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Diploma of Science (Health Studies)

The Diploma of Science (Health Studies) will introduce you to the biological, social and cultural elements involved in health care. It is specially designed for students seeking a Diploma in Nursing, Biomedical Science and Psychology in order to major in one of these at Edith Cowan University.

Your direct pathway to Edith Cowan University

High School

 

2nd year Edith Cowan University

 

Fees 2017

Program CRICOS Course Code Duration International Students Australian Students FEE-HELP

Diploma
(Year 1)

092037C

2 or 3 trimesters

A$20,600
($2,575 per unit)

$11,600
($1,450 per unit)

Available for Australian Citizens

Diploma
(Year 2)

092037C

2 or 3 trimesters

A$27,760
($3,470 per unit)

A$12,800
($1,600 per unit)

Available for Australian Citizens

 

Your Health Studies pathway

if you have…

✓ Completed Year 12 (or the equivalent in your country).

Diploma of Science (Health Studies) (Year 2)

8 university equivalent units studied over 2 or 3 trimesters. Equivalent to Year 1 of the respective ECU bachelor degree.

Direct Entry into Year 2 at ECU

Choose from the bachelor degrees listed below.

 


or if you have…

✓ Completed Year 11 (or the equivalent in your country).

Diploma of Science (Health Studies) (Year 1)

8 units studied over 2 or 3 trimesters to embed fundamental academic skills.

Diploma (Year 2)

Equivalent to Year 1 of the respective ECU bachelor degree.

 

Location

Duration

8 or 12 months

Intakes

February, June, October

Diploma of Science (Health Studies) (Year 1) units

Student must complete the following units:

  • Workplace Communication
  • Introductory Computing
  • Health Science
  • Communication Skills
  • Project Management
  • Introductory Chemistry
  • Introductory Mathematics
  • English Language Enhancement

Diploma of Science (Health Studies) (Year 2) units

Student must complete the following core units and major specific units:

Core units

  • Professional Conduct and Communication
  • Human Structure and Function
  • Cultural Studies
  • Professional and Academic Communication
  • Evidence Based Practice in Health

Major specific units:

Nursing stream:

  • Foundations of Nursing
  • Clinical Sciences Introduction
  • Health and Healthcare Systems

Other streams:

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Systems Physiology
  • Introductory Statistics

Entry into 2nd year of

  • Bachelor of Science (Nursing) up to 7 units (up to 105 credit points)
  • Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science) up to 6 units (up to 90 credit points)
  • Bachelor of Science (Psychology) up to 8 units (up to 120 credit points)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) up to 8 units (up to 120 credit points)