Specialisation

Major - Clinical Sciences

Western Sydney University Major Code: MT4000.1

Status: CURRENT
This version of the specialisation is available to new and continuing students.


Related Courses

4656.3 Bachelor of Health Science
6000.2 Diploma in Health Science/Bachelor of Health Science

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : NO


The Clinical Sciences testamur major offers study, in a suite of clinical health sciences subjects, that prepares students for a clinical health career via additional bachelor or postgraduate study. The subjects have been specifically selected based on the assumed knowledge requirements of graduate-entry clinical health courses such as in physiotherapy, occupational therapy, podiatric medicine and speech pathology. Completion of the Bachelor of Health Science (Clinical Sciences) provides eligibility for admission, to most post-graduate health courses. The subjects in this testamur major are not equivalent to clinical science subjects of the medicine courses. The Clinical Sciences testamur major is attached to a core suite of health science subjects that focus on professional and ethical conduct, social determinants of health, psychology and evidence-based practice. This ensures a comprehensive foundation for practice in the health sector. Students also complete 80 credit points of electives which they can use to pick up a second major, or minors in public health, recreation, exercise and sport development or health management. These flexible study options help diversify the knowledge base and skill set of graduates. The health science core units and electives may be available to students online. The course is interdisciplinary in nature and travel between campuses for classes may be required.


Location

Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Campbelltown Campus Internal Dr Caterina Tannous

Major Structure

Recommended Sequence for Students in the Bachelor of Health Science Commencing Start of Year

Year 1

Autumn session

400870 Population Health and Society
401396 Professional Competencies in Health
400868 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1
400866 Culture, Diversity and Health

Spring session

400732 Communication in Health
401383 Evidence in Health
401394 Human Development and Disease across the lifespan
400869 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2

Year 2

Autumn session

401407 Pathophysiology 1

And three electives

Spring session

101614 Psychology and Health
300754 Neuroanatomy
401410 Functional Anatomy

And one elective

Year 3

Autumn session

401405 Transforming Health
400866 Culture, Diversity and Health

And two electives

Spring session

401384 Evidence in Professional Reasoning
101681 Abnormal Psychology

And two electives

Electives

Most electives are 10 credit points

Students may wish to consider using elective choices to complete another health sciences specialisation, such as:

Sub Majors

SM4001 Health Promotion
SM4002 Health Practice Management
SM4003 Public Health

For Students in the Bachelor of Health Science Commencing Mid- Year

Students must complete 240 credit points of units as follows:

Year 1

Spring session

400732 Communication in Health
401383 Evidence in Health
401396 Professional Competencies in Health
400869 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2

Autumn session

400870 Population Health and Society
400868 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1
400866 Culture, Diversity and Health

And one elective

Year 2

Spring session

300754 Neuroanatomy
401410 Functional Anatomy
101614 Psychology and Health
401394 Human Development and Disease across the lifespan

Autumn session

401407 Pathophysiology 1

And three electives

Year 3

Spring session

401384 Evidence in Professional Reasoning
101681 Abnormal Psychology

And two electives

Autumn session

401405 Transforming Health
400886 Motor Control and Skill Acquisition

And two electives

Electives

Most electives are 10 credit points

Students may wish to consider using elective choices to complete another health sciences specialisation, such as:

Sub Majors

SM4001 Health Promotion
SM4002 Health Practice Management
SM4003 Public Health

Recommended Sequence for Students in the Diploma in Health Science/ Bachelor of Health Science Commencing Start of Year

Year 1

Term 1

700066 Population Health and Society (WSTC)
700303 The Health Science Professional (WSTC Prep)
700190 Fundamentals of Health Science (WSTC Prep)
700313 Professional Competencies in Health (WSTC)

Term 2

700060 Psychology and Health (WSTC)
700315 Evidence in Health (WSTC)

And one elective

Recommended elective:

700125 Cell Biology (WSTC)

Term 3

700314 Human Development and Disease across the Lifespan (WSTC)
700062 Communication in Health (WSTC)
700072 Culture, Diversity and Health (WSTC)

Year 2

Autumn session

401407 Pathophysiology 1

And three elective units

Spring session

400869 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2
300754 Neuroanatomy
401410 Functional Anatomy

And one elective

Year 3

Autumn session

401405 Transforming Health
401407 Pathophysiology 1
400886 Motor Control and Skill Acquisition

And one elective

Spring session

401384 Evidence in Professional Reasoning
101681 Abnormal Psychology

And two electives

Electives

Most electives are 10 credit points

Students may wish to consider using elective choices to complete another health sciences specialisation, such as:

Sub Majors

SM4001 Health Promotion
SM4002 Health Practice Management
SM4003 Public Health

Mid year sequence

Year 1

Term 2

700313 Professional Competencies in Health (WSTC)
700315 Evidence in Health (WSTC)
700303 The Health Science Professional (WSTC Prep)
700170 Tertiary Study Skills in Health Science (WSTC Prep)

Term 3

700314 Human Development and Disease across the Lifespan (WSTC)
700062 Communication in Health (WSTC)
700060 Psychology and Health (WSTC)

Term 1

700066 Population Health and Society (WSTC)
700072 Culture, Diversity and Health (WSTC)

Year 2

Spring session

300754 Neuroanatomy
401410 Functional Anatomy
400869 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2

Autumn session

400868 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1

And three electives

Year 3

Spring session

401384 Evidence in Professional Reasoning
101681 Abnormal Psychology

And two electives

Autumn session

401405 Transforming Health
400886 Motor Control and Skill Acquisition
401407 Pathophysiology 1

And one elective

Electives

Most electives are 10 credit points

Students may wish to consider using elective choices to complete another health sciences specialisation, such as:

Sub Majors

SM4001 Health Promotion
SM4002 Health Practice Management
SM4003 Public Health


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