Graduate Diploma in Human Biology

The School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology provides diverse coursework and research opportunities in human biology, including theoretical studies in evolution, human variation and adaptation, human ecology, population and occupational health, and human reproduction. The course has a strong focus on research and students develop research skills and undertake a considerable amount of independent reading and guided project work such as survey design and analysis.

Course overview

Course title
Graduate Diploma in Human Biology
Award abbreviation
GradDipHumBiol
Course code
51320
Course type
postgraduate diploma
Status
not available in 2018
Administered by
Faculty of Science
CRICOS code
047178G

Course details

Intake periods
Beginning of year and mid-year
Attendance type
full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
Credit points required
48
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration
1 year
Time limit
4 years
Delivery mode
internal
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Course Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Nick Milne and Professor Stuart Bunt
Fees
Visit the fees calculator.

Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

Course structure

Note: This course is not available in 2018.

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2018;
NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period; * = to be advised

Take all units (36 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
N/AANHB5438Human Biology Project (24 points)
Prerequisites:
completion of 24 points including APHB4002 Research Design and Analysis Part 1, APHB4003 Research Design and Analysis Part 2 (formerly APHB4003 Advanced Experimental Techniques) or with permission of the unit coordinator
S1APHB4002Research Design and Analysis Part 1
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004) or the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) (BH005)
Co-requisites:
APHB4001 Scientific Communication Part 1 and (APHB5514 Honours Dissertation Part 1 or NEUR5514 Honours Dissertation Part 1) and (APHB5515 Honours Dissertation Part 2 or NEUR5515 Honours Dissertation Part 2)
S2APHB4003Research Design and Analysis Part 2
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004) or the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) (BH005)
Co-requisites:
APHB4008 Scientific Communication Part 2 and [(APHB5516 Honours Dissertation Part 3 and APHB5517 Honours Dissertation Part 4) or (NEUR5516 Neuroscience Honours Dissertation Part 3 and NEUR5517 Neuroscience Honours Dissertation Part 4)]

Take unit(s) up to the value of 12 points:

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
NSANHB5431Fundamentals of Sleep Technology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Graduate Certificate in Adult Sleep Science (51210) or Graduate Diploma in Sleep Science (52320) or Graduate Diploma in Dental Sleep Medicine (52340) or Graduate Diploma in Human Biology (51320) or Master of Human Biology (53520)
Co-requisites:
for students in the Graduate Diploma in Dental Sleep Medicine (52340) only: ANHB5532 Fundamentals of Dental Sleep Medicine
NSANHB5432Fundamentals of Sleep Biology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in either the Graduate Certificate in Adult Sleep Science (51210), Graduate Diploma in Sleep Science (52320), Graduate Diploma in Dental Sleep Medicine (52340), Master of Biomedical Science (71520), Master of Health Science (71540), Graduate Diploma in Human Biology (51320), Master of Human Biology (53520), Master of Work Health and Safety (74530) or in consultation with the unit coordinator
Co-requisites:
for students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Adult Sleep Science (51210) or Graduate Diploma in Sleep Science 52320: ANHB5431 Fundamentals of Sleep Technology for students who commence their course at the start of the year, but not for the students who commence their course in July
S1APHB5501Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
Prerequisites:
an undergraduate major in biomedical or health sciences, or by permission of the unit coordinator
S1APHB5502Human Ecology
Prerequisites:
ANHB3315 Human Evolutionary Ecology or ANHB3322 Human/Primate Social Organisation or ANHB3321 Biological Anthropology: Genes and Society, or by permission of the unit coordinator
S2APHB5503Neuroendocrinology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biomedical Science (71520) or the Master of Health Science (71540)
S1APHB5505Advanced Studies in Physiology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biomedical Science (71520) Physiology specialisation or Master of Health Science (71540) Physiology specialisation; [(PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems and (PHYL3003 Physiology of Nutrition and Metabolism or PHYL3004 Physiology of Integrated Organ Function)] or [PHYL2002 Physiology of Cells and (PHYL3001 Physiology of Membranes, Muscles and Signalling or PHYL3002 Physiology of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems)]
S2APHB5510Advanced Aesthetic Crossovers of Art and Science
Incompatibility:
VISA2214 Aesthetic Crossovers of Art and Science
S2APHB5511Advanced Art and Life Manipulation
Incompatibility:
VISA2249 Art and Life Manipulation
S1DENT5600Principles of Dental Public Health
Prerequisites:
enrolment in postgraduate degrees in dental primary and public health, public health, health science, or with approval from the unit coordinator
S1DENT5627Oral Health Promotion
Prerequisites:
enrolment in postgraduate degrees in dental primary and public health, public health, health science, or with approval from the unit coordinator
S2DENT5628Management and Financing of Oral Health Services
Prerequisites:
enrolment in postgraduate degrees in dental primary and public health, public health, health science, or with approval from the unit coordinator
S2DENT5629Research Methods in Dental Public and Primary Health
Prerequisites:
enrolment in postgraduate degrees in dental primary and public health, public health, health science, or with approval from the unit coordinator
S2NEUR4010Modern Research Tools in Neuroscience
Prerequisites:
ANHB2217 Human Neurobiology and PHYL2002 Physiology of Cells and (NEUR3301 Advanced Neuroscience 1 or ANIM3320 Comparative Neurobiology); and enrolment in the Master of Biomedical Science (Neuroscience) (71520) or the Master of Health Science (Neuroscience) (71540) or the Bachelor of Science with a major in Neuroscience
NSPHYL5510Physiology of the Auditory System
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Clinical Audiology (90540) or the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Audiology (00840) or the Graduate Diploma in Human Biology (51320) or the Master of Human Biology (53520) or the Master of Biomedical Science (71520) or the Master of Health Science (71540)
Co-requisites:
for the Master of Clinical Audiology (90540) students only: PHYL5501 Audiological Instrumentation Part 1, and PHYL5502 Basic Clinical Audiology Part 1, and PHYL5515 Hearing Devices and Adult Aural Rehabilitation

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.

Rules

Note: This course is not available in 2018.

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials module

2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module is not required to repeat the module.

English Language competency requirements

3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.

Admission requirements

4. To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(a) a relevant bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;

or

(b) (i) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and

(ii) relevant professional experience.

Admission ranking and selection

5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

Articulations and exit awards

6. The following courses form part of an articulated sequence:

  • 51320 Graduate Diploma in Human Biology (48 points)
  • 53520 Master of Human Biology (96 points)
Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 48 points.

(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.

Satisfactory progress

8. A student who does not pass units to a value of at least half the total points value of units for which they are enrolled, or who fails the same unit twice, will not have made satisfactory progress.

9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.

Progress status

10. Students who fail to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 are assigned a progress status of 'Excluded' by the Faculty unless the Faculty determines otherwise in light of exceptional circumstances.

11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.

Award with distinction

12. This rule is not applicable to this course.