Human Biology Preclinical
|Indicative ATAR||70 Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.|
|Study method||Full-time or part-time|
|Intake||February or July|
|Duration||3 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
If you are seeking a career in allied health but are not yet ready to commit to a particular profession, this course is ideal for graduate-entry positions in clinical disciplines such as audiology, dentistry, nursing, medicine, occupational therapy, optometry, pharmacy, physiotherapy and speech pathology.
This course delivers integrated studies in human biology, emphasising applied human structure and function. It has a strong focus on anatomy and physiology studies. Your first year is interprofessional and taken with students from other health sciences degrees.
There is an emphasis on the development of communication and learning skills in an interprofessional environment. The second year is designed to give you in-depth knowledge in selected subject areas including anatomy and physiology, combined with extensive laboratory-based learning in high-quality facilities. In your third year, you can apply your learning to explore areas of current research in human biology and life sciences.
Throughout the course you will learn to evaluate scientific literature. You can also learn the skills required to become a competent communicator and to develop problem solving skills in a collaborative, interprofessional team.
High achieving students may complete an additional honours year enabling them to undertake their own significant research project.
Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students
Indicative TER (ATAR) Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.
STAT entry STAT entry - The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.
Written English and either MC Verbal or Quantitative
Mature age entry
Essential WACE courses
Desirable WACE coursesAt least Chemistry 3A/3B and Mathematics 3A/3B; and Human Biological Science 3A/3B or Biological Sciences 3A/3B
Fees for Australian and New Zealand students
What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)? -
A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the
student pays the remainder. The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.
All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place.
Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.
Fees are indicative first year only.
*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.
This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks - visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website
If you're not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.
- High-quality laboratory facilities.
- Encompasses a wide range of disciplines.
- Has a strong foundation for further studies in health.`
- Great starting place for students who are not ready to choose a particular profession.
- Ideal degree for graduate-entry programs in clinical disciplines such as audiology, dentistry, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, optometry, pharmacy, physiotherapy and speech pathology.