Curtin University

Indigenous Pre-Medicine and Health Sciences Enabling Course

Curtin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level:
CRICOS: 00301J

The Indigenous Pre-Medicine and Health Sciences Enabling course is a 12 month or 200 credit course designed to provide a pre-entry pathway for Indigenous students into undergraduate courses within the Faculty of Health Sciences including Medicine. Students who successfully complete the Pre-Medicine and Health Sciences Enabling course with an acceptable ATAR score for their preferred medicine or health undergraduate course may be eligible to apply for entry into these courses. A minimum ATAR score of 70 is required for entry into some health undergraduates courses. Higher ATAR scores are required for various undergraduate courses including Medicine. The Pre-Medicine and Health Sciences Enabling course will include foundation or introduction units of learning such as Mathematics, Academic Literacy and Study skills, Chemistry and Human Biology. Two First Year Interprofessional undergraduate units, Indigenous Cultures and Health Behaviour and Foundation of Professional Health Practices, will be included in the course and will contribute to a credit in the undergraduate course upon their successful completion.

Structure

Detailed information about the course structure is available through official Curtin pages: http://handbook.curtin.edu.au/courses/32/320805.html

Subjects

  • Units within the Indigenous Pre-Medicine and Health Sciences course will be taught within the Centre for Aboriginal Studies at Curtin University. The course will be taught in collaboration with the Faculty of Health Sciences, the Faculty of Science and Engineering and the Centre for Aboriginal Studies. Eight units consisting of 25 credits each will be taught across two semesters for twelve teaching weeks within each semester period.

Standard entry requirements

Please refer to https://study.curtin.edu.au/offering/course-brg-indigenous-pre%20medicine-and-health-sciences-enabling-course--en-inpmhev2/ for further information on entry to this course.

Study pathways

This course is open only to Indigenous Australian students. Applicants apply with an expression of interest to the Centre for Aboriginal Studies. Applicants are then required to undertake an assessment test and interview through the Centre for Aboriginal Studies at a time nominated by the Centre for Aboriginal Studies. Applicants are advised to provide any academic transcripts or training documents on application. Students who successfully complete the Pre-Medicine and Health Sciences Enabling course with an acceptable ATAR score for their preferred medicine or health undergraduate course will be eligible to apply for entry into these courses. A minimum ATAR score of 70 is required for entry into some health undergraduates courses. Higher ATAR scores are required for various undergraduate courses including Medicine.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Curtin Perth No
  • Full-time : 1 year

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