UWA's admission requirements for some postgraduate courses have changed for Semester 2, 2020 to facilitate student access to study during the COVID-19 situation. In many cases, these changes may not be extended beyond 2020. Contact Future Students for more information.
Graduate Diploma in Anatomical Sciences
This course is aimed at students with a variety of backgrounds who either lack comprehensive training in anatomical sciences or who wish to broaden and update their knowledge and expertise. Students focus on one aspect of human anatomical structure and function, ranging from studies in neuroscience, evolution, human variation and adaptation, forensic anthropology or biomechanics to morphometrics and comparative anatomy, and undertake an individual research project in the second semester.
- Course title
- Graduate Diploma in Anatomical Sciences
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- postgraduate diploma
- not available in 2020
- 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
- 1 year
- Time limit
- 4 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Associate Professor Nick Milne and Professor Stuart Bunt
- 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 2020.
|Key to availability of units:|
|S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2020;|
NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period; * = to be advised
Take all units (48 points):
|Availability||Unitcode||Unitname||Unit requirements||Contact hours|
|ANHB5435||Anatomical Dissection 1 (Limbs)|
|ANHB5436||Anatomical Sciences Project (24 points)|
|ANHB5439||Anatomical Dissection 2 (Torso)|
|S1||APHB4002||Research Design and Analysis Part 1||seminars: 1 hour per week; workshops/tutorials: 2–4 hours per week each|
|S2||APHB4003||Research Design and Analysis Part 2||seminars: 1 hour per week; workshops/tutorials: 2–4 hours per week each|
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).
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
- 51300 Graduate Diploma in Anatomical Sciences (48 points)
- 53510 Master of Anatomical Sciences (96 points)
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
8. 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.
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.
10. Students who fail to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 are assigned a progress status of 'Excluded' by the Faculty unless the Faculty determines 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.