Note: This course is only available to re-enrolling students.

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
S1
Semester 1
S2
Semester 2
N/A
not available in 2023 – may be available in 2024 or 2025

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Take all unit(s).

AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1, S2PUBH4401Biostatistics I
Prerequisites
enrolment in
honours
or postgraduate courses
lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials: 1.5 hours per week
S1, S2PUBH4403Epidemiology INonelectures: 60-70 minutes recorded lectures per week; online tutorial worksheets: ~ 2-3 hours per week
S1, S2SSEH5003Health Science Industry Practicum I
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
71540 Master of Health Science
and Successful completion of
48 points
As required. Students attend an industry placement for 80-100 hours.
S1, S2SSEH5004Health Science Industry Practicum II
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
71540 Master of Health Science
and Successful completion of
48 points in your chosen degree
as required. Students attend an industry placement for 140 hours.

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

Group A
AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1PUBH5749Foundations of Public HealthNonelectures/tutorials: 3 hours per week
S2PUBH5752Health Systems and EconomicsNonelectures/tutorials: 3 hours per week
S1PUBH5754Health Promotion INonelectures: 3 hours per week
S2PUBH5805Qualitative Research Methods in HealthNoneseminar: 3 hours per week

Exercise and Health specialisation

Students may be required to take conversion units, up to a value of 24 points, from this group, based on an assessment of prior learning by the Faculty.

AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1SSEH3301Exercise Prescription and Nutrition for Health and Fitness
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) SSEH2260 Exercise Physiology
lectures: 2 hours per week; labs: 2 hours per week plus fitness testing
S1SSEH3345Lifespan Motor Development
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one level 2 Unit(s) SSEH2xxx
Incompatibility
Unit(s) SSEH3385 Motor Development and Dysfunction
lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials: weeks 7, 9, 11, 12; labs: 1 hour for the first 6 weeks; practicals: 2 hours per week for weeks 2–13
S1SSEH3365Sport Physiology
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) SSEH2260 Exercise Physiology
lectures: 3 hours per week, with occasional laboratory experiences
S2SSEH3375Psychology of Sport
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) SSEH2270 Psychosocial Aspects of Sport, Exercise and Health
Incompatibility
Unit(s) SSEH5475 Advanced Psychology of Sport
lectures/tutorials: 3 hours per week; project work: approximately 45 hours
N/ASSEH3376Coaching Psychology
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) SSEH2270 Psychosocial Aspects of Sport, Exercise and Health
or level 2 Unit(s) PSYC2xxx
or prior approval
lectures 1 hour per week; tutorials 2 hours per week for 7 weeks from week 1

Take all units (24 points):

AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1SSEH4664Exercise and Health Psychology
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
HON-SSCEH Sport Science, Exercise and Health
or 73520 Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
or 71540 Master of Health Science
The lectures, laboratories and seminars will occur in two 3-week intensive blocks (at the beginning and end of semester), leaving a 8-week space in between for industry placements. These intensive teaching blocks will require your presence on campus full time.
N/ASSEH5677Sport and Recreation Marketing
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
71540 Master of Health Science
lectures/seminars: 3 hours per week
N/ASSEH5678Sport and Recreation Management
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
52510 Master of Exercise Science
or 71540 Master of Health Science
N/ASSEH5685Work Site Health Promotion
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
52510 Master of Exercise Science
or 71540 Master of Health Science
Incompatibility
Unit(s) SSEH3339 Community and Worksite Health Promotion
lectures: 3 hours per week; plus project work

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

AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S2SCIE4481Good, Bogus and Corrupted Science
Prerequisites
enrolment in
honours
or postgraduate course
seminars: 3 hours per week for 12 weeks—theory is provided by the unit coordinators and guest speakers; tutorials: 2 hour per week for 12 weeks—students present cases of bogus and corrupted science in classes, discuss further the material covered in the seminars, and are asked to support their learning with examples of their choice, thus guaranteeing a multidisciplinary flavour to this unit. The advanced academic training and research experience required of the postgraduate and honours students attending this unit provide the grounds for scholarly and informed discussions during the tutorials.
N/ASSEH5491Health Education
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
31400 Graduate Diploma in Education
or 30330 Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (non-articulated)
or 52510 Master of Exercise Science
or 71540 Master of Health Science
or 32550 Master of Teaching – Secondary
lectures: 3 hours per week
N/ASSEH5492Health Promotion in the Schools
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
30330 Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (non-articulated)
or 31400 Graduate Diploma in Education
or 52510 Master of Exercise Science
or 71540 Master of Health Science
lectures: 3 hours per week; field work/labs: 2 hours per week; one debating night
S1SSEH5645Workplace Injury Prevention and Management
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
73520 Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
The lectures, laboratories and seminars will occur in two 3-week intensive blocks (at the beginning and end of semester), leaving a 8-week space in between for industry placements. These intensive teaching blocks will require your presence on campus full time.
S1SSEH5655Fundamentals of Data Analysis in Sport Science, Exercise and Health
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
52330 Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety
or 51610 Master of Exercise Science
or 52510 Master of Exercise Science
or 71540 Master of Health Science
lectures: 3 hours per week

Human Biology specialisation

Students may be required to take conversion units, up to a value of 24 points based on an assessment of prior learning by the Faculty, including but not limited to the following units.

AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S2ANHB3315Human Evolutionary Ecology
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) ANHB2215 Biological Anthropology: Human Adaptation and Variation (ID 1171)
or Unit(s) ANHB3321 Biological Anthropology: Genes and Society
or Unit(s) ANHB3322 Human/Primate Social Organisation
lectures: 3 hours per week (for 8 weeks); tutorials: 1 hour 45 minutes per week (for 13 weeks)
S2ANHB3316Human Reproduction
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) ANHB2216 Human Reproductive Biology
or Successful completion of
two Unit(s) ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development
or Unit(s) ANHB2214 Human Organs and Systems
or Unit(s) ANHB2215 Biological Anthropology: Human Adaptation and Variation
or Successful completion of
Unit(s) ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development and two Unit(s) PHAR2210 Foundations of Pharmacology
or Unit(s) PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems
or Unit(s) BIOC2001 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell
or Unit(s) MICR2209 Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Immunology
or Unit(s) PHAR2220 Human Pharmacology
lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorial and laboratory work: 2 hours per week
S1ANHB3321Biological Anthropology: Genes and SocietyNonelectures: 2 x 1 hour per week (for 12 weeks); labs/workshops: 1.5 hours per week (for 9 weeks); tutorials: 1 hour per week (for max. 6 weeks)
N/AANHB3322Human/Primate Social Organisation
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) ANHB2215 Biological Anthropology: Human Adaptation and Variation
or Unit(s) ANHB3321 Biological Anthropology: Genes and Society
or Unit(s) ANHB3315 Human Evolutionary Ecology
lectures: 3 hours per week for 8 weeks; tutorials: 1 hour 45 minutes per week for 13 weeks
S1, S2GENE4002Integrated Topics in Genetics I
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72510 Master of Agricultural Science
or 72520 Master of Biological Science
or 71540 Master of Health Science
or 71580 Master of Biotechnology
or 70550 Master of Bioinformatics
or 74540 Master of Marine Biology
Incompatibility
Unit(s) GENE2230 Molecular Genetics I
and Unit(s) GENE2250 Principles of Inheritance
6 x 2 hr workshops over the course of a semester.
S1, S2GENE4003Integrated Topics in Genetics II
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
71540 Master of Health Science
or 71580 Master of Biotechnology
or 70550 Master of Bioinformatics
and Successful completion of
one Unit(s) GENE4002 Integrated Topics in Genetics I
or Successful completion of
or two Unit(s) GENE2230 Molecular Genetics I
and Unit(s) GENE2250 Principles of Inheritance
Incompatibility
Unit(s) GENE3340 Molecular Genetics II
and Unit(s) GENE3350 Evolution and Development
6 x 2 hr workshops over the course of a semester.
S1, S2SCIE4403The Conduct, Ethics and Communication of Science
Incompatibility
Unit(s) SCOM1101 Communicating Science
and Unit(s) SCOM2208 Science Writing
Weekly face-to-face OR online workshops. This unit runs in Semester 1 and Semester 2, and can be taken in either semester.

Take all units (24 points):

AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1, S2APHB5500Advanced Research Techniques
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
71520 Master of Biomedical Science
or 71540 Master of Health Science
Incompatibility
Unit(s) APHB4003 Research Design and Analysis Part 2
tutorials and/or labs: 10–15 hours per module
S1APHB5501Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
Major(s) MJD-BIOMS Biomedical Science
or 92550 Master of Public Health
or 71520 Master of Biomedical Science
or 71540 Master of Health Science
seminars: 12 hours; presentations: 6 hours (depending on number of students)
S1APHB5502Human Ecology
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) ANHB3315 Human Evolutionary Ecology
or Unit(s) ANHB3322 Human/Primate Social Organisation
or Unit(s) ANHB3321 Biological Anthropology: Genes and Society
seminars: 24 hours (one 2-hour seminar per week for 12 weeks); presentations: 6 hours (during weekly seminars)
S2APHB5503Neuroendocrinology
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
71520 Master of Biomedical Science
or 71540 Master of Health Science
seminars: 1 hour per week (for 13 weeks); tutorials: 2 hours per week (for 9 weeks) depending on number of students

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

AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
N/AANHB5432Fundamentals of Sleep Biology
Prerequisites
enrolment in
either the Graduate Certificate in Adult Sleep Science (51210), Graduate Diploma in Sleep Science (52320), Graduate Certificate in Dental Sleep Medicine (52350), Graduate Diploma in Dental Sleep Medicine (52340), Master of Biomedical Science (71520), Master of Health Science (71540), 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
no formal contact—students are able to seek assistance by email or phone. Students are expected to spend approx. 50 hours working through the online learning modules, readings and quizzes. Some additional study time is recommended (approx. 100 hours).
 ANIM5501Comparative Reproduction and Development
S1GENE4001Advanced Studies in Genetics and Genomics
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
71520 Master of Biomedical Science
or 71540 Master of Health Science
or 71580 Master of Biotechnology
or BH004 Bachelor of Science (Honours)
or 70550 Master of Bioinformatics
and Successful completion of
one Unit(s) GENE4003 Integrated Topics in Genetics II
or Enrolment in
Major(s) Genetics
or Major(s) Anatomy and Human Biology
and Successful completion of
one Unit(s) ANHB3321 Biological Anthropology: Genes and Society
workshops: 12 hours; presentation sessions: approx. 6 hours (depending on number of students); consultation with academic staff during presentation planning approx. 0.5 hours
S2SCIE4481Good, Bogus and Corrupted Science
Prerequisites
enrolment in
honours
or postgraduate course
seminars: 3 hours per week for 12 weeks—theory is provided by the unit coordinators and guest speakers; tutorials: 2 hour per week for 12 weeks—students present cases of bogus and corrupted science in classes, discuss further the material covered in the seminars, and are asked to support their learning with examples of their choice, thus guaranteeing a multidisciplinary flavour to this unit. The advanced academic training and research experience required of the postgraduate and honours students attending this unit provide the grounds for scholarly and informed discussions during the tutorials.

Neuroscience specialisation

Students may be required to take conversion units, up to a value of 24 points.

Note: Students required to take conversion units must ordinarily take ANHB2217 and PHYL2002 and either NEUR3301 OR ANIM3320.

AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1ANHB2217Human Neurobiology
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
two Unit(s) ANHB1101 Human Biology I: Becoming Human
or Unit(s) ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human
or Unit(s) BIOL1130 Frontiers in Biology
or Unit(s) SCIE1106 Molecular Biology of the Cell
or Unit(s) IMED1001 Form and Function
or Enrolment in
71520 Master of Biomedical Science
lectures: 2 hours per week; labs: 2 hours per week
S1ANIM3320Comparative Neurobiology
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one level 2 Unit(s) BIOL2xxx
or PHYL2xxx
or ANHB2xxx
or ANIM2xxx
or PSYC2xxx
or Enrolment in
71520 Master of Biomedical Science
lectures: 1 hour per week; labs: 3 hours per week for 7 weeks
S2NEUR3301Advanced Neuroscience 1
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
two Unit(s) ANHB2217 Human Neurobiology
and Unit(s) PHYL2002 Physiology of Cells
lectures: 3 hours per week; tutorials: 1 hour per week (from week 3)
S2PHYL2002Physiology of CellsNonelectures: 2 hours per week; labs: 3 hours per week (for 5 weeks); tutorials: 2 hours per week (for 6 weeks) (alternating with lab classes)
S1, S2SCIE4403The Conduct, Ethics and Communication of Science
Incompatibility
Unit(s) SCOM1101 Communicating Science
and Unit(s) SCOM2208 Science Writing
Weekly face-to-face OR online workshops. This unit runs in Semester 1 and Semester 2, and can be taken in either semester.

Take all units (24 points):

AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1, S2APHB5500Advanced Research Techniques
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
71520 Master of Biomedical Science
or 71540 Master of Health Science
Incompatibility
Unit(s) APHB4003 Research Design and Analysis Part 2
tutorials and/or labs: 10–15 hours per module
S2APHB5503Neuroendocrinology
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
71520 Master of Biomedical Science
or 71540 Master of Health Science
seminars: 1 hour per week (for 13 weeks); tutorials: 2 hours per week (for 9 weeks) depending on number of students
S2NEUR4010Modern Research Tools in Neuroscience
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
71520 Master of Biomedical Science
or 71540 Master of Health Science
or Major(s) MJD-NEURS Neuroscience
and Successful completion of
two Unit(s) ANHB2217 Human Neurobiology
and Unit(s) PHYL2002 Physiology of Cells
Successful completion of
or Successful completion of
one Unit(s) NEUR3301 Advanced Neuroscience 1
or Unit(s) ANIM3320 Comparative Neurobiology
1 day per fortnight
S2NEUR5011Neurological Disorders
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
71520 Master of Biomedical Science
or 71540 Master of Health Science
or Major(s) MJD-NEURS Neuroscience
and Successful completion of
two Unit(s) ANHB2217 Human Neurobiology
and Unit(s) PHYL2002 Physiology of Cells
and Successful completion of
one Unit(s) NEUR3301 Advanced Neuroscience 1
or Unit(s) ANIM3320 Comparative Neurobiology
Lectures 2 consecutive hours (1 hour lecture, 1 hour discussion) per week Contact with patients up to 3 hours per week for several weeks during semester, arranged on an individual basis

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

AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1APHB5501Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
Major(s) MJD-BIOMS Biomedical Science
or 92550 Master of Public Health
or 71520 Master of Biomedical Science
or 71540 Master of Health Science
seminars: 12 hours; presentations: 6 hours (depending on number of students)
S2SCIE4481Good, Bogus and Corrupted Science
Prerequisites
enrolment in
honours
or postgraduate course
seminars: 3 hours per week for 12 weeks—theory is provided by the unit coordinators and guest speakers; tutorials: 2 hour per week for 12 weeks—students present cases of bogus and corrupted science in classes, discuss further the material covered in the seminars, and are asked to support their learning with examples of their choice, thus guaranteeing a multidisciplinary flavour to this unit. The advanced academic training and research experience required of the postgraduate and honours students attending this unit provide the grounds for scholarly and informed discussions during the tutorials.
S1SSEH4664Exercise and Health Psychology
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
HON-SSCEH Sport Science, Exercise and Health
or 73520 Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
or 71540 Master of Health Science
The lectures, laboratories and seminars will occur in two 3-week intensive blocks (at the beginning and end of semester), leaving a 8-week space in between for industry placements. These intensive teaching blocks will require your presence on campus full time.

Physiology specialisation

Students may be required to take conversion units, up to a value of 24 points based on an assessment of prior learning by the Faculty, including but not limited to the following units.

Note: Take PHYL2001 and PHYL2002 and one of (PHYL3001 or PHYL3002 or PHYL3003 or PHYL3004).

AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1PHYL2001Physiology of Human Body Systems
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
ATAR Subject(s) Chemistry
or Unit(s) CHEM1003 Introductory Chemistry
lectures: 2 hours per week; labs: 3 hours per week (for 4 weeks); tutorials: 2 hours per week (for 6 weeks) (alternating with lab classes)
S2PHYL2002Physiology of CellsNonelectures: 2 hours per week; labs: 3 hours per week (for 5 weeks); tutorials: 2 hours per week (for 6 weeks) (alternating with lab classes)
S1PHYL3001Physiology of Membranes, Muscles and Signalling
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) PHYL2002 Physiology of Cells
or Successful completion of
one Unit(s) PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems and three Unit(s) ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development
or BIOC2201 Biochemistry of the Cell
or MICR2209 Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Immunology
or PHAR2210 Foundations of Pharmacology
lectures: 2 hours per week; lab classes: 3 labs up to 6 hours each; tutorials: up to 8 hours (four 2 hour tutorials throughout semester)
S1PHYL3002Physiology of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems
lectures: 2 hours per week; labs/tutorials: 3-hour or 6-hour session x 6
S2PHYL3003Physiology of Nutrition and Metabolism
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems (ID 160)
and 96 points in your chosen degree
lectures: 2 x 45 mins per week; labs: 4 x 2 hours 45 mins; tutorials: 4 x 1 hour 45 mins
S2PHYL3004Physiology of Integrated Organ Function
Prerequisites
Successful completion of Unit(s) PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems and
PHYL2002 Physiology of Cells
or PHYL3002 Physiology of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems
lectures: 2 hours per week; labs: 3 to 6 hours per week including self-paced work and seminars
S1, S2SCIE4403The Conduct, Ethics and Communication of Science
Incompatibility
Unit(s) SCOM1101 Communicating Science
and Unit(s) SCOM2208 Science Writing
Weekly face-to-face OR online workshops. This unit runs in Semester 1 and Semester 2, and can be taken in either semester.

Take all units (24 points):

AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1, S2APHB5500Advanced Research Techniques
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
71520 Master of Biomedical Science
or 71540 Master of Health Science
Incompatibility
Unit(s) APHB4003 Research Design and Analysis Part 2
tutorials and/or labs: 10–15 hours per module
S2APHB5503Neuroendocrinology
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
71520 Master of Biomedical Science
or 71540 Master of Health Science
seminars: 1 hour per week (for 13 weeks); tutorials: 2 hours per week (for 9 weeks) depending on number of students
 APHB5504Advanced Techniques in Physiology
N/AAPHB5505Advanced 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)]
seminars and presentations: approximately 32 hours (may vary depending on number of students)

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

AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
N/AANHB5432Fundamentals of Sleep Biology
Prerequisites
enrolment in
either the Graduate Certificate in Adult Sleep Science (51210), Graduate Diploma in Sleep Science (52320), Graduate Certificate in Dental Sleep Medicine (52350), Graduate Diploma in Dental Sleep Medicine (52340), Master of Biomedical Science (71520), Master of Health Science (71540), 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
no formal contact—students are able to seek assistance by email or phone. Students are expected to spend approx. 50 hours working through the online learning modules, readings and quizzes. Some additional study time is recommended (approx. 100 hours).
S1APHB5501Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
Major(s) MJD-BIOMS Biomedical Science
or 92550 Master of Public Health
or 71520 Master of Biomedical Science
or 71540 Master of Health Science
seminars: 12 hours; presentations: 6 hours (depending on number of students)
S1BIOC4001Advanced Studies in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
71580 Master of Biotechnology
or 71540 Master of Health Science
or 71520 Master of Biomedical Science
or BH004 Bachelor of Science (Honours)
and Successful completion of
Unit(s) BIOC4003 Fundamentals of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology II (ID 6620)
or Major(s) Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
workshops: 12 hours; presentation sessions: approx. 6 hours (depending on number of students); consultation with academic staff during presentation planning approx. 0.5 hours
S2BIOC5001Advanced Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Techniques
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
71580 Master of Biotechnology
or 71540 Master of Health Science
or 71520 Master of Biomedical Science
and Successful completion of
one Unit(s) BIOC4003 Fundamentals of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology II (ID 6620)
or Major(s) MJD-BCHMB Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
tutorials/workshops: 24 hours per semester

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

Rules

Note: This course is only available to re-enrolling students.

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.

(2) The policy, policy statements and guidance documents and student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials and Communication and Research Skills modules

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) and the Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS module).

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

(3) A student must successfully complete the ACE module within the first teaching period of their enrolment. Failure to complete the module within this timeframe will result in the student's unit results from this teaching period being withheld. These results will continue to be withheld until students avail themselves of a subsequent opportunity to achieve a passing grade in the ACE module. In the event that students complete units in subsequent teaching periods without completing the ACE module, these results will similarly be withheld. Students will not be permitted to submit late review or appeal applications regarding results which have been withheld for this reason and which they were unable to access in the normally permitted review period.

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.(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(a) a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Biomedical Science, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Health Science, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;

and

(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent;

and

(c) met the prerequisite for the chosen specialisation

(2) For the Exercise and Health specialisation an applicant must have completed prior studies at a tertiary level in either biomedical science, medicine, or sport and exercise science; or in a related cognate discipline, as recognised by UWA

(3) For the Human Biology, Neuroscience, and Physiology specialisations an applicant must have successfully completed prior studies at a tertiary level in either biology, biomedical science, health science, or medicine; or in a related cognate discipline, 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) This course has the following exit awards:

  • 73240 Graduate Certificate in Health Science (24 points)
  • 73340 Graduate Diploma in Health Science (48 points)

(2) A student who withdraws from the Master of Health Science course before completing it, but after having completed 24 points at Level 4 and Level 5, including two public health units, may apply to the School to be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Health Science.

(3) A student who withdraws from the Master of Health Science course before completing it, but after completing 48 points at Level 4 or Level 5, including four public health and four science units, may apply to the School to be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Health Science.

Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 96 points (maximum value) which includes conversion units to a value of 24 points, course core units and specialisation units. The course comprises the following specialisations :

  • SP-EXHSC Exercise and Health
  • SP-HUMBL Human Biology
  • SP-NEURS Neuroscience
  • SP-PHYGY Physiology

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

(3) Students who have completed tertiary units that are deemed equivalent to the conversion units for the chosen specialisation are granted credit for conversion units up to a value of 24 points.

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 Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS 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, which is calculated based on —

(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.

Deferrals

13. Applicants awarded admission to the course are entitled to a deferral of up to 12 months, as per the University Policy on: Admissions (Coursework).