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
Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students
Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are as outlined in the IELTS table below. Additional information on how you can meet the English requirement can be found on the English proficiency page.
|IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)|
|Overall band score||6.5|
Other requirements and notes for this course
In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.
Fees and charges
Fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.
If you are successful in your application to study at Curtin, you will receive a letter of offer via email. You can either accept or defer your offer. To find out more about this process, view our enrolment web page.
You may also like to find out how you can obtain financial assistance or apply for a scholarship and prepare for Orientation Week (O-Week).
Where to get further information
- More about studying at Curtin
- Visit the WA Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) website
- Visit the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) website
- Visit the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) website
- Our admission appeals and grievance process
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- Curtin course code: EN-INPMHE
- This offering was last updated on: 06/08/2019