JCU Events Health Science Toolkit: The Ingredients of Life

JCU Events

Mon, 11 Feb 2019

Health Science Toolkit: The Ingredients of Life

Townsville, Cairns

When: 11 February 19 -- 14 February 19

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 in a long time.

The course is introductory in nature and 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 on 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, Exercise Physiology (Clinical), Medical Laboratory Science, Midwifery, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Speech Pathology, or Sport and Exercise Science.

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

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

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 8 February 2019. A $40 administrative fee will apply to refunds. No refunds will be available for cancellations after this date.

Numbers are limited, so enrol early to ensure your place.

Enrol here

More information: https://events.jcu.edu.au/CPHMVSc
Contact details:

College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences | cphmvs.admin@jcu.edu.au or 07 4781 4278