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Courses Handbook 2013

This handbook contains information for courses and units at Curtin in 2013.
If you are planning to enrol in a course in 2014, see for course and unit information.

313696 v.1 Health Sciences Graduate Entry Foundation Course


This enabling course enables domestic students who have completed their undergraduate degree within a different field to complete essential pre requisite undergraduate level units for entry into approved postgraduate programs (for example GEM Graduate Entry Master courses).

Course Entry Requirements/ Prequisites

A bachelor degree from a recognised tertiary education institution.

Duration and Availability

This course is 6 months full time (or part time equivalent) in duration.

Course Organisation

Students select prerequisite units from the list of available options in the course structure below that are required to gain eligibility for application into a postgraduate program.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Further Information

For further details please contact the Health Sciences Student Services Office on (08) 9266 4583.

Course Structure Hrs/Wk Credit
Year 1 Semester 1
  SELECT 4 OPTIONS   100.0
Optional Units (No Year Level Specified) Hrs/Wk Credit
10926 v.5   Mathematics 103 4.0 25.0
305639 v.1   Mathematics 135 4.0 25.0
305640 v.1   Mathematics 136 4.0 25.0
311406 v.1   Biochemistry 233 5.0 25.0
312649 v.4   Indigenous Cultures and Health 130 2.0 12.5
313391 v.3   Human Structure and Function 100 4.0 25.0
313392 v.2   Introduction to Psychology 100 3.0 25.0
313393 v.2   Brain and Behaviour 100 3.0 25.0
313394 v.3   Foundations for Professional Health Practice 100 4.0 25.0
313397 v.2   Interpersonal Communication Skills in Health 100 3.0 25.0
313398 v.3   Imagining Health in Social and Cultural Contexts 100 3.0 25.0
313399 v.3   Integrated Systems Anatomy and Physiology 100 4.0 25.0
313400 v.2   Biomedical Science 100 4.0 25.0
313401 v.3   Functional Anatomy 100 4.0 25.0
313402 v.3   Introduction to Pathophysiology 100 4.0 25.0
313457 v.1   Introduction to Food Safety Science 180 4.0 25.0
313462 v.1   Pharmaceutics 123 7.0 25.0
313463 v.1   Pharmaceutical Chemistry 124 5.0 25.0
314449 v.1   Biological Chemistry 110 6.0 25.0
314450 v.1   Reactivity and Function in Chemistry 120 6.0 25.0
314451 v.1   Introduction to Chemistry 180 6.0 25.0
314453 v.1   Introduction to Biological Chemistry 190 6.0 25.0
314510 v.1   Health and Health Behaviour 130 3.0 12.5
314512 v.1   Evidence Informed Health Practice 130 2.0 25.0
7054 v.5   Physics 113 5.0 12.5
7390 v.5   Physics 114 4.5 12.5
7492 v.5   Mathematics 104 5.0 25.0


Year Location Period All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2013 Bentley Campus Semester 1 Y        
2013 Bentley Campus Semester 2   Y      

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

* The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^ Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

# Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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