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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 2020

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

Diploma
(Year 1)

092037C

2 or 3 trimesters

$23,000
($2,875 per unit)

$13,200
($1,650 per unit)

Available for Australian Citizens

Diploma
(Year 2)

092037C

2 or 3 trimesters

$31,300
($3,912 per unit)

A$14,400
($1,800 per unit)

Available for Australian Citizens

 

Your Health Studies pathway

if you have…

✓ Completed Year 12 or the equivalent in your country

(see Admission requirements for further information)

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

(see Admission requirements for further information)

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

 

Student & ATAR Profile

Intakes

February, June, October

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

Student must complete the following units:

  • Workplace Communication - Employability
  • Introductory Computing
  • Foundation Science
  • Communication Skills
  • Project Management
  • Introductory Chemistry
  • Introductory Mathematics
  • English Language Enhancement (or Elective)

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
  • Anatomy & Physiology 1
  • Cultural Studies
  • Professional and Academic Communication (Health)
  • Evidence Based Practice in Health Care

Major specific units:

Nursing stream:

  • Health Science
  • Legal & Ethical Requirements in Nursing & Midwifery Practice
  • Clinical Sciences Introduction
  • Health and Healthcare Systems

Other streams:

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Anatomy & Physiology 1
  • Anatomy & Physiology 2
  • Introductory Statistics

Entry into 2nd year of

  • Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science) up to 6 units (up to 90 credit points)
  • Bachelor of Science (Exercise and Sports Science) up to 3 units (up to 45 credit points)
  • Bachelor of Science (Nursing) up to 7 units (up to 105 credit points)
  • Bachelor of Psychology up to 8 units (up to 120 credit points)

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