EN-INPMHE v.1 Indigenous Pre–Medicine and Health Sciences Enabling Course
Registered full-time Duration:
The Indigenous Pre-Medicine and Health Sciences Enabling course is a 12 month or 200 credit course designed to provide a pre-entry pathway for Indigenous students into undergraduate courses within the Faculty of Health Sciences including Medicine. Students who successfully complete the Pre-Medicine and Health Sciences Enabling course with an acceptable ATAR score for their preferred medicine or health undergraduate course may be eligible to apply for entry into these courses. A minimum ATAR score of 70 is required for entry into some health undergraduates courses. Higher ATAR scores are required for various undergraduate courses including Medicine. The Pre-Medicine and Health Sciences Enabling course will include foundation or introduction units of learning such as Mathematics, Academic Literacy and Study skills, Chemistry and Human Biology. Two First Year Interprofessional undergraduate units, Indigenous Cultures and Health Behaviour and Foundation of Professional Health Practices, will be included in the course and will contribute to a credit in the undergraduate course upon their successful completion.
The Indigenous Pre-Medicine and Health Sciences Enabling course will provide a pathway into undergraduate courses in medicine and health science professions for Indigenous students. The current requirements by the Australian government and health organisations to increase the number of Indigenous doctors and health professionals across the wider Australian health services industry is identified as a major health initiative. This course will encourage and transition Indigenous students into these highly qualified areas of health and medicine and will be in alignment with key national and university strategies to increased culturally appropriate and evidence based health service provision to Indigenous people, and to improve Indigenous Australians’ health outcomes.
Additional Course Expenses
Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks and other essential study materials. Students may require a laboratory coat.
Course Entry and Completion Details
Applicants for an Enabling Course are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au and include flexible entry pathways. Any specific course entry and completion requirements must also be met.
Specifically, applicants apply with an expression of interest to the Centre for Aboriginal Studies. Applicants are then required to undertake an assessment test and interview through the Centre for Aboriginal Studies at a time nominated by the Centre for Aboriginal Studies. Applicants are advised to provide any academic transcripts or training documents on application.
Credit for Recognised Learning
Applications for Credit for Recognised Learning are not considered within this course.
Course Entry/Completion Note
This course is open only to Indigenous Australian students. Applicants apply with an expression of interest to the Centre for Aboriginal Studies. Applicants are then required to undertake an assessment test and interview through the Centre for Aboriginal Studies at a time nominated by the Centre for Aboriginal Studies. Applicants are advised to provide any academic transcripts or training documents on application. Students who successfully complete the Pre-Medicine and Health Sciences Enabling course with an acceptable ATAR score for their preferred medicine or health undergraduate course will be eligible to apply for entry into these courses. A minimum ATAR score of 70 is required for entry into some health undergraduates courses. Higher ATAR scores are required for various undergraduate courses including Medicine.
Units within the Indigenous Pre-Medicine and Health Sciences course will be taught within the Centre for Aboriginal Studies at Curtin University. The course will be taught in collaboration with the Faculty of Health Sciences, the Faculty of Science and Engineering and the Centre for Aboriginal Studies. Eight units consisting of 25 credits each will be taught across two semesters for twelve teaching weeks within each semester period.
Course Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. develop and demonstrate medical and scientific knowledge in an academic environment to promote self-directed and independent learning
2. critically reflect upon health issues utilizing rational and logical processes to develop innovative solutions
3. utilize technologies to locate and identify relevant information to a specific given context and make an informed judgement
4. demonstrate effective and collaboratively appropriate communication skills in a range of environments by responding clearly, sensitively, and effectively to people
5. use technology appropriately to develop research skills, access and interpret resources to connect and communicate effectively to a wider community
6. be self-motivated and take responsibility for one’s own learning to source new and relevant information to develop lifelong learning behaviour & self-evaluation processes
7. consider global and cultural issues in a health context from a variety of perspectives
8. demonstrate respect for cultural diversity with effective and culturally competent communication and care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and value their human rights in a university or community environment
9. work ethically and professionally both within a team and independently by demonstrating professional values including commitment to high quality health standards, compassion, empathy and respect for all people
Duration and Availability
This course is one year full-time.
Location and delivery Mode
|Year||Location||Period||All*||Internal||Partially Online Internal^||External||Fully Online#|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 1||Y|
The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.
* The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.
^ Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.
# Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.
|Year 1 Semester 1|
|CHEM0001||v.1||Enabling Chemistry 1||6.0||25.0|
|INCD0000||v.1||Indigenous Tertiary Study Skills||3.0||25.0|
|HUMB0002||v.1||Introduction to Human Biology||4.5||25.0|
|INDH1006||v.1||Indigenous Cultures and Health Behaviours||3.0||25.0|
|Year 1 Semester 2|
|CMHL1000||v.1||Foundations for Professional Health Practice||3.0||25.0|
|CHEM0002||v.1||Enabling Chemistry 2||6.0||25.0|
|MATH0006||v.1||Enabling Mathematics and Statistics 1||3.0||25.0|
|INCD0001||v.1||Communications, Ethics and Research||3.0||25.0|
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