Advanced Diploma in Medical and Aboriginal Health Sciences
This course provides a dedicated pathway for mature-aged Indigenous students that prepares them for entry to the postgraduate professional health sciences offered at UWA.
|Intake periods||beginning of year and mid-year|
|Status||not available in 2017|
|Credit points required||72 (of which 24 points is advanced standing)|
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
|Attendance type||full- or part-time|
|Locations offered||UWA (Crawley)|
|Available to international|
|Course advice||Associate Professor Jasmine Lamb|
Note: This course is not available in 2017.
|Key to availability of units:|
|S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2017; |
NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period; * = to be advised
Take all units (48 points):
|S1||AHEA1102||Communication and Research Methods|
|S1||AHEA1103||Introduction to Human Biological Sciences I|
|S1||AHEA1104||Introduction to Human Biological Sciences II|
|S2||AHEA2202||Aboriginal Health Context and Application|
|S2||AHEA2203||Advanced Human Biological Sciences I|
|S2||AHEA2204||Advanced Human Biological Sciences II|
|S2||AHEA2205||Human Sciences Research Project|
24 points of prior learning as recognised by the Faculty on the recommendation of the Director of the Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health
Students graduating from this course are able to research and communicate effectively at a graduate level and are prepared for entry into postgraduate professional science studies.
It is expected that students completing this course would be suitably qualified to work in health policy work, community-based advocacy, research assistance, teaching assistance/instruction, or community health.
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in 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.
(a) be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island descent and aged 20 years or older on 1 March in the year of entry to the course;
(i) formal prior educational achievement in primary health care at Australian Qualifications Framework Level 4 or above, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty; and
(ii) at least two years' work experience in a health field, or equivalent, at a level approved by the Faculty on the recommendation of the Director of the Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health; and
(iii) successfully completed a written assessment and interview conducted by the Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health.
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
5.(1) To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.
(2) 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.
(a) a student who fails to make satisfactory progress for the first time under Rule 5.(1) is assigned the progress status of 'Suspended' by the Faculty;
(b) a student who fails to make satisfactory progress for a second time under Rule 5.(1) is assigned the progress status of 'Excluded' by the Faculty;
(c) a student who fails to make satisfactory progress under Rule 5.(2) is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation' by the Faculty unless they have been assigned the progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to make satisfactory progress under Rule 5.(1).