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Undergraduate

Diploma of Health Science

2020

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Overview
Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Casuarina Campus (CSP)
116251
591050
Online (CSP)
116251
591050
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee
Location
CRICOS Code
Casuarina Campus
0101029
Course Duration
Full-time
1 year/s
Part-time
2 year/s
Annual Fee
$30,240.00
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International
Semester 1
Semester 2
Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
Yes
Can offers be deferred?
Yes
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

YHSC01

Award
Diploma of Health Science
Faculty/College
College of Health and Human Sciences
Sector
HE
Area of study
Health and Medicine

The Diploma of Health Science will provide you with a range of skills and knowledge applicable to the Australian health care system, including health promotion, communication skills and cultural safety in healthcare. Graduates have the opportunity to access entry level health related roles across health services and organisations. Employment options include roles as health administrators, health promotion or public health workers.

Course fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements:

(a) Australian Citizenship; or

(b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit.

2019 and 2020: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

 

International tuition fees

The annual tuition fee for full time study of 80 credit points (1.0 EFTSL) for commencing students in 2020 is AUD $30,240.00.
These fees are subject to annual increases each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

You can find a list of International fees and payments you can expect to pay as part of your studies in Australia.

CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.

Career opportunities

Graduating from this course may lead to career opportunities in areas such as Health promotion, Primary and Community health centres, Non-government organisations, Social services, Health Clerk, Therapy services officer.

Professional recognition

Students are eligible to apply for membership with the following professional associations: The Australian Health Promotion Association and the Public Health Association of Australia.

Credit transfers & pathways

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

International applications

All International applicants must apply through StudyLink unless currently studying year 12 in Australia. Only International applicants currently studying year 12 in Australia should apply via SATAC.

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  • This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 5.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

The Diploma of Health Science provides a pathway into the Bachelor of Health Science, Bachelor of Public Health and Bachelor of Health Science/Masters of Occupational Therapy.


A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 80 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type

Credit Points

Specific requirements
Core Units
(3 units)

30cp

 Compulsory Core units totalling 30 credit points as detailed below. 

 HSC132 Introduction to Health Promotion
 SWK102 Communication Skills 
 HSC230 Cultural Safety in Health
 

Specialist Elective
(5 units)

50cp

Specialist Elective Units totalling 50 credit points selected from the following specialist elective streams: 

 ALLIED HEALTH
 HSC121 Australia's Healthcare System and Policies
 SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1
 SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2
 HSC112  Basics of Epidemiology
 MAN204 Project Management

 CHIROPRACTIC STUDIES  
 SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1
 SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2
 SBI173 Microbiology
 SPH141 Concepts of Physics
 MLS245 Medical Biochemistry

 HEALTH SERVICES MANAGEMENT 
 HSC121 Australia's Healthcare System and Policies
 HSC203 Indigenous Health Perspectives
 HSC204 Chronic Conditions Management
 MAN204 Project Management
 SWK312 Social Research Methods

 

80cp

Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Diploma AQF Level 5 course award. 
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

 

Study plan

Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.
 

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective

ALLIED HEALTH STREAM

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
HSC132 Introduction to Health Promotion CO SWK102 Communication Skills CO
HSC121 Australia's Policy and Health Care System SE HSC230 Cultural Safety in Health CO
SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1 SE HSC112 Basics of Epidemiology SE
MAN204 Project Management SE SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2 SE

CHIROPRACTIC STREAM

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
HSC132 Introduction to Health Promotion CO SWK102 Communication Skills CO
HSC230 Cultural Safety in Health CO SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2 SE
SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1 SE SBI173 Microbiology
(external students must attend a compulsory 3 day intensive block in Darwin)
SE
MLS245 Medical Biochemistry SE SPH141 Concepts of Physics SE

HEALTH SERVICES MANAGEMENT STREAM

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
HSC132 Introduction to Health Promotion CO SWK102 Communication Skills CO
HSC121 Australia's Policy and Health Care System SE HSC230 Cultural Safety in Health CO
MAN204 Project Management SE HSC203 Indigenous Health Perspectives  SE
SWK312 Social Research Methods SE HSC204 Chronic Conditions Management SE

Students commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard load Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.
 

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective

ALLIED HEALTH STREAM

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    HSC132 Introduction to Health Promotion (External only) CO
    SWK102 Communication Skills CO
    HSC112 Basics of Epidemiology SE
    SWK102 Communication Skills SE
Year 2
HSC230 Cultural Safety in Health CO    
HSC121 Australia's Policy and Health Care System SE    
SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1 SE    
MAN204 Project Management SE    

CHIROPRACTIC STREAM

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    HSC132 Introduction to Health Promotion (External only) CO
    SWK102 Communication Skills CO
    SBI173 Microbiology
(external students must attend a compulsory 3 day intensive block in Darwin)
SE
    SPH141 Concepts of Physics SE
Year 2
HSC230 Cultural Safety in Health CO    
SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1 SE    
SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2 SE    
MLS245 Medical Biochemistry SE    

HEALTH SERVICES MANAGEMENT STREAM

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    HSC132 Introduction to Health Promotion (External only) CO
    SWK102 Communication Skills CO
    HSC203 Indigenous Health Perspectives  SE
    HSC204 Chronic Conditions Management SE
Year 2
HSC230 Cultural Safety in Health CO    
HSC121 Australia's Policy and Health Care System SE    
MAN204 Project Management SE    
SWK312 Social Research Methods SE    

 

 

Domestic students - undergraduate studies

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UAC

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MyNextCourse

Direct applications are open for those students who have previously completed one of the following courses at CDU:

  • Certificate IV
  • Diploma
  • Tertiary Enabling Program (TEP)
  • Preparation for Tertiary Success (PTS)
  • Undergraduate Degree

MyNextCourse

If you do not meet any of the criteria above please visit Pathways to study to view the options available to you.

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International students

How to apply direct to CDU

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

You will need a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

Find a CDU agent partner to help you apply

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