Course summary

The Associate Degree of Health is a two-year (full-time or part-time equivalent) entry-level course that provides students with the opportunity to prepare to study for a professional career pathway in allied health.

The Associate degree provides a pathway for eligible graduates into the Southern Cross University allied health and health related degrees including Bachelor of PedorthicsBachelor of Podiatry; Bachelor of Speech Pathology; Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science and Bachelor of Psychological Science

The Associate Degree of Health is offered through SCU College.

All SCU College students are offered extra support through College Connect while undertaking this Associate degree.

The Associate Degree of Health is a two-year (full-time or part-time equivalent) entry-level course that provides students with the opportunity to prepare to study for a professional career pathway in allied health.

The Associate degree provides a pathway for eligible graduates into the Southern Cross University allied health and health related degrees including Bachelor of PedorthicsBachelor of Podiatry; Bachelor of Speech Pathology; Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science and Bachelor of Psychological Science

The Associate Degree of Health is offered through SCU College.

All SCU College students are offered extra support through College Connect while undertaking this Associate degree.

Core studies include subjects on learning and introductory science along with specialist units associated with each stream of study. First-year units enable students to prepare for further study at Southern Cross University, to pursue professional career paths at the Bachelor level in health related degrees.

Study streams are offered at specific locations:

Occupational Therapy, Podiatry, Pedorthics, and Speech Pathology (Gold Coast campus)

Sport and Exercise Science stream (Gold Coast and Lismore campuses)

Psychological Sciences stream (Distance education)

Health Science stream (Gold Coast and Lismore campuses).

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

Exercise critical judgement and creative thinking to identify problems and contribute to their solutions in a range of health settings

Creativity

Exercise critical judgement and creative thinking to identify problems and contribute to their solutions in a range of health settings

Ethical practice

Apply ethical and sustainable values and practices within health contexts

Knowledge of a discipline

Apply broad theoretical and technical knowledge and skills within a range of contexts in the field of health

Lifelong learning

Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own learning and work in broad health contexts

Communication and social skills

Communicate information, concepts and solutions, individually and/or in a team, with an awareness of diverse cultural perspectives within a range of health contexts

Cultural competence

Communicate information, concepts and solutions, individually and/or in a team, with an awareness of diverse cultural perspectives within a range of health contexts

Some units may involve a placement within a health environment.


Course overview

Course code

2207273

Course abbreviation

AssocDegHlth

Credit points

192

Equivalent units

16

Duration

2 years full-time; 4 years part-time

Duration

2 years full-time

Availability details

Domestic

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Gold Coast Session 1 335361 055761
Lismore Session 1 335319 059901
Online Session 1 N/A N/A

Fee information

Commonwealth supported


Course requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

  1.  To be eligible for the award of Associate Degree of Health a candidate shall successfully complete the equivalent of sixteen (16) units (or 192 credit points) comprising:
    1. all units listed in Part A of the Schedule
    2. five units from Part B of the Schedule
    3. eight (8) units from Part C of the Schedule
  2. Students must complete all units from Part A and five (5) units from Part B before proceeding to Parts C.
  3. To be eligible for a Diploma of Health a candidate shall successfully complete all units from Part A and five (5) units from Part B of the Schedule .

Schedule of units

Title Level of learning Note

Part A

EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline Introductory
HEA10001 - Introduction to Science for Health Professions Introductory
EDU10011 - Learning for Future Careers Intermediate

Part B

Part C

Note 1

Note 1

Note 1

Note 2

Note 1
Note 3

Course progressions

Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. Assistance on how to enrol can be accessed here.

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment

Browse uni-wide elective units by selecting Uni-wide elective in the advanced filter of the Unit search

Browse shared majors and their units at Shared majors

Title Level of learning Note
Students must study core College units in their first session of study EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline and HEA10001 - Introduction to Science for Health Professions
Students must enrol and complete units from Part A and Part B before enrolling in Part C units (see rules above). View units in Part C before selecting units from Part B to optimise your advanced standing into your degree..
Year 1, Session 1
EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline Introductory
HEA10001 - Introduction to Science for Health Professions Introductory
HLT10598 - Introduction to Complementary Medicine Introductory
CUL00408 - Health and Indigenous Australian Peoples Intermediate Note 3
Year 1, Session 2
EDU10011 - Learning for Future Careers Intermediate
HEA10200 - Trans- and Intergenerational Trauma Introductory
Any two (2) units from Part B
Year 2, Session 1
BHS10581 - Psychology and Sociology for Health Sciences Introductory
BIO01302 - Human Anatomy Introductory
HLT10582 - Introduction to Occupational Therapy and Human Occupations Introductory
One (1) unit from Part B
Year 2, Session 2
BIO00307 - Human Physiology Introductory
MAT00330 - Research and Analysis in Health Introductory
HLT10584 - Mobility and Personal Care Occupations Introductory
HLT10583 - Communication Skills for Health Sciences Introductory

Title Level of learning Note
Students must study core College units in their first session of study EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline and HEA10001 - Introduction to Science for Health Professions
Students must enrol and complete units from Part A and Part B before enrolling in Part C units (see rules above)
Year 1, Session 1
EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline Introductory
HEA10001 - Introduction to Science for Health Professions Introductory
1 unit from Part B
CUL00408 - Health and Indigenous Australian Peoples Intermediate Note 3
Year 1, Session 2
EDU10011 - Learning for Future Careers Intermediate
1 unit from Part B
1 unit from Part B
1 unit from Part B
Year 2, Session 1
BHS10581 - Psychology and Sociology for Health Sciences Introductory
BIO01302 - Human Anatomy Introductory
SPT10001 - Introduction to the Speech Pathology Profession Introductory
CMM10580 - The Australian Health Care System Introductory
Year 2, Session 2
BIO00307 - Human Physiology Introductory
MAT00330 - Research and Analysis in Health Introductory
SPT10002 - Phonetics and Linguistics for Speech Pathology Introductory
HLT10583 - Communication Skills for Health Sciences Introductory

Title Level of learning Note
Students must study core College units in their first session of study - EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline; HEA10001 - Introduction to Science for Health Professions
Students must enrol and complete units from Part A and Part B before enrolling in Part C units (see rules above)

Year 1, Session 1

EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline Introductory
HEA10001 - Introduction to Science for Health Professions Introductory
1 unit from Part B
1 unit from Part B

Year 1, Session 2

EDU10011 - Learning for Future Careers Intermediate
MNG00306 - Small Business and Entrepreneurship for Allied Health, Fitness and Sport Introductory
1 unit from Part B
1 unit from Part B

Year 2, Session 1

BHS10581 - Psychology and Sociology for Health Sciences Introductory
BIO01302 - Human Anatomy Introductory
PDT10001 - Introduction to Podiatry and Pedorthics Introductory
CMM10580 - The Australian Health Care System Introductory

Year 2, Session 2

BIO00307 - Human Physiology Introductory
MAT00330 - Research and Analysis in Health Introductory
BIO10001 - Functional Anatomy of the Lower Limbs and Foot and Ankle Intermediate
HLT10583 - Communication Skills for Health Sciences Introductory

Title Level of learning Note
Students must study core College units in their first session of study - EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline; HEA10001 - Introduction to Science for Health Professions
Students must enrol and complete units from Part A and Part B before enrolling in Part C units (see rules above)

Year 1, Session 1

EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline Introductory
HEA10001 - Introduction to Science for Health Professions Introductory
BHS11001 - Introduction to Psychology I Introductory
BHS11004 - Contemporary Issues in Psychology Introductory

Year 1, Session 2

EDU10011 - Learning for Future Careers Intermediate
BHS11002 - Introduction to Psychology II Introductory
BHS11003 - Methods and Concepts in Psychology Introductory
1 unit from Part B

Year 2, Session 1

BHS30003 - Development across the Lifespan Intermediate
SCI11005 - Laboratory Program in Psychology I Introductory
1 unit from Part B
1 unit from Part B

Year 2, Session 2

BHS20008 - Quantitative Methods in Psychology Intermediate
SCI11006 - Laboratory Program in Psychology II Introductory
Two (2) units from Psychological Sciences Stream

Title Level of learning Note
Students must study core College units in their first session of study - EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline; HEA10001 - Introduction to Science for Health Professions
Students must enrol and complete units from Part A and Part B before enrolling in Part C units (see rules above)

Year 1, Session 1

EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline Introductory
HEA10001 - Introduction to Science for Health Professions Introductory
MAT10001 - Foundation Mathematics Introductory
CHE10700 - Chemistry for Health Sciences Introductory

Year 1, Session 2

EDU10011 - Learning for Future Careers Intermediate
NUT00214 - Food and Nutrition in Health Introductory
1 unit from Part B
1 unit from Part B

Year 2, Session 1

HEA00331 - Principles of Behaviour in Physical Activity Introductory
BIO01302 - Human Anatomy Introductory
BIO00207 - Mechanics for Movement Introductory
SCI10703 - Food Science Introductory Note 4

Year 2, Session 2

BIO00307 - Human Physiology Introductory
MAT00330 - Research and Analysis in Health Introductory
HEA00332 - Exercise Psychology Intermediate
BIO00209 - Biomechanics and Kinesiology Intermediate

Title Level of learning Note
Students must study core College units in their first session of study - EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline; HEA10001 - Introduction to Science for Health Professions
Students must enrol and complete units from Part A and Part B before enrolling in Part C units (see rules above). View Part C units before selecting units from Part B to help optimise your advanced standing into your degree.

Year 1, Session 1

EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline Introductory
HEA10001 - Introduction to Science for Health Professions Introductory
MAT10001 - Foundation Mathematics Introductory
One (1) unit from Part B

Year 1, Session 2

EDU10011 - Learning for Future Careers Intermediate
NUT00214 - Food and Nutrition in Health Introductory
MNG00306 - Small Business and Entrepreneurship for Allied Health, Fitness and Sport Introductory
1 unit from Part B

Year 2, Session 1

BIO01302 - Human Anatomy Introductory
BIO00207 - Mechanics for Movement Introductory
MNG00301 - Sport Management Principles Introductory
One (1) from Part Sport and Exercise Science Stream Note 4

Year 2, Session 2

BIO00307 - Human Physiology Introductory
MAT00330 - Research and Analysis in Health Introductory
HEA00332 - Exercise Psychology Intermediate Note 4
HMS00202 - Principles and Practices of Sport and Exercise Science Introductory

Notes

Note 1: Available at Gold Coast campus only
Note 2: Available at Lismore and Gold Coast campuses only
Note 3: Available by Distance Education only
Note 4: Available at Lismore campus only

Unit groups

Sport and Exercise Science Stream

Title Level of learning Note
Only commence after completing Parts A and B.
Complete the following 5 units:
BIO01302 - Human Anatomy Introductory
BIO00307 - Human Physiology Introductory
MAT00330 - Research and Analysis in Health Introductory
NUT00214 - Food and Nutrition in Health Introductory
HEA00331 - Principles of Behaviour in Physical Activity Introductory
Select 3 units from the list below:
HMS00202 - Principles and Practices of Sport and Exercise Science Introductory
MNG00301 - Management for Sport and Exercise Introductory
BIO10494 - Human Growth, Development and Ageing Intermediate
CHE10700 - Chemistry for Health Sciences Introductory
SCI10703 - Food Science Introductory
BIO00207 - Mechanics for Movement Introductory
HEA00332 - Exercise Psychology Intermediate