Undergraduate Certificate in Medical and Health Sciences

Course summary

The Undergraduate Certificate in 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. The Undergraduate Certificate in Medical and Health Sciences is nested within the Diploma of Medical and Health Sciences, providing students with 24 credit points towards the 48 credit point Diploma award.

Undergraduate Certificates are higher education qualifications of six months duration that may be used to articulate with existing qualifications at AQF levels 5, 6, or 7. They qualify individuals with knowledge and skills for further study, professional upskilling, employment and participation in lifelong learning. See the course outline for more information.

The course is designed for domestic students, studying in Australia. UOW College is offering Commonwealth Supported Places for eligible students for this course. This means the Australian government will subsidise your tuition fees by up to 75%. To qualify for this fee subsidy, you must meet the criteria, i.e. be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, a permanent resident of Australia, or a permanent Australian Humanitarian visa holder.

Progression Guidelines

To qualify for the award of the Undergraduate Certificate in Medical and Helth Sciences, students must achieve a minimum result of 50% for each subject.

  • DSCI106 Foundation Chemistry: Properties of Matter is a pre-requisite for DSCI110 Foundation Chemistry: Reactions and Structures. Students cannot enrol in DSCI110 unless they pass DSCI106 with a minimum result of 50%.
  • DSCI107 Chemistry 1A Introductory Physical and General Chemistry is a pre- requisite for DSCI111 Chemistry 1B Structure and Reactivity of Molecules for Life. Students cannot enrol in DSCI111 unless they pass DSCI107 with a minimum result of 50%.

Students who complete any four subjects in the Undergraduate Certificate in Medical and Health Sciences course with a minimum Pass grade (50%) result for each subject will be eligible for admission to the Diploma of Medical and Health Sciences with 24 points of credit. The Diploma of Medical and Health Sciences articulates into the following courses at the University of Wollongong with up to 48 credit points of advanced standing:

  • Bachelor of Medical and Health Sciences
  • Bachelor of Nutrition Science
  • Bachelor of Exercise Science

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

Course information

Study area

Health

Campus

UOW College Wollongong

Course Code

3137

Duration

1 session over 14 weeks

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

UAC Code

751273

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: 55

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

This program is not available to international applicants.


FEES

* 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

2021 intake

2021 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).

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-

International students All other students.

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-

All students

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-

< 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 UOW CoDelivered

UOW College Wollongong

Session: 28 February - 23 June

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 Spring UOW CoDelivered

UOW College Wollongong

Session: 25 July - 17 November

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

Career opportunities: Opportunities in the health, medical, medical research and clinical health fields (eg 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.

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