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Courses Handbook 2014

This handbook contains information for courses and units at Curtin in 2014.
If you are planning to enrol in a course in 2015, see for course and unit information.

313696 v.1 Health Sciences Graduate Entry Foundation Course

Course Overview

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).

Additional Course Expenses

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

Course Entry and Completion Details

Applicants are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at and include flexible entry pathways.

Specifically, applicants require a bachelor degree from a recognised tertiary education institution.

Credit for Recognised Learning

Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at

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.

Duration and Availability

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

Location and delivery Mode

Year Location Period All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2014 Bentley Campus Semester 1 Y        
2014 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.

Course Structure Hrs/Wk Credit
Year 1 Semester 1
Optional Units to Select from in Year 1 Semester 1 Hrs/Wk Credit
313400 v.2   Biomedical Science 100 4.0 25.0
313393 v.2   Brain and Behaviour 100 3.0 25.0
314449 v.1   Biological Chemistry 110 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
314512 v.1   Evidence Informed Health Practice 130 2.0 25.0
313394 v.3   Foundations for Professional Health Practice 100 4.0 25.0
313401 v.3   Functional Anatomy 100 4.0 25.0
314510 v.1   Health and Health Behaviour 130 3.0 12.5
313391 v.3   Human Structure and Function 100 4.0 25.0
313398 v.3   Imagining Health in Social and Cultural Contexts 100 3.0 25.0
312649 v.4   Indigenous Cultures and Health 130 2.0 12.5
313399 v.3   Integrated Systems Anatomy and Physiology 100 4.0 25.0
313397 v.2   Interpersonal Communication Skills in Health 100 3.0 25.0
313402 v.3   Introduction to Pathophysiology 100 4.0 25.0
313392 v.2   Introduction to Psychology 100 3.0 25.0
10926 v.5   Mathematics 103 5.0 25.0
7492 v.5   Mathematics 104 5.0 25.0
305639 v.1   Mathematics 135 4.0 25.0
305640 v.1   Mathematics 136 4.0 25.0
313463 v.1   Pharmaceutical Chemistry 124 5.0 25.0
313462 v.1   Pharmaceutics 123 7.0 25.0
7054 v.5   Physics 113 5.0 12.5
7390 v.5   Physics 114 5.0 12.5
311406 v.1   Biochemistry 233 5.0 25.0
314450 v.1   Reactivity and Function in Chemistry 120 6.0 25.0
313457 v.1   Introduction to Food Safety Science 180 4.0 25.0

Further Information

For more information about the course, please contact the Faculty of Health Sciences on telephone (08) 9266 1000, email, or visit our website:

Course Structure Disclaimer

Curtin University reserves the right to alter the internal composition of any course to ensure learning outcomes retain maximum relevance. Any changes to the internal composition of a course will protect the right of students to complete the course within the normal timeframe and will not result in additional cost to students through a requirement to undertake additional units.

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