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2015

HEALTH SCIENCE, NURSING


AND SPORT SCIENCE
LIFE
AT UWS
2015
AND SPORT SCIENCE
HEALTH SCIENCE, NURSING
CONTENTS

Why Study Health Science, Nursing and Sport Science at UWS? 4

Degrees of Success
The Academy 6
Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced) 7
Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry) 9
Bachelor of Nursing 10
Bachelor of Midwifery 12
Bachelor of Health Science (Health Promotion, Health Services
Management and Therapeutic Recreation) 14
Bachelor of Health Science (Personal Development, Health and Physical Education) 16
Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedicine) 18
Bachelor of Health Science (Sport and Exercise Science) 20
Bachelor of Physiotherapy 22
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy 24
Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine 26
Bachelor of Traditional Chinese Medicine 28

Applicant checklist 30
Providing Support through Scholarships 31
WHY STUDY HEALTH
SCIENCE, NURSING AND
SPORT SCIENCE AT UWS?

HEALTHY, WEALTHY AND WISE units contain simulation labs designed


LEADING THE HEALTH A UWS Health Science, Nursing or Sport to replicate the practice environments in
Science degree will provide a range the real world. This preparation enables
SCIENCES INDUSTRY of exciting career options, including our students to engage confidently
paramedicine, nursing, midwifery, and competently when participating
If you are serious about a physiotherapy, podiatric medicine (podiatry), in scheduled clinical placements.
occupational therapy, Traditional Chinese
career in health, the University
Medicine, public and social health, health The Paramedicine course, taught at
of Western Sydney is the place research, environmental health, education, Campbelltown, includes emergency
to study. We are internationally health promotion and management, ambulance placements with a
renowned for producing sport and exercise science, diversional paramedic team and diverse
therapy, and personal development, placements in hospitals and primary/
health science, nursing, and health and physical education. community healthcare settings.
sport and exercise science
graduates who enjoy very INNOVATIVE CLINICAL PROGRAMS STUDY IN MOTION
The School of Science and Health offers Sport and exercise science students have
high employment rates. Bachelor programs in Physiotherapy, well-equipped laboratories at their disposal,
Podiatric Medicine and Occupational offering instruments and equipment to
UWS provides quality, evidence-based Therapy. UWS was also the first in NSW measure a whole spectrum of factors
health studies, emphasising a balance to offer an integrated university course relating to sport, physical activity and
of theory and clinical practice, and in Traditional Chinese Medicine. biomechanical indicators of performance.
interdisciplinary learning, to prepare
you for work in the healthcare sector. LEARNING IN REAL-WORLD ENVIRONMENTS These include:
Nursing is taught at the Campbelltown, »» State-of-the-art motion capture
Hawkesbury and Parramatta campuses. and movement analysis system
»» GaiteRite system
Midwifery is taught at the Parramatta »» Telemed Ultrasound system
campus. All have modern, fully-equipped »» EMED system
Clinical Practice Units, including a maternity »» Electromyography (EMG)
ward on the Parramatta campus. These

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CAREER-READY GRADUATES INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNISED RESEARCH Health Research Group (FaCH) is a
UWS offers distinctive Health Promotion The School of Science and Health university research group for the School of
and Health Services Management key offers a range of programs across the Nursing and Midwifery and incorporates
programs, with graduates winning highly- continuum from the health sciences staff from the Schools of Nursing and
competitive traineeships with the Australian to the biomedical and other science Midwifery, Medicine, Psychology,
College of Health Services Executives. disciplines. Our work is linked to the Health Sciences, and Business.
Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment,
HANDS-ON TRAINING the National Institute of Complementary The purpose of our research is to
Practise your newly-gained skills by treating Medicine, the Nanoscale Organisation strengthen the capacity of health services
patients under the supervision of qualified and Dynamics Research Group, and the and health professionals as well as build
practitioners in the University UniClinic. This Men’s Health Information and Resource the capability of individuals, families and
clinical training facility is where students, Centre. Our research underpins the core communities to enable the promotion and
under professional supervision, provide activities of teaching and learning and maintenance of their health. To achieve this,
a range of health services to the public. allows us to create the evidence base FaCH researchers develop interventions
required to train the next generation of that are measurable, appropriate and
professionals.The Family and Community acceptable to individuals and communities.

APPLE IPAD
INITIATIVE
We understand that
technology is vital
in today’s world and
that is why, in 2015,
UWS will provide all
new commencing
undergraduate
students* with an
Apple iPad which
will enable them to
engage in learning
anytime, anywhere.
(*terms and conditions apply).
THE ACADEMY
AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN SYDNEY

THE ACADEMY
Students enrolled in an Advanced Degree at Students of The Academy will participate in
UWS also automatically join The Academy. exclusive workshops and events, collaborate
This program sets UWS apart as a cutting- on projects and initiatives and have support to
edge institution and provides talented students bring their ideas to life.
with unprecedented skills through a premium
academic experience, personal academic The students in The Academy will have
mentoring, hands-on industry exposure, experiences that will help change their world
networking opportunities and engagement with and shape the future. Explore the opportunities
our various communities. available at theacademy.edu.au

THINK INSIDE THE ‘A’


BACHELOR OF NURSING
(ADVANCED)

This course has been COURSE UAC CODE LOCATION DURATION ATAR
designed to develop
726500 Campbelltown 3F 90.00
future nursing leaders and
researchers. If you have B Nursing (Advanced) 726505 Hawkesbury 3F 90.00
a strong interest in and
726510 Parramatta 3F 90.00
aptitude for nursing and are
interested in a career involving Key: B = Bachelor of; F = Full-time.
leadership in research and
practice, this course has
ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA CORE UNITS AND ELECTIVES
been designed for you.
To be enrolled in B Nursing (Advanced), To graduate with a Bachelor of Nursing
you must comply with the occupational (Advanced), you are required to complete
This course aims to challenge and further screening and vaccination policy of NSW 24 units, being 17 core units from the
develop students leadership capacity Health, and complete a Criminal Record Bachelor of Nursing degree plus six
through participation in advanced Check before undertaking scheduled specifically nominated Advanced units
coursework, extension activities, research clinical placement. You will also need and one elective unit. In addition, each
training and enhanced professional to have completed a current Approved student will have an Academic Mentor
practice opportunities. A mentoring First Aid Certificate before clinical allocated to support them throughout
program will link you with experienced practicum or Session Two of Year One. their course and be required to participate
academic staff and research groups within in additional activities related to nursing
UWS. This will allow you to take part in the The course follows the pattern research and professional practice.
University’s research activities. Aspects of described for the Bachelor of Nursing,
the advanced coursework and extension so in addition to research, all nursing Units you will study include:
activities will involve advanced nursing career practice opportunities are open Conceptualising Nursing; Primary Health
strategies and provide opportunities to to graduates of this degree. (See Care; Evidence Based Professional Nursing
work collaboratively with other members pages 8 and 9 of this brochure.) Practice; Application of Behavioural,
of the multidisciplinary health care Social and Biophysical Sciences in
team, including medical students. Nursing and Health Care. Examples
of Advanced units include: Research;
Leadership; Being a Professional Nurse.

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AERANDEE KANNANGARA You will be able to select one elective from CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced) School-based offerings, other University Graduates of the Bachelor of Nursing
of Western Sydney courses or negotiate (Advanced) course pursue careers
Choosing your subjects wisely, to enrol in another institution. For detailed as registered nurses in a diverse
based upon your personal interests, information about the course structure range of settings, including:
is critical for anyone considering and units, visit myfuture.uws.edu.au »» acute care hospitals
university, according to Aerandee »» aged care services
Kannangara. ‘I cannot stress enough PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE »» child and adolescent health
the importance of this,’ she says. Integrated throughout the course are »» community health
scheduled placements in a range of »» disability services
‘Also, keep a back-up plan health facilities and community settings. »» emergency or trauma units
in case circumstances arise These will provide you with a variety »» forensic, drug, alcohol and
where you are unable to get into of clinical experiences, opportunities occupational health
your desired field of study.’ to practise and to consider career »» justice health
options as a graduate nurse. »» mental health services
Aerandee says she chose UWS »» nursing education
because it has a reputation for a FURTHER STUDIES »» oncology
well-established nursing program An additional Honours year is available »» operating theatres
that’s at the forefront of research. to students who achieve the relevant »» palliative care
Grade Point Average (GPA) score. »» rehabilitation services.
‘Advanced nursing provides Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced)
opportunities for research and students are strongly encouraged and PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION
additional clinical placements. mentored from the commencement of Successfully completing the course
I also like the fact that each their program to undertake an Honours enables you to apply for registration
student is provided with a mentor program following graduation. as a registered nurse with the Nursing
to assist and guide them. and Midwifery Board of Australia
The application and research proposal (NMBA), which is a partner board of
‘The lecturers here seem need to be provided to the relevant the Australian Health Practitioners
very approachable and the Academic Course Advisor (Honours) in Registration Authority (AHPRA).
facilities are amazing.’ the final year of your Bachelor degree.
Information about Honours options will be
provided to you as you progress through
your Bachelor degree, or you can find out
more at myfuture.uws.edu.au/honours

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BACHELOR OF NURSING
(GRADUATE ENTRY)

The Bachelor of Nursing COURSE UAC CODE LOCATION DURATION ATAR


(Graduate Entry) course is only
B Nursing (Graduate Entry) 726500 Hawkesbury 2F N/A
offered at the Hawkesbury
campus and is a specialised Key: B = Bachelor of; F = Full-time; N/A = Alternative selection criteria apply.
program designed for
applicants who hold a
ADVANCED STANDING FURTHER STUDIES
relevant bachelor degree Recognition of Prior Learning via NOO An additional Honours year is available
or are qualified registered SR assessment of qualifications is to students who achieve the relevant
nurses in another country. already recognised as part of the entry Grade Point Average (GPA) score. B
to the course, therefore no further Nursing (Graduate Entry) students are
advanced standing will be granted. strongly encouraged to undertake an
SELECTION CRITERIA Honours program post-graduation.
Applicants must have completed an CORE UNITS
undergraduate degree with a focus in To graduate from the Bachelor of Nursing The application and research proposal
the human biological sciences OR a (Graduate Entry) course requires the need to be provided to the relevant
focus in human behavioural and social successful completion of 17 units in Academic Course Adviser (Honours) in
sciences OR be licensed to practise the recommended schedule. Students the final year of your Bachelor degree.
as a professional nurse with a program commence this course by undertaking Information about Honours options will be
of nursing study of not less than three an accelerated introductory unit providing provided to you as you progress through
years following six years of high school. an overview of the knowledge and your Bachelor degree, or you can find out
skills in fundamental nursing practice. more at myfuture.uws.edu.au/honours
Qualifications are reviewed in the context of Satisfactory completion of this unit enables
the Australian Education International (AEI) progression to the other 16 core units CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
assessment through the National Office focused on: Conceptualising Nursing; Graduates of the Bachelor of Nursing
of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR). Primary Health Care; Evidence Based (Graduate Entry) course pursue
Professional Nursing Practice; Application careers as registered nurses in a
Applications from Australian and New of Behavioural, Social and Biophysical diverse range of settings, including:
Zealand citizens and holders of permanent Sciences in Nursing and Health Care. »» acute care hospitals
resident visas must be made via the »» aged care services
Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). For detailed information about »» child and adolescent health
the course structure and units, »» community health
Applicants who have undertaken studies visit myfuture.uws.edu.au »» disability services
overseas may have to provide proof of »» emergency or trauma units
proficiency in English. Details of minimum PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE »» forensic, drug, alcohol and
English proficiency requirements and Integrated throughout the course there occupational health
acceptable proof can be found on are scheduled placements in a range of »» justice health
the UAC website at uac.edu.au health facilities and community settings. »» mental health services
These will provide you with a variety »» nursing education
ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA of clinical experiences, opportunities »» oncology
To be enrolled in the B Nursing (Graduate to practise and to consider career »» operating theatres
Entry) course you must comply with the options as a graduate nurse. »» palliative care
occupational screening and vaccination »» rehabilitation services.
policy of NSW Health, complete a Criminal
Record Check before undertaking PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION
scheduled clinical placement and have Successfully completing the course
completed a current Approved First Aid enables you to apply for registration
Certificate before clinical practicum. as a registered nurse with the Nursing
and Midwifery Board of Australia
Note: This course is not available (NMBA), which is a partner board of
to 2015 HSC or IB candidates. the Australian Health Practitioners
Registration Authority (AHPRA).

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BACHELOR OF NURSING

Choose the UWS Nursing COURSE UAC CODE LOCATION DURATION ATAR
degree and you will make
726550 Campbelltown 3F 73.65
a tangible difference to
people’s lives. You will B Nursing 726555 Hawkesbury 3F 66.20
also be part of one of the
726560 Parramatta 3F 79.75
largest nursing education
institutions in Australia. Key: B = Bachelor of; F = Full-time; P = Part-time.
Note: Part-time refers to study load, not to the timetabling of evening classes.

The undergraduate nursing course has


been designed to develop caring and
compassionate nurses with the necessary ADVANCED STANDING PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE
attitudes, knowledge and skills to support Applicants awarded a Diploma in Nursing Integrated throughout the course are
all people across the lifespan, in a diversity from NSW TAFE will be eligible for placements in a range of health facilities
of settings to deliver contemporary advanced standing of eight first year units and community settings. These will provide
evidence-based practice. It is through this plus unspecified credit for an elective unit you with a variety of clinical experiences,
engagement with people that nurses have resulting in 90 credit points of advanced opportunities to practise and to consider
the opportunity to make a difference to the standing. Applicants with the Enrolled career options as a graduate nurse.
lives of individuals and their communities. Nurse Division 2 – Certificate IV or Enrolled
Endorsed Nurse Division 2 – Advanced FURTHER STUDIES
ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA Certificate – Certificate IV, will be eligible An additional Honours year is
If you are not a 2014 Australian Year 12 for advanced standing of three specified available to students who achieve
student and have not completed studies core units and an elective unit. Applicants the relevant Grade Point Average
to the level of the NSW HSC or equivalent, with other qualifications will be assessed (GPA) score. B Nursing students are
we recommend you sit the Special for advanced standing on a case-by- strongly encouraged to undertake an
Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). Enrolled case basis. Advanced standing could Honours program post-graduation.
Nurses are not required to sit the STAT. All be granted where there is evidence of
Enrolled Nurses have guaranteed entry. a similar match in content per unit to The application and research proposal
Applicants who hold overseas professional previous studies. Advanced standing may need to be provided to the Academic
nurse qualifications/registration or a also be subject to successful completion Course Adviser (Honours) in the final year
related degree in the human biological of a theory and/or skills challenge test. of your Bachelor degree. Information
or behavioural and social sciences about Honours options will be provided
are advised to seek advice relating to CORE UNITS AND ELECTIVES to you as you progress through your
their eligibility to enter the Bachelor of To graduate from the Bachelor of Nursing Bachelor degree, or you can find out
Nursing (Graduate Entry) degree. To be course, you are required to complete 24 more at myfuture.uws.edu.au/honours
enrolled in Bachelor of Nursing, you must units. These units include: Professional
comply with the occupational screening Practice Experience; Primary Health
and vaccination policy of NSW Health, Care in Action; Bioscience; Professional
complete a Criminal Record Check Communication; Health Variations; Being
before undertaking scheduled clinical a Professional Nurse or Midwife; and
placement and have completed a current Leadership in Nursing and Midwifery.
Approved First Aid Certificate before clinical
practicum or Session Two Year One. You will be able to select one elective
from School based offerings, other
For more information and advice call the University of Western Sydney courses or
Contact Service Centre on 1300 897 669. negotiate to enrol in another institution.

For detailed information about


the course structure and units,
visit myfuture.uws.edu.au

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES »» nursing education
Graduates of the Bachelor of Nursing »» oncology
course pursue careers as registered nurses »» operating theatres
in a diverse range of settings, including: »» palliative care
»» acute care hospitals »» rehabilitation services.
»» aged care services
»» child and adolescent health PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION
»» community health Successfully completing the course
»» disability services enables you to apply for registration
»» emergency or trauma units as a registered nurse with the Nursing
»» forensic, drug, alcohol and and Midwifery Board of Australia
occupational health (NMBA) which is a partner board of
»» justice health the Australian Health Practitioners
»» mental health services Registration Authority (AHPRA).

DO YOU WANT TO GO TO UNIVERSITY IN 2015?


MAKE IT EASIER WITH THE UWS ADVANTAGE.
Applying to study at university can be a big decision. At UWS we’d like to make that decision
easier by providing you with a number of entry advantages, including up to 10 Bonus Points.
The UWS Advantage can help you get into the course of your choice and achieve your higher
education goals.

»» Early Offer Program »» Apple iPad Initiative


»» Regional Bonus Points »» Educational Access Scheme (EAS)
»» Subject Bonus Points »» Elite Athlete and Performer Bonus Scheme

Go to uws.edu.au/uwsadvantage for more details.


BACHELOR OF MIDWIFERY

The School of Nursing COURSE UAC CODE LOCATION DURATION ATAR


and Midwifery Bachelor of
B Midwifery 726570 Parramatta 3F 94.10
Midwifery course has been
designed to develop caring Key: B = Bachelor of; F = Full-time.
and reflective midwives
with the skills to support
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS PREREQUISITES Practice placements will occur in a variety
women and their families To be enrolled in the B Midwifery course, of areas within hospitals, such as antenatal
during pregnancy, birth you must comply with NSW Ministry of clinics and wards, birthing units, postnatal
and the postnatal period. Health policies. These include having a wards, newborn nurseries and within
current Working with Children Student community health settings. This experience
Declaration; a National Police Certificate; will be undertaken in blocks of time (from
Graduates will develop skills to work an Adult Health Immunisation Schedule; a one day per week to five days per week)
in partnership with women and Code of Conduct Agreement and a current during the three-year course, with fewer
collaborate with other members Approved First Aid Certificate. International clinical hours in first year compared to
of the health care team in order to students require a Police Check (with second year, and the majority of practice
provide ‘woman-centred’ care. English translation) from their home country placement occurring in the third year.
or any other country where they have lived.
The course has been divided evenly The practice experience also includes
into 50 per cent theoretical component In order to satisfy the requirements for placement with caseload midwives,
and 50 per cent practical component Continuity of Care, students will be required privately practising midwives and child
spread across the full three years of the to follow women throughout pregnancy, and family health professionals. A central
program. This course is offered from birth and the postnatal period. This may component of the course is the continuity
the Parramatta campus of UWS. require students to attend a birth during the of care experience. Midwifery students
evening or at night. Students must have will meet and work in partnership with
PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION access to safe transport arrangements five women in a continuity of care model
Successful completion of the course in order to satisfy this requirement. in first and second years, while in third
enables you to apply for registration as year midwifery students will follow 10
a registered midwife with the Nursing During your studies you will learn about the women, always under the supervision
and Midwifery Board of Australia science and art of midwifery knowledge of a midwife. Students will follow the
(NMBA) which is a partner board of and practice; the principles of primary women throughout their pregnancy,
the Australian Health Practitioners health care; how to work in partnership labour and birth and during the postnatal
Registration Authority (AHPRA). with women from all cultures; and how to period for up to six weeks. Access to
translate theory and research into practice. safe transport arrangements is essential
in order to satisfy this requirement.

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CORE UNITS AND ELECTIVES CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
To graduate with a Bachelor of Midwifery Registered midwives may work in a range
you will be required to complete 24 units. of maternity areas within community
The core units you will study in this degree settings and private and public hospitals
include: Bioscience; Midwifery Knowledge; in metropolitan, rural and remote areas.
Midwifery Practice Experience; Health in a
Culturally Diverse Community; Promoting FURTHER STUDIES
Mental Health and Wellbeing; and An additional Honours option is available
Leadership in Nursing and Midwifery. You to high-achieving students. Find out
will have one elective practice placement, more at: myfuture.uws.edu.au
which will enable you to experience an
alternative model of midwifery care.

PRACTICAL PLACEMENTS
Practice placements will occur across the
full calendar year. The majority of practice
placements will occur within one Local
Health District. Practice experiences will
include placement in hospital areas such
as antenatal clinics and wards, birthing
units, newborn nurseries and postnatal
wards. Experience will also be gained
during placement with caseload midwives,
privately practising midwives, community
midwives, women’s health practitioners
and child and family health professionals.

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BACHELOR OF HEALTH SCIENCE
(HEALTH PROMOTION, HEALTH
SERVICES MANAGEMENT AND
THERAPEUTIC RECREATION)

A Bachelor of Health COURSE UAC CODE LOCATION DURATION ATAR


Science from UWS opens up
B Health Science (Health Promotion, Health
opportunities for work in many
Services Management, Therapeutic 723500 Campbelltown 3F* 70.00
growing areas of healthcare Recreation)
services, in both clinical and
Key: B = Bachelor of; F = Full-time; * = You may choose to study with a
non-clinical roles. You will build reduced load, but classes are not offered in the evening.
a comprehensive foundation
of health sciences knowledge
and pursue a major, or two, THERAPEUTIC RECREATION PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE
Therapeutic Recreation is the link between Diverse placements will enhance your
in Health Promotion, Health
leisure and health improvement, using interest in various areas that are opened
Services Management or recreation as a way to improve quality of up through this program. At least 10
Therapeutic Recreation. life. Therapeutic Recreation graduates work weeks of workplace learning is included.
with patients to use leisure activities to Practical experience is structured to
improve health and life quality, for example meet both the requirements of relevant
HEALTH PROMOTION in rehabilitation centres and psychiatric professional recognition bodies and to
Health Promotion extends beyond units, special schools, day care centres, give experience in diverse workplaces,
raising awareness of healthcare issues to aged care facilities, or in local government as well as to enable you to build
developing and implementing strategies for or community settings. You will develop the relationships with potential employers.
communities, individuals and policymakers professional competencies important for
to improve their health and wellbeing. If you ethical, safe practice, high-quality care and PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION
enjoyed physical development, health and the skills to work in multidisciplinary teams. Graduates of the Health Services
physical education in high school, take a Management program can seek
close look at Health Promotion at UWS. UWS has developed an innovative accreditation with the Australasian
and integrated suite of health sciences College of Health Service Management.
HEALTH SERVICES MANAGEMENT programs. The integration between the Graduates of the Therapeutic Recreation
Health Services Management plays a programs allows some options at the end program are eligible for Level 1
vital role in society, ensuring that public of the first year for you to transfer between membership of the Diversional Therapy
investment in health is well spent and the various streams if you meet the criteria, Association of Australia. UWS Health
that private healthcare businesses with advanced standing for the units that Services Management graduates have
deliver effective, efficient services. you have completed. Note that transfer won highly-competitive traineeships
It puts management studies in the places to some streams may be very with the Australasian College of
distinctive context of the health sector, limited and competitive, and transferring Health Service Management.
and provides clinical understanding, may extend the duration of the degree.
management skills and knowledge COURSE REQUIREMENTS
of the healthcare system and policy Parts of the course in the second and In order to enrol at the start of second
development. You will build skills in third years are taken online, giving you year, all students must have a National
managing people, resources and finances. even more flexibility. Online studies Police Certificate and a Prohibited
also help you to develop independent Employment Declaration Form. By the
learning and self-direction, building following session, all students must have
your ability to pick up challenges and a First Aid Certificate. To be eligible for
run with them, which employers find fieldwork placements in public hospitals,
very attractive in UWS graduates. students must comply with vaccination
requirements and be prepared to submit
The professional practice placements a completed Adult Immunisation Card to
require full-time attendance. placement institutions. NSW Health can
provide details of necessary vaccinations.

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CORE UNITS AND ELECTIVES Core units include: Human Biology; CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
To graduate with a Bachelor of Health Medical Science; Evidence-Based A Bachelor of Health Science will give you
Science, you will be required to complete Practice; Research Methods; Professional a broad set of health science skills that
24 units. In the second session of first Competencies; Communication; Population are applicable to a range of sectors, and
year, you will start to pursue your chosen Health and Society; Psychology: and which will expand your career options
major in Health Promotion, Health Services Culture and Diversity and Health. on graduation and in the long-term.
Management or Therapeutic Recreation. »» Health Promotion graduates help
You may also choose electives from communities and individuals to change
Units cover: across UWS, provided prerequisites their behaviour, to prevent ill health
»» Health Promotion – health politics, and are met and space is available, allowing and injury, and work with employers,
planning, health promotion practice, you to expand your career options. such as not-for-profit foundations,
injury prevention, public health the public health sector, community
»» Health Services Management – health For detailed information about health centres, youth centres, schools
services management practice, health the course structure and units, and, increasingly, local government.
services, finance and workforce issues visit myfuture.uws.edu.au Health promotion projects are as
»» Therapeutic Recreation – leisure and diverse as injury prevention, skin cancer
recreation theory, workplace learning, FURTHER STUDIES prevention, HIV/AIDS awareness and
leisure education programming, aged High-achieving students can take Honours community development. You will
care, disability and mental health. as an additional year for full-time students also be able to apply the skills you
(or a longer equivalent for part-time learn in Health Promotion at UWS to
You can pursue one or two majors to students) at the end of third year. You will initiate, develop and evaluate policy.
increase your career options, because design and undertake original research »» Health Services Management graduates
several units relate to more than one major. under the supervision and guidance are in demand in project management,
of experienced researchers and write health service administration, financial
This also means that, if your ambitions a thesis. The Honours program offers management and human resource
change, you can change your major a way of adding to your qualifications management, and in areas that deal
studies up to the start of the third year. and opening up the world of research with policy initiation, development
to you. You will be expected to identify and evaluation. Two areas of growth
You will share core common units new ways to address real problems, are in mental health services and the
with other Bachelor of Health Science working under academic supervision. aged care sector. Our graduates are
students in the Personal Development, reaching the top of their organisations,
Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) building on the management skills they
degree, sports sciences and clinical gained at UWS to become CEOs.
health sciences, building a solid »» Therapeutic Recreation graduates
understanding of biomedicine and work with patients to use leisure
various health science fields. This will activities to improve health and life
help you to work in interdisciplinary quality, for example in rehabilitation
teams and centres, and to move into centres and psychiatric units, or
new sectors as your career unfolds. in local government or community
settings. Your career might start as a
diversional therapist in a public hospital
or as a day care centre coordinator.

If you are primarily interested in Health


Promotion or Therapeutic Recreation,
taking an additional major in Health
Services Management will position you
to move into management roles.

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BACHELOR OF HEALTH
SCIENCE (PERSONAL
DEVELOPMENT, HEALTH AND
PHYSICAL EDUCATION)

The UWS Personal COURSE UAC CODE LOCATION DURATION ATAR


Development, Health and
B Health Science (Personal Development,
Physical Education (PDHPE) 723503 Penrith 3F* 70.00
Health and Physical Education)
program brings together a
comprehensive foundation of Key: B = Bachelor of; F = Full-time; * = You may choose to study with a
reduced load, but classes are not offered in the evening.
health sciences, understanding
of physical activity and
personal development, and UWS has developed an innovative You may also choose electives from
skills in interacting with diverse integrated suite of health science across UWS, provided prerequisites
programs. The integration between the are met and space is available, allowing
people. You will gain the
programs allows some options at the end you to expand your career options.
theoretical skills to analyse of the first year for you to transfer between
new challenges, and the the various streams if you meet the criteria, The professional practice placements
practical skills required to help with advanced standing for the units require full-time attendance.
you have completed. Note that transfer
people improve their health. places to some streams may be very PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE
limited and competitive, and transferring Experience is integrated into course
PDHPE graduates from UWS stand may extend the duration of the degree. units. Students use UWS’s new
out for their holistic understanding of gymnasium, dance and gym studies
the concepts of health and physical CORE UNITS AND ELECTIVES facility, and a dedicated research
activity and their relationship to other To graduate with a Bachelor of and teaching laboratory.
components of personal development Health Science (PDHPE), you will be
and physical education. required to complete 24 units. You will PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION
study core common units with other Graduates may be eligible to apply
The PDHPE program is known for the Bachelor of Health Science students for accreditation with the NSW
international standard of its facilities. and allied health students. This will Institute of Teachers following the
UWS has invested significantly in a new develop a solid understanding of successful completion of a recognised
gymnasium and renovated the dance health science, competencies needed teaching qualification. There is no
and gym facilities used for PDHPE. for ethical and safe work, and high- professional accrediting body for
These are complemented by a wealth quality skills in communication. the PDHPE specialisation.
of sports venues in the local region,
including Olympics facilities at Penrith Core units include: Evidence-Based COURSE REQUIREMENTS
and Homebush, and the opportunity for Practice; Research Methods; Professional In order to enrol at the start of second year,
outdoor activities in the Blue Mountains. Competencies; Communication; Population all students must have a National Police
Health and Society; Psychology; Health Certificate and a Child Protection Certificate
The course explores challenging areas Promotion; and Culture, Diversity and (Prohibited Employment Declaration Form).
of personal development, including Health. The skills you will gain from these By the start of the following session, all
youth health issues, sexuality, drugs, core subjects will be valuable throughout students must have a First Aid Certificate.
psychology and risk-taking behaviours, your entire career and in your life. PDHPE
as well as general health science, studies include such areas as aquatic For detailed information about
including human biology, health systems, sports, youth health issues, ethics, games, the course structure and units,
health promotion and research. gymnastics and dance, movement and visit myfuture.uws.edu.au
skill development, nutrition, outdoor
recreation, personal training and coaching,
physical activity, health and psychology.

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INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIAN STUDIES
Enrolment in the Indigenous
Australian Studies (IAS) major,
sub-major or units is available to
all UWS undergraduate students
who have open electives. Find
out more at studyias.com.au

FURTHER STUDIES
High-achieving students can take
Honours as an additional year
for full-time students (or a longer
equivalent for part-time students)
at the end of third year. You will
design and undertake original
research under the supervision and
guidance of experienced researchers
and write a thesis. The Honours
program offers a way of adding
to your qualifications and opening
up the world of research to you. KIRSTY BERGAN JAMES PERRETT
Currently studying Bachelor of Currently studying Bachelor
You will be expected to identify new Health Science (PDHPE) of Health Science (PDHPE)
ways to address real problems,
working under academic supervision. ‘The convenience of not having to catch ‘I chose to study at UWS because
public transport to study at UWS means I heard good things about the
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES I can drive to campus within half an hour University from other students
The Bachelor of Health Science and access affordable parking. Less time and the practical field experience
(PDHPE) program is a popular travelling means I can spend more time they received. I’ve found staff
pathway to a Master of Teaching on my assignments and with my family. I and students kind and they will
degree, and then on to a teaching really like how open and green the UWS often go out of their way to help
career. You can extend your campuses are. I also like that Werrington you when you need it most.
teaching opportunities beyond South is smaller and less intimidating.
PDHPE by studying electives, There are so many fun and practical ‘The PDHPE course is great fun
such as science and mathematics, subjects that form part of this degree; and you will gain valuable practical
which lead into teaching. sometimes it hardly feels like study!’ experience and knowledge.’

Note that admission to the


Master of Teaching requires
a separate application.

Alternatively, graduates work


as personal trainers and sports
coaches, for example, and new
opportunities are opening up in
community-based recreation. UWS
will give you a broad set of skills that
you can apply working in fitness
businesses, the health sector, the
education sector or for yourself.

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BACHELOR OF HEALTH
SCIENCE (PARAMEDICINE)

Paramedics play an integral COURSE UAC CODE LOCATION DURATION ATAR


role in the health system,
B Health Science (Paramedicine) 723502 Campbelltown 3F* 85.05
responding to acute and
sub-acute health problems Key: B = Bachelor of; F = Full-time; * = You may choose to study with a reduced load, but classes
in a range of diverse and are not offered in the evening. The clinical practice placements require full-time attendance.
uncontrolled settings.
Paramedics provide The UWS paramedicine program CORE UNITS AND ELECTIVES
unscheduled care to patients has been developed to provide This course in paramedicine is offered
you with the requisite skills, as a three-year Bachelor of Health
of all ages, dealing with health
knowledge and understanding Science degree. There are no electives
complaints that span across that will enable you to function in the program. The first two years
the spectrum of illness and effectively as a paramedic in a of the program combine studies in
injury severity and complexity. government ambulance service paramedicine with a broad understanding
or in the private paramedicine of biomedical sciences and health science
They are frequently required industry. The course uses an to develop the professional competencies
to interact with primary care evidence-based practice approach, important for ethical and safe practice,
or community allied health combined with innovative blended high quality care and the skills to work
learning and assessment strategies, in multidisciplinary teams. The final year
professionals, contributing to prepare you for a diverse and focuses predominantly on the practice of
to the inter-professional successful career in paramedicine. paramedicine clinical leadership. Evidence-
care of patients in the based practice is a strong theme across all
out-of-hospital setting. PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE units, preparing you to think critically about
Over the duration of the course, students paramedic scope of practice, roles and
undertake 12 weeks of supervised responsibilities, and contemporary issues.
clinical practice on an emergency
ambulance. Additional placements will be The program has a very strong practical
undertaken in the private paramedicine component, integrating theory with
industry, emergency departments, and simulated or workplace practice
community and primary healthcare. consistently throughout the course.
Importantly, the course is designed
PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION to take you beyond the traditional
The program has been granted preliminary emergency response role, preparing
approval for accreditation from the you with advanced clinical decision
Council of Ambulance Authorities. making and patient assessment
skills that will enable you to work in a
variety of existing or emerging roles
across the paramedicine industry.

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The course is a full-time program and In order to enrol in clinical practice FURTHER STUDIES
clinical practice placements require subjects, all UWS Bachelor of Health An Honours program is available to high-
full-time attendance. Any student Science (Paramedicine) students must achieving students as an additional year for
going on placement in NSW health provide a completed NSW Health full-time students (or a longer equivalent for
facilities will need to comply with the National Criminal Record Check and part-time students) at the end of Year 3.
relevant occupational screening policy a Prohibited Employment Declaration
and vaccination requirements before Form and obtain a First Aid Certificate CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
placement. NSW Health can provide (including cardiopulmonary resuscitation). As a graduate of the Bachelor of
details of the necessary vaccinations. Students will also be required to purchase Health Science (Paramedicine),
Students will also be required to undertake a UWS paramedicine uniform and other you have the potential to work as a
a prescribed health, fitness and medical essential equipment at their own cost. paramedic in a government ambulance
assessment prior to undertaking a clinical service, the private paramedicine
placement with the ambulance service. For detailed information about industry, or the defence forces.
the course structure and units,
visit myfuture.uws.edu.au

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BACHELOR OF HEALTH SCIENCE
(SPORT AND EXERCISE SCIENCE)

If you love exercise and have a COURSE UAC CODE LOCATION DURATION ATAR
passion for science, the UWS
B Health Science (Sport and Exercise Science) 723506 Campbelltown 3F* 82.80
Sport and Exercise Science
program is for you. Throughout Key: B = Bachelor of; F = Full-time; * = You may choose to study with a
your three-year degree, you reduced load, but classes are not offered in the evening..
will be exposed to and gain a
comprehensive understanding PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE placement institutions. NSW Health can
of human anatomy, sport Students spend 60 hours in professional provide details of necessary vaccinations.
and exercise physiology, practice placements in second year and
80 hours in third year, working with the CORE UNITS AND ELECTIVES
biomechanics, motor control
general population, sporting populations To graduate with a Bachelor of Health
and skill acquisition, and or rehabilitation of special populations. Science (Sport and Exercise Science),
exercise prescription. you will be required to complete 24
The professional practice placements units. You will study core common units
require full-time attendance. with other Bachelor of Health Science
The program prepares you to work across and Allied Health students. This will
the spectrum of people’s abilities, fitness PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION develop a solid understanding of health
levels and ages: from high performance, The Bachelor of Health Science (Sport and science, professional competencies
through general health and fitness, Exercise Science) course is accredited needed for ethical and safe work, and
to rehabilitation and management of at the level of exercise science by the high-quality skills in communication.
such problems as obesity, diabetes National University Course Accreditation
and heart disease. You will build a Program of Exercise and Sports Science Core subjects include: Medical Sciences
comprehensive understanding of the Australia (ESSA). Graduates are eligible such as Human Anatomy and Physiology;
science that underpins health, physical for exercise science accreditation. Evidence-Based Practice; Research
activity and exercise, and learn to apply Methods; Professional Competencies;
this knowledge to client assessments COURSE REQUIREMENTS Communication; Population Health
and in designing, implementing and In order to enrol at the start of second and Society; Psychology; and Culture,
evaluating exercise programs. year, all students must have a National Diversity and Health. Sport and Exercise
Police Certificate, Prohibited Employment Science studies include such areas as
The Sport and Exercise Science program Declaration Form and have a First Aid Bioenergetics; Biomechanics; Exercise
features extensive student interaction and Certificate. To be eligible for fieldwork Physiology; Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation;
a focus on individual students. Facilities placements in public hospitals, students Exercise Nutrition; Professional Practice;
are state-of-the-art, centred around our may need to comply with vaccination Psychology; and Resistance Training.
dedicated Exercise and Sport Science requirements and be prepared to submit
Laboratories. The UWS Campbelltown a completed Adult Immunisation Card to For detailed information about
campus also maintains a wealth of sports the course structure and units,
venues that are also used by students. visit myfuture.uws.edu.au

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FURTHER STUDIES CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
High-achieving students can take Honours Graduating with a solid health science KASEY MUMBY
as an additional year for full-time students base and your knowledge of sport and Currently studying Bachelor
(or a longer equivalent for part-time exercise science, you will enjoy a range of of Health Science (Sport and
students) at the end of third year. You will career options and potential for continued Exercise Science) Honours
design and undertake original research career growth, which may include roles in:
under the supervision and guidance of »» health and fitness centres run by ‘Sport and exercise science study
experienced researchers and write a businesses and communities, for at UWS includes practical work and
thesis. The Honours program offers a example as a personal trainer, work experience. This is relevant
way of adding to your qualifications and a health and fitness specialist and valuable to your career as an
opening up the world of research to you. or a fitness assessor exercise physiologist and sports
»» government agencies associated scientist. UWS is always taking
You will be expected to identify new with sport, physical activity and student feedback and making
ways to address real problems, working health, perhaps as an exercise continual improvements, like
under academic supervision. scientist or in research improving teaching and making
»» professional sporting groups, for access to online resources easier.’
example as an analyst, bio-mechanic,
physiologist, conditioner and trainer
»» rehabilitation clinics and hospitals
that require skills in using
exercise in rehabilitation
»» consulting and teaching.

If you decide to study beyond your


degree at UWS and gain higher-
level accreditation as an exercise
physiologist, you may also be able to
provide healthcare services funded by
Medicare (Australian Government), where
prescribed and monitored exercise is
used to treat and prevent risk factors for
cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.

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BACHELOR OF PHYSIOTHERAPY

The UWS Physiotherapy COURSE UAC CODE LOCATION DURATION ATAR


program focuses strongly on
B Physiotherapy 723560 Campbelltown 4F nc
the relationship between the
therapist and the client. UWS Key: B = Bachelor of; F = Full-time; nc=New course.
graduates not only know how
to do their jobs technically, but
placements of five weeks each during fourth personally experience these techniques,
also understand how to work year. They then return to the University for which will be performed on them by other
with colleagues and patients, a final module that explores the lessons of students and relevant academic staff.
and take on responsibilities. the clinical experience for a professional These requirements are not negotiable.
career, focusing on professional, technical, Inherent requirements apply to this course.
industrial and legal topics, and complex
UWS takes an evidence-based approach cases. Students may also gain experience For further information, visit
to health sciences teaching, learning and at UWS’s onsite clinical training facility, the uws.edu.au/inherentrequirements
research, to produce professionals who UniClinic. All clinical placements will occur
can truly help clients and communities during normal working hours of the various CORE UNITS AND ELECTIVES
to lead healthier, more productive lives. clinical facilities. Students are responsible Building a solid, broad understanding of
Being evidence-based is one of the most for their own travel, accommodation biomedicine and various health science
important trends in healthcare today and and related expenses during clinical fields in this way will give you a deeper
is a strong feature of the UWS program. placements, which are located in understanding of physiotherapy, help you
metropolitan and rural areas of NSW. to work in interdisciplinary teams and
Independent learning, self-direction and centres, and assist you in advising clients
experience in analysing and resolving PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION on treatment options. You will share your
problems will also help you to develop the The academic and clinical curriculum has new knowledge and experiences with
skills and ability to pick up activities and been developed in line with physiotherapy other students, and gain professional
run with them, an outcome that employers accreditation standards. Upon completion competencies important for ethical and
particularly appreciate in UWS graduates. of the Bachelor of Physiotherapy course, safe practice and high-quality care. In
graduates may be eligible for registration these core units and in your studies of
UWS has developed an integrated as physiotherapists in Australia. The physiotherapy you will also develop a
suite of health sciences programs. The Australian Physiotherapy Council has client focus, which is as much about
integration allows some options at the accredited the current program with the questions you ask as the way you
end of the first year for you to transfer conditions but re-accreditation will interpret what you see, hear and read.
between the various streams if you meet be sought for this new program. The skills you will gain in communication
the criteria, with advanced standing for and working with people will be valuable
the units that you have completed. COURSE REQUIREMENTS throughout your career and in your life.
To be eligible to undertake fieldwork or
Note that admission and transfer places practice placements, students must An introduction to physiotherapy is
may be very limited and competitive, complete a National Police Certificate, a included in the first session of first year,
transfers are not available in all programs Working with Children Check, Student allowing you to explore the roles and
and transferring may extend the duration of Declaration and an Adult Vaccination Card, responsibilities of physiotherapists.
the degree. Also, if you enrol in the four-year and hold a current First Aid Certificate. In Physiotherapy is an exacting and
Bachelor of Physiotherapy but decide to clinical placement units, students must physically demanding profession, as
leave at the end of the third year, assuming wear the UWS physiotherapy uniform you will be working closely with other
you have successfully completed all of the (short-sleeved polo top and trousers), people’s bodies. The final two years of
first three years, you may be eligible to be which complies with the NSW Health the program contain the majority of the
awarded a Bachelor of Health Science. uniform requirements. Students in this physiotherapy studies, developing your
program are required to participate fully in analytical and clinical skills. In addition,
PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE practical classes. This involves disrobing to an extensive clinical education program
Practical and clinical experience takes shorts and singlet or swimsuit equivalent provides practical experience in general
place in first and second years. In addition, and at times to underwear in mixed gender and specialised areas of physiotherapy
students undertake five weeks of external classes. Students will practise hands-on practice, giving you extensive hands-
clinical placements in third year and four physiotherapy examination and treatment on experience before graduating.
techniques on both genders, and will

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To graduate with a Bachelor of
Physiotherapy, you will be required
to complete all compulsory
units (320 credit points).

The first three years of the program


result in a Bachelor of Health Science
qualification. You will study core
common units with other Health Science
students and allied health students.

For detailed information about


the course structure and units,
visit myfuture.uws.edu.au

FURTHER STUDIES
An accelerated Honours program is
available to high-achieving students and
is integrated with the four-year program.

Research training for the Honours GEORGE KIKILAS ERIKA BROCKLEHURST


program begins in the second Graduate of the Bachelor of Health Currently studying Bachelor
half of third year. The Honours Science/Master of Physiotherapy degree of Health Science/Master
research project will usually begin of Physiotherapy
during the summer before regular ‘I decided to study at UWS because I saw
coursework begins in fourth year. it as an opportunity to participate and ‘I would definitely recommend
involve myself in a new and upcoming the Bachelor of Health Science/
An Honours thesis is to be completed university, and to help develop myself Master of Physiotherapy program
during the fourth year of the program. both personally and professionally. I at UWS. From the onset you are
believe UWS has the best physiotherapy immersed in not only the theoretical
This structure enables Honours staff, fantastic facilities and offers great component of physiotherapy but also
students to graduate with a Bachelor people for you to meet. But remember the practical aspect, experimenting
of Physiotherapy (Honours). success is measured by effort!’ on fellow students and working
on cadavers. Thus, the course
The Honours program offers a way is engaging from day one.’
of adding to your qualifications and
opening up the world of research. You
will be expected to identify new ways
to address real problems, working
under the supervision of experienced
academic researchers. For many
graduates, Honours is a key early step health, schools, rehabilitation and chronic
in the path to leadership in a profession. health management. Settings also
include community-based agencies,
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES rural and regional healthcare providers,
Physiotherapists have considerable and working with athletes and sporting
autonomy within medical and organisations. Patients range across
healthcare professions. the lifespan, from birth to old age.

Physiotherapists work in private Graduates may also choose careers in


practices, aged care, private and research and teaching, or as consultants
public hospitals, workplaces, women’s to industry and/or government bodies.

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BACHELOR OF
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Occupational therapy is COURSE UAC CODE LOCATION DURATION ATAR


an health profession which
B Occupational Therapy 723555 Campbelltown 4F* nc
focuses on working with
people who have difficulty Key: B = Bachelor of; F = Full-time; * = You may choose to study with a reduced load, but classes are not
completing everyday tasks offered in the evening; nc=New Course. The professional practice placements require full-time attendance.
also known as ‘occupations’.
Occupational therapists can Independent learning, self-direction and UWS occupational therapy program
work with a range of clients experience in analysing and resolving promotes the value of human diversity,
who, because of illness, problems will help you to develop fundamental human rights, and the
the skills that employers particularly dignity and worth of every client.
injury or circumstances,
appreciate in UWS graduates.
are limited in their ability to FURTHER STUDIES
perform everyday tasks. The UWS occupational therapy program An embedded Honours program is
offers the flexibility of an early exit point if available to high-achieving students and
you enrol in the Bachelor of Occupational is integrated with the four-year program.
You may help someone with a spinal cord Therapy but decide to leave at the end Research training for the Honours
injury return to work, you may recommend of the third year, assuming you have program begins in the second half of
modifications to their car so that they can successfully completed all of the first three third year. An Honours thesis is to be
drive again, or you may help children with years, you can be awarded a Bachelor of completed during the fourth year of the
disabilities attend school. Occupational Health Science (but you will not be qualified program. This structure enables Honours
therapy is about helping people to to work as an occupational therapist). students to graduate with a Bachelor
participate fully in every part of their life. of Occupational Therapy (Honours).
CORE UNITS AND STRUCTURE
The UWS occupational therapy course To graduate with a Bachelor of The Honours program offers a way
is among the top programs in Australia, Occupational Therapy, you will be of adding to your qualifications and
and is offered as a four year Bachelor required to complete all compulsory units opening up the world of research. You
of Occupational Therapy degree. UWS (320 credit points). You will study core will be expected to identify new ways
Occupational therapy graduates are common units with other Health Science to address real problems, working
renowned for their ability to use their students located on the same campus. under the supervision of experienced
knowledge and skills in a practical, academic researchers. For many
evidence-based approach in practice. Building a solid, broad understanding graduates, Honours is a key early step in
of biomedicine and various health the path to leadership in a profession.
UWS takes an evidence-based science fields will give you a deeper
approach to health sciences teaching, understanding of occupational therapy, CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
learning and research, to produce help you work in interdisciplinary teams Occupational therapists work with people
professionals who can truly help clients and assist you in advising clients on who have special needs and life challenges
and communities lead healthier, more treatment options. You will share your new that hinder their ability to meaningfully and
productive lives. Being evidence-based knowledge and experiences with other effectively engage in their occupational
is one of the most important trends in students, and together gain professional roles and everyday tasks. Occupational
healthcare today and a strong feature competencies important for ethical and therapists help their clients to develop
of the occupational therapy program. safe practice and high-quality care. new skills or alter their environment and
daily activities to meet their goals.
In the core units and your studies
of occupational therapy you will They use occupations as therapeutic
develop a client focus, centred on means to improve an individual’s
each individual within his or her social, health, wellbeing and quality of life.
cultural and physical environment. The

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Occupational therapists are employed PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION TAYLA KAY
in a range of settings, including: The academic and clinical curriculum has Currently studying
»» public and private hospitals been developed in accordance with the Occupational Therapy
»» rehabilitation centres accreditation requirements of Occupational
»» insurance companies Therapy Australia and the World ‘The Occupational Therapy course
»» schools Federation of Occupational Therapists. at UWS is a great program. Not
»» private practice many other courses or Universities
»» private rehabilitation providers. COURSE REQUIREMENTS offer clinical placement for first year
In order to enrol in Spring units in first year, Occupational Therapy students. You
They are also employed as you must have a National Police Certificate, also get the opportunity to go on
mental health workers and a Prohibited Employment Declaration Form clinical placement every year from
rehabilitation consultants. and a First Aid Certificate. To be eligible for first year to continually utilise their
fieldwork placements in public hospitals, theoretical knowledge in practice.’
PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE you must comply with vaccination
You will complete a minimum of requirements and be prepared to submit
1,000 hours of professional practice a completed Adult Immunisation Card to
in a range of settings in order to placement institutions. NSW Health can
meet the fieldwork guidelines of the provide details of necessary vaccinations.
World Federation of Occupational
Therapists. Occupational therapy For detailed information about
practice units are in each year of the course structure and units,
the course. All clinical placements visit myfuture.uws.edu.au
will occur during normal work hours
of the various clinical facilities.
You are responsible for your
own travel, accommodation and
related expenses during clinical
placements, which are located in
metropolitan and rural areas of NSW.

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BACHELOR OF PODIATRIC
MEDICINE

Podiatrists are best known COURSE UAC CODE LOCATION DURATION ATAR
for treating problems that
B Podiatric Medicine 723565 Campbelltown 4F nc
people commonly experience
with their feet, but they Key: B = Bachelor of; M = Master of; F = Full-time; nc = New Course.
are increasingly playing an
important role in addressing
CORE UNITS AND ELECTIVES You will progress to more specialised
chronic conditions, such as To graduate with a Bachelor of Podiatric discipline units in the latter years,
diabetes. As a podiatrist, Medicine, you will be required to with a focus on clinical skills, practical
your patients can range from complete all compulsory units (320 experience, providing you extensive
credit points). This includes the study of hands-on experience before graduating.
children to active sportspeople
common units with other Health Science
to the ageing. UWS offers students and allied health students. You will also gain invaluable knowledge
podiatric medicine as a about sports medicine, such as
Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine Building a solid, broad understanding of biomechanics, rehabilitation programs,
biosciences and various health science training surfaces and footwear.
degree, which delivers fields in this way will give you a deeper Several units build skills in podiatric
career-ready graduates. understanding of podiatry, help you medicine and practice in general,
to work in interdisciplinary teams and while other units focus on the high-
UWS has developed an integrated suite of centres, and assist you in advising clients risk foot, pharmacology, dermatology,
health sciences programs. The integration on treatment options. You will share your gerontology, neurology, paediatrics
allows some options at the end of the new knowledge and experiences with (children), sports medicine, radiology,
first year for you to transfer between the other students, and gain professional musculoskeletal disorders and surgery.
various streams if you meet the criteria, competencies important for ethical and
with advanced standing for the units that safe practice and high-quality care. The For detailed information about
you have completed. Note that transfer skills you will gain in communication the course structure and units,
places to some streams may be very and working with people will be valuable visit myfuture.uws.edu.au
limited and competitive, and transferring throughout your career and in your life.
may extend the duration of the degree. PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE
An introduction to podiatry is included in Approximately 1,000 hours of clinical
Also, if you enrol in the four year Bachelor the first session of first year, allowing you education is provided at the University’s
of Podiatric Medicine but decide to leave to explore the roles and responsibilities clinical training facility and at external
at the end of the third year, assuming you of podiatrists. As the course strongly placement sites, including one week
have successfully completed all of the emphasises developing clinical and of placement in second year, two
first three years, you may be eligible to theoretical skills that are based on the best weeks in third year and 16 weeks in
beawarded a Bachelor of Health Science evidence available, the study of research fourth year. This experience focuses
if you have met all their requirements. methods and evidence-based practice on providing extensive clinical practice
is an important component within the prior to graduation. Year 4 students also
course, and is part of the common core of complete a professional practice unit
units for the Bachelor of Health Science. that explores aspects of clinical practice
for a professional career, focusing on
You will take several medical science professional, technical, industrial and
units and will learn about pharmacology, topical legal issues of complex cases.
such as medication interactions in All clinical placements will occur during
wound care and the implications of the normal work hours of the various clinical
vascular and neurological systems. facilities. Students are responsible
for their own travel, accommodation
and related expenses during clinical
placements which are located in
metropolitan and rural areas of NSW.

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Podiatry concentrates on foot and
leg pathology, but has diverse
aspects. There is a large focus on
footwear, from every day wear to
work wear and athletic shoes, as
well as common problems such
as ingrown toenails or bunions.

Podiatrists also look at the


environments in which a patient
works, lives, and plays social or
competitive sport, as the basis
for treatments to improve comfort
and health. Podiatrists work in
a variety of settings in urban or
rural locations. You might:
»» be engaged in sports medicine,
helping athletes and social
sportspeople to improve their
PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION FURTHER STUDIES performance and function
Initial accreditation has been gained An accelerated Honours program is »» be employed in a community
from the Australasian and New Zealand available to high-achieving students and centre to help the aged
Podiatry Accreditation Council. is integrated with the four-year program. become more mobile
Research training for the Honours »» work in a private practice,
COURSE REQUIREMENTS program begins in the second half of managing foot health in the general
In order to enrol in the second semester third year. The Honours research project population, including mobility
of second year, all students must have a will usually begin during the summer issues in children, sports injuries,
National Police Certificate, a Prohibited before regular coursework begins in aged care and footwear advice
Employment Declaration Form and a fourth year. An Honours thesis is to be »» be part of a hospital team,
First Aid Certificate (including advanced completed during the fourth year of addressing problems associated
resuscitation).To be eligible for clinical the program. This structure enables with chronic diseases and acute
placements in public hospitals in Honours students to graduate with a problems such as diabetes, which
second year, students must comply with Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine (Hons). are increasingly predominant
vaccination requirements and attend a in the Australian population
‘bulk compliance’ appointment to have The Honours program offers a way »» undertake research, expanding
their special requirements verified by NSW of adding to your qualifications and understanding of podiatry.
Health staff. NSW Health can provide opening up the world of research. You
details of necessary vaccinations. will be expected to identify new ways
to address real problems, working
under the supervision of experienced
academic researchers. For many
graduates, Honours is an early step in
the path to leadership in a profession.

As well as facilities for podiatry, Honours


students can use a range of other
high-quality health science research
facilities at UWS, such as its equipment
for medicine and sports science.

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BACHELOR OF TRADITIONAL
CHINESE MEDICINE

UWS offers a route to a career COURSE UAC CODE LOCATION DURATION ATAR
in Traditional Chinese Medicine
B Traditional Chinese Medicine 723570 Campbelltown 4F* nc
that is highly regarded for
its emphasis on seeking Key: B = Bachelor of; F = Full-time; * = You may choose to study with a reduced load, but classes are not
and applying evidence. offered in the evening; nc=New Course. The professional practice placements require full-time attendance.

A Bachelor of Traditional Chinese


Medicine degree is the way to
achieve your goals in this field. Also, if you enrol in the four-year Bachelor CORE UNITS AND ELECTIVES
of Traditional Chinese Medicine but To graduate with a Bachelor of
The strong research base in traditional decide to leave at the end of the third Traditional Chinese Medicine, you
Chinese medicine and complementary year, assuming you have successfully will be required to complete all
medicine has given UWS an international completed all of the first three years, compulsory units (320 credit points).
reputation, enabling the University to you may be eligible to be awarded
attract high-quality staff from around a Bachelor of Health Science. The first three years of the program
Australia and overseas, and to arrange an result in a Bachelor of Health Science
intensive clinical placement in China. The In this course you will share your new qualification. You will study core common
emphasis on evidence that is a feature of knowledge and experiences with other units with other Health Science students
the UWS Health Science programs also students, and together gain professional and allied health students. Building a
increases both the quality of graduates’ competencies important for ethical and solid, broad understanding of biomedicine
work and their professional standing. safe practice and high-quality care. The and various health science fields in this
skills you will gain in communication way will give you a deeper understanding
At UWS, students can utilise and working with people will be valuable of Traditional Chinese Medicine, help
complementary medicine analysis throughout your career and in your you to work in interdisciplinary teams
laboratories and medical school life. Meanwhile, starting in the first and centres, and assist you in advising
facilities, as well as library resources session of first year, you will also take clients on treatment options.
that span Traditional Chinese, Traditional Chinese Medicine units.
complementary and Western medicine. PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE
The final two years of the program focus Students have 900 hours of clinical
UWS has developed an integrated on clinical skills, practical experience and experience. Starting in the second year,
suite of health sciences programs. The specialised areas such as skin disease, they undertake at least 250 hours at the
integration between the programs allows gynaecology and the musculoskeletal UniClinic, the onsite clinical training facility
some options at the end of the first year system. Traditional Chinese Medicine at UWS, and 250 hours of placements
for you to transfer between the various units cover acupuncture, Chinese herbal at external clinics, for insight into the
streams if you meet the criteria, with medicine, Chinese medical theory operation of a clinic, as well as clinical
advanced standing for the units you have and clinical assessment. For detailed experience. A highlight of fourth year is the
completed. Note that transfer places information about the course structure opportunity for 400 hours of experience
to some streams may be very limited and units, visit myfuture.uws.edu.au at a leading hospital in China to build
and competitive, and transferring may clinical skills and competence. UWS staff
extend the duration of the degree. make arrangements and accompany
students to the hospital site, and the
hospital provides experienced clinical
supervisors and interpreters. Students
contribute financially to this placement.
Alternative local arrangements are
available if required in special cases.

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PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION FURTHER STUDIES KATE THOMSON
The course is an approved program of Students wishing to further their Currently studying Bachelor
study by the Chinese Medicine Board studies should consider the Master of Health Science/Master of
of Australia. Graduates of this course of Chinese Medicine program. Traditional Chinese Medicine
are qualified for general registration as
both an acupuncturist and a practitioner CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ‘UWS is actively involved in the
of Chinese herbal medicine with Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners community, especially in schools
relevant professional organisations are usually either self-employed in promoting their programs, and have
recognised by private health funds. private practice or work as a member of the services and opportunities for
a team in a clinic that offers a range of students to ask questions and gain
COURSE REQUIREMENTS therapies. They practise as acupuncturists some experience on campus.
In order to enrol at the start of second year, and treat clients using Chinese herbal
all students must have a National Police medications. The knowledge they can ‘The Traditional Chinese Medicine
Certificate and a Prohibited Employment gain at UWS opens up other opportunities program at UWS is amazing. Not
Declaration Form. By the start of the in product development, management only are the teaching staff experts
following session, all students must have and sales roles in pharmaceutical and in the field, but they are also
a First Aid Certificate. To be eligible for herbal companies, and conducting approachable. The course doesn’t
fieldwork placements in public hospitals, medical research. Consultancy roles are just focus on acupuncture, herbs
students must comply with vaccination now taking advantage of the internet and diagnosis, but also has a strong
requirements and be prepared to submit to provide healthcare advice online focus on Western medicine.
a completed Adult Immunisation Card to in such increasingly important areas
placement institutions. NSW Health can as chronic diseases and ageing. ‘The campus is centrally located
provide details of necessary vaccinations. with modern facilities. There are
also lots of activities throughout
the semester on campus such as
bar nights, sporting competitions
and other special events.’

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APPLICANT
CHECKLIST

1 2 3
FIND OUT ABOUT TALK TO US APPLY TO UWS
OUR COURSES …… Attend UWS events …… Apply through UAC,
…… Read the information – find out more at visit uac.edu.au
within this Guide myfuture.uws.edu.au/events …… Place your UWS
…… Talk with Careers …… Call the UWS Course Preferences
Advisors, your parents Information Centre on …… Check your eligibility and
and teachers/mentors 1300 897 669 or email submit a scholarship
…… Refer to the Future study@uws.edu.au application, visit
Students site, visit …… Get the inside information uws.edu.au/scholarships
myfuture.uws.edu.au on Alternative Entry
Pathways to UWS, UWS
Advantage and Bonus
Points and Scholarships

THE FACTS ON FEES


The Federal Budget announced on 13 May 2014 For students already enrolled, and new students continues to discuss the changes proposed in
listed proposed changes to higher education enrolling in 2014, the current fee arrangements the Federal Budget with the Commonwealth
including fee deregulation and changes to FEE-HELP will remain applicable and are not affected by and is working to determine an accessible fee
(formerly referred to as HECS). UWS recognises the changes proposed by the Government. structure to be applied from 1 January 2016.
the need to continue to provide access to high-
quality, affordable university education. The student fee freeze will apply to all new For more information please visit the Federal
domestic students commencing anytime in Department of Education’s website at:
2014 in a Commonwealth supported place. UWS https://education.gov.au/students-2

2014 STUDENT CONTRIBUTION BANDS AND AMOUNTS


Bands and General Discipline Areas 2014 Maximum Student Contribution (Per EFTSL)
Band 3: Law, Accounting, Administration, Economics, Commerce, Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science $10,085
Band 2: M
 athematics, Statistics, Computing, Built Environment, Other Health,
$8,613
Applied Health, Science, Engineering Surveying, Agriculture
Band 1: H
 umanities, Behavioural Science, Social Studies, Education, Clinical Psychology,
$6,044
Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts, Nursing
Note: Pre-2010 HECS students should go to studyassist.gov.au for more information.
The rates shown and the placement of units of study shown in the table above will change for 2015. For more information visit studyassist.gov.au

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PROVIDING
HELPING SUPPORT INTERNATIONAL
YOU PASS THROUGH STUDENTS
SCHOLARSHIPS

The University of Western Sydney is not If you are an international student


only about obtaining an education. We also completing one of the following
challenge ourselves to engage students qualifications in 2014, you must
Peer Assisted Study Sessions
who will get involved and make a difference apply through UAC International:
to the University and wider communities. »» an Australian Year 12 in
UWS has a unique set of scholarships or outside Australia
Peer Assisted Study Sessions on offer with many differing criteria. »» an International Baccalaureate
(PASS) is a student-centred »» a New Zealand National
learning program. They reflect our strong commitment to Certificate of Educational
academic excellence and opportunity for Achievement (NCEA) Level 3
In PASS you will work with other Greater Western Sydney students. Our
students to understand the content scholarships support students who have All other international students must
of your unit/s and develop various diverse interests and skills, and who can apply directly to the University of
study strategies to help you improve and do make an active contribution. Western Sydney. UWS International
your academic performance. Through application forms, 2015 International
actively working together with other UWS works closely with business, tuition fees and further information
students, you will find that you are industry and the community to ensure about studying in Australia can be
more engaged with the content and we offer scholarships that meet the found at uws.edu.au/international
that your understanding deepens. You needs of our students. Our scholarships
will also get to meet other people in provide our students with support and If you have any questions about
your course. Each PASS group is run give them the opportunity to establish applying as an international
by a facilitator who has successfully professional relationships while they study. student call 02 9852 5499 or email
studied the unit previously. internationalstudy@uws.edu.au
Take the time to examine our scholarships
PASS is free and voluntary. and make the most of your opportunities For international students, you
PASS is open to all students for success. For details on UWS can lodge your international
who want to improve their Scholarships, including the eligibility student application online at
understanding of course material requirements and how to apply, refer uac.edu.au/international
and their academic performance. to uws.edu.au/scholarships
It is highly recommended or call 1300 897 669.
whether you are striving for a
high distinction or a pass.

PASS sessions run for an hour each


week throughout the semester.
Multiple sessions are offered in
larger units and you can attend
as many sessions as you wish.
If you have any further enquiries
please email pass@uws.edu.au

The University of Western Sydney reserves the right at all times to withdraw or vary courses listed within this publication.
Variations may include but are not limited to location of its courses on UWS campuses or other locations. In the event
that a course within this publication is to be changed or withdrawn, applicants will be advised by mail to the address
specified by them on their UAC application before the last date for the change of preferences for the main round. In
respect of course location change, students should be aware of the need to accommodate such changes for the
whole or part of courses for which they enrol. The University also reserves the right to update, amend or replace online
versions of this publication without notice.
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SEE YOU AT
„„ Parent Information Days, July 2014
„„ UWS Open Day, 31 August 2014
„„ UWS Campus Tours, September 2014
„„ UWS Day Campbelltown, 6 November 2014
„„ UWS Day Bankstown, 7 November 2014
„„ Course Decision Day, 5 January 2015

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