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JCU Events Health Science Toolkit

JCU Events

Wed, 9 Feb 2022

Health Science Toolkit

Townsville, Cairns

When: 9 February 2022, 9am -- 10 February 2022, 3pm

The Health Science Toolkit is designed to help you prepare for university study in health science degree programmes.

The course covers the fundamentals underlying the workings of a healthy body. 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: Nursing, Midwifery, Biomedicine, Exercise Physiology (Clinical), Medical Laboratory Science, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Speech Pathology, or Sport and Exercise Science.

This program is a two-day intensive course that will be held on both Townsville (Douglas) and Cairns (Smithfield) campuses and involves approximately 14 contact hours in small group workshop/practical sessions. The course is open to the public.

The topics covered include:

  • Anatomical Terminology
  • Chemistry for biology
  • Organisation of the human body
  • Cells

Register for the Cairns event here

Register for the Townsville event here