Health Science (HP, HSM & TR)

Pathway to Bachelor of Health Science (Health Promotion, Health Services Management & Therapeutic Recreation)

Available Diplomas

Fast Track Program (two terms)

UWS Course Code: 7019
CRICOS Course Code: 072430D

Standard Program (three terms)

UWS Course Code: 7018
CRICOS Course Code: 072429G

Note: Both options may not be available for all intakes. For further information, visit the Academic Intake Dates section of the website.

About

The UWSCollege Diploma in Health Science (HP, HSM and TR) aims to produce students who are fully prepared for study in the UWS Bachelor of Health Science (Health Promotion, Health Services Management and Therapeutic Recreation). The diploma provides students with a broad introduction to the health sciences with opportunities to major in health promotion, health service management and therapeutic recreation. Subject to meeting admission criteria at UWS, transfers are possible to the clinical programs in physiotherapy, occupational therapy and podiatric medicine.

 

You will study the following units in your Fast Track Program:
  • Approaches to Health Promotion
  • Communication in Health
  • Foundations of Research and Evidence-based Practice
  • Introduction to Human Biology
  • Population Health and Society
  • Professional Health Competencies
  • Professional Pathways in Health Science
  • Psychology and Health
  • Tertiary Study Skills*.

*No advanced standing at university will be granted for this unit.

For more information regarding unit and course descriptions, refer to the UWS Handbook.

You will study the following units in your Standard Program:
  • Academic English*
  • Approaches to Health Promotion
  • Communication in Health
  • Foundations of Research and Evidence-based Practice
  • Introduction to Human Biology
  • Population Health and Society
  • Professional Health Competencies
  • Professional Pathways in Health Science
  • Psychology and Health
  • Science for Health Science*
  • Tertiary Study Skills*.

*No advanced standing at university will be granted for these units.

For more information regarding unit and course descriptions, refer to the UWS Handbook.

For information on intake dates for this course, refer to the Academic Intake Dates section of the website.

You will need to satisfy both requirements below to be eligible for entry.

  1. Academic entry requirements

    Minimum entry requirements are successful* completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent or UWSCollege University Foundation Studies or equivalent.

    Students are also assumed to have completed study in Mathematics at senior high school level.

    For students who have completed UWSCollege University Foundations Studies, the entry requirements are:
    • Standard (three terms) — a Grade Point Average of 5.5 or higher
    • Fast Track (two terms) — a Grade Point Average of 6.0 or higher.
  2. For information on country-specific entry requirements, see UWS International **Academic Requirements (PDF, 226Kb).

  3. English entry requirements

    International students must satisfy one of the following language requirements:
    • IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each sub-band
    • completion of UWSCollege EAP 4 course with a 50% pass in all assessments
    • completion of UWSCollege EAP 5 course with a 50% pass in all assessments
    • a “C” result in the University Foundation Studies English unit
    • a result in the UWSCollege entrance test of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

* Successful completion means gaining a 50% pass in all required units.

** The information in the publication is correct as at 18 October 2012. The University of Western Sydney reserves the right at all times to vary information within this publication.

You can complete the equivalent of one year of full-time study over 12 months (three terms) or eight months (two terms) of full-time study.
Each unit is assessed through a combination of continual assessment and mid-term and final examinations. Details for each unit are contained in the individual Unit Outlines.

Successful completion of the Diploma in Health Science (HP, HSM and TR) provides advanced standing of 80 credits points (equivalent to a year of study) in the Bachelor of Health Science (Health Promotion, Health Services Management and Therapeutic Recreation) at UWS.

To successfully complete your diploma, you will need at least a 50% pass in all required units.


For further information, please see:

The University of Western Sydney is a registered provider under the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). Provider Number 00917K. UWSCollege (CRICOS Code 02851G) is a wholly-owned entity of the University of Western Sydney (CRICOS Code 00917K). UWSCollege Academic Pathway programs are delivered by UWSCollege under arrangement with the University of Western Sydney.