You will need to see the Unit Co-ordinator.
See Tracy Douglas in Room C103, or the admin staff in C001. You may be referred to the Faculty Student Adviser who is located in J011 for further information. Your new program will have to be approved by the Head of School's delegate before you can change it.
Note: International students who want to change their study program should talk to HLS admin staff or Ginni Woof as a reduction in the number of units taken may affect your completion date and have implications for your visa.
First of all, see the tutor of the unit. It may be a case of just sitting down with them and talking through some of your concerns.
If this doesn't work, or you really don't feel you can talk to any of the teaching staff in the unit, see Tracy Douglas. At most, she can mediate the problem, and at least can provide a box of tissues and some wholesome advice. You may be referred to other student services.
See Tracy Douglas - she can probably help you.
You will need to see any of the teaching staff in that particular course or unit. It is a good idea to see the Unit Coordinator.
You need to visit Student Services. They will assist you with all inquiries of this kind.
You should make an appointment to see the Faculty Student Adviser in J011.
Note: International Students - See Student Counsellor at the Student Centre or visit Ginni Woof at International Services.
There are several things you can do here. You can go and see your tutors in the individual units you are doing, and talk to them about your work. They may offer to help you individually.
If you feel you lack confidence overall, you can join the Mentor program at the Human Life Sciences, and a second year student will be able to help you get used to what's expected in essays. Note - they won't write them for you! But they can help you. If you want to join this program, please go over to Student Services.
The other thing you can do is go and see the Faculty Student Adviser in J011.
You should first see Tracy Douglas or Beryl Binns to let them know about this. You should also contact the coordinator of the course you wish to enroll in. You may also like to contact the Faculty Student Adviser in J011. You will then need to withdraw from your course and then enrol in the other course. Please see STUDENT ADMINISTRATION. It's important you make decisions about this before Census (cutoff) date See the web link: http://www.utas.edu.au/enrolments/census-dates
You will incur HECS fees for all the units you are enrolled in after the census date if you have not withdrawn from them after this date.
International Students must submit a new application and await the offer before withdrawing from current course.
You can also use the Career Advice service: To access these services you can register with Career Hub by going to https://careerhub.utas.edu.au, and then if you would like to see a Career Adviser do this via the online appointment booking system within the Hub.
Contact the unit coordinator. Units which involve laboratory work have particular safety protocols which are available to all students. The Safety contact person in the Human Life Sciences is Mark Read.
A unit is a subject which has a specific code. You enrol in a number of units in a course e.g. CXA171 Cell Biology and Function. A course is essentially the degree or diploma which you are enrolled in, e.g. Bachelor of Health Science.
See the unit co-ordinator. Make sure that you familiarise yourself with the attendance requirements of each unit. These are usually found in the unit outline. Attendance at practical sessions is often compulsory.
Most practical booklets can be purchased from the Student Association Resource centre (located in Elizabeth Walk and near the cafeteria). Check with your unit co-ordinator. Practical booklets are also available in the Reserve section of the library and/or online.
Not usually. Each assignment makes up a component of your final mark. Sometimes you will have to pass an assignment or assessment item to pass a unit. If you are unsure, check your unit outline or see the Unit co-ordinator, or you can see the Faculty Student Adviser in J011.
The final exam is usually just one component of assessment in a unit. In the majority of units you need to achieve an overall aggregate mark of at least 50% to pass the unit. In some units you are required to pass final theory and/or practical exams. Please check unit outlines for details.
Yes you can enrol in any 2nd year units which do not require the unit that you have failed as a prerequisite.
A prerequisite is a unit or subject which you must have already successfully passed to be able to study a later unit.
A corequisite is a unit that must be taken in conjunction with another.
MyLO is the University of Tasmania learning management system. You can access it through the student homepage and log on with your student identification name and password. Many units use MyLO to support material delivered face-to-face. Other units are dependant on MyLO for some or all forms of teaching and/or assessment.
If you are having difficulty understanding a part of your course or difficulty with an assignment, you should contact the unit coordinator, Tracy Douglas or the Faculty Student Adviser in J011.
Authorised by the Head of Human Life Sciences
14 February, 2014