- Compulsory subject credit points
- 310 Essential subjects to complete
- Elective subject credit points
- 50 To tailor your degree
- Total credit points
- 360 Your complete degree
This program can be completed in 3 years (9 semesters)
This program can be completed in 3 years (9 semesters)
Students must complete the following three (3) subjects plus the Beyond Bond Program.
Critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills are essential for success in higher education and across the career lifespan; these are the cornerstones of capable individuals. In Critical Thinking and Communication, students learn how to evaluate arguments, identify assumptions, judge patterns of inference and recognise and apply various methods of reasoning. Students learn the communicative techniques of effective essay writing, presentations and reflective writing. Students learn to be self-aware and self-directed individuals who exhibit initiative and persistence in pursuing their goals. Students learn how to clarify and visually represent their thinking to make better decisions, evaluate and use evidence and communicate more effectively in their writing and speaking.Read more
Integrity, and the courage and capability to act on one’s sense of responsibility, are key components of a thriving life. Ethics and Civic Discourse fosters students’ lifelong commitment to responsible discourse and action in all spheres of human interaction, recognising the global aspect to contemporary citizenship. Students explore the complex relationship between character, responsible action, and creative critical thinking, learning how to reflect on and articulate their unique sense of global citizenship and responsibility. By accentuating the importance of justification and articulation of the reasons for our actions, students exercise their critical, communicative, and cooperative capabilities so that they can thrive with integrity in the multiple contexts of action they will face as private, civic, professional, and global citizens.Read more
Contemporary work and study feature complex open-ended problems, autonomous work and both physical and virtual collaboration. In Collaboration for Global Change, students work in a collaborative design lab to create authentic solutions to global challenges. Students connect their work to a sustainable development goal in order to frame their actions as global citizens. In learning to defend their work and worldview, students apply critical and design thinking, problem-solving and communication skills in a problem-based environment that prepares them for future work, study and global action.Read more
To keep up with the ever-changing work landscape, we aim to help our students future-proof their careers by developing broader employability skills that are actively sought out by employers. Unique to our University, Beyond Bond is a compulsory professional development program with a practical, activity-based approach that is integrated into all undergraduate degrees.
Students must complete the following two hundred and eighty credit points (280CP).
This subject introduces students to the fundamentals of chemistry as they apply to the health and biomedical sciences. The subject includes the essential components of inorganic, physical and organic chemistry with an emphasis on the understanding and application of principles and processes.Read more
This subject provides students with an introduction to the disciplines of human anatomy and physiology. The organisation of the human body, from cells to tissues and organs, and the relationships between anatomy and physiology are emphasised. A detailed study into the physiology of nerve, muscle, bone and connective tissue is a focus, alongside an introduction to anatomical terminology, arthrology, the skull and the upper limbs. An overview into the concepts of homeostasis and the control of body systems is also provided. Learning activities will provide students with the foundational knowledge and skills required in order to undertake further study into the body’s systems.Read more
This subject provides a detailed understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular, respiratory, and urinary systems of the body, with emphasis on the relationship between structure and function. Anatomy of the heart and great vessels, lungs, thorax, kidneys, and urinary tract is detailed and integrated with the function of these organ systems. Topics include the cardiac cycle, physiology of the circulation, mechanics of breathing, gas exchange and transport, and renal physiology. The regulation of the systems and how they interact to maintain fluid, acid-base, and circulatory homeostasis is examined.Read more
This subject focuses on the structure and function of the musculoskeletal, nervous and hormonal control systems of the body and their interaction with the internal and external environments. Students undertake an integrated study of the anatomy and function of the musculoskeletal system of the axial and appendicular skeleton, the major structural components of the central nervous system and the neurohormonal axis. The material presented also explains how sensations are recorded and interpreted, movements are controlled and the way the body regulates and integrates body function via the nervous and endocrine systems. There is also some coverage of the clinical aspects of disorders associated with control systems.Read more
Chemistry for Living Systems provides students with a solid foundation in chemistry required for further study in biomedical, exercise, sport and health science. The curriculum covers atomic structure, chemical bonding, solutions & equilibria, chemical compounds, stoichiometry, types of reactions such as Redox and Acid/Base and thermodynamics. It also has a substantial organic chemistry component as well as basic mathematics skills. This subject aims to teach students the basic components of biological, physical and organic chemistry.Read more
This subject will introduce students to the role of cell communication, cell division, the extracellular matrix and the arrangement of cells in organ systems and cellular differentiation. Students will learn about the structure and function of the cell, the difference between prokaryotes and eukaryotes, and the role of cellular organelles, compartmentation and membranes in cellular function. In addition, they will be introduced to the role of major macromolecules within cells, such as proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids. The subject will provide the necessary foundational knowledge for further subjects in the area of cellular and molecular biology and physiology.Read more
This subject introduces students to the study of the organisms responsible for infectious diseases. Students will acquire a knowledge of the different types of bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites that are responsible for infections in humans, and some basic skills in identifying some of these organisms. Specialised topics to be covered include normal flora, antibiotic resistance and the use of genetic engineering and recombinant technology. This subject will be an important foundation for studies of the immune system that will follow.Read more
This subject introduces the basic concepts behind DNA structure, replication and gene expression, with an emphasis on human disease. Mechanisms of mutation and DNA repair will be examined and their consequences discussed. Case studies for specific genetic diseases will be employed to demonstrate single gene defects, complex multi-factorial diseases and chromosomal disorders. Clinical commentary on important disorders, including cystic fibrosis, achondroplasia, Fragile X, trisomy 21, etc. will be provided throughout the lecture series. More specialised topics including inborn errors of metabolism, mitochondrial disorders and the genetic basis of cancer and ageing will also be presented. Finally recent molecular advances in gene therapy and the Human Genome Project will be examined in relation to ethical, legal and social issues relevant to medical genetics. Students will also acquire standard laboratory techniques used in DNA diagnostic tests.Read more
This subject covers the essential elements of human gastrointestinal and reproductive system anatomy and physiology. Central to these systems is their regulation of function by the endocrine system. Topics covered include the anatomy, histology and physiology of the organs of the digestive system including the liver, pancreas, gall bladder and intestines; the male and female reproductive systems, ovarian and uterine cycles, pregnancy and fetal development; function of major endocrine organs.Read more
This subject focusses on issues of global health in the 21st century. It includes examining public health approaches that are practical and effective in the context of developing countries compared and contrasted to those that may be applicable in developed countries including Australia.Read more
Considering the increasingly complex environmental, social and governance challenges facing today's business organisations, it is essential to develop an integrated understanding of business and its role in society. In this subject, students will be challenged to explore a multinational business from multiple perspectives to develop a systems view of the organisation and its global business environment. Through readings, discussions, case studies, projects and other learning activities, students will develop a more nuanced view of the purpose and functioning of business, the expectations of stakeholders, and the challenges and opportunities inherent in addressing those expectations. This exploration will include understanding the functional areas of business as well as how each can work together in an overall design to enable an integrative and innovative approach to responsible and sustainable business.Read more
The course encourages participants to identify and overcome the primary barriers to effective global citizenship found in epistemological, political, and historical modes of thinking. Students will also explore how an absence in institutions and civil society of robust concepts of global citizenship can institute dehumanizing social and political practices. Through investigating such practices, participants will investigate how a notion of global citizenship can inform critical thinking on issues such as climate change, international justice, and human rights. Furthermore, students will learn to propose effective solutions to such global challenges and evaluate the effectiveness of proposed policy and action. Ultimately students in this course will consider a range of contemporary, and immanent, global challenges and gain proficiency in thinking critically about them and applying them to their own lives.Read more
Immersion 1: Work-Based Experience provides students with a transition from study to the workplace. This subject offers an experiential application of previously studied theories and methodologies within a simulated professional context. Students will complete a work-based project as they enhance their understanding of the workplace.Read more
Emergent digital processes and virtual spaces create new business and governance opportunities and risks. This subject introduces a range of challenges related to trust, privacy, ethics and governance, which arise from digitally-mediated practices. Using a case-based approach, students will analyse significant controversies from a range of disciplines. Topics to be canvassed may evolve as the technological landscape develops and, in light of what is topical at any given time, may include the legal and ethical issues surrounding such matters as: data privacy, and the collection, processing and use of personal data; the protection of intellectual property rights in areas such as computer programs, new inventions and designs through patent, copyright, and design protection; cybersecurity and cybercrime; issues surrounding the rise of algorithms, including through blockchain/distributed ledger technology; the rise of artificial intelligence and machine learning; and the potential liability of social networks over the spread of sensitive or inaccurate information. This subject prepares students not just to understand the ramifications of an organisations’ digital practices, but more broadly to assist organisations in producing strategies and solutions for effective economic, political, and social processes.Read more
This subject challenges students to understand and use processes and models at the core of design thinking. Students are given problems that challenge even the greatest organisations and minds both in and out of business, often referred to as wicked problems. Students will demonstrate design thinking processes by framing a problem and choosing from a set of transdisciplinary tools and strategies, such as abductive reasoning, spatial modelling, ideation, prototyping and implementation, to deliver innovative solutions. Students who successfully complete this subject will have the knowledge and skills to use ‘design thinking’ as professionals, in teams and for society.Read more
Global Challenges 1 provides students with an opportunity to effectively identify and address a significant and complex problem that will form the basis of a major project. This innovative subject focuses upon wicked problems and the challenges they pose. Wicked problems are highly complex and difficult to define; clean solutions to wicked problems prove elusive, with proposed solutions generating unintended consequences that require resolution of new problems, which are themselves difficult and often wicked. Global Challenges 1 provides students with an opportunity to investigate such problems while integrating their theoretical understanding and practical experience. Students will work in an experiential and collaborative learning environment as they develop the skills and knowledge to identify and conceptualise a wicked problem.Read more
Immersion 2: Work Placement provides students with an experiential learning experience within a relevant discipline. Students will have the opportunity to practically apply their theoretical knowledge whilst engaging with industry experts and professionals. This immersive experience allows students to gain experience within a working environment whilst critically reflecting on their professional development.Read more
Global Challenges 2 provides students with an opportunity to further explore the complexities and potential solutions identified within Global Challenges 1. This innovative subject is the second stage in a series of two subjects that encompasses a group-based project, allowing students to integrate their theoretical understanding and practical experience to design and develop the methodology to solve their wicked problem. Wicked problems are highly complex and difficult to define, with the solution to such problems often evolving into unintended consequences that require resolution of a new problem. Students will work in an experiential and collaborative learning environment as they further extend upon their initial project group-based project. If a problem is wicked, investigating the complexities within a dynamic social context potentially encourages activities such as exploration and integration of multiple perspectives. Global Challenges 2 offers a unique transdisciplinary-led approach where Educators from various faculties integrate offering discipline-specific approaches.Read more
This subject examines changes to the global media environment to help you prepare to become a knowledge worker who will work in the rapidly changing professional employment market. Some of the most profound changes have occurred in global communication networks, digitalisation of media, mobile content creation and delivery, human-machine interaction, virtualisation, artificial intelligence, big data, and video, sound and text democratisation. These global media trends are examined in their social context drawing on interdisciplinary studies that include humanities, arts, social sciences, and business. You will learn about these and you will create professional public media content to demonstrate your digital knowledge and skills.Read more
To effectively navigate, work in, and improve health systems, it is essential to understand how they are structured and operate. In this subject, you will learn about the building blocks of the Australian health system to understand how it works, who the key players are, how decisions on resources allocation are made, and identify contemporary health system challenges. You will measure how well Australia’s health system is working to improve population health and contrast it to selected international comparators. To promote equitable health systems, you will explore the way in which the diverse population interacts with and accesses health services.Read more
This subject aims to develop students’ foundational skills in the identification, critical analysis and, application of research relevant to the health-related research continuum (laboratory bench, human performance, injury prevention/rehabilitation and population health), inclusive of quantitative and qualitative research paradigms. This subject has been designed to specifically develop research and research appraisal competencies relevant to careers in health-related professional practice and health and/or sport science research.Read more
This subject provides students with the essential communication skills needed for the health professions. Students learn to gather and provide information in a sensitive and professional manner. They will gain insight into the professionalism required for entry into any of the health professions as they are introduced to communication in challenging situations such as breaking bad news, dealing with suffering, maintaining confidentiality or managing angry patients. Learning activities are focused on simulated situations including a problem-based learning (PBL) case where students develop an understanding of vital signs and emergency communication between health professionals. Skills are developed and practised in small tutorial groups with an experienced facilitator and with standardised patients. Small group learning provides students with an opportunity to become skilled at providing and reflecting on feedback from peers.Read more
This subject is designed to provide knowledge and skills in using evidence to support decisions by those working in the health field. You will become familiar with the terminology used when describing healthcare evidence and develop essential skills in effectively using evidence in the healthcare setting. You will learn to critically appraise studies based on an understanding of research study designs; and applying the results of those studies to individuals, communities and populations. These skills will enable you to evaluate proposed health policy and clinical management options.Read more
Healthcare is evolving rapidly resulting in improvements in health and wellbeing for many people. At the same time, inequalities mean that healthcare access and outcomes are inequitable for people from a range of backgrounds. This subject will explore key drivers of changes in healthcare including patient-centred practice, advocacy, and new models of healthcare provision. These drivers will be explored in the current healthcare context along with their impact on healthcare delivery, policies and outcomes. Learning activities will focus on exploring the literature and policy drivers supporting healthcare change, and cases will be used to highlight success stories and cautionary tales to enable students to critically evaluate evolving directions in healthcare.Read more
This subject is an introductory level examination of the law regulating enterprises in Australia today. Students will develop a foundational understanding of the Australian legal system and the laws associated with starting, financing, managing, and closing an enterprise. They will also cultivate the skills and knowledge to recognise and respond appropriately to legal problems, including those involving causing harm, making and enforcing deals, dealing with consumers and competitors, and protecting IP.Read more
This subject examines the relationship between food, nutrition and human health. It provides an introduction to nutrients, nutrient food sources, nutrient functions and deficiency states and the role of nutrition in human health and development. Students use this knowledge to critically examine major nutrition challenges of our time, including obesity, micro-nutrient malnutrition and the role of nutrition in human performance.Read more
Students must choose fifty credit points (50CP) in undergraduate subjects from across the University. Electives must be approved by a personal advisor from the Transformation CoLab. These subjects will form the student's specialist stream. Sample specialist streams include Health Analytics, Digital Health Communication, Sports Management and Nutrition and Wellness.
Students may choose from all Undergraduate subjects across the University that are available as general electives.
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Take the guess work out of planning your study schedule. Your program's study plan has been carefully curated to provide a clear guide on the sequential subjects to be studied in each semester of your program. Your study plan is designed around connected subject themes to equip you with the fundamental knowledge required as you progress through your course.