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What will I learn?

This course is for international students who want to pursue academic studies in health sciences.

Students will be given the opportunity to develop effective English language communication skills that are needed by health practitioners.

In particular, students will explore:

  • the language and terminology of health sciences
  • a variety of materials centred around health science content
  • communication with patients and their relatives
  • how to deal with issues in the health professions
  • critical thinking and problem solving.

Emphasis will be placed on working independently and as a team member, self-directed study, and building confidence. Students will also receive support and specific preparation for external English language proficiency tests and each student will receive a free IELTS test.

Further study

This course provides a pathway for international students to enter specified undergraduate degree courses within the Faculty of Health Sciences. Applicants should refer to Schedule 3 of the Admissions to Coursework Programs Policy for a list of those courses.

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health Sciences

CRICOS

073628D

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$18,944.00 (10,14,133) per year
Unit fee: AUD $2,368

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

14 February 2022

More details

Start date

28 February 2022

Venue

Melbourne Campus

115 Victoria Parade,

FITZROY,

Victoria,

3065, MELBOURNE, Australia

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$18,944.00 (10,14,133) per year
Unit fee: AUD $2,368

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

14 February 2022

More details

Start date

28 February 2022

Venue

Australian Catholic University - Brisbane Campus

1100 Nudgee Road,

BANYO,

Queensland,

4014, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must: have completed the equivalent of year 11 (completion of senior high school in countries where this is not considered equivalent to an Australian year 12) have a minimum English language proficiency level of IELTS 6.0, with no individual score less than 6.0, or equivalent.

For international students

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must:

have completed the equivalent of year 11 (completion of senior high school in countries where this is not considered equivalent to an Australian year 12)

have a minimum English language proficiency level of IELTS 6.0, with no individual score less than 6.0, or equivalent.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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