JCU Events Health Science Toolkit

JCU Events

Mon, 6 Feb 2023

Health Science Toolkit

Townsville, Cairns, Mackay
When: 6 February 2023, 8:30am -- 9 February 2023, 4pm

Where: JCU Cairns, Nguma-bada campus, Smithfield; JCU Mackay Clinical School; JCU Townsville, Bebegu Yumba campus, Douglas
Room 108, Building 94 - Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences. Room 113H, Building E1 - Health and Sciences

This event is a two day intensive course for health sciences.

About this event

The Health Sciences Toolkit is designed to help you prepare for further studies leading into the health science degree programmes, or just to give you a 'taster' of 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 the Townsville (Douglas), Cairns (Smithfield) and Mackay 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

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