Bachelor of General Studies (Health Science Pathway) (X3H)

Overview  2018

ATAR

ATAR Clearly-In Rank

Clearly-in Rank

The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in the first offer round in 2015.

The Clearly-in rank should be used as a guide for entry. Note: entry to some courses requires a combination of criteria (ie. folio, interview, GMAT) not just ATAR alone.

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See entry requirements & prerequisites

Duration

Minimum 1 Years, up to a maximum of 3 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Hobart
Semester 1
Launceston
Semester 1

  What is an ATAR
  Course rules
  Australian Qualification Framework level: 7

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

The Bachelor of General Studies - Foundation Year Pathway is the first year of the Bachelor of General Studies and is designed as an alternative entry pathway to university study. In the foundation year, students study units which provide the skills and knowledge related to their intended degree and are provided with additional support to maximise their chances of success. Completion of the foundation year will provide achievement at Introductory level in two units. Students who successfully complete the foundation year of the Bachelor of General Studies exit with a Diploma of University Studies.

Pathways currently offered in the Bachelor of General Studies are Arts, Education, Business, Science, Engineering, ICT, Health and Health Science.

The Health Science Pathway is offered full time or part time on campus at Hobart or Launceston.

University College is currently reviewing the foundation year courses to best meet the needs of students. As such, it is likely that as of 2018 this course will be offered as a Diploma of University Studies. More information about this change will be provided to students as it becomes available. In the meantime, students are still able to apply for and enrol in the Bachelor of General Studies (Pathway).

Students successful in the Bachelor of General Studies (Health Science Pathway) will have guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition) with credit for completed Introductory units. Entry to other Bachelor of Health Science specialisations will be subject to entry requirements and pre-requisites, as specified for each specialisation.

Career outcomes

Degrees from the Faculty of Health provide graduates with the knowledge and expertise required for a professional career in health. The Bachelor of General Studies (Health Science Pathway) is an alternative entrance program for the Bachelor of Health Science and is not a stand-alone qualification with health career outcomes.

Course structure

Students in the Health Science Pathway study six Foundation level units and two Introductory level units, as specified below. For detailed enrolment instructions, please download the relevant enrolment instruction sheet.

Enrolment instructions - Health Science Pathway semester 1 commencement (499 KB)

For assistance with the enrolment requirements for this course, please contact Pre-degree Programs at Predegree.Enquiries@utas.edu.au.

Foundation Year

First study period

Four Foundation level units:

At the completion of this unit students will be able to negotiate systems and processes within the university to successfully manage and complete study-related tasks. They will have the skills to participate fully in a range of learning environments such…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

At the completion of this unit students will have covered essential core concepts in three major strands of Science: Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Physics. Through lectures, lab work and writing workshops, students will also develop practical lab skills and report…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Transition Maths covers essential foundation skills and knowledge in mathematics in preparation for a range University degree subjects requiring mathematical thinking including: Accounting, Business, Economics, Geography, Health Science, ICT, Psychology and the Sciences.This unit provides the opportunity to review fundamental…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Plus one unit from:

Understanding this Region is an interdisciplinary foundation unit which will provide you with a regional, national and international understanding of this part of the world, focusing on its uniqueness and complexity. You will be introduced to Australian history, to Indigenous…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will provide students with an introduction to computer programming and its role in problem solving. The fundamental concepts of programming will be introduced. These include: the memory model, data types, declarations, expressions and statements, control structures, block structure,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides an introduction to basic concepts important to critical thought and helps students develop skills in critical thinking and analysis. What provokes thinking? What is it that we do when we think? What makes an argument convincing? How…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students without the necessary IT skills are also encouraged to undertake the following unit under the University Preparation Program:

This unit provides you with the information technology skills, procedures and strategies necessary to function effectively in a University environment. This unit aims to improve your skills, knowledge and understanding of computers, as applied in a learning environment, through the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

 
Please note: alternative maths units are available (XAB091/KMA002) for students for whom XAB090 is not an appropriate starting level. For any enquiries, please contact Pre-degree Programs.

Second study period

Two Foundation units and two Introductory units:

One of:

At the completion of this unit students will have the skills and knowledge necessary to construct written arguments suited to the academic environment. This includes dissecting, analysing and synthesising information, including complex arguments; reconstructing information to form new meanings; planning…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Information derived from a wide range of sources is available to the student engaged in academic study. In addition to traditional printed documents, the digital age allows for rapid identification and retrieval of potential online sources. How does the student…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Plus:

PLEASE NOTE: students should access important unit information from the Chemistry website prior to the start date.This unit aims to provide you with an introduction to chemical principles sufficient to be used as a pre-requisite for first year chemistry units…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSummer school
LauncestonSemester 2
LauncestonSummer school

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Note: if KRA001 is unavailable, KRA161 Chemistry for Life Sciences may be undertaken.
Plus two Introductory units from:

This unit is designed to introduce you to knowledge relevant to the structure and function of the human body at the chemical and cellular level. Concepts in biological chemistry, cell metabolism, microscopy, cell biology and molecular and descriptive genetics will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides an introduction to how theory and research in psychology can be applied to provide insight into human behaviour in a wide range of settings. Topics covered range from extreme sport to online behaviour, behaviour in organisations and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces the determinants of health and wellbeing including lifestyle factors. Students are introduced to the types of measures that are used in reporting health information and the ways in which this information is presented and utilised. Students will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Rozelle - SydneySemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This is a general nutrition unit which provides an overview of food and nutrition. It considers the influence of culture and ethnicity on food choice and explores the issues of food use from demographic, epidemiological and anthropological sources. It focuses…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Rozelle - SydneySemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Please note: students studying full time and commencing at the beginning of the year undertake CXA171 and KHA107.

Entry requirements

The Bachelor of General Studies is designed for applicants who do not meet general entrance
requirements for their chosen UTAS degree or for those who want a more supported or graded
introduction to their studies. This may include mature-aged students returning to study, students
without pre-requisites for their preferred course, some VET graduates or students with a low ATAR
(Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank) score from their year 11/12 studies. Entry will be granted by
assessment of a student's prior study history and supporting statement, literacy and numeracy
assessment and/or personal interview.

Students interested in another undergraduate degree but unsure of their eligibility should submit an application for that degree course in the first instance. If you are not eligible you may be offered a place in the Bachelor of General Studies. Students with insufficient IT skills may be required to enrol in an additional enabling-level unit (UPP055 Using Technology).

Students should meet minimum requirements in reading, writing and numeracy in alignment with
the UTAS Pre-degree framework:

  • Minimum level English Language proficiency Australian Core Skills Framework
  • Reading Level 4.03 (all aspects)
  • Writing Level 3.06 (all aspects)
  • Oral Communication Level 4 (all aspects)
  • Numeracy Level 3 (all aspects)
  • NESB Test Level C+ or Min IELTS 5.5

Please note: this course is not available to international students.

Students who have studied in the University Preparation Program may be eligible for credit for any equivalent units.

Students who successfully complete the foundation year pathway in Health Science will have guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition) with credit for completed Introductory units. Entry to other Bachelor of Health Science specialisations will be subject to entry requirements and pre-requisites, as specified for each specialisation.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Fees for Domestic students are based on individual unit selections. Please refer to the fees section of each unit description to work out an indicative annual cost.

Annual Tuition Fee is inclusive of the compulsory Student Services and Amenities (SSA) fee. The SSA fee for 2017 is $294 AUD.

International students

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

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