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.
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.
Students engage with fundamental principals drawn from the following basic sciences: human biology, physiology, chemistry and biochemistry. In addition, an introduction to the social determinants of Indigenous health provides the contextual understanding for the successful application of contemporary health strategies.
- Course code
- Intake periods
- beginning of year and mid-year
- not available in 2020
- 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
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Crawley)
- Available to international students
- Visit the fees calculator.
Enquiries and course advice
- Course advice
- Associate Professor Jasmine Lamb
- Associate Professor
Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health (CAMDH)
- 6488 7266
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|
|N/A||AHEA1102||Communication and Research Methods|
|N/A||AHEA1103||Introduction to Human Biological Sciences I|
|N/A||AHEA1104||Introduction to Human Biological Sciences II|
|N/A||AHEA2202||Aboriginal Health Context and Application|
|N/A||AHEA2203||Advanced Human Biological Sciences I||lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials: 2 hours per week; labs: 2 hours per week|
|N/A||AHEA2204||Advanced Human Biological Sciences II||lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials: 2 hours per week; labs: 2 hours per week|
|N/A||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).
(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
(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.
(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).