2017 Undergraduate Courses
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Health Practice Major | 2017

This information is for students commencing their course in 2017. Students follow the rules and requirements for the year they commenced their course. Please refer to the Archives link in the menu for years prior to 2017.

The Health Practice major includes a range of knowledge and skills important in health care such as communication, cultural competence, community health community development, and leadership, as well as a solid foundation in biomedical science. This major will provide a solid grounding in both the science and art of medicine.

As well as leading to entry to graduate medicine this major can lead to other postgraduate health professions. It can also lead to a career in medical and health research through Biomedical Science Honours and Doctoral studies. It will also lead to Masters studies in Business Administration (MBA), Public Health (MPH) and Indigenous Health (MSc(Indigenous Health)).

Major Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from a major in Health Practice will be able to:

  1. Critically examine effective models of health systems.
  2. Review and analyse social determinants of health, including how they apply in an Indigenous Health context.
  3. Demonstrate effective communication in health care practice through a variety of media.

Major Structure

The schedule for students undertaking the Health Practice major for the Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health for 2nd and 3rd year, including core and major subjects, is detailed below:

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Year 2 
BIOL213 Principles of Biochemistry* 6 Autumn
CHEM212 Organic Chemistry II* 6 Autumn
MEDI211 Control Mechanisms Physiology* 6 Autumn
NMIH204 Reflection and Practice 6 Autumn
BIOL214 The Biochemistry of Energy and Metabolism 6 Spring
BIOL215 Introductory Genetics* 6 Spring
MEDI243 Comparative Indigenous Health Issues 6 Not available in 2017
NMIH205 Cultural Competence in Health Care Practice* 6 Spring
Year 3
BIOL340 Cell and Molecular Biology 6 Autumn. First offered in 2018
CHEM358 Pharmacology* 6 Autumn. First offered in 2018
NMIH317 Promoting Clinical Excellence 6 Autumn
BIOL341 Immunity and Infection* 6 Spring. First offered in 2018
NMIH307 Leadership in Health Care Practice 6 Spring
MEDI344 Indigenous Community Development: Health Promotion 6 Spring
MEDI380 Integrated Science in Medicine (iSIM)* 12 Annual. First offered in 2018
*Subjects required for the course common core. These subjects are listed on the Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health main page.
Last reviewed: 9 November, 2016