Course summary

The Associate Degree of Health offers a grounding in the health sciences and is a supported pathway into a range of health disciplines.

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 of credit towards their undergraduate degree, depending on the course and units studied.

This course is offered through SCU College. The College provides additional, tailored workshops to assist students develop academic and study skills, supporting their study and connecting them to their peers through College Connect.

The Associate Degree of Health offers a grounding in the health sciences and is a supported pathway into a range of health disciplines.

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 of credit towards their undergraduate degree, depending on the course and units studied.

This course is offered through SCU College. The College provides additional, tailored workshops to assist students develop academic and study skills, supporting their study and connecting them to their peers through College Connect.

Core studies include learning skills and introductory science subjects along with specialist units associated with each stream of study.

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).

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.

To be eligible to receive an Associate Degree of Health, students must complete 192 credit points, comprising:

  • 3 core units, and
  • all units from 1 stream.

Exit Awards

Students may be eligible to exit with a Diploma of Health after completing 96 credit points, comprising any 8 units.


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 Streams

Select a Part B Stream relevant to your chosen pathway

Note 2

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; HEA10001 - Introduction to Science for Health Professions

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
BIO71002 - Human Physiology I Introductory

Year 1, Session 2

EDU10011 - Learning for Future Careers Intermediate
BIO71003 - Human Physiology II Introductory
CUL00408 - Health and Indigenous Australian Peoples Intermediate
CMM10580 - The Australian Health Care System Introductory

Year 2, Session 1

CUL00409 - The Mental Health of Australian Indigenous Peoples Introductory
BIO01302 - Human Anatomy Introductory
PDT10001 - Introduction to Podiatry and Pedorthics Introductory
One (1) introductory unit from the Bachelor of Indigenous Knowledge

Year 2, Session 2

MAT71004 - Introduction to Evidence for Health Science Practitioners Introductory
NUT00214 - Food and Nutrition in Health 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
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

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
CUL00408 - Health and Indigenous Australian Peoples Intermediate

Year 2, Session 1

BHS30003 - Development across the Lifespan Intermediate
BHS72001 - Conducting Behavioural Research I: Non-experimental Designs Intermediate
BHS10581 - Psychology and Sociology for Health Sciences Introductory
Choose one (1) introductory unit from University-wide electives

Year 2, Session 2

BHS20008 - Quantitative Methods in Psychology Intermediate
BHS30006 - Behaviour Change Intermediate
Choose two (2) introductory units from University-wide electives

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

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
BIO71002 - Human Physiology I Introductory

Year 1, Session 2

EDU10011 - Learning for Future Careers Intermediate
NUT00214 - Food and Nutrition in Health Introductory
PHY71030 - Introductory Physics and Maths for Health Sciences Introductory
BIO71003 - Human Physiology II Introductory

Year 2, Session 1

BIO01302 - Human Anatomy OR BIO10662 - Systemic Anatomy Introductory
MAT10001 - Foundation Mathematics Introductory
CHE10700 - Chemistry for Health Sciences Introductory
One (1) introductory unit from the Bachelor of Indigenous Knowledge

Year 2, Session 2

MAT71004 - Introduction to Evidence for Health Science Practitioners Introductory
CHE71010 - Organic Chemistry Introductory
SCI10473 - Histology and Embryology Intermediate
One (1) introductory university-wide elective

Notes

Note 1: Available at Gold Coast campus only
Note 2: Available by Online only
Note 3: Available at Lismore campus only
Note 4: Available at Lismore and Gold Coast campuses only
Note 5: Students may substitute BIO10662 Systemic Anatomy for this unit.