited or no background in biology, and for those who have not studied biology for a long time.

The course is introductory in nature and it is assumed that those participating may have never studied biology before. Please note it does not meet any of JCU’s prerequisites for admission to university and is not credit bearing for JCU subjects. Rather, it is designed to give students a head start if their university degree requires some knowledge of biology. However, if you have studied some biology and wish to brush up your skills, the course will be a beneficial refresher.

The Health Sciences Toolkit will be especially helpful for students intending to study any of the following degree programmes at JCU: Biomedicine, Dentistry, Medical Laboratory Science, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Speech Pathology, or Sport and Exercise Science.

This program is a four-day intensive course that will be held on both Townsville (Douglas) and Cairns (Smithfiled) campuses and involve approximately 28 contact hours spread over both large group lectures, and small group tutorial/workshop sessions

The topics covered include:

  • Laboratory Safety and Introduction to the Human body
  • The hierarchy of cells, tissues and systems
  • The basic elements of life
  • Water Biology
  • The cell membrane
  • The genetics of life
  • The essential compounds of life
  • The essential reactions of life
  • Communication in the body
  • The food we eat and the air we breathe

Enrol online here

Cost: $395.00, which includes all course materials
Not included: food, accommodation, and transport.
Refunding of fees will only be made if cancellation is 3 days prior to the course, Friday 2 February 2018. 
A $10 administration fee will apply to refunds.

*We do reserve the right not to offer the course should circumstances necessitate cancellation of the course, in which case a full refund will be paid.
**Numbers are limited, so enrol early to ensure your place.

Contact details: or phone 07 4781 4278