Master of Health Science (coursework)

This course encompasses a range of biomedical and health disciplines that underpin advances crucial to human health and wellbeing. These are complemented by a public health focus which draws out the relevance of the science disciplines to the health industry (i.e. health promotion, research, policy and administration). Links between each science discipline, public health and the health industry are further enhanced by a practicum experience within a health-related enterprise. Graduates will be well positioned to pursue careers in the health industry, with opportunities in health promotion, administration and program implementation..

Course structure

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

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; NS = non-standard teaching period

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

Take all unit(s).

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1, S2PUBH4401Biostatistics I
Prerequisites:
enrolment in honours or postgraduate courses
lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials: 1.5 hours per week (for face-to-face mode only)
S1PUBH4403Epidemiology I
lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials: 1 hour per week (for face-t- face mode only)
S1, S2SSEH5003Health Science Industry Practicum I
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in the Master of Health Science (71540). Students enrolled in the 96-point masters programs must have completed a minimum of 48 points before enrolment in this unit is permitted. Students enrolled in the 72-point masters programs must have completed a minimum of 24 points before enrolment in this unit is permitted.
As required. Students attend an industry placement for 80-100 hours.
S1, S2SSEH5004Health Science Industry Practicum II
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in the Master of Health Science (71540). Students enrolled in the 96-point masters programs must have completed a minimum of 48 points before enrolment in this unit is permitted. Students enrolled in the 72-point masters programs must have completed a minimum of 24 points before enrolment in this unit is permitted.
as required. Students attend an industry placement for 140 hours.

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

Group A
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S2PUBH5749Foundations of Public Health
seminars: 3 hours per week
S2PUBH5752Health Systems and Economics
lectures/tutorials: 3 hours per week
S1PUBH5754Health Promotion I
lectures: 3 hours per week
S1PUBH5805Qualitative Research Methods in Health
lectures/tutorials: 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.

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1SSEH3301Exercise Prescription and Nutrition for Health and Fitness
Prerequisites:
SSEH2260 Exercise Physiology
lectures: 2 hours per week; labs: 1 hour per week plus fitness testing
S1, S2SSEH3345Lifespan Motor Development
Prerequisites:
any Level 2 SSEH unit
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:
SSEH2260 Exercise Physiology
lectures: 3 hours per week, with occasional laboratory experiences
S2SSEH3375Psychology of Sport
Prerequisites:
SSEH2270 Psychosocial Aspects of Sport, Exercise and Health; or a Level 2 PSYC unit; for pre-2012 courses: none
Incompatibility:
SSEH5475 Advanced Psychology of Sport (formerly HMES8475 Advanced Psychology of Sport)
lectures/tutorials: 3 hours per week; project work: approximately 45 hours
S2SSEH3376Coaching Psychology
Prerequisites:
SSEH2270 Psychosocial Aspects of Sport, Exercise and Health; or a Level 2 PSYC unit or approval of the unit coordinator.
lectures 1 hour per week; tutorials 2 hours per week for 7 weeks from week 1

Take all units (24 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1SSEH4664Exercise and Health Psychology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Exercise Science (52510); or the Master of Health Science (71540); or the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (73520); or honours in the Faculty of 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.
S1SSEH5677Sport and Recreation Marketing
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Exercise Science (52510); or the Master of Health Science (71540); or Graduate Diploma in Sport and Recreation Management (51390)
lectures/seminars: 3 hours per week
S2SSEH5678Sport and Recreation Management
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Exercise Science (52510) or the Master of Ecotourism (coursework) (73510) or the Master of Health Science (coursework) (71540) or the Graduate Diploma in Sport and Recreation Management (51390) or the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (73520)
S2SSEH5685Work Site Health Promotion
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Sport and Recreation Management (51390), Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety (52330), Master of Exercise Science (52510), Master of Biomedical Science (71520), Master of Health Science (71540), Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (73520) or Master of Work Health and Safety (74530)
Incompatibility:
SSEH3339 Community and Work Site Health Promotion (formerly HMES3339)
lectures: 3 hours per week; plus project work

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

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit 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.
S1SSEH5491Health Education
Prerequisites:
enrolment in Master of Teaching (Secondary)
lectures: 3 hours per week
NSSSEH5492Health Promotion in the Schools
Prerequisites:
enrolment in Master of Teaching (Secondary)
lectures: 3 hours per week; field work/labs: 2 hours per week; one debating night
S1SSEH5645Workplace Injury Prevention and Management
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Exercise Science (52510); or the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (73520)
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 the Graduate Diploma in Sport and Recreation Management (51390); or the Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety (52330); or the Master of Exercise Science (coursework) (52510); or the Master of Exercise Science (thesis and coursework) (51610)
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.

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S2ANHB3315Human Evolutionary Ecology
Prerequisites:
at least 66 points of credit
lectures: 3 hours per week (for 8 weeks); tutorials: 1 hour 45 minutes per week (for 13 weeks)
S2ANHB3316Human Reproduction
Prerequisites:
ANHB2216 Human Reproductive Biology or two of (ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development, ANHB2214 Human Organs and Systems, ANHB2215 Biological Anthropology: Human Adaptation and Variation) or [ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development and two of (PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems, BIOC2203 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell, BIOC2001 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell, MICR2209 Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Immunology, PATH2201 Introduction to Human Disease, PATH2220 Introduction to Human Disease, PHAR2210 Foundations of Pharmacology)]
lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorial and laboratory work: 2 hours per week
S1ANHB3321Biological Anthropology: Genes and Society
Incompatibility:
ANHB3311 Biological Anthropology
lectures: 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)
S2ANHB3322Human/Primate Social Organisation
Prerequisites:
at least 66 points of credit in a bachelor's degree
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 the Master of Biological Science (72520), Master of Biotechnology (71580) or the Master of Agricultural Science (72510)
Incompatibility:
GENE2230 Molecular Genetics I and GENE2250 Principles of Inheritance
6 x 2 hr tutorials over the course of a semester.
S1, S2GENE4003Integrated Topics in Genetics II
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Health Science (71540), Master of Biotechnology (71580) or the Master of Biomedical Science(71520) and GENE4002 Integrated Topics in Genetics I or a major in Genetics or (GENE2230 Molecular Genetics I and GENE2250 Principles of Inheritance) or equivalent.
Incompatibility:
GENE3340 Molecular Genetics II and GENE3350 Evolution and Development
6 x 2 hr tutorials over the course of a semester.
S1, S2SCIE4403The Conduct, Ethics and Communication of Science
Prerequisites:
enrolment in postgraduate course or honours
7 workshops running once a fortnight. This unit runs in both Semester 1 and Semester 2 and taken in either semester.

Take all units (24 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1, S2APHB5500Advanced Research Techniques
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master Biomedical Science or Master Anatomical Sciences or Master of Health Science
Incompatibility:
APHB4003 Advanced Experimental Techniques
tutorials and/or labs: 10–15 hours per module
S1APHB5501Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
Prerequisites:
an undergraduate major in biomedical or health sciences, or by permission of the unit coordinator
seminars: 12 hours; presentations: 6 hours (depending on number of students)
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
seminars: 24 hours (one 2-hour seminar per week for 12 weeks); presentations: 6 hours (during weekly seminars)
S2APHB5503Neuroendocrinology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biomedical Science (71520) or the Master of Health Science (71540)
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:

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
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
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).
S2ANIM5501Animal Evolution and Development
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biomedical Science (71520) or the Master of Health Science (71540) or the Master of Biological Science (72520) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
lectures: 2 hours per week; labs: 2 hours per week for 9 weeks of semester
S1GENE4001Advanced Studies in Genetics and Genomics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biomedical Science (71520) or the Master of Health Science (71540) or the Master of Biotechnology (71580) or Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004) and GENE4003 Integrated Topics in Genetics II or a Genetics major or major in Anatomy and Human Biology and ANHB3321 Biological Anthropology: Genes and Society
lectures: 12; presentation sessions: approximately 10 (depending on student enrolment); consultation with academic staff during presentation planning: approximately 5
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.

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1ANHB2217Human Neurobiology
Prerequisites:
any two of ANHB1101 Human Biology I: Becoming Human, ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human, BIOL1130 Frontiers in Biology (formerly BIOL1130 Core Concepts in Biology), SCIE1106 Molecular Biology of the Cell
lectures: 2 hours per week; labs/tutorials: 2 hours per week
S1ANIM3320Comparative Neurobiology
Prerequisites:
any Level 2 unit in BIOL, PHYL, ANHB, ANIM, PSYC
lectures: 1 hour per week; labs: 3 hours per week for 7 weeks
S2NEUR3301Advanced Neuroscience 1
Prerequisites:
(PHYL2002 Physiology of Cells or PHYL2245 Physiology of Cells) and ANHB2217 Human Neurobiology
Incompatibility:
NEUR3325 Advanced Neuroscience, NEUR3326 Advanced Neuroscience
lectures: 3 hours per week; tutorials: 1 hour per week (from week 3)
S2PHYL2002Physiology of Cells
Incompatibility:
PHYL2245 Physiology of Cells
lectures: 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
Prerequisites:
enrolment in postgraduate course or honours
7 workshops running once a fortnight. This unit runs in both Semester 1 and Semester 2 and taken in either semester.

Take all units (24 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1, S2APHB5500Advanced Research Techniques
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master Biomedical Science or Master Anatomical Sciences or Master of Health Science
Incompatibility:
APHB4003 Advanced Experimental Techniques
tutorials and/or labs: 10–15 hours per module
S2APHB5503Neuroendocrinology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biomedical Science (71520) or the Master of Health Science (71540)
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:
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
1 day per fortnight
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
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:

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S2ANIM5501Animal Evolution and Development
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biomedical Science (71520) or the Master of Health Science (71540) or the Master of Biological Science (72520) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
lectures: 2 hours per week; labs: 2 hours per week for 9 weeks of semester
S1APHB5501Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
Prerequisites:
an undergraduate major in biomedical or health sciences, or by permission of the unit coordinator
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 the Master of Exercise Science (52510); or the Master of Health Science (71540); or the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (73520); or honours in the Faculty of 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).

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1PHYL2001Physiology of Human Body Systems
Prerequisites:
SCIE1106 Molecular Biology of the Cell or IMED1002 The Facts of Life or ((at least one of ANHB1101 Human Biology 1: Becoming Human, ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human, or BIOL1130 Frontiers in Biology) and Chemistry ATAR or CHEM1003 Introductory Chemistry)
Incompatibility:
PHYL2255 Physiology of Human Body Systems
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 Cells
Incompatibility:
PHYL2245 Physiology of Cells
lectures: 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:
PHYL2002 Physiology of Cells or PHYL2245 Physiology of Cells or (PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems and three of ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development, BIOC2203 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell, BIOC2001 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell, MICR2209 Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Immunology, PATH2201 Introduction to Human Disease, PHAR2210 Foundations of Pharmacology)
Incompatibility:
PHYL3340 Advanced Cell Physiology
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:
PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems; for pre-2012 courses: PHYL2255 Physiology of Human Body Systems or PHYL2260 Physiology of Adaptation and Stress
Incompatibility:
PHYL3350 Physiological Control Mechanisms
lectures: 2 hours per week; labs/tutorials: 3-hour or 6-hour session x 6
S2PHYL3003Physiology of Nutrition and Metabolism
Prerequisites:
96 points and PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems
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:
PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems and PHYL2002 Physiology of Cells) or [PHYL2245 Physiology of Cells and (PHYL2255 Physiology of Human Body Systems or PHYL2260 Physiology Adaptation and Stress)] or (PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems and three of the following: ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development, BIOC2203 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell, BIOC2001 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell, MICR2209 Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Immunology, PATH2201 Introduction to Human Disease, PHAR2210 Foundations of Pharmacology)
Incompatibility:
PHYL3340 Advanced Cellular Physiology, PHYL3350 Physiological Control Mechanisms
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
Prerequisites:
enrolment in postgraduate course or honours
7 workshops running once a fortnight. This unit runs in both Semester 1 and Semester 2 and taken in either semester.

Take all units (24 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1, S2APHB5500Advanced Research Techniques
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master Biomedical Science or Master Anatomical Sciences or Master of Health Science
Incompatibility:
APHB4003 Advanced Experimental Techniques
tutorials and/or labs: 10–15 hours per module
S2APHB5503Neuroendocrinology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biomedical Science (71520) or the Master of Health Science (71540)
seminars: 1 hour per week (for 13 weeks); tutorials: 2 hours per week (for 9 weeks) depending on number of students
S2APHB5504Advanced Techniques in Physiology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biomedical Science (71520) Physiology specialisation; completion of [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)]
intensive workforce integrated learning practical course including a minimum of 37.5 hours in a physiological laboratory setting, and an additional minimum 12.5 hours online course content including completion of compulsory pre-practical online modules
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)]
seminars and presentations: approximately 32 hours (may vary depending on number of students)

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

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
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
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:
an undergraduate major in biomedical or health sciences, or by permission of the unit coordinator
seminars: 12 hours; presentations: 6 hours (depending on number of students)
S1BIOC4001Advanced Studies in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biotechnology (71580) or the Master of Health Science (71540) or the Master of Biomedical Science (71520) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004) and BIOC4003 Fundamentals of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology II or an undergraduate major in 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 the Master of Biotechnology (71580) or the Master of Health Science (71540) or the Master of Biomedical Science (71520) and BIOC4003 Fundamentals of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology II or an undergraduate major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology or equivalent.
lectures and tutorials: 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 http://handbooks.uwa.edu.au/postgraduate/student-procedures'>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.(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 Faculty 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 Faculty 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 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, 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.