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Diploma in Health Science Extended

Approved Abbreviation: DipHlthSc

Western Sydney University Course Code: 7142.2

AQF Level: 5

CRICOS Code: 085504F

This course is delivered by Western Sydney University, The College as an agent of Western Sydney University.

Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year for this course is term 3 2020 or later.

Commencement 2018 to term 2 2020

This program is designed to provide students with the first year units included in the Health Science degree. The inclusion of additional preparatory units is designed to assist students in the transition to study at University level. The Diploma is delivered via extended face to face hours in an environment focused specifically on supporting students to make the transition into university study.

Students who successfully complete the Diploma in Health Science Extended will articulate into: Bachelor of Health Science (Health Promotion, Health Services Management, Recreational Therapy, Public Health and Clinical Sciences) at Western Sydney University with up to one year (80 CPs) equivalent of advanced standing.

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Western Sydney University, The College

Study Mode
One and a half years full-time (four terms)


Recent School Leavers:

Completion of Year 12 with specified ATAR to be determined year by year.

International Students:

IELTS 5.5 with minimum 5.0 in each sub band; or equivalent results from The College English Language Program or The College English Entrance Test; and completion of Year 11 or equivalent with specified results.

Non-credentialed Students:

Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents who are aged 17 years or over.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 140 CPs which include the units listed below.

Students must pass all Preparatory units (WSTC Prep) for which no advanced standing will be granted in the University degree program.

Students must pass 40 credit points from the following Preparatory units (Level Z) prior to enrolling in the University level units (WSTC) listed below.

Term 1 of Study

700279Empowering Individual Health (WSTC Prep)
700225Academic Skills for Health Science (WSTC Prep)
700226Health Care Environments (WSTC Prep)
700227Literacy in Health Science (WSTC Prep)

Term 2 of Study

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

Term 3 of Study

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

Choose one of

(depending on which course students are progressing to)

700125Cell Biology (WSTC)

(Clinical Sciences)

700007Statistics for Business (WSTC)

(Health Service Management)

700316Anatomy and Physiology in Health (WSTC)

(Public Health, Health Promotion and Recreation Therapy)

Term 4 of Study

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

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