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 title
- Master of Human Biology (coursework and dissertation)
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- master's degree by coursework and dissertation
- not available in 2018
- Administered by
- Faculty of Science
- CRICOS code
- 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
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- Standard course duration
- 2 years
- Time limit
- 5 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Associate Professor Shane Maloney
- 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.
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):
|N/A||ANHB5438||Human Biology Project (24 points)|
|N/A||ANHB5446||Human Biology Dissertation Part 1 (18 points)|
|N/A||ANHB5447||Human Biology Dissertation Part 2 (18 points)|
|S1||APHB4002||Research Design and Analysis Part 1|
|S2||APHB4003||Research Design and Analysis Part 2|
Take unit(s) to the value of 24 points:
|NS||ANHB5431||Fundamentals of Sleep Technology|
|NS||ANHB5432||Fundamentals of Sleep Biology|
|S1||APHB5501||Developmental Origins of Health and Disease|
|S1||APHB5505||Advanced Studies in Physiology|
|S1, S2||APHB5510||Advanced Aesthetic Crossovers of Art and Science|
|S2||APHB5511||Advanced Art and Life Manipulation|
|S1||DENT5600||Principles of Dental Public Health|
|S1||DENT5627||Oral Health Promotion|
|S2||DENT5628||Management and Financing of Oral Health Services|
|S2||DENT5629||Research Methods in Dental Public and Primary Health|
|S2||NEUR4010||Modern Research Tools in Neuroscience|
|NS||PHYL5510||Physiology of the Auditory System|
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).
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 ranking and selection
Articulations and exit awards
- 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.
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
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.
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
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—