Clinical Sciences, Testamur Major

  • Western Sydney University Major Code: T109

Available to students in other Western Sydney University programs?  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 the 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 complete 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 subjects and electives may be available to students online. The program is interdisciplinary in nature and travel between campuses for classes may be required.

Location

Campus Mode Advice
Campbelltown Campus Internal Dr Caterina Tannous

Recommended Sequence

Students must complete 240 credit points of subjects as follows.

Bachelor of Health Science, full-time start-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
PUBH 1006 Population Health and Society 10
HLTH 1013 Professional Competencies in Health 10
NATS 1009 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
COMM 1007 Communication in Health 10
HLTH 1012 Evidence in Health 10
BIOS 1036 Human Development and Disease across the lifespan 10
NATS 1010 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
NATS 2038 Pathophysiology 1 10
PUBH 2005 Culture, Diversity and Health 10
HLTH 2024 Research Methods in Health 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
BEHV 1014 Psychology and Health 10
NATS 3037 Neuroanatomy 10
NATS 1022 Functional Anatomy 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
PUBH 3028 Transforming Health 10
Select three electives 30
 Credit Points40
Spring session
PUBH 3023 Evidence in Professional Reasoning 10
BEHV 3002 Abnormal Psychology 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

Bachelor of Health Science, full-time mid-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Spring sessionCredit Points
COMM 1007 Communication in Health 10
HLTH 1012 Evidence in Health 10
HLTH 1013 Professional Competencies in Health 10
NATS 1010 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
PUBH 1006 Population Health and Society 10
NATS 1009 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Spring session
NATS 1022 Functional Anatomy 10
NATS 3037 Neuroanatomy 10
BEHV 1014 Psychology and Health 10
BIOS 1036 Human Development and Disease across the lifespan 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
PUBH 2005 Culture, Diversity and Health 10
NATS 2038 Pathophysiology 1 10
HLTH 2024 Research Methods in Health 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Spring session
PUBH 3023 Evidence in Professional Reasoning 10
BEHV 3002 Abnormal Psychology 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
PUBH 3028 Transforming Health 10
Select three electives 30
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

Diploma in Health Science/Bachelor of Health Science, full-time start-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Term 1  
PUBH 1007 Population Health and Society (WSTC) 10
HLTH 0005 The Health Science Professional (WSTC Prep) 10
NATS 0006 Fundamentals of Health Science (WSTC Prep) 10
HLTH 1015 Professional Competencies in Health (WSTC) 10
Term 2  
BEHV 1015 Psychology and Health (WSTC) 10
HLTH 1014 Evidence in Health (WSTC) 10
Select one elective (Recommended BIOS 1014 Cell Biology (WSTC)) 10
Term 3  
BIOS 1037 Human Development and Disease across the Lifespan (WSTC) 10
COMM 1008 Communication in Health (WSTC) 10
PUBH 2006 Culture, Diversity and Health (WSTC) 10
 Credit Points100
Year 2
Autumn sessionCredit Points
NATS 1009 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 10
HLTH 2024 Research Methods in Health 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Spring session
NATS 1010 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 10
NATS 3037 Neuroanatomy 10
NATS 1022 Functional Anatomy 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
PUBH 3028 Transforming Health 10
NATS 2038 Pathophysiology 1 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Spring session
PUBH 3023 Evidence in Professional Reasoning 10
BEHV 3002 Abnormal Psychology 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points260

Diploma in Health Science/Bachelor of Health Science, full-time mid-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Term 2  
HLTH 1015 Professional Competencies in Health (WSTC) 10
HLTH 1014 Evidence in Health (WSTC) 10
HLTH 0005 The Health Science Professional (WSTC Prep) 10
NATS 0006 Fundamentals of Health Science (WSTC Prep) 10
Term 3  
BIOS 1037 Human Development and Disease across the Lifespan (WSTC) 10
COMM 1008 Communication in Health (WSTC) 10
BEHV 1015 Psychology and Health (WSTC) 10
Term 1  
PUBH 1007 Population Health and Society (WSTC) 10
Select one elective (Recommended BIOS 1014 Cell Biology (WSTC)) 10
PUBH 2006 Culture, Diversity and Health (WSTC) 10
 Credit Points100
Year 2
Spring sessionCredit Points
NATS 3037 Neuroanatomy 10
NATS 1022 Functional Anatomy 10
NATS 1010 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 10
 Credit Points30
Autumn session
NATS 1009 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 10
HLTH 2024 Research Methods in Health 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Spring session
PUBH 3023 Evidence in Professional Reasoning 10
BEHV 3002 Abnormal Psychology 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
PUBH 3028 Transforming Health 10
NATS 2038 Pathophysiology 1 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points250

Elective subjects

Most electives are 10 credit points.  Students may wish to consider using elective choices to complete another health sciences specialisation, such as the following.

Elective Majors

Health Promotion, Major

Health Services Management, Major

Public Health, Major

Elective Minors

Health and Recreation, Minor

Health Promotion, Minor

Health Practice Management, Minor

Infectious Diseases, Minor

Physical Activity and Health

Public Health, Minor

Sport Development, Minor