Diploma of Medical and Health Sciences (Domestic)

Course summary

This course is accredited by the University of Wollongong and delivered by UOW College Australia (CRICOS: 02723D; RTO: 91159). UOW College Australia is a registered business name of UOWC Ltd (ABN: 14 105 312 329).

The Diploma of Medical and Health Sciences offers a comprehensive foundation in chemical and biological sciences where students gain an understanding of applied sciences, including the anatomical, molecular and physiological processes of human health and function. Students are provided with a range of learning experiences and opportunities in science discipline-based subjects which provide students with the experience of working in University of Wollongong (UOW) science laboratories. Students are provided with dedicated support tutorials to prepare them for success in their university studies.

See Diploma of Medical and Health Sciences course outline here.

The Diploma of Medical and Health Sciences provides students with a pathway for entry into the second year of either the Bachelor of Medical and Health Sciences, the Bachelor of Nutrition Science, or the Bachelor of Exercise Science at UOW, with specified credit of up to 48 credit points for subjects in the compulsory core components of these degrees.

Delivery

We offer a range of blended course delivery options.  However, we encourage students to choose on-campus classes where they are offered. For classes that cannot be held on campus due to physical distancing requirements, or for students unable to come on campus due to COVID-19 related circumstances, online delivery will continue to be offered, wherever possible.

In response to COVID-19, the University of Wollongong is following advice from the NSW Department of Health. Check the most up-to-date University of Wollongong COVID-19 arrangements.

Assessment

Students are required to complete a number and variety of assessment tasks related to their study in each subject. Assessment tasks are designed to promote learning range and each subject includes a range of assessment tasks that allow the assessment of all learning outcomes and enable students to demonstrate achievement. Subject outlines for each subject contain an overview of subject objectives, an assessment schedule and an explanation of assessment components.
Common assessment types include quizzes, presentations, laboratory practicals, exams and reports.

Course information

Study area

Health, Pathway to UOW

Campus

UOW College Wollongong

Course Code

3189

Duration

1.5 years (3 sessions over 18 months)

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum ATAR 35; AND EITHER: Any result in Year 12 HSC Mathematics Advanced OR Minimum 60% in Year 12 HSC Mathematics Standard 2
    OR;
  • Minimum 65% in 4 HSC Subjects; AND EITHER: Any result in Year 12 HSC Mathematics Advanced OR Minimum 60% in Year 12 HSC Mathematics Standard 2
    OR;
  • Minimum 70% in 3 HSC Subjects; AND EITHER: Any result in Year 12 HSC Mathematics Advanced OR Minimum 60% in Year 12 HSC Mathematics Standard 2

FEES

The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) are available for eligible domestic students. This means that students can benefit from zero up-front tuition fees.  Please see our fees page for more information and eligibility criteria.

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW College for this course. It provides data on students that commenced the program, and continued study beyond the census date at UOW College in 2021.

Applicant background

2020 intake

2020 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

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-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

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-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

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-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

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-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

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-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

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-

All students

-

-

< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with other factors.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2021

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

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-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW College admission pathways, see UOW College Admission Information.

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2022 UOW College Autumn College CoDelivered

UOW College Wollongong

Session: 28 February - 10 June 2022

Orientation and enrolment is held during the week prior to course commencement. You will be advised of the exact date in your letter of offer.

Applications Close

TBA

2022 UOW College Summer College CoDelivered

UOW College Wollongong

Session: 17 October 2022 - 3 February 2023

Orientation and enrolment is held during the week prior to course commencement. You will be advised of the exact date in your letter of offer.

Applications Close

TBA

Course Structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Handbook

Why choose this course

A nationally recognised Higher Education Diploma qualification is awarded upon completion, which can be used to pursue entry level career opportunities. Completion of Bachelor degrees for which this course provides pathways can prepare students for opportunities in the health, medical, medical research and clinical health fields: e.g. as a research scientist, medical or clinical technician, laboratory manager, pathology laboratory technician in the areas of neuroscience, thermal physiology, biomechanics, diabetes and metabolic disorders, functional anatomy, respiratory and cardiorespiratory function.

Guaranteed entry into UOW Bachelor*

If you achieve a final mark of at least 50 per cent in all subjects of the Diploma of Medical and Health Sciences you will receive 48 credit points (entry to second year) towards a Bachelor of Exercise Science, Bachelor of Nutrition Science or Bachelor of Medical and Health Sciences offered at UOW’s Wollongong Campus

*Guarantee is subject to meeting UOW entry requirements.

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