Master of Human Biology (coursework and dissertation)

This course makes available advanced training in the subject area of human biology. It enables students to upgrade their knowledge and develop investigative skills by participating in projects in different areas in human biology, critical reviews of literature, collection of material (field, experimental or literature) and the processing, analysis and evaluation of data. The course may provide a pathway to a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Master of Philosophy (MPhil) if the dissertation is completed at a sufficiently high standard, and other admission criteria can be met.

Course overview

Course title
Master of Human Biology (coursework and dissertation)
Award abbreviation
MHumBiol
Course code
53520
Course type
master's degree by coursework and dissertation
Status
not available in 2018
Administered by
Faculty of Science
CRICOS code
064874J

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
96
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration
2 years
Time limit
5 years
Delivery mode
internal
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Course Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Shane Maloney
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 (72 points):

Note: Research skills
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
N/AANHB5446Human Biology Dissertation Part 1 (18 points)
Prerequisites:
completion of 48 points in the Master of Human Biology (53520) with a weighted average mark of at least 60 per cent
N/AANHB5447Human Biology Dissertation Part 2 (18 points)
Prerequisites:
completion of 48 points in the Master of Human Biology with an weighted average mark of at least 60 per cent
Incompatibility:
ANHB5507 Anatomy and Human Biology Dissertation and ANHB9505 Anatomy and Human Biology Thesis
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) to the value of 24 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
S2NEUR5011Neurological Disorders
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 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 relevant bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA.

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.(1) The following courses form part of an articulated sequence:

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

(2) A student who withdraws from the Master of Human Biology course before completing it, but after fulfilling the requirements of a lesser award in the above sequence, may apply for the relevant award.

Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 96 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. A student who fails to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded' unless the Faculty decides 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. To be awarded the degree with distinction a student must achieve a course weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 80 per cent in—

(a) all units above Level 3 attempted as part of the course that are awarded a final percentage mark;

(b) all relevant units above Level 3 undertaken in articulating courses of this University that are awarded a final percentage mark;

and

(c) all units above Level 3 completed at this University that are credited to the master's degree course.

Additional rules
Credit

13. The Faculty, on the recommendation of the Head of the School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology, may grant credit towards the course up to a value of 48 points at Level 4 or higher to an applicant who has completed—

(a) a relevant bachelor's degree with honours;

or

(b) a relevant Graduate Diploma in Science;

or

(c) a bachelor's degree in an appropriate field requiring at least four years of full-time study.