Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
This Bachelor of Medical and Health Sciences is a flexible, rigorous program designed specifically for students who wish to study the scientific basis of human structure, function and health. The qualification provides students with a basis for a wide range of careers or further study in the medical and health sciences, including higher degree research and postgraduate studies in medicine and the allied health professions.
3 years full-time, or part-time equivalent. The first year covers the core sciences including Human and General Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physiology, and Anatomy. After studying the core science subjects there is the opportunity to customise individual programs of study with a wide selection of elective subjects that include: Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, Histology, Exercise and Cardio-Respiratory Physiology, more advanced Physiology and Anatomy subjects, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Immunology, Bioethics, Philosophy, Indigenous Studies, Public Health, Work Health and Safety and all specialised areas within chemistry, with potential to also create minors in many of these and other areas.
- Medical and health sciences
Standard entry requirements
DOMESTIC STUDENTS - ATAR-BASED ADMISSION OPTIONS Guaranteed entry selection ranks: Entry to this course can be gained with: Minimum ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) International Baccalaureate (IB) Interstate equivalent (such as the Victorian ENTER or Queensland OP) Results in an overseas qualification deemed equivalent to Australian year 12. The minimum score for guaranteed entry (or for consideration if this course has limited places) is an ATAR-Selection Rank of 82 or an IB of 30. This includes the effect of adjustment factors. Adjustment factors, such as the subjects you are studying, the area in which you live or equity and access schemes, are taken into consideration and these will be combined with your ATAR to adjust your selection rank and make it higher than your ATAR. These adjustments used to be called bonus points. ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE AND RECOMMENDED STUDIES The University assumes students will have studied any two units of English plus four units of Science and/or Mathematics. Personal Development Health and Physical Education (PHDPE) may be counted as a Science unit. Ideally, students will have studied Chemistry. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia. In order to succeed in the students chosen course, it is assumed they have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.
If applicants can demonstrate they have met the learning outcomes for UOW subjects through prior learning, such as previous tertiary or TAFE qualifications, they may be eligible for credit towards their degree. Where relevant to the UOW degree, specified credit may be given for specific subject(s); where not relevant to the degree, unspecified credit may be awarded. Honours is available as an additional year to high achieving students. An Honours (Dean's Scholar) program is also available.
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