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Indigenous Pre–Medicine and Health Sciences Enabling Course
- Indigenous Pre–Medicine and Health Sciences Enabling Course
- Admission criteria
- Minimum ATAR Not applicable
Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.
- 1 year full-time
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
If you don't meet the entry requirements for your chosen course, our Indigenous Pre-medicine and Health Sciences Enabling Course will prepare you for entry into any health sciences course, including specific prerequisite subjects.
I really enjoyed the enabling course. I thought it was good, especially before jumping straight into an undergraduate degree. It gave a good experience of uni. I did find it challenging, but they have a great support system at the Centre for Aboriginal Studies and the tutors were excellent – they helped a lot.
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Are you interested in pursuing a career in medicine or health sciences? The Indigenous Pre-Medicine and Health Sciences Enabling Course will prepare you for entry into most health sciences courses.
This course is designed to provide a pre-entry pathway for Indigenous students into undergraduate courses within the Faculty of Health Sciences including medicine, and aims to give you the skills and confidence to pursue higher education in the fields of medicine and health sciences in a culturally appropriate environment.
The course will include foundation or introduction units of learning such as Mathematics, Academic Literacy and Study skills, Chemistry and Human Biology.
Two units, Indigenous Cultures and Health Behaviour and Foundation of Professional Health Practices, will contribute to a credit in the undergraduate course upon your successful completion.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
What you'll learn
- develop and demonstrate medical and scientific knowledge in an academic environment to promote self-directed and independent learning
- critically reflect upon health issues utilizing rational and logical processes to develop innovative solutions
- utilize technologies to locate and identify relevant information to a specific given context and make an informed judgement
- demonstrate effective and collaboratively appropriate communication skills in a range of environments by responding clearly, sensitively, and effectively to people
- use technology appropriately to develop research skills, access and interpret resources to connect and communicate effectively to a wider community
- be self-motivated and take responsibility for one’s own learning to source new and relevant information to develop lifelong learning behaviour & self-evaluation processes
- consider global and cultural issues in a health context from a variety of perspectives
- demonstrate respect for cultural diversity with effective and culturally competent communication and care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and value their human rights in a university or community environment
- work ethically and professionally both within a team and independently by demonstrating professional values including commitment to high quality health standards, compassion, empathy and respect for all people
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- Curtin course code: EN-INPMHE
- Last updated on: February 12, 2021