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Health Science

Course overview

This course has been Accredited by TEQSA as an AQF Level 5 – Diploma course.

Diploma of Health Science (Year 1) is designed to enhance your learning experience, and provide you with the underpinning knowledge necessary to prepare you for studies in Nursing or health related fields at university level.

Diploma of Health Science (Year 2) introduces you to the biological, social and cultural elements involved in health care. It is specially designed for students who wish to major in Nursing, Nutrition, Biomedical Science, Speech Pathology, Sports Science or Psychology. Students who complete the ECC Diploma of Health Science (Year 2) will be eligible for admission to a range of Health Science degrees at ECU. The range of credits granted varies depending upon the degree you choose. A minimum of 50% pass in all units is required for progression to ECU.

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Biomedical Science

Focus on how cells, organs and systems function in the human body. Their work is an important element in our understanding and treatment of human diseases

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Exercise and Sports Science

Work with elite sportspeople, promote health in the community, work in corporate health or a wide range of other exciting environments

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Make significant contributions to the outcomes of patients within a diverse range of health care settings

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Give you the skills to analyse and research behaviour and explain interactions between people and their environment

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Speech Pathology

Provide diagnostic assessment and management of disorders of communication and swallowing for people of all ages, from babies to the elderly

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Nutrition Bioscience

Provides students with an understanding of the known nutrients and the non-nutrient substances in food, the assessment of nutritional status, nutritional needs during the lifecycle, community nutrition issues, the psychology and sociology of food habits, and current controversies in nutrition, biochemistry and human physiology

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