• Pre-2012 rules
    • 8. Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Rules
      • Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Rules for undergraduate courses
        • 8.2 Bachelor's degrees
          • 8.2.4 Bachelor of Health Science pass degree (50260) Only available to re-enrolling students.

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

            Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

            8.2.4.1(1) The Student Rules in the Student Procedures, Rules and Policies section apply to students in this course.

            (2) The policies and procedures in the Student Procedures, Rules and Policies section apply except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

            Applicability of the Faculty general provisions for bachelor’s degrees

            8.2.4.2 The Faculty general provisions for bachelor’s degrees in 8.2.1 apply to the course for the Bachelor of Health Science pass degree.

            Course structure

            8.2.4.3(1) The course consists of units to a minimum total value of 192 points and a maximum total value of 216 points comprising—

            (a) Level 1 units to the value of 36 points from Groups A and B in Table 8.2.4b (Bachelor of Health Science pass degree options) including units to the value of at least 12 points and no more than 18 points from Group A and units to the value of at least 18 points from Group B;

            and

            (b) subject to (2) and (3), units from Groups B and C in Table 8.2.4b (Bachelor of Health Science pass degree options) to make up a total of at least 48 points from Level 1 units;1

            and

            (c) the Public Health major sequence (48 or 54 points) comprising—

            (i) all units in Table 8.2.4c (Bachelor of Health Science pass degree Public Health major sequence core units)—36 points

            and

            (ii) at least two units from Table 8.2.4d (Bachelor of Health Science pass degree Public Health major sequence options)—at least 12 points

            and

            (d) all units in Table 8.2.4a (Bachelor of Health Science pass degree core units)—30 points

            and

            (e) the units comprising at least one of the following majors—2

            Anatomy and Human Biology
            Anthropology—subject to (4)
            Biochemistry
            Computer Science—subject to (4)
            Genetics
            Geography—subject to (4)
            Microbiology
            Pathology
            Pharmacology
            Physiology
            Psychological Studies—subject to (4)
            Sport Science, Exercise and Health

            and

            (f) Subject to (4), Level 2 units to a maximum value of 30 points chosen from those offered by the Faculty of Science including the Level 2 units specified in the major sequence for the Science major(s) chosen under (e);

            and

            (g) one unit from either Table 8.2.4d (Bachelor of Health Science pass degree Public Health major sequence options) or Group D in Table 8.2.4b (Bachelor of Health Science pass degree options)—6 points

            and

            (h) subject to (3), electives if necessary to make up the balance of points required for the course.

            (2) The value of Level 1 units included in the course must be at least 48 points but must not exceed 60 points.

            (3) Students must complete Level 1 or 2 units offered by the UWA Business School to a value of at least 12 points.

            (4) Students who intend to major in Anthropology, Computer Science, Geography or Psychological Studies must complete PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems or PATH2201 Introduction to Human Disease or ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development.

            1 When choosing Level 1 units, students should bear in mind the major sequence for the Science major(s) chosen under (e). Major sequences are set out in 9.2.6 of the Faculty of Science Rules.

            2 The pathways by which the majors are achieved are set out in 9.2.6 of the Faculty of Science Rules.

            Restrictions on points from units of a particular level or in a subject

            8.2.4.4 The Faculty of Science Rules which govern the number of points that may be counted towards the Bachelor of Science (50110) course from units of a particular level or in a particular subject apply to the Bachelor of Health Science course.

            Admissions and Progress Committee

            8.2.4.5(1) There is an Admissions and Progress Committee for the course comprising—

            the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, or nominee;

            the Head of the School of Population Health, or nominee;

            the Dean of the Faculty of Science, or nominee;

            the Dean of the UWA Business School, or nominee;

            the Dean of the Faculty of Law, or nominee;

            the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, or nominee;

            the Sub-Dean (Health Sciences); and

            the Manager (Student Affairs) of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences.

            (2) The Admissions and Progress Committee has delegated authority to act as the Board of Examiners for the course.

            Variation to enrolment

            8.2.4.6 In exceptional circumstances, the Faculty, on the recommendation of the Admissions and Progress Committee, may permit variations to enrolment.

            Overload

            8.2.4.7 Faculty of Science Rule 9.2.1.2 applies to overload in the Bachelor of Health Science.

            Credit

            8.2.4.8(1) The Admissions and Progress Committee may grant credit towards the course up to a maximum of 72 points.

            (2) If credit is granted for units passed through Continuing Education it will be for Level 1 and 2 units only and will not exceed 24 points.

            [Approved addition and exception to University Policy]

            Assessment, examination and appeals guidelines

            8.2.4.9 The assessment, examination and appeals guidelines for the Bachelor of Science (50110) apply to the course, unless the Admissions and Progress Committee determines otherwise in exceptional circumstances.

            8.2.4.10 Rescinded

            Successive failures in units

            8.2.4.11 Faculty of Science Rule 9.2.2.7 applies to successive failures in units in the Bachelor of Health Science.

            8.2.4.12 Rescinded

            Progress status

            8.2.4.13 Faculty of Science Rule 9.2.1.3 applies to progress status in the Bachelor of Health Science.

            Application for award of Bachelor of Science

            8.2.4.14 Students who withdraw from the course before completing the requirements of the Bachelor of Health Science but after completing the requirements of the Bachelor of Science (50110) may apply to the Faculty of Science—

            (a) to be awarded the Bachelor of Science (50110);1

            or

            (b) for admission to the course for the Bachelor of Science (50110) with honours.

            1 Students must complete all the requirements for the Bachelor of Science (50110) in order to take out the degree. They should contact the Faculty Science to establish the requirements of the Bachelor of Science (50110) degree at the commencement of the course.

            Course for students transferring from the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery course
            Admission

            8.2.4.15 Students who withdraw from the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery course before completing all of the requirements of the course but after completing at least the Level 1, 2 and 3 units may, with the approval of the Faculty, be permitted to transfer to the Bachelor of Health Science course.

            Course structure

            8.2.4.16 Students who have been permitted to transfer to the Bachelor of Health Science course under Rule 8.2.4.15 must complete units to the value of 60 or 66 points, as appropriate, comprising—

            (a) all units in Table 8.2.4e (Bachelor of Health Science pass degree course for students transferring from MB BS core units)—42 points

            and

            (b)(i) for students who have completed the Level 1 to 4 units for the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, two units from Table 8.2.4f (Bachelor of Health Science pass degree course for students transferring from MB BS options)—12 points

            or

            (ii) for students who have completed the Level 1 to 3 units for the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, three units from Table 8.2.4f (Bachelor of Health Science pass degree course for students transferring from MB BS options)—18 points

            and

            (c) a Level 1 or 2 unit offered by the UWA Business School—6 points.

            Credit

            8.2.4.17 Students who are permitted to transfer from the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery course under Rule 8.2.4.15 are credited with—

            (a) a major in Medical Science1 to the value of 84 points which comprises medical science units from Table 8.2.2a (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery core units) as follows—

            Level 1 units to the value of 28 points;
            Level 2 units to the value of 28 points;
            Level 3 units to the value of 28 points;

            and

            (b)(i) for students who have completed the Level 1 to 4 units of the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery course, public health and health industry related units to the value of 18 points; or

            (ii) for students who have completed the Level 1 to 3 units of the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery course, public health and health industry related units to the value of 12 points;

            and

            (c) units completed in the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery course to the value of 30 points.

            1 This major is available only to students transferring from the MB BS course.

            8.2.4.18 Rules 8.2.4.5, 8.2.4.6, 8.2.4.9, 8.2.4.11 and 8.2.4.13 apply to students who are transferring from the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery course.

            • Table 8.2.4a—Bachelor of Health Science pass degree core units
              Key to availability of units:
              S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = Summer teaching period;
              T1 = Trimester 1; T2 = Trimester 2; T3 = Trimester 3;
              NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period;
              N/A = not available in 2019; * = to be advised

              Note: The unit availability does not form part of the rules and may be subject to change.

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

              AvailabilityUnit codeUnit name
              HSMD2216Health Science Professional Practice
              S1, S2HSMD3316Health Industry Practicum
            • Table 8.2.4b—Bachelor of Health Science pass degree options
              Key to availability of units:
              S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = Summer teaching period;
              T1 = Trimester 1; T2 = Trimester 2; T3 = Trimester 3;
              NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period;
              N/A = not available in 2019; * = to be advised

              Note: The unit availability does not form part of the rules and may be subject to change.

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

              Group A—Level 1
              AvailabilityUnit codeUnit name
              S1ANHB1101Human Biology I: Becoming Human
              S2ANHB1102Human Biology II: Being Human
              S1BIOL1130Frontiers in Biology
              S2BIOL1131Plant and Animal Biology
              S2SCIE1106Molecular Biology of the Cell
              Group B—Level 1
              AvailabilityUnit codeUnit name
              S1ANTH1001Being Human: Culture, Identity and Society
              S2ANTH1002Global Change, Local Responses
              S1, S2CHEM1001Chemistry—Properties and Energetics
              S1, S2CHEM1002Chemistry—Structure and Reactivity
              S1, S2CHEM1003Introductory Chemistry
              CHEM1004Biological Chemistry
              S1, S2CITS1001Software Engineering with Java
              CITS1002Programming and Systems
              CITS1200Java Programming
              CITS1210C Programming
              CITS1230Foundations of Information Technology
              S1, S2CITS1401Computational Thinking with Python
              S1EART1105Dynamic Planet
              GEOG1102Globalisation, Environment and Development
              MATH1001Mathematical Methods 1
              MATH1002Mathematical Methods 2
              MATH1045Intermediate Calculus
              S1MATH1601Mathematics: from the Renaissance to Modern Day
              MATH1701Introductory Mathematics Foundations
              MATH1711Introductory Mathematics Specialist
              MATH1712Intermediate Mathematics Specialist
              S1, SSPHIL1002Introduction to Critical Thinking
              S1, S2PHYS1001Physics for Scientists and Engineers
              S1, S2PHYS1002Modern Physics
              S1PHYS1021Applied Physics A
              PHYS1022Applied Physics B
              S1, S2PHYS1030Physics Bridging Unit
              S1PSYC1101Psychology: Mind and Brain
              S2PSYC1102Psychology: Behaviour in Context
              S1SSEH1101The Musculoskeletal System and Movement
              S2SSEH1102Applied Anatomy and Athletic Performance
              S1, S2STAT1400Statistics for Science
              Group C

              the Level 1 and 2 units offered by the Faculty of Arts; UWA Business School; Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences; or Faculty of Science other than units in Group A above

              Group D
              AvailabilityUnit codeUnit name
              S1ANTH3001Ethnography: Methodological Perspectives
              S1PSYC2203Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Psychology
              S1PSYC3301Intermediate Quantitative Methods in Psychology
              units approved by the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
               
            • Table 8.2.4c—Bachelor of Health Science pass degree Public Health major sequence core units
              Key to availability of units:
              S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = Summer teaching period;
              T1 = Trimester 1; T2 = Trimester 2; T3 = Trimester 3;
              NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period;
              N/A = not available in 2019; * = to be advised

              Note: The unit availability does not form part of the rules and may be subject to change.

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

              AvailabilityUnit codeUnit name
              S1PUBH1101Health and Illness in Human Populations
              PUBH2202Public Health and Health Care Systems
              S2PUBH3301Health Leadership
              S2PUBH3302Health Promotion
              PUBH3303Health Economics
              PUBH3304Disease Control
               
            • Table 8.2.4d—Bachelor of Health Science pass degree Public Health major sequence options
              Key to availability of units:
              S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = Summer teaching period;
              T1 = Trimester 1; T2 = Trimester 2; T3 = Trimester 3;
              NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period;
              N/A = not available in 2019; * = to be advised

              Note: The unit availability does not form part of the rules and may be subject to change.

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

              AvailabilityUnit codeUnit name
              PUBH2205Health Research Design
              PUBH2206Foundations of Epidemiology
              PUBH2207Introductory Biostatistics
            • Table 8.2.4e—Bachelor of Health Science pass degree course for students transferring from MB BS core units
              Key to availability of units:
              S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = Summer teaching period;
              T1 = Trimester 1; T2 = Trimester 2; T3 = Trimester 3;
              NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period;
              N/A = not available in 2019; * = to be advised

              Note: The unit availability does not form part of the rules and may be subject to change.

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

              AvailabilityUnit codeUnit name
              S1, S2HSMD3316Health Industry Practicum
              S2PUBH3301Health Leadership
              S2PUBH3302Health Promotion
              PUBH3303Health Economics
               
            • Table 8.2.4f—Bachelor of Health Science pass degree course for students transferring from MB BS options
              Key to availability of units:
              S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = Summer teaching period;
              T1 = Trimester 1; T2 = Trimester 2; T3 = Trimester 3;
              NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period;
              N/A = not available in 2019; * = to be advised

              Note: The unit availability does not form part of the rules and may be subject to change.

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

              AvailabilityUnit codeUnit name
              S1PUBH3305Health Research Design and Methods
              S2PUBH2203Foundations of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
              A research unit from the School of Population Health Summer School to be approved by the Sub-Dean (Health Sciences)