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Start Date
February

Duration
1.5 year(s) full-time

Program Code
IMHX

SATAC Code
4CM042 (Internal)

Study as
Full-time or part-time

Mode
On-campus

Fees
Fees will be available soon

Snapshot

Snapshot

Industry facts

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Healthcare and social assistance is a large and strongly growing industry. More than 1.5 million workers are employed, accounting for 13 per cent of Australia’s workforce1.

1ABS, Labour Force (trend and annual averages of original data); ABS, Education and Work; Department of Employment, Industry Employment Projections

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Healthcare and social assistance in Australia is projected to make the largest contribution to employment growth (increasing by 250,200) nationwide1.

1Australian Government Department of Employment 2017

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Healthcare and social assistance has been the primary provider of new jobs in the Australian labour market since the 1990s1.

1Australian Government Department of Employment 2017

What you'll learn

Study hours

For each course you study, you will need to allocate time for various classes such as lectures, tutorials, workshops, seminars and practicals. Plus you will need additional hours to study in your own time to complete assignments, readings and projects and contribute to online discussion forums. So as a general rule, if you are studying full-time you would need to allocate 12 – 26 hours of study when at university and 14 – 28 hours of independent study per week.

Global opportunities

Enrich your studies and your life – make overseas study part of your qualification. Australian and international students may have the option to do an exchange, short-term program or study tour overseas. We have links with universities worldwide. You can choose short-term or semester-long study from a range of universities and countries depending on your area of study and cultural interests.

Take a look at the global opportunities available.

Global opportunities

What courses you'll study

Structure

Course name Area and cat no. Units Reference  
LEVEL 1 Rule(s): 2
Critical Thinking and Reasoning in Health HLTH 5141 4.5
Level 1 Electives - 13.5 units chosen from the following:
Advanced Pharmacology for Podiatrists PHAR 5028 9 Rule(s): 5
Leadership and Management in Nursing and Health Contexts NURS 5150 9
Health Science Advanced Knowledge Project HLTH 5145 4.5
Sectional Anatomy BIOL 5004 4.5
Introductory Epidemiology HLTH 5131 4.5
Teaching and Learning Strategies for Health Professional Education HLTH 5183 4.5
Educational Assessment for Health Professionals HLTH 5181 4.5
Foundations of Learning and Teaching for Health Professionals HLTH 5182 9
LEVEL 2 Rule(s): 1,2,3
RESEARCH PATHWAY Rule(s): 4
Research for Advancing Nursing, Midwifery and Health Care NURS 5153 9
Qualitative Design for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Research NURS 5151 4.5
Quantitative Design for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Research NURS 5152 4.5
Health Ethics HLTH 5002 4.5
Health Science Minor Thesis - 1 HLTH 5191 9
Health Science Minor Thesis 2 HLTH 5186 9
PROJECT PATHWAY
Research for Advancing Nursing, Midwifery and Health Care NURS 5153 9
Students to choose 27 units from the following courses
Qualitative Design for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Research NURS 5151 4.5
Quantitative Design for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Research NURS 5152 4.5
Health Ethics HLTH 5002 4.5
Health Science Advanced Skill Project HLTH 5184 9
Health Science Advanced or Extended Practice Report HLTH 5147 4.5
Allied Health Evidence Based Theory and Practice REHB 5102 9

As the Program Director I have an interest in curriculum development, research and innovative teaching practices that provide opportunities for health professionals to pursue learning in their own areas of interest. 

AsPr Kerry Thoirs

Program Director

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AsPr Kerry Thoirs

Program Director

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Scholarships

Every year, over 2,500 UniSA students are supported in their studies through scholarships and grants worth millions of dollars. Check out the scholarships below. One of them may be perfect for you. Visit our scholarship search page for more.

Your campus

We have six campuses in metropolitan and regional areas, each with advanced facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments.

Adelaide - City East campus

City East boasts impressive facilities such as purpose-built facilities, health clinics and a fitness centre, open to students and the public. It’s right in the heart of the CBD and adjacent to bustling Rundle Street, with some of Adelaide’s best dining and shopping experiences. Explore City East >

Your study experience

Our campuses have fantastic facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, workshops, laboratories, tech zones, and areas that simulate real work environments. You’ll also find student gyms and campus sport activities to keep you active. We also offer flexible study options, with online resources available for accessing lecture recordings, virtual classrooms, library resources and learning support. 

Adelaide has a variety of accommodation options to suit different requirements and budgets. Options include dedicated student accommodation or private rentals. See our long-term accommodation pages for plenty of options. If you need somewhere to live, our new student accommodation by urbanest is on Bank Street in Adelaide’s lively cultural precinct, a perfect location for students. It is within easy reach of UniSA’s city and metropolitan campuses, Rundle Mall shopping, the Central Market, Chinatown, and the West End’s vibrant nightlife. It is also across the road from the Adelaide train station, and on bus and tram routes.

Student services

Student services

Our student support services can make your life at university easier. We provide a full range of support services including academic and personal counselling. You can also access a range of services through our students association, USASA. When you become a UniSA student you can contact Campus Central for help with anything related to your degree. They will help you with your enrolment, ID cards, fees, timetables and any other questions you might have.

24/7 digital environment

Our learnonline facilities include a personal learning environment with virtual classrooms, lecture recordings, emails, learning support, administration, library access and results. The environment is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can tailor your learning to your life. We are continually investing in innovative digital technologies for a high-quality student learning experience.

Student services

How to apply

Applying to study with us:

  • go to the top of this page and make note of the SATAC code, then click Apply
  • you will be redirected through to the SATAC website to continue your application

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