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Advanced Diploma in Medical and Aboriginal Health Sciences



Target audience: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who have relevant prior education and/or work experience in related fields and are interested in preparing for entry to postgraduate professional health sciences courses

Course summary: This course provides a dedicated pathway for entry to the postgraduate professional health sciences offered at The University of Western Australia (UWA). Students engage with fundamental principals drawn from:

This is a full-time, 12 month integrated course providing units that develop skills and knowledge in:

Students will progressively be introduced over two semesters to increasingly complex ideas of anatomy, biochemistry and physiology that form a basis for deeper understanding and future study in the area of human health and wellbeing. Students will be introduced to an analysis of the current status of Aboriginal health in Australia and investigate its origins and social determinants and be given a solid grounding in the learning and presentation skills expected at a tertiary level.

The intake periods are at the beginning of the year and mid-year.

Fee payable: Yes

Delivery mode: On site

Financial support for Indigenous students: Yes


School of Indigenous Studies
University of Western Australia
35 Stirling Highway
Crawley WA 6009
Ph: (08) 6488 3428
Ph: 1800 819 292
Fax: 6488 1100


Last updated: 30 November 2016
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