The University of Western Australia

Advanced Diploma of Medical and Aboriginal Health Sciences

The University of Western Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00126G

This program 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.


72 points (of which 24 points is advanced standing). A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.


  • Aboriginal health
  • Communication and research methods
  • Human biology
  • Human sciences research project

Standard entry requirements

  • Only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island students
  • Formal prior educational achievement in primary health care at Australian Qualifications Framework Level 4 or above or equivalent
  • At least 2 years' work experience in a health field or equivalent
  • Written assessment and interview conducted by the Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health

Study information

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