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.

Graduates of the Associate Degree of Health are guaranteed entry into linked degree programs as follows: Bachelor of Biomedical ScienceBachelor of PedorthicsBachelor of Podiatry; Bachelor of Speech Pathology; Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science and Bachelor of Psychological Science.

Graduates may receive up to 12 units credit towards their undergraduate degree (depends on course and units studied).

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.

Graduates of the Associate Degree of Health are guaranteed entry into linked degree programs as follows: Bachelor of Biomedical ScienceBachelor of PedorthicsBachelor of Podiatry; Bachelor of Speech Pathology; Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science and Bachelor of Psychological Science.

Graduates may receive up to 12 units credit towards their undergraduate degree (depends on course and units studied).

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 skills 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:

Biomedical Science (Gold Coast campus)

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

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

Psychological Sciences stream (online)

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 (192 credit points) comprising:
    1. all units listed in Part A; and
    2. five (5) units from the chosen stream from Part B; and
    3. one eight (8) unit stream from Part C
  2. Students must complete all units from Part A and Part B before proceeding to Part C, except for students who choose the Psychological Science Stream.
  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.

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

Select from the elective list relevant to your chosen stream.

Part C

Note 1

Note 1

Note 1

Note 2

Note 1

Title Level of learning Note
Students must enrol in Part A units first and follow the designated progression.
Complete the following eight (8) units:
BHS11001 - Introduction to Psychology I Introductory
BHS11002 - Introduction to Psychology II Introductory
BHS11004 - Fundamentals of Career Success in Psychology Introductory
SCI11005 - Laboratory Program in Psychology I Introductory
BHS11003 - Introduction to Psychological Investigation Introductory
BHS30003 - Development across the Lifespan Intermediate
SCI11006 - Laboratory Program in Psychology II Introductory
BHS20008 - Quantitative Methods in Psychology Intermediate
Note 3

Title Level of learning Note
Only commence after completing Parts A and B.
Complete the following eight (8) units:
PHY71030 - Introductory Physics and Maths for Health Sciences Introductory Note 1
BIO01302 - Human Anatomy Introductory Note 4
BIO00307 - Human Physiology Introductory
MAT00330 - Research and Analysis in Health Introductory
CHE71010 - Organic Chemistry Introductory Note 1
SCI10473 - Histology and Embryology Intermediate Note 1
CMM72015 - Health Law and Ethics Intermediate Note 1
CHE10700 - Chemistry for Health Sciences Introductory
Note 1

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
Year 1, Session 1
EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline Introductory
HEA10001 - Introduction to Science for Health Professions Introductory
BHS10581 - Psychology and Sociology for Health Sciences Introductory
One (1) unit from Part B Speech Pathology Stream Electives

Year 1, Session 2
EDU10011 - Learning for Future Careers Intermediate
CUL00408 - Health and Indigenous Australian Peoples Intermediate
MAT00330 - Research and Analysis in Health - Note: this unit is being replaced in 2017 with MAT71004 - Introduction to Evidence for Health Science Practitioners and all students are advised to enrol in MAT71004 in place of MAT00330 Introductory
One (1) unit from Part B Speech Pathology Stream Electives
Year 2, Session 1
CMM10580 - The Australian Health Care System Introductory
BIO01302 - Human Anatomy Introductory
SPT10001 - Introduction to the Speech Pathology Profession Introductory
One (1) unit from Part B Speech Pathology Stream Electives
Year 2, Session 2
BIO00307 - Human Physiology Introductory
SPT10002 - Phonetics and Linguistics for Speech Pathology Introductory
HLT10583 - Communication Skills for Health Sciences Introductory
One (1) unit from Part B Speech Pathology Stream Electives

Title Level of learning Note
Year 1, Session 1
EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline Introductory
HEA10001 - Introduction to Science for Health Professions Introductory
BHS10581 - Psychology and Sociology for Health Sciences Introductory
One (1) unit from Part B Podiatry Stream Electives
Year 1, Session 2
EDU10011 - Learning for Future Careers Intermediate
CUL00408 - Health and Indigenous Australian Peoples Intermediate
MAT00330 - Research and Analysis in Health - Note: this unit is being replaced in 2017 with MAT71004 - Introduction to Evidence for Health Science Practitioners and all students are advised to enrol in MAT71004 in place of MAT00330 Introductory
One (1) unit from Part B Podiatry Stream Electives
Year 2, Session 1
CMM10580 - The Australian Health Care System Introductory
BIO01302 - Human Anatomy Introductory
PDT10001 - Introduction to Podiatry and Pedorthics Introductory
One (1) unit from Part B Podiatry Stream Electives
Year 2, Session 2
BIO00307 - Human Physiology Introductory
HLT10583 - Communication Skills for Health Sciences Introductory
MNG00306 - Small Business and Entrepreneurship for Allied Health, Fitness and Sport Introductory
BIO10001 - Functional Anatomy of the Lower Limbs and Foot and Ankle Intermediate

Title Level of learning Note

Year 1, Session 1

EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline Introductory
HEA10001 - Introduction to Science for Health Professions Introductory
BHS10581 - Psychology and Sociology for Health Sciences Introductory
One (1) unit from Part B Pedorthics Stream Electives

Year 1, Session 2

EDU10011 - Learning for Future Careers Intermediate
MAT00330 - Research and Analysis in Health - Note: this unit is being replaced in 2017 with MAT71004 - Introduction to Evidence for Health Science Practitioners and all students are advised to enrol in MAT71004 in place of MAT00330 Introductory
CUL00408 - Health and Indigenous Australian Peoples Intermediate
One (1) unit from Part B Pedorthics Stream Electives

Year 2, Session 1

CMM10580 - The Australian Health Care System Introductory
BIO01302 - Human Anatomy Introductory
PDT10001 - Introduction to Podiatry and Pedorthics Introductory
One (1) unit from Part B Pedorthics Stream Electives

Year 2, Session 2

BIO00307 - Human Physiology Introductory
HLT10583 - Communication Skills for Health Sciences Introductory
BIO10001 - Functional Anatomy of the Lower Limbs and Foot and Ankle Intermediate
MNG00306 - Small Business and Entrepreneurship for Allied Health, Fitness and Sport Introductory

Title Level of learning Note

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
One (1) unit from Part B Psychological Sciences Stream Electives

Year 2, Session 1

BHS30003 - Development across the Lifespan Intermediate
SCI11005 - Laboratory Program in Psychology I – Note: this unit is being removed from 2017 and students are advised to request a Unit Substitution and enrol in SOC00118 - Introduction to Sociology. Contact the Student Advice team on enquiry@scu.edu.au or 1800 005 687 if you don't have this unit on your Study Plan. Introductory
Two (2) units from Part B Psychological Sciences Stream Electives

Year 2, Session 2

BHS20008 - Quantitative Methods in Psychology Intermediate
SCI11006 - Laboratory Program in Psychology II – Note: this unit is being removed from 2017 and students are advised to request a Unit Substitution and enrol in SOC20001 - Doing Social Research. Contact the Student Advice team on enquiry@scu.edu.au or 1800 005 687 if you don't have this unit on your Study Plan. Introductory
Two (2) units from Part B Psychological Sciences Stream Electives

Title Level of learning Note

Year 1, Session 1

EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline Introductory
HEA10001 - Introduction to Science for Health Professions Introductory
HEA00331 - Principles of Behaviour in Physical Activity Introductory
One (1) unit from Part B Sport and Exercise Science Stream Electives

Year 1, Session 2

NUT00214 - Food and Nutrition in Health Introductory
EDU10011 - Learning for Future Careers Intermediate
MAT00330 - Research and Analysis in Health - Note: this unit is being replaced in 2017 with MAT71004 - Introduction to Evidence for Health Science Practitioners and all students are advised to enrol in MAT71004 in place of MAT00330 Introductory
One (1) unit from Part B Sport and Exercise Science Stream Electives

Year 2, Session 1

BIO01302 - Human Anatomy Introductory
BIO00207 - Mechanics for Movement Introductory
SCI10703 - Food Science Introductory
MNG00301 - Sport Management Principles Introductory

Year 2, Session 2

BIO00307 - Human Physiology Introductory
HEA00332 - Exercise Psychology Intermediate
BIO00209 - Biomechanics and Kinesiology Intermediate
One (1) unit from Part B Sport and Exercise Science Stream Electives

Title Level of learning Note

Year 1, Session 1

EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline Introductory
HEA10001 - Introduction to Science for Health Professions Introductory
HEA00331 - Principles of Behaviour in Physical Activity Introductory
One (1) unit from Part B Sport and Exercise Science Stream Electives

Year 1, Session 2

NUT00214 - Food and Nutrition in Health Introductory
EDU10011 - Learning for Future Careers Intermediate
MAT00330 - Research and Analysis in Health - Note: this unit is being replaced in 2017 with MAT71004 - Introduction to Evidence for Health Science Practitioners and all students are advised to enrol in MAT71004 in place of MAT00330 Introductory
One (1) unit from Part B Sport and Exercise Science Stream Electives

Year 2, Session 1

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

Year 2, Session 1

BIO00307 - Human Physiology Introductory
HEA00332 - Exercise Psychology Intermediate
HMS00202 - Principles and Practices of Sport and Exercise Science Introductory
MNG00306 - Small Business and Entrepreneurship for Allied Health, Fitness and Sport OR BIO00209 - Biomechanics and Kinesiology Introductory

Title Level of learning Note

Year 1, Session 1

EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline Introductory
HEA10001 - Introduction to Science for Health Professions Introductory
SCI10002 - Science in Society Introductory
MAT10001 - Foundation Mathematics Introductory

Year 1, Session 2

EDU10011 - Learning for Future Careers Intermediate
MAT00330 - Research and Analysis in Health - Note: this unit is being replaced in 2017 with MAT71004 - Introduction to Evidence for Health Science Practitioners and all students are advised to enrol in MAT71004 in place of MAT00330 Introductory
PHY71030 - Introductory Physics and Maths for Health Sciences Introductory
One (1) unit from Part B Biomedical Science Stream Electives

Year 2, Session 1

BIO01302 - Human Anatomy Introductory
BHS10581 - Psychology and Sociology for Health Sciences Introductory
CHE10700 - Chemistry for Health Sciences Introductory
One (1) unit from Part B Biomedical Science Stream Electives

Year 2, Session 2

BIO00307 - Human Physiology Introductory
CHE71010 - Organic Chemistry Introductory
SCI10473 - Histology and Embryology Intermediate
CMM72015 - Health Law and Ethics Intermediate

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: Students may substitute BIO10662 Systematic Anatomy for this unit.
Note 5: Available at Lismore campus only

Unit groups