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Bachelor of Biomedical Science: Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing
Bachelor of Biomedical Science: Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing

Bachelor of Biomedical Science: Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing

  • ID:UWA610222
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
  • Intake:
  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$37,800.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$10,180.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$37,800.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$10,180.00
Estimated Total/program:
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

For entry to the bachelor commerce's degree programs at UWA (ATAR of 80 or equivalent), you are required to have completed a high school qualification in accordance with:

  • All-India Senior School Certificate (CBSE)
  • Canadian Matriculation (except Quebec)
  • Chinese Unified Examination (Malaysia)
  • French Baccalaureat
  • Gao Kao – China
  • GCE – A levels or Cambridge Advanced Level Examination
  • German Abitur
  • Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination
  • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education
  • Indian School Certificate (CISCE)
  • Irish Leaving Certificate
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Northern Consortium United Kingdom's International Foundation Year
  • Norwegian Vitnemal
  • STPM Examination (Malaysia)
  • South African National Senior Certificate
  • Swedish Slutbetyg
  • US College Board AP Examinations
  • US College Board SAT and ACT
  • Other programs or qualifications can be considered on an individual basis

English requirements

Advanced Placement English (USA)

A grade of 3 or higher in AP English Language and Composition or AP English Literature and Composition

All India Examination (CBSE) and Indian School Certificate (CISCE)

English language components with a minimum grade B2 (CBSE) or 60% (CISCE)

Australian Education Management Group (AEMG) DEP EAP2

Minimum overall score of 70% and no section score of less than 65%

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)

Results are valid for two years only
Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

Results are valid for two years only.
Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170

Canadian Pre-University (CPU)

Minimum score 65% in English subject ENG4C
Minimum score 50% in English subject ENG4U

Danish Studentereksamen

Level B English: a minimum grade of 10 or above
Level A English: a minimum grade of 02 or above (since 2007). Pre-2007: a minimum grade of 6 or above

Finnish Upper Secondary School Diploma (Lukionpaastotodistus)

Grade 8 or above in English A or English (Advanced)
Pass in the Matriculation examination (Ylioppilastutkinto) in English (Advanced)

GCE A-level

Minimum grade E in English Language, English Literature or English Language and Literature.
Must be endorsed by CIE, OCR, Edexcel, AQA or other UK authority (independent and school-assessed A-levels are not sufficient).

GCE AS-level (General Paper)

Minimum grade C awarded by CIE

GCE A-level (Singapore-Cambridge)

Minimum grade E in Knowledge & Inquiry
Minimum grade C in General Paper

GCE O-level (GCSE and IGCSE)

Minimum grade C / C6 in English, English Language, English (First Language) or English Literature.
Minimum grade A in IGCSE English as a Second Language, with grade 1(One) in Oral/Aural Communication.

Must be endorsed by CIE, OCR, Edexcel, AQA or other UK authority (independent and school-assessed O-levels are not sufficient).

German Abitur

Minimum grade 3 in German Abitur, in conjunction with a minimum grade B in DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Certificate of Language Proficiency test

Hong Kong A-level Examination (HKALE)

 Minimum grade C in 'Literature in English'

 Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

 Core English Language - minimum Level 4 or
Literature in English (elective) - minimum Level 3

IELTS (Academic)

Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (must include Academic Reading and Writing modules) for all courses.

International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)

English A1 at HL or SL - Minimum score 4
English A2 at HL or SL - Minimum score 4
English B at HL - Minimum score 5

 New Zealand - Bursary

English - Minimum score 50

New Zealand - NCEA

Level 2: 8 credit points with at least 'Achievement with Merit' in at least 4 of reading and writing Achievement Standards, of which 3 must be externally assessed, excluding AS90379 and AS90374

Netherlands VWO High School Certificate (Voorbereidend Wetenschappellijk Onderwijs)

 Minimum grade 8 in the English component

Norwegian Vitnemål

Minimum grade 4 in the English component

 PTE (Academic)

An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 59 in the speaking and writing sections, and no less than 54 in the listening and reading sections.

Swedish Slutbetyg

Minimum grade VG / Cin the English paper


Essay Rating / Test of Written English (TWE) of 4.5 and either 230 (Computer-based) or 570 (Paper-based) score

Next Generation TOEFL

Internet-based Test (iBT): An overall score of 82 with a minimum score of: 22 in the Writing section; 18 in the Reading section; 20 in the Speaking section; and 20 in the Listening section for all courses.

Overseas secondary studies taught and examined in English

Secondary teaching and examination in English is acceptable if deemed equivalent to Australian matriculation (Year 12) with a pass in the final year English paper, completed within two years of application.

Degree studies taught and examined in English outside Australia


At least one successful year of full-time or equivalent degree studies, undertaken in Canada (excluding Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or the United States of America completed within the past two years; or at least two years of successful full-time or equivalent degree level studies undertaken and examined in English at a tertiary institution outside Australia, and assessed by UWA to be equivalent to Australian degree studies, as set out in Schedule A (Appendix 2).

UWA Centre for English Language Teaching (CELT) English Language Pathways

  • Completion of the Academic English & Study Skills Bridging Course (Bridging Course) Module 2 with a minimum score of 70%

Other requirements

  • Maths prerequisite

Prerequisite subjects: Mathematics Applications ATAR or a Mathematics unit may be required as part of your degree.

Course Information

You will acquire an understanding of particular health problems and their impacts and knowledge of the strategies, policies and practices that have been implemented to improve health and wellbeing with a particular focus on Aboriginal community-led initiatives. The major also features practical experience in Aboriginal health settings.

Students who take this major as their primary major will also gain a strong fundamental knowledge of human biology. This knowledge will assist students in evaluating the biological evidence about disease mechanisms.

Students will be encouraged to integrate this biological knowledge with their understanding of Aboriginal ways of understanding health and disease in formulating effective strategies required to address health issues.

The major is offered in the Bachelor of Science program given its strong health focus. The Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing major, offered from within the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, emphasises an evidence-based approach to decision making, policy development and practice. This emphasis, in combination with a strong grounding in Aboriginal knowledge and understandings, provides a unique opportunity for students undertaking the major to develop an understanding of equity and translation of evidence into policy and practice that reflects the way forward in Closing the Gap in Aboriginal health.

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Pre Courses

The UWA Foundation Program is the most effective path to a place at UWA for international students. Successful completion of the program guarantees entry to an undergraduate degree, subject to any quotas or prerequisites.

The program is conducted exclusively by Taylors College Perth at UWA's Claremont campus and is available in four formats with multiple intake dates.

Advanced Program

For students who have achieved superior grades in English and relevant subjects

30-week program beginning in April and October

Standard Program

For students who have achieved at least average grades in English and relevant subjects

40-week program beginning in January and July

Extended Program

For students who do not qualify for the Standard Program, or who want to develop a more solid foundation in key subjects such as mathematics or the sciences

60-week program beginning in January and July

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Pathway Courses

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • Health Diagnostic and Promotion Professional
  • Health Promotion Officer
  • Health and Welfare Services Manager

Ability to settle

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