Diploma in Health Science Extended
- Effective from: Term 3 2020
- Approved Abbreviation: DipHlthSc
- Western Sydney University Program Code: 7142
- AQF Level: 5
CRICOS Code: 085504F
This program applies to students who commenced in Term 3, 2020 or later.
Students should follow the program structure for the session start date relevant to the year they commenced.
This program is delivered by Western Sydney University, The College as an agent of Western Sydney University.
This program is designed to provide students with the first year subjects included in the Health Science degree. The inclusion of additional preparatory subjects 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.
For more information on Western Sydney University, The College, please refer to their web site.
One and a half years full-time (four terms)
Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.
|The College - Nirimba Education Precinct||Full Time||Internal||See above|
This program is open to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents who are aged 17 years or over and not currently enrolled in or completing Year 12 in the same year of intended admission.
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.
Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 140 credit points which include the subjects listed below.
Students must pass all Preparatory subjects (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 subjects (Level Z) prior to enrolling in the University level subjects (WSTC) listed below.
|Term 1 of Study|
|PUBH 0001||Empowering Individual Health (WSTC Prep)||10|
|NATS 0001||Academic Skills for Health Science (WSTC Prep)||10|
|HLTH 0001||Health Care Environments (WSTC Prep)||10|
|HLTH 0003||Literacy in Health Science (WSTC Prep)||10|
|Term 2 of Study|
|NATS 0006||Fundamentals of Health Science (WSTC Prep)||10|
|HLTH 0005||The Health Science Professional (WSTC Prep)||10|
|HLTH 1015||Professional Competencies in Health (WSTC)||10|
|PUBH 1007||Population Health and Society (WSTC)||10|
|Term 3 of Study|
|BEHV 1015||Psychology and Health (WSTC)||10|
|HLTH 1014||Evidence in Health (WSTC)||10|
|Select one of the following (depending on which program students are progressing to):||10|
|Cell Biology (WSTC)|
|Statistics for Business (WSTC)|
(Health Service Management)
|Anatomy and Physiology in Health (WSTC)|
(Public Health, Health Promotion and Recreation Therapy)
|Term 4 of Study|
|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|