Study Medical and Health Sciences

Why study Medical and Health Sciences at UOW College?

Health professionals have a direct, positive influence on the wellbeing of others. Through nutrition, exercise and lifestyle, and improving access to health care, health workers can guide communities to achieve a better quality of life.  

The Diploma of Medical and Health Sciences offers a comprehensive foundation in chemical and biological sciences where students gain an understanding of applied sciences. 

Medical and Health Sciences courses offered at UOW College

The Diploma of Medical and Health Sciences is an in-depth preparation program which provides guaranteed* entry into the second year of the Bachelor of Medical and Health Sciences, Bachelor of Nutrition Science, or Bachelor of Exercise Science at UOW. 

A Nationally recognised Higher Education Diploma qualification is awarded upon completion, which can be used to pursue entry level career opportunities.

What’s different about each course?

A Diploma of Medical and Health Sciences (Domestic) is a 3-session program with a duration of 12 months. This program is for individuals who may not have met the direct entry requirements to the relevant UOW bachelor program, or the Diploma Medical and Health Sciences Fast Track (Domestic). This program is also appropriate for individuals who would prefer to extend their study commitments over the whole year and qualify for university entrance in a less intensive time frame.

This course is applicable to any domestic students who are eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP).

What is a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP)?

Under a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), the Australian government will pay for part of your tuition fees (called the subsidy amount), and you pay the rest (called the student contribution). To be eligible for a CSP for a Diploma, you must be one of the following:

  • an Australian citizen, who be resident in Australia for at least one unit of study contributing to their course of study
  • a New Zealand citizen, who will be resident in Australia for the duration of their unit(s) of study
  • a permanent visa holder, who will be resident in Australia for the duration of their unit(s) of study.

The Diploma of Medical and Health Sciences Fast Track (Domestic) is a 2-session program with a duration of 7-9 months. This program is for individuals who may not have met the direct entry requirements to the relevant UOW bachelor program. Intensive study patterns allow Diploma graduates to qualify for university entrance in minimum time.

This course is only applicable to domestic students who are eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP).

What is a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP)?

Under a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), the Australian government will pay for part of your tuition fees (called the subsidy amount), and you pay the rest (called the student contribution). To be eligible for a CSP for a Diploma, you must be one of the following:

  • an Australian citizen, who be resident in Australia for at least one unit of study contributing to their course of study
  • a New Zealand citizen, who will be resident in Australia for the duration of their unit(s) of study
  • a permanent visa holder, who will be resident in Australia for the duration of their unit(s) of study.

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Studying on campus has allowed me to experience the uni style of life whilst giving me a goal to work towards. I would say that studying at UOW College is not a disadvantage in any aspect, in fact it will only make university easier.DylanUOW College Graduate

* Guarantee is subject to meeting UOW entry requirements.