This course enables students to appropriately investigate current issues regarding Aboriginal health and health care with due consideration to Aboriginal knowledge, western biomedical knowledge, ethics, and a range of research methodologies.
- Course title
- Master of Aboriginal Health (thesis and coursework)
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- Master's degree by thesis and coursework
- Current / 2023
- Administered by
- Medical School
- Intake periods
- Beginning of year only
- Attendance type
- Full- or part-time
- 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
- Available to international students
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Professor Dawn Bessarab
- 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.
No study plans found for this course. See study plans for more information.
Key to availability of units:
- Semester 1
- Semester 2
- non-standard teaching period
All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.
Take all units (24 points):
|Availability||Unit code||Unitname||Unit requirements||Contact hours|
|NS||AHEA5755||Aboriginal Health||None||offered intensively|
|S2||AHEA5801||Aboriginal Health Research and Ethics||None||lectures/seminars: 3 hours per week|
|S1, S2||PUBH4401||Biostatistics I||
||lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials: 1.5 hours per week|
|S1, S2||PUBH4403||Epidemiology I||None||lectures: 60-70 minutes recorded lectures per week; online tutorial worksheets: ~ 2-3 hours per week|
Take unit(s) to the value of 72 points:
|Availability||Unit code||Unitname||Unit requirements||Contact hours|
|S1, S2||AHEA5880||Aboriginal Health Thesis (Research) (full-time) (72 points)|
|S1, S2||AHEA5881||Aboriginal Health Thesis (Research) (part-time) (72 points)||
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in 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.
4. To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have
(a) a bachelor's degree in a health-related discipline from this University, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty;
(b) a level of prior professional health-related experience which, in the opinion of the Faculty, would enable the applicant to complete the course.
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. This course does not form part of an articulated sequence.
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.
8. To make satisfactory progress a student must pass units to a point value greater than half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.
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.
10. Students who do not make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 are assigned a progress status of 'Excluded' by the Faculty.
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;
(c) all units above Level 3 completed at this University that are credited to the master's degree course.
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).
14. Unless the Faculty, on the recommendation of the Head of the School of Primary, Aboriginal and Rural Health Care, permits otherwise, a student must enrol in units to the value of at least 24 points in any year of enrolment.
15. Credit granted for work completed as part of an approved course at this or another recognised institution will not exceed 18 points.
[Approved exception to University Policy]
16. Under exceptional circumstances assessed on a case by case basis, the Faculty, on recommendation by the course coordinator, may permit a student to substitute units up to a maximum of 12 points another unit or other units of equivalent value.
Thesis submission and examination
17. Submission and examination of the thesis is governed by the relevant master's degree by research rules for courses administered by the Board of the Graduate Research School.1
1 The Graduate Research School administers the examination and classification of the thesis.