Diploma in Science Extended - Medical Science

  • Effective from: 2020
  • Approved Abbreviation: DipSc
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 7120
  • AQF Level: 5

CRICOS Code: 096987B

This program applies to students who commenced in Term 1, 2020 or later.

Students should follow the program structure for the session start date relevant to the year they commenced.

For commencement year 2018, term 3 please refer to: 7120.3 Diploma in Science Extended - Medical Science

For commencement year 2018, prior to term 3, please refer to: 7120.2 Diploma in Science Extended - Medical Science

For commencement year 2017, please refer to: 7120.1 Diploma in Science Extended - Medical Science

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 Medical 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 smaller learning environments. Students who successfully complete this Diploma will articulate into the Medical Science degree with up to one year (80 credit points) equivalent of advanced standing.

For more information on Western Sydney University, The College, please refer to their web site.

Western Sydney University, The College

Study Mode

One and a half years full-time (four terms). Students will be required to attend the Hawkesbury and Campbelltown campuses for some learning experiences.

Program Advice

College Program Enquiries
 

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |

Location

Campus Attendance Mode Advice
The College - Nirimba Education Precinct Full Time Internal See above

Admission

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.

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.

Program Structure

Students are categorised into three Pathways. See individual links below for detailed program structure.

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 130 credit points which include the subjects listed in the pathways below

Recent School Leavers and Non-Credentialed Students

Subject Title Credit Points
Students must be enrolled in 7120 - Diploma in Science Extended - Medical Science to complete this field of study.
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
Level Z subjects
NATS 0010Interpreting Data In Science (WSTC Prep)10
NATS 0003Academic Skills for Science (WSTC Prep)10
NATS 0007Fundamentals of Science (WSTC Prep)10
BIOS 0002Focus on Biology (WSTC Prep)10
Term 2 of Study
Level Z subjects
CHEM 0001Chemistry (WSTC Prep)10
Level 1 subjects
NATS 1020Scientific Literacy (WSTC)10
BIOS 1003Biodiversity (WSTC)10
Term 3 of Study
Essential Chemistry 2 (WSTC)
From T3 2021 CHEM 1006 Essential Chemistry 2 is replaced by CHEM 1013 Essential Chemistry10
Essential Chemistry (WSTC)
NATS 1021Concepts in Human Physiology (WSTC)10
Select one of the following:10
Concepts in Human Anatomy (WSTC)
Introduction to Food Science (WSTC)
Term 4 of Study
BIOS 1014Cell Biology (WSTC)10
CHEM 1009Introductory Chemistry (WSTC)10
MATH 1027Quantitative Thinking (WSTC)10
Total Credit Points130

International Students

Subject Title Credit Points
Students must be enrolled in 7120 - Diploma in Science Extended - Medical Science to complete this field of study.
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
Level Z subjects
NATS 0010Interpreting Data In Science (WSTC Prep)10
NATS 0003Academic Skills for Science (WSTC Prep)10
LANG 0026English for International Students 1 (WSTC Prep)0
NATS 0007Fundamentals of Science (WSTC Prep)10
BIOS 0002Focus on Biology (WSTC Prep)10
Term 2 of Study
Level Z subjects
CHEM 0001Chemistry (WSTC Prep)10
Level 1 subjects
NATS 1020Scientific Literacy (WSTC)10
BIOS 1003Biodiversity (WSTC)10
Term 3 of Study
Essential Chemistry 2 (WSTC)
From T3 2021 CHEM 1006 Essential Chemistry 2 is replaced by CHEM 1013 Essential Chemistry10
Essential Chemistry (WSTC)
NATS 1021Concepts in Human Physiology (WSTC)10
Select one of the following:10
Concepts in Human Anatomy (WSTC)
Introduction to Food Science (WSTC)
Term 4 of Study
BIOS 1014Cell Biology (WSTC)10
CHEM 1009Introductory Chemistry (WSTC)10
MATH 1027Quantitative Thinking (WSTC)10
Total Credit Points130