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The University of Queensland Level 5, Centre for Clinical Research (Building 71/918) Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital Herston Qld 4029 AUSTRALIA Phone +61 7 3365 5342 Fax +61 7 3365 5533 Email healthsciences@uq.edu.au Internet www.uq.edu.au/health

UQ Admissions

JD Story Building The University of Queensland Brisbane Qld 4072 AUSTRALIA Phone +61 7 3365 2203 Fax +61 7 3365 2061 Email AdmissionsEnquiries@admin.uq.edu.au Internet www.uq.edu.au/study

UQ International Admissions JD Story Building The University of Queensland Brisbane Qld 4072 AUSTRALIA

Phone +61 7 3365 7941/ 1800 671 980 Fax +61 7 3365 1794 Email study@uq.edu.au Internet www.uq.edu.au/international

QTAC

PO Box 1331 Level 2, 33 Park Road, Milton Brisbane Qld 4064 AUSTRALIA Phone +61 7 3858 1222/ 1300 467 822 Fax +61 7 3367 1164 Email qtac@qtac.edu.au Internet www.qtac.edu.au

Undergraduate Scholarships and Prizes Office

Phone +61 7 3365 7113 Fax +61 7 3346 0688 Email ugscholarships@uq.edu.au Internet www.uq.edu.au/study/scholarships

Disability Unit

Student Services Building 21D The University of Queensland Brisbane Qld 4072 AUSTRALIA Phone +61 7 3365 1704 Fax +61 7 3365 1702 Email ss@uq.edu.au Internet www.uq.edu.au/student-services/ accessibility If you have a disability, please contact a Disability Advisor in Student Services at the start of semester to learn about the services and alternative academic arrangements available to you as a UQ student.

UQ publications

UQ Admissions holds several publications that can help you find out more about UQ degrees, campuses, student services, admissions procedures and fees: – – – –

UQ Guide: Australian Undergraduate Students UQ Guide: International Undergraduate Students UQ Guide: Australian Postgraduate Students UQ Guide: International Postgraduate Students.

Campus tours

If you would like to experience UQ through a hosted campus tour, please contact the UQ School Liaison team (details below). Campus tours of UQ Ipswich and UQ Gatton are available all year round. UQ St Lucia tours are provided only during the Queensland school holidays, but you can request a self-guided discovery tour map if you wish to explore the campus yourself at any other time. Phone +61 7 3346 9649 Email school.liaison@uq.edu.au Internet www.uq.edu.au/schools In the event of any conflict arising from information contained in this publication, the material approved by The University of Queensland Senate shall prevail.

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Semester 1, 2014 Classes commence Monday, March 3, 2014

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vibrant Campuses Life beyond the classroom is a big part of university life, and UQ is a great place to meet new people and access a wide range of sporting, social and cultural activities. You will enjoy the sense of community that pervades UQ’s cosmopolitan campuses at St Lucia, Ipswich, Gatton and Herston. The campuses are renowned as being among the most beautiful and well-equipped in Australia.

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CONTENTS Feature – Five Minutes with Shawn Irwin 2 Why Choose Health

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Admission Information

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Terminology Explained

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Academic DEGREES Bachelor of Dental Science

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Bachelor of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences

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Dual Degree: Bachelors of Exercise & Sport Sciences / Business Management

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Bachelor of Health Sciences

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Bachelor of Health Sciences Major: Health Promotion

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Bachelor of Health Sciences Major: Public Health

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Bachelor of Health Sciences Major: Nutrition

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Bachelor of Health, Sport & Physical Education

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Bachelor of Medicine / Surgery

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Bachelor of Midwifery

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Bachelor of Nursing

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Dual Degree: Bachelors of Nursing / Midwifery

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Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

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Bachelor of Oral Health

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Bachelor of Paramedic Science

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Bachelor of Pharmacy

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Bachelor of Physiotherapy

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Bachelor of Speech Pathology

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Postgraduate Coursework Degrees

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Postgraduate Research Higher Degree Programs

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International Students

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Overseas Opportunities

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Concurrent Diplomas

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Money Matters

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Quick Reference Career Guide

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FIVE Minutes with Shawn Irwin Bachelor of Pharmacy and Pharmacy Intern Training Program graduate

What was your main motivation to study a Bachelor of Pharmacy?

My main motivation for choosing to study a Bachelor of Pharmacy was that I wanted to help people any way I could. By satisfying my keen interest in science, in particular chemistry and how it relates to the human body, pharmacy was the logical choice. Not only did studying pharmacy give me the opportunity to help people directly in the community but it also empowers me to be a vital member of the multidisciplinary healthcare team.

Why did you choose UQ to complete your degree?

I chose UQ for my pharmacy degree because of its reputation for being one of the best pharmacy schools in Australia and knowing that I would be taught by people who are the forefront of the evolving healthcare system and leaders in their respective fields. I chose to continue with UQ for my Intern Training Program because I had learnt and gained so much from the amazing teaching staff during my time as an undergraduate. I could not think of a better program to help me get the most out of my internship and to help me become the best pharmacist I can be.

What pathway did you follow to where you are now?

I decided I wanted to pursue a career in pharmacy after a work experience placement late in high school in my rural home town. I wasn’t able to gain direct entry into the pharmacy degree from high school however after a gap year, I decided to complete a year of a Bachelor of Science at UQ and then upgraded into the Bachelor of Pharmacy. Each experience was extremely valuable and was a key part in getting me to where I am now.

What did you most enjoy about studying a Bachelor of Pharmacy at UQ?

One of the highlights of studying pharmacy at UQ was being taught at the amazing facilities at PACE (The Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence). Being taught at PACE provides an opportunity to expand your learning and overall career opportunities in a way that is not available at many other institutions. Another highlight would have to be the range of options available for clinical placements. You have access to over 500 community, hospital and industrial sites within Australia and overseas which allows you to discover which path you wish to follow for your future career. One non-academic reason I really enjoyed studying pharmacy at UQ was for the closeknit cohorts that develop throughout the four years of study. It’s a great opportunity to meet like-minded people who share similar interests and goals and as a result I have many lifelong friends.

Would you recommend UQ to Year 12 students considering doing a Bachelor of Pharmacy?

I would recommend UQ Pharmacy to others simply for the fact that you have access to some of the best teachers and clinicians in the pharmacy industry. Their knowledge and skills are amplified by the state-of-the art facilities which create an amazing all-in-one place to learn. The knowledge and skills I have developed as a part of this program will hold me in great stead wherever my career takes me in the future.

Where do you work now and where do you hope to be in 10 years time?

After completing my internship in a regional hospital, I have obtained a permanent position as a clinical pharmacist in the same regional hospital. I hope to use this opportunity to further develop my skills and knowledge to become an essential part of the multidisciplinary healthcare team and to improve poor health outcomes in these rural/regional areas. The experience of being a health professional in a regional area will only help me to improve and grow as a person and will provide me with a good foundation for the rest of my career. In the future I wish to pursue further studies and to specialise in the field of infectious diseases for which I have a keen interest. For more information about how you can become a Pharmacist see page 36.

8:30am – 12pm Medication history taking and reconciliation for new patients to the ward, review of medication charts for all other patients and general enquiries from medical staff, discharge planning for patients leaving that day which includes liaising with doctors, nurses and allied health staff. 12pm – 1pm Lunch. 1pm – 3pm Outpatient, Inpatient and Discharge medication dispensing. 3pm – 5pm Dosing patients that are part of Opioid replacement program and further dispensing if required. 5pm – 6pm Workout at the staff gym or playing in a social touch football competition. 6pm – 7pm Dinner and a social outing of trivia.

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“I knew studying at UQ would help prepare me practically for my career.” Joshua Morrison Nursing graduate

UQ has been placed among the top 50 universities in the World University Rankings for seven years in a row. With a well-recognised reputation for excellence in Australia and around the world, UQ’s health graduates play a key role in achieving this world-class recognition. Here are some other reasons to study Health@UQ.

Top Career Prospects

Job prospects have never been better, due to a national and international shortage of health professionals. Our graduates enjoy an employment rate of close to 100 percent. With a UQ health degree, you’ll be highly regarded by employers.

Learn From The Best

Our award-winning teachers continuously develop innovative, outcome-driven methods that best prepare the next generation of health professionals. At UQ: • many of our health educators are leading practitioners who choose to combine teaching with professional practice and important research • our health educators have received prestigious national teaching awards for each of the last five years, contributing to UQ’s title as the most awarded university in Australia for teaching • many of our researchers have made internationally recognised discoveries in their field • many of our leading researchers also teach students, who benefit from learning in this cutting edge environment • our researchers are working across all major fields of health.

Learn With The Best

At UQ, you’ll study alongside Queensland’s top students and other high achieving students from around Australia and the world. Many UQ graduates become leaders in their field.

To Be The Best

All undergraduate health students undertake clinical (working with patients) or industry placements in a wide variety of health care organisations. These include major hospitals and private practices throughout Queensland and partner organisations internationally. At UQ, health students: • learn evidence-based health practice • experience a problem-based learning approach, applying their knowledge to real-life health scenarios • benefit from a close, long-term relationship with major private and public health care facilities, where they gain extensive clinical experience • may also gain clinical experience in the University’s own primary care centres and professionally supervised and equipped therapy clinics.

Teamwork Preparation

Health@UQ offers the widest range of health study areas of any Australian university, featuring more than a dozen disciplines. This variety has enabled Health@UQ to become a leader in interprofessional education, which prepares graduates to work effectively with other health professionals.

At UQ: • an Australian-first initiative involves students from different health disciplines participate in teamwork projects as part of their studies • Year 1 health students are introduced to teamwork by participating in Teamwork in Action activities • Final year health students have the opportunity to compete in the HealthFusion Healthcare Team Challenge, which was developed at UQ and has since become a national event.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities in health continue to evolve, ensuring a constant demand for graduates. Excellent employment opportunities are available in the public and private sectors including in: • audiology • biotechnology • community pharmacy • consultation • dental and oral health • drug development and research • education • exercise/sports science • health promotion • health research • health service management • indigenous health • international aid • nutrition and dietetics • health and welfare • government and community health • paramedics • public health • primary care • psychiatry • rehabilitation • sports development or coaching.

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admission info

admission information Admission requirements

To gain admission to undergraduate programs, you must satisfy prerequisites and have a sufficient entry score (OP/IB/Rank). But there are alternative pathways for entry if you do not meet the requirements, and you can upgrade your score. See Alternative entry or Improving an entry score (upgrading) in the next column.

Prerequisites

Subject prerequisites are the Queensland Year 12 subjects required for individual programs. You may also gain admission to programs with subject equivalents from interstate or overseas schooling, external senior studies, or tertiary studies. Some programs have additional prerequisites, e.g. the Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test (UMAT).

UQ OP Guarantee

If you achieve an OP 1-5 (or IB/rank equivalent), you are guaranteed entry into your highest eligible preference for the majority of UQ’s undergraduate programs, regardless of program cut-offs. For more information and to check if your program is covered by the guarantee, visit: http://www.uq.edu.au/study/futurestudents.html

Entry scores

Entry scores include Overall Positions (OP) and Ranks. Eligible applicants are selected for admission to a program in order of merit based on entry scores. Those with the highest entry score are selected first, and so on until the program quota is filled. The minimum OP or rank required for entry varies from year to year and is determined once applications have been processed and places allocated. While it is difficult to predict exactly what OP or rank will be needed for entry to a program, the previous year’s cut-off points can be used as a guide. Current Queensland Year 12 students receive an OP on the basis of their overall achievement at school in comparison with other students. OPs are determined by the Queensland Studies Authority and range from 1 to 25, with 1 being the highest. All other applicants are allocated a rank on a scale of 1-99.9, with 99.9 being the highest. This common ranking scale allows many different types of qualifications to be compared, such as: • interstate Year 12 students are allocated a Nationally Agreed Common Index, the Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR), which is used to calculate a rank • Australian students who complete the International Baccalaureate (IB) are allocated a Nationally Agreed Common Index – referred to as the Combined Rank by QTAC – which is used to calculate a rank

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• non-school-leavers (including previous Queensland Year 12 students who qualified for an OP) and OP-ineligible Year 12 school-leavers are allocated a rank when they apply for tertiary education through QTAC based on previous secondary, tertiary, bridging and preparatory studies, and/or work experience. English language requirements If you are from a non-English-speaking background, you must provide evidence of English proficiency. This may be achieved through a pass in Queensland Year 12 English (or interstate equivalent) or by other means, as outlined in the Entry Options booklet available from UQ Admissions. Alternative entry If you did not complete Year 12, did not achieve a high enough entry score for your preferred program, or are a matureaged applicant, there are alternative entry pathways to UQ. Contact UQ Admissions for advice. Improving an entry score (upgrading) If you are not successful in gaining a place in your preferred program and want to improve your entry score or meet program prerequisites, you can accept an offer in a less competitive program with fewer prerequisites and try to improve your entry score. This process is called upgrading. We recommend that you complete the equivalent of one full-time year of bachelor degree study to upgrade to higher demand programs (such as dentistry or veterinary science) as the entry ranks allocated to attempts that total less than one full-time year are capped. Depending on your academic performance, your new entry rank could be higher than your previous rank. For more information on how to improve your entry score, contact UQ Admissions. Special entry programs If you are of Australian Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander descent, or have suffered financial hardship or severe disadvantage beyond your control that has affected previously satisfactory results, you may be eligible for special entry to UQ. Contact UQ Admissions for more information. UQ’s Bonus Rank Scheme gives current Year 12 high school students bonus points towards their entry score for completing certain approved subjects or courses. Contact UQ Admissions for more information. Programs for high-school students UQ’s Enhanced Studies Program (ESP) is the perfect opportunity to try a tertiary-level course before you start university. While still in Year 12, you can complete a university course, attend lectures and tutorials, and access UQ facilities. Once you pass the

course, you may get credit towards a UQ program and can also boost your university entry rank through the Bonus Rank Scheme: see www.uq.edu.au/esp The Young Scholars Program is another opportunity to discover, learn and engage with UQ’s academic community and likeminded students from across Queensland. See www.uq.edu.au/youngscholars.

How to apply

You can apply for admission to undergraduate programs at UQ through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC). Check the QTAC Guide for details on how to apply and what entry requirements you need. Free copies are given to all current Queensland Year 12 students and some interstate schools. You can also buy a copy from newsagents or through QTAC. For 2014 programs, the deadline for on-time applications is 27 September 2013. Contact QTAC for more information. Current Year 12 students • lodge an application online via QTAC’s Twelve-to-Tertiary (TTT) web application service at www.qtac.edu.au International students studying Year 12 in Australia • visit www.uq.edu.au/internationalstudents/year-12-international-students for more information on application procedures and entry requirements Other prospective students • lodge an online application using QTAC’s Apply-by-Web service at www.qtac.edu.au

Enrolment

Once you have been offered a place in a UQ program, you can formally accept the offer by lodging a response with QTAC. You can then enrol at UQ by using the UQ link from QTAC’s Current Applicant online service. The UQ enrolment website at www.uq.edu.au/startingatuq/ provides information about the enrolment process to help you get started. QTAC www.qtac.edu.au Phone 1300 GO QTAC (1300 467 822) UQ Admissions www.uq.edu.au/study/admissions Email AdmissionsEnquiries@admin.uq.edu.au Phone (07) 3365 2203 International Admissions Section www.uq.edu.au/international Queensland Year 12 students Phone (07) 3346 7376 Interstate Year 12 students Phone 1800 671 980 Overseas students Phone +61 3 8676 7004


TERMINOLOGY EXPLAINED Bachelor degree

A qualification awarded for the first level of study undertaken at university, generally requiring three to five years of study.

Course (formerly known as subject) A component of study within a program, similar to a subject at school. Full-time students usually study four courses per semester.

CRICOS Code

The Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) Code indicates a registered program offered to international students studying in Australia on student visas.

Dual degree

A combination of two UQ degree programs undertaken at the same time (sometimes called dual, parallel, combined, or double degrees).

Elective

A course that you can choose to study from a set of options. Some UQ programs allow electives from outside your main area of study, or from other programs.

Entry scores

Undergraduate students are given an entry score based on high-school studies or other post-secondary studies: OP for Queensland Year 12s, Interstate Transfer Index (ITI) for Year 12s from other Australian states, and Rank for all others. Once you complete the equivalent of one full-time year of tertiary study (Bachelor level or higher), your OP or ranking is converted to a rank based on Grade Point Average (GPA).

Faculty

A major organisational unit within UQ, with responsibility for academic programs, e.g. Faculty of Arts. Faculties may have a number of sub-faculty academic units

called Schools, e.g. School of ... The head of a faculty is called an Executive Dean.

Grade Point Average (GPA)

The average grade of your results, weighted by the unit value of each course. GPA is determined on a semester basis and ranges from 1 (lowest) to 7 (highest).

Honours

Some undergraduate programs require an additional year of advanced or more specialised study for students to be awarded an honours degree. Other programs calculate honours based on overall performance in specific years of the program.

International student

A student who is not an Australian citizen or permanent resident, nor a New Zealand citizen, and is enrolled or proposes to enrol at an institution in Australia. Temporary residents of Australia are classified as international students.

Major

An area of specialised study within a program of at least #12 units, e.g, Chemistry in Science, which may be a formal requirement. Extended majors and dual majors are when the specialised study comprises a higher proportion of the degree.

Minor

A small group of courses in a discipline. A minor is worth approximately half the value of a major.

Overall Position (OP)

Overall Positions, or OPs, provide a Statewide rank order of students from 1-25 (1 highest), based on achievement in Authority subjects studied for the Queensland Senior Certificate. Your OP shows how well you have performed in your senior studies when compared with the performances of all other OP-eligible students in Queensland.

Placements A course requiring you to undertake a period of practical, work-related experience, usually at an organisation external to the University, designed to enable you to practise the skills of the profession in a real-life setting.

Postgraduate programs Programs studied after graduating from undergraduate degrees which include graduate certificates and diplomas, masters, and doctorates.

Program (formerly known as course) A sequence of study involving enrolment, study and graduation, normally awarded with a qualification such as a bachelor degree, graduate diploma, or certificate.

Program code A unique identifying number assigned by the University to a program.

QTAC Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC), the central admissions body for most Queensland undergraduate programs; see www.qtac.edu.au.

Semester The University teaching year is divided into three semesters: Semester 1, Semester 2, and Summer Semester. Most programs only require you to be enrolled in Semesters 1 and 2 each year.

Study Abroad (Exchange to UQ) A program where students enrolled at an overseas university study at UQ for one or two semesters as part of their home university degrees.

Undergraduate programs Usually refers to first-time university programs including diplomas and bachelors degrees.

Unit The value of a course (#). Most courses at UQ are worth two units but some are higher.

UQ Abroad (Exchange from UQ) A program where students enrolled at UQ may be eligible to study in another country under UQ’s student exchange program. UQ Terminology www.uq.edu.au/study/terminology.html

UQ students Purity Chelangat Goj (front, from Kenya) and Hong Yu Emmanuel Chan (right, from Singapore) outside the Great Court, UQ St Lucia

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Bachelor of

DENTAL SCIENCE Duration 5 years full-time

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Location Herston/St Lucia Years 1-4 Queensland Health Dental Clinics Year 5

Delivery mode Internal

Entry requirements Year 12 (or equivalent) English (4, SA) and Chemistry (4, SA) (Biological Science also recommended)#. Domestic applicants must undertake UMAT. International applicants must undertake ISAT 2013 entry score OP 1* / Rank 99*/ ATAR 99.05*

Why study Dentistry at UQ?

• You will graduate job-ready due to extended clinical placements • Be in demand from employers with this well-respected degree • Gain exposure to an exceptional range of advanced technologies and leadingedge dentistry research • Australia’s only dental school with staff awarded nationally for teaching excellence • Your degree is Australia’s leading dentistry program for graduate career satisfaction (Graduates Survey – Graduate Careers Council of Australia) • You will have the opportunity to develop research skills as a basis for a future research and teaching career through the concurrent BDSc/MPhil degree.

What you will study

The Bachelor of Dental Science degree provides you with the knowledge, skills and attitudes you require to become a competent dentistry practitioner. These include the application of scientific principles for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of oral diseases and abnormalities. You will undertake oral health courses in your first year which includes an introduction to clinical practice. The remaining four years of the degree involve three years of applied

Honours Available as part of the standard degree based on grade point average (GPA) International availability Yes (CRICOS 001946G) # Prerequisites are expressed in terms of Queensland Year 12 subjects. *Due to highly competitive entry, not all applicants on this OP/Rank/ATAR were offered a place. UMAT and ISAT test scores were used as a secondary selector. The lowest UMAT scaled score aggregate offered was 180:56.

dental science (28 weeks of class contact each year) and one year of external clinical practice (34 weeks). Clinical work commences in second year and is broadened in your third and fourth years. You will be assigned patients for which you are responsible for their dental care. Your clinical work in areas such as general practice dentistry, orthodontics, paediatric dentistry, periodontics and prosthodontics are undertaken at the Dental School. You will gain experience in the areas of oral medicine and oral and maxillofacial surgery in Brisbane teaching hospitals. Your final year of study provides you with a variety of external clinical experience. You will be rotated through State Government health clinics and the Aboriginal Medical Service, in Queensland and interstate. After completing the first three years of your degree, you may apply for entry to the concurrent BDSc/MPhil degree for entry at the end of Year 4.

What you need to get in

Admission is directly into Year 1 and is open to you as a school-leaver or if you have completed one year or more of tertiary studies. Please note that as a domestic applicant (including New Zealand citizens) you must also sit the Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test (UMAT). You must register for this test by early April the year prior to commencing study (http://umat.acer.edu.au/).

What else you need to know

Where this can take you

As a qualified dentist, you will have the choice of various employment fields: • Private practice Once you are registered with the Dental Board of Australia, you can enter private practice on your own behalf. Alternatively, you may work as an assistant with an established practitioner or join a partnership. • Public sector There are salaried positions available in government, community-based and school–based dental clinics across Australia. • Defence forces As a graduate you may enter the Navy, Army or Air Force as a dental officer on short service or a permanent basis.

Who will recognise your qualifications

For dental practice in Australia: The Dental Board of Australia For dental practice in New Zealand: The Dental Council of New Zealand, under the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Arrangement For dental practice in Canada: Graduates of the UQ BDSc are recognized by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada. They then undertake the National Dental Examining Board of Canada examinations to gain certification as a general dentist to work in Canada. UQ BDSc graduates, once registered with the Dental Board of Australia, are also eligible for membership of the Australian Dental Association.

In accordance with Dental Board of Australia policy, this degree is not suitable for applicants who are carriers of bloodborne transmissible viruses (e.g. Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV). For further information, contact the School of Dentistry.

From 2014 Dentistry students will study at UQ’s Oral Health Centre (OHC), Australia’s largest and most advanced oral health facility. The OHC will provide UQ Dentistry and Oral Health students with a world class learning environment and access to cutting edge technology. Located close to the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital, the OHC will provide a collaborative environment for students and professionals to work together to improve patient care.

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QTAC code 712002


Your postgraduate study options

The UQ School of Dentistry offers a unique combined BDSc/MPhil stream allowing you to graduate after 6 years with the MPhil research masters degree as well as the BDSc. It is the only dental school in the southern hemisphere to offer this combined stream of study. The MPhil research degree provides a springboard into future career paths in research, academe, and specialist training. The Doctor of Clinical Dentistry degree provides a recognised pathway for specialist training. Research higher degrees (MPhil and PhD) in your area of interest are also available. For more postgraduate information, see page 42.

Are you an international student?

This degree requires you to have a higher level of English language proficiency than the UQ minimum. The IELTS requirements are an overall score of at least 7.0, with a score of 7.0 in reading, writing, speaking and listening. TOEFL test results are not accepted. Please note that as an international applicant, you must also sit the International Student Admissions Test (ISAT). You must register for this test at http://isat.acer.edu.au. You are required as an international student to undertake this degree on campus at UQ on a full-time basis. See page 46 for more information.

UNDERGRADUATE

Be in demand from employers with this well-respected degree.

Study Plan Year 1

Year 4

Cells to Organisms Chemistry for the Health Professions Foundations of Dental Practice Foundations of Oral Rehabilitation Biomedical Foundations of Oral Health I Oral Biosciences I Introduction to Clinical Practice I Oral Biosciences II

Dental Practice III Oral Rehabilitation III Dentistry for Children II Personal & Professional Development II Oral Diagnostic Sciences II Oral Surgical Sciences II Periodontics & Dental Implantology

Year 5 Year 2 Dental Practice I Oral Rehabilitation I Advanced Biomedical Sciences for Dentistry Advanced Oral Biosciences

General Dental Practice in the Community Personal & Professional Development III

Year 3 Dental Practice II Oral Rehabilitation II Dentistry for Children I Personal & Professional Development I Oral Diagnostic Sciences I Oral Surgical Sciences I Periodontology

Important information

Students must also complete post-admission requirements prior to clinical placement – see www.uq.edu.au/health/admissionreqs

More information

The range of undergraduate health courses are available on www.uq.edu.au/health/careers For further information on Dental Science at UQ: www.dentistry.uq.edu.au Email dentistry@uq.edu.au Phone +61 7 3365 8022 www.facebook.com/UQhealth

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Bachelor of

EXERCISE & NUTRITION SCIENCES Duration 3 years full-time. Part-time equivalent available to domestic students Location St Lucia Entry requirements Year 12 (or equivalent) English (4, SA), plus one of Biological Science, Chemistry or Physics (4, SA)# 2013 entry score OP 7 / Rank 87 / ATAR 87.15 OP 1-5 guaranteed entry

QTAC code 720102 QTAC code for provisional entry to the Master of Dietetics Studies 729602 (2013 entry score OP 2 / Rank 97 / ATAR 97.10) Delivery mode Internal Honours Available as an extra year of study International availability Yes (CRICOS 073759D; Honours CRICOS 073760M) #Prerequisites are expressed in terms of Queensland Year 12 subjects.

Why study Exercise & Nutrition Sciences at UQ?

• Allows you the flexibility to study a variety of areas and tailor your degree to suit your interests and career aspirations • Provides you with a pathway to clinical (patient-focused) and non-clinical health careers • You have access to the latest developments, research and practices in exercise and nutrition • Benefit from industry experienced, award winning teachers who have close industry associations and networks • Increase your potential for a career abroad with international recognition.

What you will study

The Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences focuses on developing a broad understanding of the human body and explores everything from jogging, to lowcarbohydrate diets, human movement and athletic performance right through to the science of food. In your first year, theoretical and practical studies in applied sciences are combined with human movement studies. From the second year onwards you can tailor your studies towards particular careers. This degree can equip you with the foundations to undertake a clinical program such as dietetics, physiotherapy or exercise

physiology. Your study will cover a wide range of areas including human movement sciences (e.g. exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor control), nutrition sciences (e.g. metabolism, food science), preventative health (e.g. community and public health nutrition, physical activity and health) and applied sciences (e.g. biophysics, chemistry, anatomy).

Where this can take you

With further study, this degree can provide you the pathway to a wide range of clinical and non-clinical careers. Clinical careers include: • dietitian or nutritionist • exercise physiologist • physiotherapist • exercise or sport scientist • medical practitioner • speech pathologist • audiologist • occupational therapist. Non-clinical careers include: • sport scientist • health and physical education teacher • sports coach • health promotion officer or community health officer • sport and recreation manager • public health manager or researcher.

Your postgraduate study options

The Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences is an excellent option if you want to keep your career options open or don’t gain entry into your preferred clinical degree. By pursuing further study, you may pursue a career as a specialist in dietetics, physiotherapy, clinical exercise physiology or sport science. See below for full list of postgraduate study options.

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Postgraduate options include coursework degrees in: • dietetics • physiotherapy • clinical exercise physiology • teaching • occupational therapy • public health • sports coaching • audiology • speech pathology • graduate entry medicine/surgery. For more postgraduate information, see page 42. Research degrees (MPhil and PhD) in your area of interest. For more postgraduate information see page 44.

Are you an international student?

Standard University of Queensland English language proficiency requirements apply for this degree. International students must undertake this degree on campus at UQ on a full-time basis. See page 46 for more information.

Provisional Entry to the Master of Dietetics Studies

Become a fully accredited Dietetian in 4.5 years with a Bachelor of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences/Master of Dietetics Studies. Provisional entry for domestic applicants entails a guaranteed offer of a place in the Master of Dietetics Studies at UQ upon completion of the Bachelor of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences degree. For entry to the Masters of Dietetics Studies, an annual Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 in the undergraduate component must be achieved, as well as completion of prerequisite courses.

QTAC code 720102 / 729602


Study Plan

More information

Year 1

Year 2 and 3

Cells to Organisms Biophysical Foundations of Human Movement Introduction to Psychology: Developmental, Social and Clinical Psychology Chemistry – Structures and Reactions or Introductory Chemistry Energetics & Reactivity Anatomical Basis of Human Movement Physiology for Human Movement Studies Basic Mathematics or elective course

Choice of courses which may be determined by chosen degree plan*. Courses include (but are not limited to): Biomechanics Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Physical Activity & Health Nutrition Science Advanced Nutrition Sciences Exercise Physiology Endocrinology and Metabolism Understanding Population Nutrition Nutrition & Exercise Food Science Community & Public Health Nutrition Motor Control Neuromechanics Developing the Elite Athlete Psychology of Sport and Exercise

The range of undergraduate health courses are available on www.uq.edu.au/health/careers For further information on Exercise and Nutrition Sciences at UQ: www.hms.uq.edu.au Email student.enquiries@hms.uq.edu.au Phone + 61 7 3365 6240 www.facebook.com/UQhealth

*Indicative plan – above courses may vary slightly depending on the degree plan you choose. Suggested degree plans are available to students looking to undertake further studies in a specific postgraduate area (i.e. Dietetics, Physiotherapy).

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UNDERGRADUATE

We offer you the flexibility to tailor this degree to suit your career aspirations.


Bachelor of

EXERCISE & SPORT SCIENCES Duration 4 years full-time. Part-time equivalent available to domestic students Location St Lucia Entry requirements Year 12 (or equivalent) English (4, SA), and one of Biological Science, Chemistry or Physics (4, SA)# 2013 entry score OP 6 / Rank 90 / ATAR 90.20 OP 1-5 guaranteed entry

QTAC code 729302 (Entry to the Clinical Exercise Physiology major is on the basis of GPA at the end of Year 1. Limited places are available) Delivery mode Internal Honours Available as a modified program of study in Years 3 and 4 International availability Yes (CRICOS 068263D) #Prerequisites are expressed in terms of Queensland Year 12 subjects.

Why study Exercise & Sport Sciences at UQ?

• You will be attending the leading Exercise and Sport Science program in Australia • You will be eligible for professional accreditation with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA)** • High quality practicum placements ensure you graduate confident and job-ready • Gain practical experience with the latest industry equipment in our biomechanics, motor control, exercise physiology and strength and conditioning laboratories • Access to UQ’s Olympic standard recreational & sporting facilities.

What you will study

This degree explores the complex nature of human movement. This includes how the human body reacts to fitness and exercise regimens, performs at all levels of sport participation, engages in recreational activities, as well as other acute and chronic physical activity pursuits. Your study covers a diverse range of courses including anatomy, biomechanics, motor control, exercise physiology, exercise and sport psychology, physical activity and health, sports medicine and exercise prescription. Studying exercise and sport science at UQ allows you to become automatically accredited as an exercise scientist with

Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA). You will have the opportunity to select electives and practicum placements in your final year to provide a wide range of employment opportunities in a variety of sport and exercise settings. You will complete 400 hours of professional practice in institutes or academies of sport, hospitals, private practice, professional sporting teams, as well as within the school’s professionally equipped exercise sciences laboratories and clinics. After completion of your first year you may be eligible to enter the Clinical Exercise Physiology major. The Clinical Exercise Physiology major has limited places and entry is based on competitive GPA at the end of the first year. Completion of this major allows you to become automatically accredited with ESSA as an exercise physiologist, as well as accreditation as an exercise scientist. Medicare and many private health providers recognise and cover services provided by accredited exercise physiologists. As an accredited exercise physiologist you will specialise in clinical exercise prescription and the delivery of exercise-based lifestyle and behavioural modification programs for persons at high-risk of developing, or with existing, chronic and complex medical conditions and injuries. You will complete more than 500 hours of clinical exercise prescription and professional practice in state, national or international locations. The honours program is a modified program of study in Years 3 and 4. An offer to enter honours will be based on academic performance at the end of the fifth semester of study.

Where this can take you

Hear from Exercise & Sport Sciences graduate, Kellie at www.uq.edu.au/health/careers

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You have many career opportunities available to you on completion of the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences degree. These include: • clinical exercise physiologist • exercise and sport scientist • cardiac scientist • respiratory technician • strength and conditioning coach

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health promotion officer sports development manager corporate health and fitness advisor community recreation and fitness officer.

Your postgraduate study options Postgraduate options include: Coursework degrees in: • clinical exercise physiology (if you have completed the Exercise and Sport Sciences program) • education • sports coaching • physiotherapy • occupational therapy • podiatry • speech pathology • graduate entry medicine. For more postgraduate information, see page 42.

Research degrees (MPhil and PhD) in your area of interest. For more postgraduate information see page 44.

Who will recognise your qualifications

On completion of the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences, you will be eligible for membership of Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA). As a graduate of clinical exercise physiology you are also eligible for accreditation as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist.

Are you an international student?

Standard University of Queensland English language proficiency requirements apply for this degree. International students must undertake this degree on campus at UQ on a full-time basis. See page 46 for more information.

Important information

Students must also complete post-admission requirements prior to clinical placement – see: www.uq.edu.au/health/admissionreqs

QTAC code 729302


Study Plan

More information

Year 1

Year 4

Cells to Organisms Biophysical Foundations of Human Movement Physical Activity & Health Introduction to Psychology: Developmental, Social & Clinical Psychology Anatomical Basis of Human Movement Communication, Learning & Human Movement Studies Sociocultural Foundations of Human Movement Physiology for Human Movement Studies

Major Practicum (Exercise Science) 8 advanced level elective courses*

Year 2 Sport & Physical Activity in Society Biomechanics Exercise Physiology Psychology of Sport and Exercise Introductory Human Musculoskeletal Anatomy Motor Control & Learning Exercise Prescription & Programming Exercise Science Technical Skills

Year 3 Sports Medicine of Physical Activity Exercise Science Professional Skills Advanced Exercise Physiology Health Promotion: Perspectives & Practice Neuromechanical Basis of Human Movement Adapted Physical Activity Any #4 advanced level elective courses*

UNDERGRADUATE

Exercise and Sport Sciences graduates enjoy exciting and dynamic careers in exercise, sport and health.

CLINICAL EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY (Major) Students who major in Clinical Exercise Physiology take the following courses in Year 4. Exercise Prescription & Programming for Musculoskeletal Conditions Exercise Prescription & Programming for Ageing, Metabolic Disease & Cancer Exercise Prescription & Programming for Cardiorespiratory Disease Exercise and Sport Sciences Practicum Major Practicum (Accredited Exercise Physiologist) Any #2 advanced level elective course*

The range of undergraduate health courses are available on www.uq.edu.au/health/careers For further information on Exercise and Sport Sciences at UQ: www.hms.uq.edu.au Email student.enquiries@hms.uq.edu.au Phone + 61 7 3365 6240 www.facebook.com/UQhealth

Honours Accredited Exercise Physiologist (Honours) Exercise & Sport Sciences (Honours) *see www.uq.edu.au/study **NOTE: Re-accreditation of the degree will be sought in 2015

Broaden your career options! Add 1 year and get 2 degrees with the Exercise & Sport Sciences / Business Management dual degree. See following page.

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Dual degree

BACHELORS OF EXERCISE & SPORT SCIENCES / Business Management Duration 5 years full-time. Part-time equivalent available to domestic students only

2013 entry score OP 6 / Rank 90 / ATAR 90.20 OP 1-5 guaranteed entry

Location St Lucia

QTAC Code 729502

Entry requirements Year 12 (or equivalent) English (4, SA), plus one of Biological Science, Chemistry and Physics (4, SA); and one of Maths A, B or C (combinations of Maths A, B or C may be considered)#

Delivery mode Internal International availability Yes (CRICOS 068265B) Accreditation Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) #Prerequisites are expressed in terms of Queensland Year 12 subjects.

Why study Exercise and Sport Sciences / Business Management at UQ? • Broaden your career options with two degrees • Professional accreditation with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) • High quality practicum placements ensure you graduate confident and job-ready • Leading Exercise and Sport Sciences degree in Australia • Access to UQ’s Olympic standard recreational & sporting facilities • Gain practical experience with the latest industry equipment in our biomechanics, motor control, exercise physiology and strength and conditioning laboratories.

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What you will study

Exercise and Sport Sciences is concerned with the understanding and enhancement of human movement. This includes how the human body reacts to acute and chronic physical activity pursuits such as general fitness regimens, recreational activities and elite sports. Your study covers a diverse range of courses including biomechanics, motor control, exercise physiology, exercise and sport psychology, functional anatomy, physical activity and health and sports medicine. Business Management is focused on giving you the skills to be a leader and manager of the future. You will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and self-confidence to assist in effective and successful management. You will also learn how to grow a business through an understanding of markets and application of business marketing. With the sport, exercise and recreation industry becoming increasingly complex and highly competitive, there is a high demand for personnel who are not only skilled in exercise and sport sciences but possess business acumen and management skills. If you are interested in starting your own exercise science business or working in the sports management sector, this degree will be highly suited to your career.

Where this can take you?

With this dual degree there are a wide variety of career options available to you. These include: • manager of a private practice • sports facilities manager • exercise and sport scientist • respiratory technician • cardiac technologist • strength and conditioning coach • sports development manager • sport or recreation manager • events management.

Are you an international student?

Standard University of Queensland English language proficiency requirements apply for this degree. International students must undertake this degree on campus at UQ on a full-time basis. See page 46 for more information.

QTAC code 729502


dual degrEe More information

The range of undergraduate health courses are available on www.uq.edu.au/health/careers For further information on Exercise and Sport Sciences at UQ: www.hms.uq.edu.au Email student.enquiries@hms.uq.edu.au Phone +61 7 3365 6240 www.facebook.com/UQhealth

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Bachelor of

HEALTH SCIENCES Duration 3 years full-time. Part-time equivalent available to domestic students only

2013 entry score OP 11 / Rank 77 / ATAR 76.60 OP 1-5 guaranteed entry

Location Ipswich & St Lucia (minimum 16 units studied at Ipswich)

QTAC code 729002

Entry requirements Year 12 (or equivalent) English (4, SA). (One of Biological Science, Chemistry or Physics recommended)#

Honours Available as an extra year of study

Delivery mode Internal International availability Yes (CRICOS 055897K; Honours CRICOS 058542B) #Prerequisites are expressed in terms of Queensland Year 12 subjects.

Why study Health Sciences at UQ

• This degree provides the foundations for a wide range of health-focused careers • It is a recommended pre-medical degree • It provides you with a pathway to clinical careers, such as medicine, physiotherapy and dietetics and non-clinical careers such as public health, health promotion and health services management • You will experience a practical degree that prepares you as a job-ready graduate • You will be a part of a degree developed in consultation with the health industry.

What you will study

Studying the Bachelor of Health Sciences provides a comprehensive overview of preventive health and the health care system, which equips you with the skills for a career in health or the foundations to undertake a clinical degree such as medicine, physiotherapy or dietetics. You will study a wide range of areas including the biomedical sciences (e.g. anatomy, physiology), public health, preventive health (e.g. health promotion, physical activity, nutrition), the business of health (e.g. health systems, management) and professional practice (e.g. health law and ethics). You can complete a major in Public Health (see page 17), Nutrition (see page 18) or Health Promotion (see page 16).

You will undertake a one day per week work placement in your final year. The placement is designed to convert the knowledge you have gained during your studies into practice within the health industry.

Where this can take you

Whether you want to work with patients in a clinical role, within the community on illness prevention or behind the scenes in the business of health, this degree can provide the pathway. Non-clinical careers: As a non-clinical health care professional your focus is on preventing illness and disease throughout the population, and using your skills in the assessment, management, planning and delivery of efficient quality health care. Non-clinical careers include: • health promotion officer, community health officer, project officer, public health officer or consultant • health service manager or health information officer in hospitals or other health care facilities • community health clinic manager • community nutritionist, nutrition assistant • public health manager • public health researcher. Clinical careers: Medicine: The Bachelor of Health Sciences is a pathway into UQ’s medical degree and can be completed by students who receive a provisional place into the UQ medical degree. Students without a provisional place can complete the Bachelor of Health Sciences degree and sit the GAMSAT and then apply for graduate entry into medicine. The degree provides an excellent foundation in biomedical sciences, public health and the health care system.

Other clinical options: If you do not receive the OP required for direct entry into a clinical degree you can enter a clinical degree by completing a Bachelor of Health Sciences degree and then undertaking postgraduate study to complete your clinical degree. Alternatively, you may undertake the Bachelor of Health Sciences for one year and then re-apply via QTAC for entry to your desired studies. Clinical careers (after further study) include: • occupational therapist • speech pathologist • audiologist • physiotherapist • nurse • social worker.

Your postgraduate study options

The Bachelor of Health Sciences provides a broad overview of health care and equips you with the foundations needed for a career in nearly any aspect of the health industry. It is an excellent pathway if you want to keep your career options open or do not gain direct entry into your preferred clinical degree. As a Bachelor of Health Sciences graduate you may continue to a clinical career by applying for the following postgraduate/graduate entry degrees: • Bachelor of Medicine/Surgery (MBBS) • Master of Dietetics Studies • Master of Occupational Therapy Studies • Master of Physiotherapy Studies • Master of Speech Pathology Studies • Master of Audiology Studies • Master of Dietetics Studies • Master of Nursing Studies • Master of Social Work Studies. The Master of Public Health, Master of International Public Health, Master of Health Economics and Master of Epidemiology offer a non-clinical career pathway. For more postgraduate information see page 42.

Hear from Health Sciences graduate, Tammika at www.uq.edu.au/health/careers

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QTAC code 729002


Are you an international student?

Standard University of Queensland English language proficiency requirements apply for this degree. International students must undertake this degree on campus at UQ on a full-time basis. See page 46 for more information.

Important information

Students must also complete post-admission requirements prior to clinical placement – see: www.uq.edu.au/health/admissionreqs

Study Plan* Year 1 Systemic Anatomy for Health Sciences Fundamentals of Chemistry Introduction to Psychology: Developmental, Social & Clinical Psychology Introduction to Population Health Physiology of the Human Body Introduction to Health Promotion Aboriginal & TSI Health Health Systems & Policy

UNDERGRADUATE

You will be part of a degree developed in consultation with the health industry.

More information

The range of undergraduate health courses are available on www.uq.edu.au/health/careers For further information on Health Sciences at UQ: www.uq.edu.au/health/sciencesdegree Email bachelorhealthsciences@uq.edu.au Phone +61 7 3381 1487 www.facebook.com/UQhealth

Year 2 Physiology & Pharmacology of Human Disease Major Diseases & Their Control Understanding Human Behaviour Nutrition in the Lifespan Health Research Methods Health Services Planning & Evaluation Global Health & Infectious Disease

Year 3 Legal & Ethical Principles in Health Functional Anatomy Health Policy in Practice Practicum in Health Sciences Health Economics Influencing Health Behaviours Community & Public Health Nutrition *Indicative Plan – above courses may vary slightly depending on the major you choose and elective options.

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Bachelor of

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Health Promotion – MAJOR Duration 3 years full-time. Part-time equivalent available to domestic students only

2013 entry score OP 11 / Rank 77 / ATAR 76.60 OP 1-5 guaranteed entry

Location Ipswich & St Lucia (minimum 16 units studied at Ipswich)

QTAC code 729002

Entry requirements Year 12 (or equivalent) English (4, SA). (One of Biological Science, Chemistry or Physics recommended)#

Honours Available as an extra year of study

Delivery mode Internal International availability Yes (CRICOS 055897K; Honours CRICOS 058542B) #Prerequisites are expressed in terms of Queensland Year 12 subjects.

Why study a Health Promotion major in Health Sciences at UQ?

• It offers access to a wide range of careers in health promotion and disease prevention • An expanding area of health needed to reduce the growing burden of chronic disease • Practical experience prepares job-ready graduates • Developed in consultation with the health industry.

What will I study?

Undertaking a Health Promotion major will enable you to examine how health services and programs are designed and delivered, to facilitate community health and prevent disease and disability. You will examine the role human behaviour plays in the incidence, prevention and progression of illness, effective strategies to promote health and understanding of the role of health services, health policy and health care decision making. You will study the core components of the health sciences degree while focusing on health promotion and health behaviours, physical activity, nutrition and health services planning. During your studies you will gain in-depth knowledge of these issues and the skills to critically analyse situations and develop programs to address them.

Where will I work?

Graduates will work in roles that aim to improve the health of the population and to reduce health inequities. Health promotion officers typically work in government and non-government organisations, population health units, community health centres, medicare locals, non-profit organisations and international health agencies ensuring that high quality health services and programs are delivered to the community. Health promoters are increasingly taking up roles in private companies to support employees. Graduates can work as: • health promotion practitioners and educators • community health officers • policy officers • program evaluators • project officers • consultants.

What are my options for further study?

The Bachelor of Health Sciences provides a broad overview of health care and equips graduates with the foundations needed for a career in nearly any aspect of the health care industry. It is an excellent option if you want to keep your career path open or don’t gain direct entry into your preferred clinical degree. By completing the Health Promotion major, you can go on to study a Master of Public Health or a Master of International Public Health or progress to a clinical degree in allied health, nursing or social work. For more postgraduate information, see page 42.

“The practical placement during my third year of the Bachelor of Health Sciences put me in the real world and allowed me to network and meet many new people, setting me up for a career in Health Promotion.” Hear more from Health Promotion graduate, Alana at www.uq.edu.au/health/sciencesdegree

Alana Haymes Health Promotion major graduate

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QTAC code 729002


Bachelor of

HEALTH SCIENCES

Duration 3 years full-time. Part-time equivalent available to domestic students only

2013 entry score OP 11 / Rank 77 / ATAR 76.60 OP 1-5 guaranteed entry

Location Ipswich & St Lucia (minimum 16 units studied at Ipswich)

QTAC code 729002

Entry requirements Year 12 (or equivalent) English (4, SA). (One of Biological Science, Chemistry or Physics recommended)#

Honours Available as an extra year of study

Delivery mode Internal International availability Yes (CRICOS 055897K; Honours CRICOS 058542B) #Prerequisites are expressed in terms of Queensland Year 12 subjects.

Why study a Public Health major in Health Sciences at UQ?

• An excellent pathway to clinical careers, such as medicine and allied health • It offers access to a wide range of opportunities in the health industry • Practical experience prepares job-ready graduates • Developed in consultation with the health industry.

What will I study?

A major in Public Health provides the knowledge and skills needed to define, monitor, critically assess and manage public health problems in a changing world. Public health focuses on preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting healthy lifestyles. As future public health graduates, you will learn how to plan, manage and evaluate health programs and services to ensure the health system’s goals of promoting population health and preventing illness are met. During your studies you will gain in-depth knowledge of these issues and the skills needed to critically analyse situations. You will study a wide range of areas including biomedical sciences, public health, global health, health research methods, health policy and professional practice (e.g. health law and ethics).

Where will I work?

A major in Public Health offers a rewarding career that may suit many people. Public Health graduates inform health policy, plan and develop health services and monitor current and emerging health concerns. Public health graduates typically work in government and non-government organisations, ensuring that high quality health services and programs are delivered to the community. Graduates can work as: • public health officers • community health officers • policy officers • program evaluators • project officers • consultants • researchers.

What are my options for further study?

The Public Health major provides a broad overview of health and equips graduates with the foundations needed for a career in nearly any aspect of the health care industry. It is an excellent foundation for clinical degrees such as medicine, allied health or social work. If you are interested in a research career you may complete an extra honours year or if you want to work in the area of global health you may enrol in the Masters of International Public Health or pursue studies in health policy, health economics or health management. For more postgraduate information, see page 42.

More information

The range of undergraduate health courses are available on www.uq.edu.au/health/careers For further information on Health Sciences at UQ: www.uq.edu.au/health/sciencesdegree Email bachelorhealthsciences@uq.edu.au Phone +61 7 3381 1487 www.facebook.com/UQhealth

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UNDERGRADUATE

Public Health – MAJOR


Bachelor of

HEALTH SCIENCES

Nutrition – MAJOR Duration 3 years full-time. Part-time equivalent available to domestic students only Location Ipswich & St Lucia (minimum 16 units studied at Ipswich) Entry requirements Year 12 (or equivalent) English (4, SA). (One of Biological Science, Chemistry or Physics recommended)# 2013 entry score OP 11 / Rank 77 / ATAR 76.60 OP 1-5 guaranteed entry

Why study a Nutrition major in Health Sciences at UQ?

• It offers a pathway to the Master of Dietetics Studies • It establishes a strong foundation in public health and community nutrition • Practical experience prepares job-ready graduates • The major has been developed by experts in the field.

What will I study?

Human nutrition is a global term which concerns the way that foods and nutrients are acquired and used. It includes studies in biomedical science, biochemistry, nutrition, behavioural sciences, food sciences and public health nutrition.

QTAC code 729002 QTAC code for provisional entry to the Master of Dietetics Studies 729702 (2013 entry score OP 2 / Rank 97 / ATAR 97.10) Delivery mode Internal Honours Available as an extra year of study International availability Yes (CRICOS 055897K; Honours CRICOS 058542B) #Prerequisites are expressed in terms of Queensland Year 12 subjects.

Where will I work?

This major will enable graduates to work as community nutritionists, encouraging the population to achieve healthier eating and reducing the burden of diet-related disease. Community nutritionists typically work in government organisations, community health, private organisations and non-profit agencies. Graduates can also work as: • public health nutritionists • health promotion officers • policy officers • program evaluators • consultants.

What are my options for further study?

The Bachelor of Health Sciences with a major in Nutrition has been specifically designed as a pathway into the Master of Dietetics Studies and satisfies all the prerequisite courses required for entry to that degree. The degree also provides the basis for further studies in public health nutrition, health promotion or research. For more postgraduate information, see page 42.

Provisional entry to the Master of Dietetics Studies degree

Become a fully accredited Dietetian in 4.5 years with a Bachelor of Health Sciences/Master of Dietetics Studies. The Bachelor of Health Sciences provides provisional entry to the Master of Dietetics Studies degree (see page 43). If you do not receive the OP required for provisional entry you can complete the Bachelor of Health Sciences Nutrition major and apply to enter the Dietetics degree once you graduate. The Bachelor of Health Sciences Nutrition major allows you to complete all of the prerequisite courses needed for entry to the Master of Dietetics Studies, while also allowing you to develop core knowledge in public health and community nutrition.

“The knowledge you will gain through a Bachelor of Health Sciences majoring in Nutrition puts you in a good position to further your studies and career. It is a great stepping stone to Dietetics and will provide you with the knowledge and hands on experience to start your career in Nutrition and Dietetics.” Hear more from Nutrition graduate, Ellie at www.uq.edu.au/health/sciencesdegree

Ellie Carlton Nutrition major graduate

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UNDERGRADUATE “The Bachelor of Health Sciences majoring in Nutrition was a challenging and rewarding degree. Nutrition is a topic that requires knowledge about the human body, psychology and science. The integration of these topics has provided me with a knowledge base that I use regularly. Studying a Bachelor of Health Sciences majoring in Nutrition gave me the knowledge and skills to be accepted into the Master of Dietetics Studies at UQ.� Bachelor of Health Sciences, Nutrition major graduate and current Master of Dietetics Studies student

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Bachelor of

Health, Sport & Physical Education Duration 4 years full-time. Part-time equivalent available to domestic students only*

QTAC code 729402

Location St Lucia

Honours Available as a modified program of study in Years 3 and 4

Entry requirements Year 12 (or equivalent) English (4, SA), one of Biological Science, Chemistry or Physics (4, SA)# plus one of Maths A, B or C (4, SA)† 2013 entry score OP 10 / Rank 80 / ATAR 79.80 OP 1-5 guaranteed entry

Why study Health, Sport & Physical Education at UQ?

• You are rewarded with an exceptionally high graduate employment rate • Extensive practicum placements and real-life experiences ensure you graduate confident and job-ready • Your career opportunities are diverse in both school and non-school settings • You will be learning and training in Olympic standard recreational & sporting facilities • Be taught by award winning staff, “learn from the leaders who wrote the textbooks” • Broaden your career prospects with internationally recognised qualifications.

What you will study

The Bachelor of Health, Sport and Physical Education is designed to prepare you for a career in health and physical education as well as sport education and related areas (e.g. health promotion, sports coaching, and recreation and sports development). This degree emphasises problem-based learning engaging you in “real-life situations”. During Years 1 and 2, you will gain a strong foundation in the sub-disciplines of human movement studies. You will study the complex and diverse nature of human movement from physiological, biomechanical, socio-cultural,

Delivery mode Internal

International availability Yes (CRICOS 068264C) * Part-time study is available however the school practicum courses in Years 3 and 4 must be completed on a full-time basis. # Prerequisites are expressed in terms of Queensland Year 12 subjects. † From 2016 applicants must also have one of Maths A, B or C.

psychological, pedagogical (teaching) and health perspectives. In Year 3, you will learn about teaching health, sport and physical activity, in both school and community environments. In Years 3 and 4 you will complete professional placements in schools including an extended 12-week, full term major practicum placement within a school’s health and physical education (HPE) department. Your professional placements will provide opportunities to work with students in a variety of contexts including secondary, primary and special needs, and experience professional life in schools. Learning experiences throughout this degree have purposely been designed to be fun, involve physical activity, and encourage team work. You can study honours as a modified program in Years 3 and 4.

Your postgraduate study options

Where this can take you

Who will recognise your qualifications

There are many career opportunities available to you at the completion of a Health, Sport and Physical Education degree. These include: • health and physical education teacher • sports coach • outdoor educator • recreation manager • health promotion officer • director of physical performance • sports administrative officer • sporting association executive director • sporting association media liaison officer • sports journalist • sports academies and institutes – coach/director of coaching • special education teacher • junior science or maths teacher. You may find employment in a variety of settings including: • public or private schools • sporting academies, institutes or associations (e.g. Australian Institute of Sport, Sport and Recreation Queensland) • outdoor education or recreation centres.

Postgraduate options include: Coursework degrees in: • education • clinical exercise physiology • sports coaching • physiotherapy • occupational therapy • podiatry • speech pathology • public health • graduate entry medicine. For more postgraduate information, see page 42.

Research degrees (MPhil and PhD) in your area of interest. For more postgraduate research information see page 44.

This degree is accredited by the Queensland College of Teachers. This accreditation is recognised worldwide.

Are you an international student?

This degree will require you to have a higher level of English language proficiency than the UQ minimum. The IELTS requirements are an overall score of at least 7.5 with a score of 7.0 in reading and writing and 8.0 in speaking and listening. International students must undertake this degree on campus at UQ on a full-time basis. See page 46 for more information.

Important information

Students must also complete post-admission requirements prior to clinical placement – see: www.uq.edu.au/health/admissionreqs

Hear from Health, Sport & Physical Education graduate, Lauren at www.uq.edu.au/health/careers

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QTAC code 729402


Study Plan

More information

Year 1

Year 3

Cells to Organisms Biophysical Foundations of Human Movement Physical Activity & Health Introduction to Psychology: Developmental, Social and Clinical Psychology Anatomical Basis of Human Movement Communication, Learning & Human Movement Studies Sociocultural Foundations of Human Movement Physiology for Human Movement Studies

Introduction to Pedagogy: Instructional Skills & Strategies Social Construction of Curriculum Educating for Better Health Health Promotion: Perspectives & Practice Inquiry Based Pedagogies Pedagogical Applications of Human Movement Studies Science Teaching for Human Movement Studies History of Sport & Physical Activity in Australian Society, or Sociology of Sport

Year 2 Sport and Physical Activity in Society Biomechanics Exercise Physiology Psychology of Sport & Exercise Introductory Human Musculoskeletal Anatomy Youth, Sport & Physical Culture Contemporary Approaches to Teaching Movement Motor Control & Learning

UNDERGRADUATE

Learn and train in Olympic standard recreational & sporting facilities.

The range of undergraduate health courses are available on www.uq.edu.au/health/careers For further information on Health, Sport and Physical Education at UQ: www.hms.uq.edu.au Email student.enquiries@hms.uq.edu.au Phone + 61 7 3365 6240 www.facebook.com/UQhealth

Year 4 Major Practicum (Health & Physical Education) Curriculum Leadership 3 advanced elective courses

Honours Year 3 Inquiry Based Pedagogies Pedagogical Applications of Human Movement Studies Science Teaching for Human Movement Studies Research Skills

Year 4

Stay Connected

with the latest careers, news, scholarships and more.

Major Practicum (Health & Physical Education) Curriculum Leadership Individual Research Project B 2 advanced elective courses

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Bachelor of

medicine / Surgery The medical degree is a graduate entry degree which means that you must complete an approved bachelor degree or higher prior to commencing medicine. There are two pathways for entry: • Provisional Entry for School Leavers • Direct Entry for Graduates

What you will study

You will be trained as a highly skilled doctor capable of meeting future challenges in a wide variety of careers. The curriculum has been designed with an emphasis on problem-based learning and group work. You will work on a carefully planned series of patient-centred problems, each designed to highlight principles and issues in health and disease. Your early patient contact and clinical training equips you with high levels of clinical skills and medical knowledge. The degree’s key features include: • the simultaneous learning of basic clinical, biological and social sciences • the incorporation of ethics and professional development as an integral part of the degree • the incorporation of information technology and computing skills to ensure graduates are able to utilise technological advances to improve their learning skills and knowledge acquisition. Honours is available as a modified program of study in Years 3 & 4, with entry based on grade point average (GPA).

Where this can take you

Medical practitioners may work in private practice, public health, academia / teaching, research, aid organisations and the defence forces.

Who will recognise your qualifications

• Medical Board of Australia • Specialist college registration (e.g. surgeons), with further study, training and successful admission.

Special Note

UQ has commenced consideration of implementing a masters level, Doctor of Medicine program (MD) in place of the current Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) program, from 2015. Like the MBBS, MD graduates will satisfy the academic qualifications required to enter the medical profession. If approved, the MD program will be a 4 year program that must be preceded by completion of a bachelor degree of at least 3 years duration. Further information available via: www.som.uq.edu.au

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Provisional Entry for School Leavers Provisional entry for current school leavers entails a guaranteed offer of a place in the medical degree at UQ, subject to completion of any of UQ’s bachelor degree programs within the minimum time permitted with an overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0. Location After completion of the first degree, students will be located at the St Lucia or Ipswich campus in Years 1 & 2 and Clinical Schools in Years 3 & 4. Students may opt to complete a clinical rotation overseas Duration Bachelor degree + 4 years full-time medical degree

Domestic Students QTAC code 721102 (unencumbered CSP) and 721202 (Bonded Medical Place) 2013 entry score OP1** / Rank 99** / ATAR 99.05** You may be eligible for MBBS Provisional Entry for School Leavers if you are an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or New Zealand citizen. You must be enrolled in a Year 12 program in the year of application. A quota of 150 places are available, 25% of these places will be Bonded Medical Places (BMP). Entry Requirements • Completion of Year 12 in the year of application, OP 1 or equivalent • Year 12 (or equivalent) English • Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test (UMAT). Students must register for the test in early April, the year prior to commencing studies. Registration closes in early June (http://umat.acer.edu.au) • Students must also satisfy the subject prerequisites for their chosen first degree which is nominated at the point of enrolment. Application Prospective students must submit an application to the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) using QTAC code: 721102 (Provisional Entry) and 721202 (Provisional Entry – BMP). See www.qtac.edu.au. Bonded Medical Places The Bonded Medical Places (BMP) Scheme is intended to provide more doctors for areas experiencing doctor shortages. 25% of all first year Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) medical school places are allocated to the scheme. Students accepting a BMP commit to working in a district of workforce shortage area of their choice for a period of time after the completion of their degree. See www.health.gov.au/bmpscheme for more information.

Rural Background Student Sub Quota Misdistribution of professional services throughout Australia often results in rural areas of Australia having limited access to educational opportunities and medical services. To assist with improving access to professional services within rural Australia, 25% of the places available in each year’s MBBS intake will be designated to applicants from a rural background. To qualify for consideration within this quota, applicants must have lived in an Australian rural locality (as determined by Rural Health Australia) for at least 5 years since commencing primary school. Applicants who meet the rural background criteria will also receive two bonus points towards their relevant entry rank. Please contact UQ Admissions for further information on eligibility criteria and how to apply.

International Students

Entry Requirements • Completion of Year 12 in the year of application • Year 12 (or equivalent) English • Queensland OP 1 (or equivalent) • Meet the threshold score in each section of the Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test (UMAT) or the International Student Admissions Test (ISAT) (at least a score of 50 in each section of the UMAT or at least a score of 60 of in each section of the ISAT) • This degree requires you to have a higher level of English language proficiency than the UQ minimum. The IELTS requirements are an overall score of at least 7.0, with a score of 7.0 in reading, writing, speaking and listening. TOEFL test results are not accepted. Application Applications to UQ International open from April each year and are waitlisted once quota is full: see www.uq.edu.au/international. ** Not all applicants on OP 1 / Rank 99 and equivalent ATAR gained entry, UMAT scores were used as a secondary differentiator and the lowest UMAT Scaled Score aggregate offered for a CSP was 192:68 and for a BMP was 174:52 (2013 Jan offer round).

QTAC code 721102 / 721202


Direct Entry for Graduates Location St Lucia or Ipswich in Years 1 & 2. Clinical Schools in Years 3 & 4. Students may opt to complete a clinical rotation overseas Duration 4 years full-time Honours Available as a modified program of study in Years 3 & 4

Domestic Students E ntry Requirements

• Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 (on a 7-point scale) in latest key degree (bachelor, postgraduate, honours, postgraduate diploma, masters or PhD) • Graduate Australian Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT – www.acer.edu.au/gamsat). Application Prospective students must apply via the Graduate Entry Medical School Admissions System (GEMSAS – www.gemsas. edu.au). Applications open at the end of April and close at the end of May each year, please refer to the GEMSAS website for more information.

International Students

Entry Requirements • Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 (on a 7-point scale) in latest key degree (bachelor, postgraduate, honours, postgraduate diploma, masters or PhD) • North American Medical College Admission Test (MCAT – www.aamc.org/students/mcat), or the Graduate Australian Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT – www.acer.edu.au/gamsat). • This degree requires a higher level of English language proficiency than the UQ minimum. The IELTS requirements are an overall score of at least 7.0, with a score of 7.0 in reading, writing, speaking and listening. TOEFL test results are not accepted. Application Applications to UQ International open from April each year and are waitlisted once quota is full: see www.uq.edu.au/international.

Study Plan Year 1

Year 4

Medical Science Clinical Skills Ethics & Professional Practice Global & Community Medicine

Obstetrics & Gynaecology Paediatrics & Child & Adolescent Health Specialties I Specialties II Critical Care Clinical Skills

Year 2 Clinical Science Clinical Practice Ethics & Professional Practice Global & Community Medicine

Year 3 Surgery Mental Health General Practice Medicine Medicine Medicine in Society Scholarship of Research

OR Year 4 – Honours Obstetrics & Gynaecology (Honours) Paediatrics & Child & Adolescent Health (Honours) Specialties I Specialties II Critical Care Clinical Skills

OR Year 3 – Honours General Practice (Honours) Scientific Literature Review Mental Health (Honours) Surgery (Honours) Medicine (Honours) Medicine in Society (Honours)

More information

The range of undergraduate health courses are available on www.uq.edu.au/health/careers For further information on Medicine / Surgery at UQ: www.som.uq.edu.au Domestic Students Email AdmissionsEnquiries@admin.uq.edu.au Phone +61 7 3365 2203 International Students Email international@som.uq.edu.au Phone +61  3 8676 7004 www.facebook.com/UQhealth

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UNDERGRADUATE

You will be trained as a highly skilled doctor capable of meeting future challenges in a wide variety of careers.


Bachelor of

Midwifery Duration 3 years full-time. An optional accelerated offering of 2.5 years is available by undertaking a summer semester at the end of Year 2, enabling graduation in July of Year 3 Location See Location below Entry requirements Year 12 (or equivalent) English (4, SA), plus one of Biological Science, Chemistry or Physics (4, SA). (Multi-Strand Science or Science21 also acceptable)#

Why study Midwifery at UQ?

• Practical experience from semester one means you’ll graduate confident and job-ready • You will work in a clinical setting from Week 5 • Your clinical lecturers are practicing clinicians • You have an option to graduate in 2.5 years • You will learn alongside students from Medicine and Physiotherapy.

What you will study

Your course will expose you to learning which is based on integrated problem solving, making graduates uniquely equipped to tackle a real-world career while building professional mentoring relationships. An innovative model of clinical practice means that you are exposed to the practice environment from the earliest stages of your degree. You are able to select a clinical school where you are based three days per week and are taught in small groups. Due to the balance of clinical practice and academic rigour, the UQ midwifery degree is highly regarded by the health industry. All of this means you will graduate from study fully equipped and confident to embark on a career as a midwife.

2013 entry score OP 8 / Rank 85 / ATAR 85.05 OP 1-5 guaranteed entry QTAC code (Clinical Schools – Various) 728102 QTAC code (Mater Clinical School) 728402 Delivery mode Internal Honours Available as an extra year of study International availability Yes (CRICOS 058541C) #Prerequisites are expressed in terms of Queensland Year 12 subjects.

Midwifery is an exciting, challenging and rewarding career. UQ’s midwifery degree provides you with a leading education as well as excellent opportunities to continue on in your midwifery studies or undertake further research. Upon successful completion you are eligible to apply for registration as a midwife through the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. An Honours year can be undertaken once your bachelor degree is completed. The Bachelor of Midwifery can also be undertaken in a dual format with the Bachelor of Nursing degree. See page 28.

Location

Bachelor of Midwifery (Clinical Schools – Various) After a four week intensive training program, the degree is delivered through small group based teaching three days a week at a clinical school (Caboolture Hospital or Ipswich Hospital) and lectures one day a week at the UQ Ipswich Campus. Bachelor of Midwifery (Mater Clinical School) The degree is delivered through small group based teaching three days a week at a clinical school (Mater Hospital South Brisbane) and lectures one day a week at Translational Research Institute (TRI) located at the Princess Alexandra Hospital Clinical School in Woolloongabba.

What will you learn at your clinical school?

During your midwifery degree, you are given the opportunity to experience ‘follow throughs’. This means you will be involved in an ongoing relationship with expectant mothers – beginning with the initial contact in early pregnancy, through to the time during and immediately after the birth – in both the community and hospital settings. The intention of the follow-through experience is to enable you to experience continuity with individual women through pregnancy, labour, birth and the postnatal period.

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Where this can take you

Upon successful completion, a career in midwifery will enable you to work in a variety of maternity and neonatal settings including: • public, private or community health care • clinical practice in metropolitan, regional, rural or remote settings both in Australia and overseas • academia / clinical teaching • health research • health service management • aid organisations.

Your postgraduate study options

Should you be eligible, you may have the option to complete honours as an additional year of study upon completion of your bachelor degree. The School of Nursing and Midwifery has a range of postgraduate midwifery options available for registered midwives including a Graduate Certificate and Masters of Midwifery. Other postgraduate and Research Higher Degree study options are available through the School of Nursing and Midwifery. See pages 43 and 44.

Who will recognise your qualifications

This degree is accredited and leads to registration as a midwife through the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

QTAC Codes

Applicants for this degree must nominate their preference for a clinical school on their QTAC Application. Applicants must list each of the below clinical schools in preferred order: • 728102 Bachelor of Midwifery (Clinical Schools – Various) Caboolture Hospital and Ipswich Hospital • 728402 Bachelor of Midwifery (Mater Clinical School) Mater Hospital South Brisbane See www.nursing-midwifery.uq.edu.au/ clinical-schools for further information.

QTAC code 728102 / 728402


Are you an international student?

This degree requires you to have a higher level of English language proficiency than the UQ minimum. The IELTS requirements are an overall score of at least 7.0, with a minimum score of 7.0 in reading, writing, speaking and listening. TOEFL test results are not accepted. International students must undertake this degree on campus at UQ on a full-time basis. See page 46 for more information.

Registration requirements

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) require nurses and midwives applying for registration in Australia (i.e. applicants who have not completed their secondary education as well as a nursing or midwifery program taught and assessed in English) to demonstrate they have the necessary English language skills required for registration i.e. English language proficiency equal to an IELTS overall 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7 and reading 7. See www.ahpra.gov.au.

Supplementary information

This degree cannot be undertaken by carriers of blood-borne transmissible viruses (e.g. Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV). Students must also complete postadmission requirements prior to clinical placement. See www.uq.edu.au/health/ admissionreqs for more more information.

Study Plan Year 1 Embryology, Neonate & Child Adolescents & Young Adults Adults & Older Persons Clinical Midwifery Practice 1 Preconception & Pregnancy Planning The Midwife & Healthy Pregnancy Preparing for Birth & Parenting Clinical Midwifery Practice 2

UNDERGRADUATE

Midwifery is an exciting, challenging and rewarding career.

More information

The range of undergraduate health courses are available on www.uq.edu.au/health/careers For further information on Midwifery at UQ: www.nursing-midwifery.uq.edu.au Email nursing-midwifery@uq.edu.au Phone +61 7 3381 1165 www.facebook.com/UQhealth

Year 2 Promoting Normal Birth Birth & Immediate Postnatal Care The Midwife & High Risk Pregnancy Clinical Midwifery Practice 3 Mental Health in Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond The Midwife & Acute Trauma Management Caring for the Vulnerable Newborn Clinical Midwifery Practice 4

Year 3 Clinical Midwifery Practice 5 Extending Midwifery Practice Clinical Midwifery Practice 6

Broaden your career options! Add 1 year and get 2 degrees with the Nursing / Midwifery dual degree. See page 28.

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Bachelor of

Nursing Duration 3 years full-time. An optional accelerated offering of 2.5 years is available by undertaking a summer semester at the end of Year 2, enabling graduation in July of Year 3 Location See Location below Entry requirements Year 12 (or equivalent) English (4, SA), plus one of Biological Science, Chemistry or Physics (4, SA). (Multi-Strand Science or Science21 also acceptable)# 2013 entry score OP 9* / Rank 83* / ATAR 83.00* OP 1-5 guaranteed entry

Why study Nursing at UQ

• Practical experience from semester one means you’ll graduate confident and job-ready • Your clinical lecturers are practicing clinicians • You have an option to graduate in 2.5 years • Our Clinical Schools are located in partner teaching hospitals throughout South East Queensland • You will learn alongside students from Medicine.

What you will study

You are exposed to a course of learning which is based on integrated problem solving, making graduates uniquely equipped to tackle a real-world career while building professional mentoring relationships. An innovative model of clinical practice means you are exposed to the hospital environment from the earliest stages of your degree. You will select a clinical school where you are based three days per week and are taught in small groups. Due to the balance of clinical practice and academic rigour, the UQ nursing degree is highly regarded by the health industry. All of this means you graduate from study fully equipped and confident to embark on a career as a nurse.

QTAC code (Clinical Schools – Various) 728002 QTAC code (Mater Clinical School) 728502 Delivery mode Internal Honours Available on completion of Bachelor degree (One year full-time or part-time equivalent) as an extra year of study International availability Yes (CRICOS 050456J) #Prerequisites are expressed in terms of Queensland Year 12 subjects. *Not all applicants on this OP/Rank/ATAR were offered a place.

Nursing is an exciting, challenging and rewarding career. As part of the UQ nursing degree you are provided with a leading education as well as excellent opportunities to continue your nursing studies or undertake research. As a graduate you will be eligible to apply for registration as a nurse through the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. The Bachelor of Nursing can also be undertaken in dual format with the Bachelor of Midwifery. See page 28.

Location

Bachelor of Nursing (Clinical Schools – Various) After a four week intensive training program, the degree is delivered through small group based teaching three days a week at a clinical school (Ipswich Hospital or Holy Spirit Northside Private Hospital) and lectures one day a week at the UQ Ipswich Campus. Bachelor of Nursing (Mater Clinical School) The degree is delivered through small group based teaching three days a week at a clinical school (Mater Hospital South Brisbane or Mater Hospital Redlands) and lectures one day a week at Translational Research Institute (TRI) located at the Princess Alexandra Hospital Clinical School in Woolloongabba.

What will you learn at your clinical school?

You initially learn how to conduct patient assessments, for pain and nutrition, as well as taking vital signs. You will learn general patient care, including patient hygiene and management of the ill, progressing to administration of medication and advanced nursing skills. You have the opportunity to select specialist areas to complete your fifth semester of study. You can select accident and emergency units, paediatrics, a variety of mental health areas, rural nursing, including the Royal Flying Doctor Service and peri-operative nursing.

Where this can take you

Upon successful completion of your nursing degree you can work in a variety of health care settings including: • public, private or community health care • clinical practice in metropolitan, regional, rural or remote settings both in Australia and internationally • academia / clinical teaching • health research • health service management • aid organisations • defence force.

What are your career pathways

• medical/surgical nursing • aged care nursing • community nursing • critical care nursing • drug and alcohol nursing or education • emergency nursing • mental health nursing • rural and remote nursing • public health nursing or education • peri-operative nursing • paediatrics and child health nursing • academia/teaching • health leadership roles.

Your postgraduate study options

You may be eligible to undertake honours on completion of your bachelor degree. Further postgraduate and Research Higher Degree study options are also available through the School of Nursing and Midwifery. See pages 43 and 44.

Who will recognise your qualifications

This degree is accredited and leads to registration as a nurse through the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. Graduates of UQ’s Bachelor of Nursing can also apply for registration in Canada.

Hear from Nursing graduate, Ruth at www.uq.edu.au/health/careers

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QTAC code 728002 / 728502


QTAC Codes

Applicants for this degree must nominate their preference for a clinical school on their QTAC application. Applicants must list each of the below clinical schools in preferred order: • 728002 Bachelor of Nursing (Clinical Schools – Various) Ipswich Hospital and Holy Spirit Northside Private Hospital • 728502 Bachelor of Nursing (Mater Clinical School) Mater Hospital South Brisbane and Mater Hospital Redlands See www.nursing-midwifery.uq.edu.au/ clinical-schools for further information.

Are you an international student?

This degree requires you to have a higher level of English language proficiency than the UQ minimum. The IELTS requirements are an overall score of at least 7.0, with a minimum score of 7.0 in reading, writing, speaking and listening. TOEFL test results are not accepted. International students must undertake this degree on campus at UQ on a full-time basis. See page 46 for more information.

Registration requirements

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) require nurses and midwives applying for registration in Australia (i.e. applicants who have not completed their secondary education as well as a nursing or midwifery program taught and assessed in English) to demonstrate they have the necessary English language skills required for registration i.e. English language proficiency equal to an IELTS overall 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7 and reading 7.

Supplementary information

Limited clinical practice options are available to carriers of blood-borne transmissible viruses (e.g. Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV). Students must also complete postadmission requirements prior to clinical placement. See www.uq.edu.au/health/ admissionreqs for more more information.

Study Plan Year 1 Embryology, Neonate & Child Adolescents & Young Adults Adults & Older Persons Clinical Practice 1 Cardiovascular Health Respiratory Health Musculoskeletal Health Clinical Practice 2

UNDERGRADUATE

You graduate from study fully equipped and confident to embark on a career as a nurse.

More information

The range of undergraduate health courses are available on www.uq.edu.au/health/careers For further information on Nursing at UQ: www.nursing-midwifery.uq.edu.au Email nursing-midwifery@uq.edu.au Phone +61 7 3381 1165 www.facebook.com/UQhealth

Year 2 Nutritional & Metabolic Health Immunological Health Mental Health Clinical Practice 3 Neuro-endocrine Health Injury Prevention Healthy Ageing Clinical Practice 4

Year 3 Clinical Practice 5 Choose one from the following electives: - Indigenous Health - Paediatric & Child Health - Mental Health - Acute Medical/Surgical Care - Aged Care - Community Health - Rural Health Clinical Practice 6

Broaden your career options! Add 1 year and get 2 degrees with the Nursing / Midwifery dual degree. See page 28.

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Dual degree

BACHELORS OF Nursing / Midwifery Duration 4 years full-time. An optional accelerated offering of 3.5 years is available by undertaking a summer semester

2013 entry score OP 8 / Rank 85 / ATAR 85.05 OP 1-5 guaranteed entry

Location See Location below

QTAC code (Mater Clinical School) 728602

Entry requirements Year 12 (or equivalent) English (4, SA), plus one of Biological Science, Chemistry or Physics (4, SA)#

Delivery mode Internal

QTAC code (Clinical Schools – Various) 728202

Honours Available as an extra year of study International availability Yes (CRICOS 062637E) #Prerequisites are expressed in terms of Queensland Year 12 subjects.

Why study Nursing / Midwifery at UQ? • Problem based learning from real health scenarios • More clinical experience – work with patients from Week 5 of Year 1 • Accelerated option – graduate with 2 degrees in 3.5 years • Additional skills and knowledge to broaden your career options.

What you will study

The Bachelors of Nursing / Midwifery Dual Degree combines the stand alone Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Midwifery degrees. In the first three years of the degree your lectures and problem-based tutorials will be incorporated with clinical experiences in selected partner Clinical Schools. In your final year of the degree you will undertake extensive preceptored clinical placement providing you with exposure to an area of specialty midwifery and nursing practice, and the opportunity to consolidate and refine your skills in order to meet national competency standards for nurses and midwives, and facilitate a smooth transition to graduate practice. The Dual Degree program is underpinned by the problem based learning curriculum model used in both the Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Midwifery degrees. This model has been informed by international best practice and industry experts and responds to current national and global population health challenges.

Location

Bachelors of Nursing / Midwifery Dual Degree (Clinical Schools – Various) After a four week intensive training program, the degree is delivered through small group based teaching three days a week at a clinical school (Ipswich Hospital, Redcliffe Hospital or The Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital) and lectures one day a week at the UQ Ipswich Campus.

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Bachelors of Nursing / Midwifery (Mater Clinical School) The degree is delivered through small group based teaching three days a week at a clinical school (Mater Hospital South Brisbane or Mater Hospital Redlands) and lectures one day a week at Translational Research Institute (TRI) located at the Princess Alexandra Hospital Clinical School in Woolloongabba.

What will you learn at your clinical school?

The Dual Degree has been specifically designed to provide you with a broad set of skills, encompassing the disciplines of nursing and midwifery. Upon graduation you will be well prepared to work in both the nursing and midwifery practice settings including: public health and education, rural and community hospitals, tertiary centres, and other services that require a health professional who is both a registered nurse and registered midwife.

Where this can take you

As a registered nurse and midwife you can work in a variety of public or private health care settings, academia / teaching, research, Australian and international aid organisations, the defence forces and/or a combination of these areas. Midwives work in a variety of public and private health care settings, maternity and neonatal care settings, academia / teaching, research, rural and remote health, aid organisations, and/or a combination of these areas. The dual qualification provides you with the opportunity to work as both a nurse and a midwife either independently or together.

Who will recognise your qualifications?

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies: • Australian College of Midwives • Royal College of Nursing Australia • Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

Your postgraduate study options

You may have the option to undertake honours on completion of your dual degree. Further postgraduate and Research Higher Degree study options are also available through the School of Nursing and Midwifery. See pages 43 and 44.

Are you an international student? This degree requires you to have a higher level of English language proficiency than the UQ minimum. The IELTS requirements for this degree are an overall score of at least 7.0, with a minimum score of 7.0 in reading, writing, speaking and listening. TOEFL test results are not accepted. International students must undertake this degree on campus at UQ on a full-time basis. See page 46 for more information.

QTAC Codes

Applicants must nominate their preference for a clinical school on their QTAC application. Applicants must list each of the below clinical schools in preferred order: • 728202 Bachelors of Nursing / Midwifery Dual Degree (Clinical Schools – Various) Ipswich Hospital, Redcliffe Hospital and Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital • 728602 Bachelors of Nursing / Midwifery Dual Degree (Mater Clinical School) Mater Hospital South Brisbane and Mater Hospital Redlands See www.nursing-midwifery.uq.edu.au/ clinical-schools for further information.

Supplementary information

This degree cannot be undertaken by carriers of blood-borne transmissible viruses (e.g. Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV). Students must complete post-admission requirements prior to clinical placement – see www.uq.edu.au/ health/admissionreqs.

QTAC code 728202 / 728602


dual degrEe More information

The range of undergraduate health courses are available on www.uq.edu.au/health/careers For further information on Nursing and Midwifery at UQ: www.nursing-midwifery.uq.edu.au Email nursing-midwifery@uq.edu.au Phone +61 7 3381 1165 www.facebook.com/UQhealth

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Bachelor of

Occupational Therapy Duration 4 years full-time

QTAC code 724002

Location St Lucia

Delivery mode Internal

Entry requirements Year 12 (or equivalent) English (4, SA), plus one of Biological Science, Chemistry or Physics (4, SA)#

Honours Available as a modified program of study in Years 3 and 4 International availability Yes (CRICOS 001957E)

2013 entry score OP 4* / Rank 95.50* / ATAR 95.80*

#Prerequisites are expressed in terms of Queensland Year 12 subjects. *Not all applicants on this OP/Rank/ATAR were offered a place.

Why study Occupational Therapy at UQ? • learn from leaders in the profession • clinical experience develops job-ready graduates • qualification is highly regarded by employers • qualification is recognised nationally and internationally.

What you will study

As an Occupational Therapist you are a health professional trained to help people of all ages overcome factors which limit their ability to function in their chosen “occupational roles” and which detract from their quality of life. These limiting factors can be caused by injury or illness, psychological or emotional difficulties, developmental delay or the effects of ageing. Your role as an Occupational Therapist is to work in partnership with your clients to optimise their functioning and quality of life. You may work in children’s hospitals, schools, community settings, adult hospitals, private clinics, rehabilitation units, hostels, nursing homes, the workplace and industry. In the first year of your degree, theoretical and practical studies in occupational therapy are combined with biological and behavioural sciences.

In second year, you apply theory to occupational performance problems and undertake further study in social, biological and medical sciences. Third year concentrates on occupational therapy approaches, with clinical practice undertaken in University-affiliated teaching units in hospitals, schools, private practice, industry and the community. In fourth year, clinical practice continues and time is also spent examining professional issues and evidence-based practice. The honours program is a modified program of study in Years 3 and 4. An offer to enter honours will be based on academic performance in the first two years of the degree.

Where this can take you

Occupational Therapists work in a variety of settings: • public and private hospitals • community health centres and agencies • rehabilitation units (medical, vocational, psychiatric) • schools • private practice • industrial and government institutions • nursing homes • psychiatric clinics and hostels • residential and rehabilitation centres for people with intellectual disabilities • research institutions.

Your postgraduate study options

Graduates are encouraged to seek postgraduate training. Research degrees are available at master and doctoral levels. For more information see page 43.

Who will recognise your qualifications

• Australian Association of Occupational Therapists • Occupational Therapy Board of Australia • World Federation of Occupational Therapists.

Are you an international student?

This degree requires you to have a higher level of English language proficiency than the UQ minimum. The IELTS requirements are an overall score of at least 7.0, with a minimum score of 7.0 in reading, writing, speaking and listening. TOEFL test results are not accepted. International students must undertake this degree on campus at UQ on a full-time basis. See page 46 for more information.

Important information

Students must also complete post-admission requirements prior to clinical placement – see: www.uq.edu.au/health/admissionreqs

“Occupational Therapy is a rewarding career working closely with people to improve their quality of life.” Read Melissa’s story at www.uq.edu.au/health/ot

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UNDERGRADUATE

Study Plan Year 1

Year 3

Systematic & Applied Anatomy Communication Skills for Therapy Foundations in Occupational Therapy Practice Introduction to Psychology: Develop., Social & Clin. Psychology Regional Neuro & Applied Anatomy Occupational Performance Across the Lifespan Introduction to the Occupational Therapy Process Introduction to Health, Illness and Society

Research Methodology Becoming an Occupational Therapy Practitioner: Managing Complex Clinical, Cultural & Communication Issues Promoting Occupational Performance & Participation for Individuals with Complex Issues & Life Situations And #2 from the Occupational Therapy Practitioner, Optimising Human Performance in the Home Environment, Occupational Therapy in Mental Health or Physical Ergonomics Clinical Reasoning & Reflective Practice Occupational Therapy Clinical Practice I Occupational Therapy Clinical Practice II

Year 2 Promoting Participation through Occupation & the Environment Occupational Therapy for Children & Youth I Chronic Physical & Mental Health Conditions & Occ. Performance Human Function in Health & Disease A Individual Development & Health Care Creating Inclusive Communities to Promote Occupational Performance & Participation Occupational Therapy for Children & Youth II Psychosocial Aspects of Occupational Therapy Practice Occ Performance & Participation for Adults with Acute and Chronic Medical Conditions Human Function in Health & Disease B

Year 4 Advanced Occupational Therapy Clinical Practice (for pass students) Occupational Therapy Practice: Academic Analysis & Study Service Development through Action Learning Professional Issues for New Graduates Occupational Therapy Interventions at Global, Community, Societal & Systems Levels And #2 from People in Pain, Utilising Technology in Occupational Therapy Practice, Occupational Therapy Practice Management or Work Injury and Disability Management

Program of study: Honours degree Year 3, Semester 2 Advanced Research Processes in Health Sciences (in lieu of coursework in pass degree)

Year 4 Full Year Research Project (in lieu of coursework in pass degree)

Year 4, Semester 1 Advanced Occupational Therapy Clinical Practice and Reasoning for Honours Students (in lieu of clinical course in pass degree)

More information

The range of undergraduate health courses are available on www.uq.edu.au/health/careers For further information on Occupational Therapy at UQ: www.shrs.uq.edu.au Email enquiries.shrs@uq.edu.au Phone +61 7 3365 4506 www.facebook.com/UQhealth

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Bachelor of

Oral Health Duration 3 years full-time

QTAC code 743002

Location Herston / St Lucia / Oral Health Education Unit (Yeronga)

Delivery mode Internal

Entry requirements Year 12 (or equivalent) English (4, SA) and Biological Science (4, SA)# 2013 entry score OP 2* / Rank 97.25* / ATAR 97.65*

Why study Oral Health at UQ?

• supportive learning environment • practical experience ensures graduates are job-ready • top quality lecturers • low student to teacher ratio • world-class research provides access to cutting-edge knowledge.

What you will study

Oral health is important for good overall health and as an oral health therapist you play an important auxiliary-role to dentists. Oral Health Therapy has three fields: • dental therapy, which provides routine services for children’s oral health • dental hygiene, which involves prevention of oral disease and professional cleaning for all ages, and • health promotion, which involves educating people, groups and communities on how to have healthy teeth and gums.

Honours Available as an extra year of study International availability Yes (CRICOS 034012D) #Prerequisites are expressed in terms of Queensland Year 12 subjects. *Not all applicants on this OP/Rank/ATAR were offered a place.

The first year of study provides you with foundation knowledge in the health of oral tissues, emphasises the importance of prevention as a goal, and introduces clinical practice. In your second year, courses develop your knowledge and the clinical skills you need for the care of individual patients. You apply your knowledge of dental diseases to oral health therapy practice. Your clinical experience is extended in Year 3. You focus on the provision of care to groups with special needs and on oral health for communities and population groups. Throughout the degree, you will explore the principles and philosophies underlying health promotion for individuals and the community.

Where this can take you

Upon graduation you will be eligible to work in public and private settings as: • oral health therapists • dental therapists • dental hygienists, and in • health promotion.

Supplementary information

In accordance with Dental Board of Australia policy, this degree is not suitable for applicants who are carriers of blood-borne transmissible viruses (e.g. Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV). For further information, contact the School of Dentistry.

Your postgraduate study options

An honours program is available and requires an additional year of study which involves full-time research in a chosen area and provides you with an opportunity to develop research skills as a basis for future research and career progression. Our Oral Health graduates have also gone on to complete MPhil and PhD research degrees. For more information see page 43.

Who will recognise your qualifications

Graduates may be registered with the Dental Board of Australia and are eligible for membership of: • Dental Hygienists Association of Australia • Dental and Oral Health Therapist Association of Queensland.

From 2014 Oral Health students will study at UQ’s Oral Health Centre, Australia’s largest and most advanced oral health facility. The OHC will provide UQ Oral Health and Dentistry students with a world class learning environment and access to cutting edge technology. Located close to the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital, the OHC will provide a collaborative environment for students and professionals to work together to improve patient care.

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Are you an international student? This degree requires a higher level of English language proficiency than the UQ minimum. The IELTS requirements are an overall score of at least 7.0, with a score of 7.0 in reading, writing, speaking and listening. TOEFL test results are not accepted. International students must undertake this degree on campus at UQ on a full-time basis. See page 46 for more information.

Important information

Students must also complete post-admission requirements prior to clinical placement – see: www.uq.edu.au/health/admissionreqs

Study Plan Year 1 Biomedical Foundations of Oral Health I Oral Biosciences I Introduction to Clinical Practice I Nutrition in the Lifespan Oral Biosciences II Introduction to Clinical Practice II Introduction to Population Health Understanding Health Behaviours

More information

The range of undergraduate health courses are available on www.uq.edu.au/health/careers For further information on Oral Health at UQ: www.dentistry.uq.edu.au Email dentistry@uq.edu.au Phone +61 7 3365 8022 www.facebook.com/UQhealth

Year 2 Community Oral Health Advanced Biosciences for Oral Health Essentials of Oral Health Therapy I Essentials of Oral Health Therapy II Influencing Health Behaviours Health Research Methods

Year 3 Advanced Oral Health Therapy I Advanced Oral Health Therapy II Dimensions of Clinical Practice Health Policy in Practice Health Services Planning & Evaluation

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UNDERGRADUATE

World-class research gives access to cuttingedge knowledge.


Bachelor of

Paramedic Science Duration 3 years full-time*

QTAC code 728302

Location Ipswich

Delivery mode Internal

Entry Requirements Year 12 (or equivalent) English (4, SA). (One of Biological Science, Chemistry or Physics recommended)#

Honours Available as an extra year of study

2013 entry score OP 12 / Rank 75 / ATAR 74.35 OP 1-5 guaranteed entry

International availability No #Prerequisites are expressed in terms of Queensland Year 12 subjects.

Why study Paramedic Science?

As a student at UQ: • You will study at a world-class medical school and be part of a culture that provides you with strong connections within the health care industry • You will receive high-level teaching by medical and paramedical staff • You will graduate with valuable clinical experience as a paramedic due to clinical placements with the Queensland Ambulance Service throughout the degree. As a paramedic: • You will assist in improving the health, wellbeing and quality of life of the community through the delivery of high quality pre-hospital emergency care and specialised transport • You will be working in a highly valued profession as an integral member of the wider health care system • Every day is different – motor vehicle accidents, medical emergencies, industrial incidents, sporting events, inter-hospital transfers, community education - the job is more than just sirens and flashing lights.

What you will study

This degree prepares graduates for employment as ambulance paramedics. The first year of the degree provides a strong foundational knowledge in areas such as the structure & function of the human body, pathology, public health and evidence-based health care. You will also be prepared for paramedic practice with studies in communication, ambulance policies and procedures, and practical training in the use of ambulance equipment.

In the second and third years of the degree, you will explore common paramedic conditions and emergencies using a systems-based approach. There is increased emphasis on acquiring knowledge and skills in paramedic theory and practice through patient-centred and case-based learning strategies. Clinical reasoning, problem solving and interpersonal skills are developed. This phase of the degree also focuses on the contemporary role of paramedics as pre-hospital care professionals and includes topics such as legal and ethical principles in health, professional practice and clinical mentoring. You will undertake clinical placements with the Queensland Ambulance Service throughout the degree for practical “handson” experience in the role of a paramedic.

Clinical Placement Requirements There are a number of requirements that students must meet prior to attending clinical placement with the Queensland Ambulance Service. See www.som.uq.edu.au/paramedicscience for further information.

Where this can take you

On successful graduation of your Bachelor of Paramedic Science you will be able to apply for an entry-level Ambulance Paramedic position with an Australasian ambulance service. With further training, other opportunities include Intensive Care (MICA) Paramedic, Flight Paramedic, education and management roles.

Are you an international student? The Bachelor of Paramedic Science is not available to international students.

Important information

Students must also complete post-admission requirements prior to clinical placement – see: www.uq.edu.au/health/admissionreqs *You will complete the degree in seven semesters over three years, undertaking the first clinical placement in summer semester of your first year.

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Hear from Paramedics, Marek and Prue at www.uq.edu.au/health/careers

Study Plan

More information

Year 1, Semester 1

Year 3, Semester 1

Anatomy for Paramedics Public Health for Paramedics Preparation for Paramedic Practice 1

Legal & Ethical Principles in Health Obstetric & Gynaecological Emergencies Multispecialty Conditions & Emergencies Paramedic Clinical Placement 3 (4 weeks full-time placement)

Year 1, Semester 2 Physiology for Paramedics Applied Pathology Preparation for Paramedic Practice 2

Year 1, Summer Semester Paramedic Clinical Placement 1 (4 weeks full-time placement)

UNDERGRADUATE

Assist in improving health, well-being and quality of life for the community.

Year 3, Semester 2

The range of undergraduate health courses are available on www.uq.edu.au/health/careers For further information on Paramedic Science at UQ: www.som.uq.edu.au/paramedicscience Email paramedic@uq.edu.au www.facebook.com/UQhealth

Paediatric Emergencies Preparation for Paramedic Practice 3 Paramedic Clinical Placement 4 (6 weeks full-time placement)

Year 2, Semester 1 Paramedic Clinical Skills 1 Basic & Clinical Pharmacology Cardiovascular Conditions & Emergencies Respiratory Conditions & Emergencies

Year 2, Semester 2 Paramedic Clinical Skills 2 Trauma & Environmental Emergencies Behavioural Conditions & Emergencies Paramedic Clinical Placement 2 (4 weeks full-time placement)

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Bachelor of

Pharmacy Duration 4 years full-time

QTAC code 725002

Location St Lucia & PACE (Woolloongabba)

Delivery mode Internal

Entry requirements Year 12 (or equivalent) English (4, SA), Mathematics B (4, SA), and Chemistry (4, SA)#

Honours Available as a modified program of study in Year 4

2013 entry score OP 10 / Rank 80 / ATAR 79.80 OP 1-5 guaranteed entry

#Prerequisites are expressed in terms of Queensland Year 12 subjects.

Why study Pharmacy at UQ

• Global reputation: Graduate as a Pharmacist from Queensland’s highestranked University! UQ pharmacy and pharmacology is ranked 13th best in the world according to the 2012 QS World University Rankings*. UQ is the only university in Queensland to place within the top 200 in this field of study. • A history of success: Queensland’s largest and longest-established School of Pharmacy, with more than 50 years of teaching and research excellence, and a global network of 5000+ graduates – many of who represent past and present leaders of the profession. • Opportunities for further studies: UQ is the only School of Pharmacy in South-East Queensland that allows you to graduate with honours at the end of your degree – a fast track to postgraduate studies such as the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Masters of Philosophy (MPhil) and Clinical Pharmacy degrees. • Progressive curriculum: Our degree is continually reviewed to ensure graduates are at the forefront of the profession. A committee of industry leaders from community and hospital pharmacy, as well as peak industry bodies meet regularly to assess the degree and provide feedback. • Premier facilities: Study at the Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence (PACE) – a brand new $100m facility dedicated to Pharmacy education and research, located in Queensland’s world-class biomedical science precinct at Woolloongabba, adjacent to the Princess Alexandra Hospital. • Award-winning teachers: Our lecturers are consistently recognised as leaders in the field of education and innovative learning. • Share their expertise: The unique blend of professionals who teach into the degree includes practising pharmacists from community and hospital backgrounds, internationally recognised researchers and teachingfocused academics. Our team also

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International availability Yes (CRICOS 001958D)

includes successful business owners who will share their knowledge and passion for the industry, in a tailored pharmacy business course. • Unprecedented employment rates: Pharmacy, as a profession, boasts one of the highest graduate employment rates of any bachelor degree in Australia, with the 2012 Graduate Careers Australia survey** finding 98.1% of graduates employed full-time.

Practical placements program

What you will study

Where will I work?

Year 1: You will undertake studies in introductory pharmacy, chemistry, biology, physiology and anatomy, providing you with the knowledge of over-the-counter medications, the Australian health system, and community pharmacy practice which will allow you to be employed as a healthcare assistant in a pharmacy. Years 2 & 3: You will develop important counselling skills in one of the School’s six simulated pharmacies, learn about the legislation that governs the Pharmacy profession and how to dispense prescriptions in PACE’s state-of-theart dispensing laboratories. You will experience the latest advances in pharmacy technology when you try your hand at UQ’s medicines dispensing robot. You will learn how to help patients optimise drug use and about the design of medicines and the formulation of drugs. You will also learn how drugs act on the human body, how the body eliminates drugs and how drugs can interact with other medications. Year 4: Your previous studies will be strengthened and integrated to optimise the use of medicines in individual patients. You will also have the option of undertaking an Honours stream and gain experience and expertise in research. A business management course is also undertaken in Year 4, which develops your skills in running the business aspects of a community pharmacy or performing similar managerial duties in a hospital pharmacy. You will cover strategic, financial, inventory, people management and current professional issues relating to pharmacy practice.

Placements run throughout the degree, beginning in first year and can be undertaken in over 500 community pharmacies or hospitals throughout rural and metropolitan Australia and overseas. You will also spend a total of at least 8 weeks undertaking a short research activity in either a community or hospital pharmacy or another area that promotes effective and efficient use of medicines. Pharmacists are employed wherever medicines are used; however there are three key areas of expertise: You may choose to work in, manage or even own a community pharmacy, where you will: • Provide primary health care through the identification and treatment of common ailments; • Dispense prescriptions, prepare creams and mixtures and provide medication information and monitoring; • Promote community health and provide advice about illness prevention and healthy lifestyle choices; and • Undertake home medication reviews. You may become a hospital pharmacist and be involved in: • Preparing and supplying medicines; • Providing drug information to health care professionals; and • Educating and advising patients, doctors and nurses on the appropriate and safe use of medicines. New opportunities are developing for prescribing advisors and consulting pharmacists in a range of settings, including GP clinics. You may choose to become an industrial pharmacist and become involved in manufacture, quality control, clinical trials and the registration and marketing of pharmaceutical products. UQ pharmacy graduates have also gone on to senior positions in the pharmaceutical industry, government and health care companies or have used pharmacy as a platform for further study towards medicine or a research higher degree. QTAC code 725002


Hear from Pharmacy graduate, Helender at www.uq.edu.au/health/careers

Who will recognise your qualifications?

This Pharmacy degree is fully accredited by the Australian Pharmacy Council and qualifies students for provisional registration with the Pharmacy Board of Australia. During provisional registration students must meet the standards set by the Pharmacy Board of Australia. These standards include undertaking 1,824 hours of supervised practice, completing an Intern Training Program and passing examinations approved by the Pharmacy Board of Australia. The School of Pharmacy offers an Intern Training Program as a component part of the Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice.

Opportunities for further study

Study Plan Year 1

Year 4

Cells to Organisms Fundamentals of Chemistry Introductory Pharmacy 1 Pharmacy - Data Analysis & Professional Practice Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology for Pharmacy Genes, Cells & Evolution Chemistry for the Health Profession Introductory Pharmacy 2

Integrated Pharmaceutical Development 1 Quality Use of Medicines C Integrated Pharmaceutical Development 2 The Business of Health Integrated Patient Centred Care QUM Research focused placement QUM Community focused placement

Year 2

• Postgraduate Coursework: Graduate Certificate in Clinical Pharmacy, Graduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy, Master of Clinical Pharmacy, Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice (incorporating the Intern Training Program) For more postgraduate information, see page 43. • Postgraduate Research: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Master of Philosophy (MPhil) For more postgraduate research information, see page 44.

Human Physiology & Pharmacology A1 Quality Use of Medicines A1 Dosage Form Design A1 Social & Professional Aspects of Pharmacy A Drug Discovery A1 Human Physiology & Pharmacology A2 Quality Use of Medicines A2 Dosage Form Design A2 Drug Discovery A2 Biological Fate of Drugs A

Are you an international student?

Year 3

This degree requires a higher level of English language proficiency than the UQ minimum. The IELTS requirements are an overall score of at least 7.0, with a score of 6.0 in the sub-bands of reading, writing, speaking and listening. TOEFL test results are not accepted. International students must undertake this degree on campus at UQ on a full-time basis.

Important information

Students must complete post-admission requirements prior to clinical placement – see www.uq.edu.au/health/admissionreqs * Source: QS World University Rankings, 2012 – www.topuniversities.com **Source: Graduate Careers Australia, 2012 GradStats Survey – www.graduatecareers.com.au

Human Physiology & Pharmacology B1 Quality Use of Medicines B1 Dosage Form Design B1 Social & Professional Aspects of Pharmacy B1 Drug Discovery B1 Human Physiology & Pharmacology B2 Quality Use of Medicines B2 Social & Professional Aspects of Pharmacy B2 Pharmaceutical Discovery & Microbiology Biological Fate of Drugs B

Year 4 Honours Stream Independent Research Project Quality Use of Medicines C The Business of Health Integrated Patient Centred Care QUM Community focused placement

More information

The range of undergraduate health courses are available on www.uq.edu.au/health/careers For further information on Pharmacy at UQ: www.uq.edu.au/pharmacy Email enquiries@pharmacy.uq.edu.au Phone +61 7 3346 1900 www.facebook.com/UQhealth

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UNDERGRADUATE

Clinical experience (working with patients) ensures job-ready graduates.


Bachelor of

Physiotherapy Duration 4 years full-time

QTAC code 726002

Location St Lucia

Delivery mode Internal

Entry requirements Year 12 (or equivalent) English (4, SA), plus one of Biological Science, Chemistry or Physics (4, SA) (Physics recommended)#

Honours Available as a modified program of study in Years 3 and 4

2013 entry score OP 2* / Rank 98.60* / ATAR 99.05*

Why study Physiotherapy at UQ?

• You will be job-ready on graduation with extensive clinical experience (working with patients) • Broaden your career prospects with internationally recognised qualifications • Your education is delivered by lecturers who are world-class researchers and clinicians • You will be learning with state-of-the-art equipment.

What you will study

As a Physiotherapist you will have a wide range of skills for the care of people who have pain or loss of function caused by a physical injury or disorder, and for people with physical disabilities. These disabilities and disorders can occur at any age and can arise from a variety of causes, including injury and degenerative processes. You will care for people with musculoskeletal, neurological, respiratory, cardiovascular and other conditions, using techniques to reduce pain, improve movement and restore normal muscle control for better motor performance and function. Physiotherapy aims to optimise a person’s physical function and quality of life through rehabilitation practices and preventative health strategies.

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International availability Yes (CRICOS 001959C) #Prerequisites are expressed in terms of Queensland Year 12 subjects. *Not all applicants on this OP/Rank/ATAR were offered a place.

You will study basic applied medical and physiotherapy sciences in addition to physiotherapy professional courses. During the early part of the degree, you will complete courses to develop an understanding of normal human structure and function as well as human behaviours. The practice of physiotherapy encompasses a diversity of clinical specialities to meet the needs of different client groups. Over later years, your study will focus on the theory and practice of physiotherapy, including the approach to prevention, clinical reasoning and diagnosis, the therapeutic management of pain, disorders of movement and optimisation of function to enhance the health and welfare of the community across the lifespan. During the final two years of the degree, you will complete supervised clinical practice, gaining experience in the assessment and management of clients in different environments. Honours can be studied as a modified program in Years 3 and 4. An offer to enter honours will be based on academic performance in the first two years of the degree.

Where this can take you

Physiotherapists work in a variety of health settings: • public and private hospitals • community health centres and agencies • rehabilitation units • preschool and school programs • private practice, offering treatments to a full range of patients or specialising in areas such as sports physiotherapy, musculoskeletal physiotherapy, paediatrics, obstetrics, orthopaedics or other fields of particular interest • researchers, advisors or consultants in educational, industrial or government institutions.

Your postgraduate study options

As a graduate you are encouraged to seek postgraduate training to broaden your career options. Opportunities are available in specialty coursework masters in the fields of musculoskeletal and sports as well as research studies at master and doctoral levels. For more postgraduate information see page 43.

Are you an international student?

This degree requires a higher level of English language proficiency than the UQ minimum. The IELTS requirements are an overall score of at least 7.0, with a minimum score of 7.0 in reading, writing, speaking and listening. TOEFL test results are not accepted. International students must undertake this degree on campus at UQ on a full-time basis. See page 46 for more information.

Who will recognise your qualifications

• Australian Physiotherapy Association • Physiotherapy Board of Australia.

Important information

Students must also complete post-admission requirements prior to clinical placement – see: www.uq.edu.au/health/admissionreqs

QTAC code 726002


Study Plan

More information

Year 1

Year 4

Systematic Anatomy Molecular & Cellular Biology for Physiotherapists Physiotherapy Profession & Basic Processes Introduction to Psychology: Developmental, Social & Clinical Psychology Regional Anatomy Introduction to Principles of Physiotherapy Assessment & Management Principles of Exercise in Physiotherapy Practice Physics for Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy Professional Practice 1 Physiotherapy Professional Practice 2 Physiotherapy Professional Practice 3 Physiotherapy Professional Practice 4

Year 2 Functional Anatomy (Physiotherapy) Foundations of Physiotherapy Practice Physiotherapy Specialities: Musculoskeletal A (Lower Limb) Physiology I Physiotherapy Specialities: Musculoskeletal B (Upper Limb) Physiotherapy across the Lifespan A Physiology II Elective course

Year 3 Research Methodology Physiotherapy Specialities: Musculoskeletal C (Trunk) Physiotherapy Across the Lifespan B Physiotherapy Specialities: Neurology Evidence-based Practice & Research in Health Sciences Health Promotion & Preventative Practice in Physiotherapy Physiotherapy Specialities: Cardiothoracics Physiotherapy Specialities: Musculoskeletal D (Cervical Spine)

Honours Year 3

The range of undergraduate health courses are available on www.uq.edu.au/health/careers For further information on Physiotherapy at UQ: www.shrs.uq.edu.au Email enquiries.shrs@uq.edu.au Phone +61 7 3365 4506 www.facebook.com/UQhealth

Research Methodology Physiotherapy Specialities: Musculoskeletal C (Trunk) Physiotherapy Across the Lifespan B Physiotherapy Specialities: Neurology Advanced Research Processes in Health Sciences Community-based Health Care for Disabled & Healthy People Physiotherapy Specialities: Cardiothoracics Physiotherapy Specialities: Musculoskeletal D (Cervical Spine)

Year 4 Research Project Physiotherapy Professional Practice (Hons) Physiotherapy Professional Practice 1 Physiotherapy Professional Practice 4

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UNDERGRADUATE

Your education is delivered by lecturers who are leading world-class researchers and clinicians.


Bachelor of

SPEECh PATHOLOGY Duration 4 years full-time

QTAC code 727002

Location St Lucia

Delivery mode Internal

Entry requirements Year 12 (or equivalent) English (4, SA), plus one of Biological Science, Chemistry or Physics (4, SA)#

Honours Available as a modified program of study in Years 3 and 4

2013 entry score OP 4* / Rank 95.75* / ATAR 96.10*

#Prerequisites are expressed in terms of Queensland Year 12 subjects. *Not all applicants on this OP/Rank/ATAR were offered a place.

Why study Speech Pathology at UQ?

• You will be job-ready on graduation with extensive clinical experience (working with patients) • Broaden your career prospects with internationally recognised qualifications • Your education is delivered by lecturers who are leading world-class researchers and clinicians • You will be learning with state-of-the-art equipment.

What you will study

As a Speech Pathologist you will assess and treat disorders of communication in the areas of speech, voice, language and fluency. Your clients include children who do not develop normal communication and people who acquire communication problems as a result of disease or injury, such as a stroke. A person’s ability to communicate may also be impaired because of disabilities such as hearing loss, brain damage, intellectual disability, stuttering, malfunction of the speech or respiratory organs, or emotional disturbances. You will also work with clients who have feeding or swallowing problems.

International availability Yes (CRICOS 001965E)

The first two years of the degree focus on studies in anatomy, linguistics, physiology, psychology and medical specialities. In first year, an emphasis on normal communication forms the reference point for second year studies in the description and analysis of communication disorders in the areas of voice, fluency, hearing, speech, language and oral functioning. Second, third and fourth year studies are case and problem-based, and integrate understanding communication disorders with the assessment and management of clients. Honours can be studied as a modified program in Years 3 and 4. An offer to enter honours will be based on academic performance in the first two years of the degree.

Where this can take you

Graduates work in many different settings including: • general, paediatric and geriatric hospitals • community health centres and agencies • rehabilitation units • preschools, kindergartens and childcare programs • centres for people with hearing impairment and/or intellectual disability • private practice • industrial and government institutions.

Your postgraduate study options

Graduates are encouraged to seek postgraduate training. Research degrees at master and doctoral levels are available. For more postgraduate information see page 43.

Who will recognise your qualifications

• Speech Pathology Australia • Speech Pathologists Board of Queensland.

Are you an international student?

This degree requires a higher level of English language proficiency than the UQ minimum. The IELTS requirements are an overall score of at least 7.0, with a minimum score of 7.0 in reading, writing, listening and 8.0 in speaking. TOEFL test results are not accepted. International students must undertake this degree on campus at UQ on a full-time basis. See page 46 for more information.

Important information

Students must also complete post-admission requirements prior to clinical placement – see: www.uq.edu.au/health/admissionreqs

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QTAC code 727002


UNDERGRADUATE

Broaden your career prospects with internationally recognised qualifications.

Study Plan Year 1

Year 3

Introduction to Linguistics: Sentence Structure & Meaning Introduction to Psychology: Physiological & Cognitive Psychology Introduction to Communication & Swallowing Disorders Introduction to Speech Pathology Practice Anatomy of the Head, Neck & Thorax Introduction to Linguistics: Word Structure & Sound Patterns Introduction to Psychology: Developmental, Social, & Clinical Psychology Communication Across the Lifespan

Research Methodology The School-Aged Child Language: Representation, Processing & Disorders Fluency Disorders & Clinical Practice Evidence-based Practice & Research in Health Sciences Children with Special Needs in Communication Clinical Education IIIB Adult & Paediatric Dysphagia & Laryngectomy

Year 2 Physiology I Assessment & Management of Voice Disorders Disorders of Early Language Development Phonological Disorders & Clinical Practice Neuroanatomy (Speech Pathology) Physiology II Clinical Practice Paediatric & Adult Motor Speech Disorders Acquired Adult Neurogenic Language Disorders: Differential Diagnosis & Clinical Management

Year 4 Clinical Education IV Planning, Maintaining & Delivering Speech Pathology Services Disability Issues & Alternate & Augmentative Communication Case Integration Professional Issues in Speech Pathology Transition to Professional Practice Clinical Management Elective course

Honours Year 3 Research Methodology The School-Aged Child Language: Representation, Processing & Disorders Fluency Disorders & Clinical Practice Advanced Research Processes in Health Sciences Children with Special Needs in Communication Clinical Education IIIB Adult & Paediatric Dysphagia & Laryngectomy

Year 4 Research Project Clinical Education IV Planning, Maintaining & Delivering Speech Pathology Services Disability Issues & Alternate & Augmentative Communication Professional Issues in Speech Pathology Transition to Professional Practice Clinical Management

More information

The range of undergraduate health courses are available on www.uq.edu.au/health/careers For further information on Speech Pathology at UQ: www.shrs.uq.edu.au Email enquiries.shrs@uq.edu.au Phone +61 7 3365 4506 www.facebook.com/UQhealth

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POSTGRADUATE COURSEWORK degrees Further your career with postgraduate opportunities Further details on postgraduate degrees including career opportunities can be found at www.uq.edu.au/health/coursework

GC: Graduate Certificate / GDip: Graduate Diploma / M: Master degree

Duration

Mode of study

3 years full-time, 48 units.

Internal

Graduate Certificate / Graduate Diploma / Master in e-Healthcare

GC – 1 year part-time, 8 units. GDip – 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent, 16 units. Master – 1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent, 24 units.

External*

Graduate Certificate in Clinical Telehealth

0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent (8 units).**

External*

2.5 years full-time (40 units) ‡ or 1.5 years full-time with suitable qualifications (24 units).

Internal

Dentistry

Doctor of Clinical Dentistry e-Health

Exercise & Sport

Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology Graduate Certificate / Graduate Diploma / Master of Sports Coaching

GC – 0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent, 8 units. GDip – 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent, 16 units. Master – 1 or 1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent, 16 or 24 units.**

External (online)*

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Graduate Certificate in Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drug Studies

1 year part-time, 8 units.

External*

Graduate Certificate / Graduate Diploma / Master of Biostatistics

GC – 0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent, 8 units. GDip – 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent, 16 units. Master – 1 or 1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent, 16 or 24 units.**

External*

Graduate Certificate / Graduate Diploma / Master of Epidemiology

GC – 1 year part-time, 8 units. GDip – 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent, 16 units. Master – 1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent, 24 units.**

Internal/external

0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent, 8 units.

Internal/external*

Graduate Certificate / Graduate Diploma / Master of International Public Health

GC – 0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent, 8 units. GDip – 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent, 16 units. Master – 1 or 1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent, 16 or 24 units.**

Internal/external*

Graduate Certificate / Graduate Diploma / Master of Public Health

GC – 0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent, 8 units. GDip – 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent, 16 units. Master – 1 or 1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent, 16 or 24 units.**

Internal/external*

GC – 2 years part-time (only available as part-time study), 8 units.**

Web Based

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent.**

External*

GC – 0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent, 8 units. Master – 1 year full time, or part time equivalent (16 units).**

External*

GC – 0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent, 8 units. Master – 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent, 16 units.**

External (online)*

You can study a Grad Cert in Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drug Studies and then complete a GDip or Master in Public Health (listed below).

Graduate Certificate in Health Sciences

Medicine

Graduate Certificate in Critical Care Echocardiography Master of Medicine (General Practice) Graduate Certificate / Master of Medicine (Skin Cancer) Graduate Certificate / Master of Sports Medicine

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Samantha Zurvas Master of Nursing Studies graduate

GC: Graduate Certificate / GDip: Graduate Diploma / M: Master degree

Duration

Mode of study

GC – 1 year part time, 8 units. Master (Domestic students) – 2 years part-time, 24 units. Master (International students) – 18 months, 24 units.**

Internal/external*

1.5 years full-time, 24 units.

Internal

1.5 years part time or full-time equivalent^, 24 units.**

External*

Graduate Certificate / Master of Midwifery

GC – 1 year part-time, 8 units. Master – 1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent, 24 units.**

External*

Graduate Certificate / Graduate Diploma / Master of Nursing

GC – 1 year part-time, 8 units. GDip – 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent, 16 units. Master – 1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent, 24 units.**

External*

1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent, 24 units.**

External*

2 years full-time, 32 units.

Internal

2 years full-time, 32 units.

Internal

2 years full-time, including 2 summer semesters, 40 units.

Internal

1 year full-time, 16 units.

Internal /external*

Master of Physiotherapy Studies

2 years full-time, including 2 summer semesters, 40 units.

Internal

Master of Speech Pathology Studies

2 years full-time, including 2 summer semesters, 40 units.

Internal

Graduate Certificate / Graduate Diploma / Master of Clinical Pharmacy

GC – 1 year part-time, 8 units. GDip – 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent, 16 units. Master – 1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent, 24 units.**

Internal†

Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice

2 years part-time. 8 units.**

Internal

Mental Health

Graduate Certificate / Master of Mental Health Nutrition

Master of Dietetics Studies Nursing & Midwifery

Master of Mental Health Nursing

Master of Nurse Practitioner Studies Master of Nursing Studies HEALTH & REHABILITATION SCIENCES

Master of Audiology Studies Master of Occupational Therapy Studies Master of Physiotherapy

Pharmacy

* If you are studying on a student visa you cannot undertake this program on campus at UQ on a full-time basis; you can only study from your home country and will not be eligible for an Australian student visa. ** Part-time study options only available to domestic students. ^ Special

note: Compulsory residential schools may mean this program is unsuitable for international students.

‡ No domestic or international applications will be accepted for 2014 40 unit program. † No

international applications will be accepted for 2014.

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postGRADUATE

“I chose UQ because the graduate entry Master of Nursing Studies degree provided a fantastic opportunity to use my previous qualifications and become a registered nurse in as little as 18 months.”


POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH HIGHER DEGREE PROGRAMS Start your research career today by logging onto:

www.uq.edu.au/health/PhD

Join one of Australia’s top three research universities By undertaking a research degree at The University of Queensland, you will become part of one of the nation’s top three universities. UQ scored well above world standard in more specialised fields, including Health Sciences, than any other Australian university in the Federal Government’s 2012 Excellence in Research for Australia exercise. Our researchers are internationally renowned in many fields, including cancer, drug addiction, Parkinson’s disease, cardiovascular disease, Indigenous health and the measurement and monitoring of health determinants and outcomes. UQ researchers also have the opportunity to collaborate within UQ’s powerhouse biomedical environment, as well as with top hospital and other institutions nationally and internationally.

• Providing Parkinson’s disease and stroke suffers the ability to speak again • Largest longitudinal study of mothers and babies health in the southern hemisphere.

Extensive range of research areas UQ Health Sciences offers a broad range of research areas amongst the Schools of Dentistry, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Human Movement Studies, Medicine, Nursing and Midwifery, Pharmacy and Population Health as well as five standalone research centres focused on finding solutions to major health challenges including; • Clinical research • Environmental toxicology • Military and veteran’s health • Youth substance abuse • Children’s medical research.

Research highlights

State-of-the-art facilities

• Discovery of a cervical cancer vaccine • Development of a method for producing adult stem cells that can be used to repair bone

$300 million is being invested in leading edge projects to support UQ researchers in their quest to provide improved health outcomes, improve health education

and nurture future generations of health professionals. Some of these innovative facilities include; • The Oral Health Centre which will boost research opportunities and focus on translating research into improved patient care. • The Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence where a dedication to research is evidenced by its investment in purpose-built research facilities and human expertise. • Advanced Primary Health Care Centres with a research focus on prevention and management of chronic diseases.

Research at a glance • $86 million invested in research annually • National and international accolades for research and teaching • Global research and funding partnerships • Five standalone research centres • Over 800 academic staff and 2,800 practising clinicians with academic appointments • Over 6,500 students studying across the widest range of educational offerings in Australia.

Your research career starts here Find out how you can apply and work with leading edge researchers and state-of-the-art research facilities at www.uq.edu.au/health/PhD Our online process will guide you through the steps:

STEP

1

Think about possible Research Projects/Supervisors To assist with finding a suitable supervisor, investigate possible research topics

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STEP

2

STEP

3

Look at available scholarships

Register your interest

If you don’t have a scholarship, search our available scholarships.

Let us know you’re interested and your preferred School/ Centre will provide information and assistance in taking the next steps.

STEP Complete a full application Qualified applicants will be invited to complete a full application.

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postGRADUATE

Andrew Sax PhD Student Completing a research degree was always on the cards, however I never imagined going straight from my undergraduate degree into research. After graduating with first class honours, I was offered an APA Scholarship along with a place in the PhD program and begun my investigation to assess the influence of high intensity training on plasma insulin-like growth factor levels, functional physical capacity and psychosocial measures with colorectal cancer survivors. I thoroughly enjoy research. I like being able to work on my own schedule and in a dedicated research office with likeminded people. Knowing that I am contributing to research that will eventuate into clinical practice and help people in the long term has always been a dream of mine. I choose UQ because it is one of the top universities in Australia and amongst the best institutions in the world. You feel like you are attending one of the top Ivy League universities in the United States, yet it is accessible for everyday people. The campus and facilities are world class and it’s clear that UQ values research and its RHD community as much as the undergraduate degrees.

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international

international students You are an International student if you are a: • Temporary Resident (visa status) of Australia • Permanent Resident (visa status) of New Zealand, or • Resident or Citizen of any other country.

Eligibility for UQ study

For admission into undergraduate programs at UQ, you must have: • completed recognised upper secondary or equivalent Year 12 studies to the required standard • satisfied individual program requirements (e.g. specific subject prerequisites, auditions or interviews) • satisfied English language requirements. If you do not meet these criteria, you might consider taking the Foundation Year bridging course offered by International Education Services (IES) or English language training offered by the Institute of Continuing and TESOL Education (ICTE). More information www.uq.edu.au/international www.foundationyear.com www.icte.uq.edu.au

Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange

Services for international students

If you are an international student currently enrolled at an accredited overseas university, you may be eligible to study at UQ for one or two semesters under the Study Abroad or Incoming Exchange program. Credit gained at UQ is usually transferred towards your degree at your home university, where you will continue to pay your tuition fees.

UQ’s Student Services can arrange to collect you from the airport, organise your orientation, and schedule your academic preparation sessions. International Student Advisors can help you quickly settle into life as a UQ student and can also answer your questions about health services, family matters, schooling or childcare, social events, and cultural or religious organisations.

More information www.uq.edu.au/studyabroad

More information www.uq.edu.au/international-guide

Fees, charges and expenses

Applying to UQ

All international students applying to study in Australia must have a student visa and study full-time, on-campus. Please consider expenses such as visa and medical (pre-departure) fees, tuition fees, general living expenses, return airfares, and Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) when you plan your budget. As a fee-paying student, you pay tuition fees based on the courses you undertake, regardless of the program in which you enrol. Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) www.immi.gov.au Fee information www.uq.edu.au/international/fees Fee calculator www.uq.edu.au/study/feecalculator

More than 11,000 international students from 135 countries currently call UQ home.

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For instructions on how to apply to UQ and to download an application form, go to www.uq.edu.au/international-students/ application-instructions. International Enquiries Email (online enquiry form) www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry Phone +  61 3 8676 7004 (outside Australia) 1800 671 980 (within Australia)


Studying in another country is a great way to learn about the world and broaden your horizons. UQ can help with costs and give you credit towards your degree.

UQ Abroad

Learn a language

Through UQ’s student exchange program, UQ Abroad, you can study overseas for up to one year while gaining credit towards your UQ degree. With over 175 exchange partners in 38 countries, UQ Abroad is an ideal way to combine study and travel and can be the adventure of a lifetime. Improve your foreign language skills, broaden your professional and academic experience, and establish a worldwide network of friends. While on exchange, tuition fees at the host university are waived and you continue to be enrolled at and pay fees to UQ. You can even apply for student exchange scholarships or an OS-HELP loan to assist with airfares, accommodation, health insurance and living costs.

If you would like to add another skill to your portfolio, why not learn a new language? The Institute of Modern Languages (IML), a centre within the Faculty of Arts at UQ St Lucia, offers courses in more than 25 languages, from Arabic to Vietnamese, at beginner to advanced levels, and you are most welcome to enrol while studying at UQ. IML’s flexible time schedule and wellqualified tutors ensure that you not only gain valuable language skills but also receive an exciting cultural experience. IML language courses cover all four communication skill areas – listening, speaking, reading and writing – in small, friendly classes. You do not need any formal entry requirements for IML courses and they will not be counted towards your degree. IML also offers translation and interpreting services on a fee-for-service basis.

UQ Abroad www.uq.edu.au/uqabroad www.uq.edu.au/uqabroad/contact-us Phone (07) 3365 9075 or (07) 3365 8832

Institute of Modern Languages www.iml.uq.edu.au Email iml@uq.edu.au Phone (07) 3346 8200

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opportunities

OVERSEAS OPPORTUNITIES


diplomas

Once you are enrolled at UQ, you may decide to undertake a Diploma in either Music Performance, Languages, or Global Studies at the same time as you complete your bachelor degree.

ConcurrenT DIPLOMAS At UQ, you can now study one of three undergraduate diplomas concurrently with your bachelor degree. You may complete it over an accelerated period, or spread the load across the duration of your degree.

Music Performance If you love music, this is the diploma for you – no matter what your main academic interest. Discover the world of ensembles as you participate in ensemble rehearsals and performances. Develop excellence in rhythmic accuracy and pitch discrimination, acquire a full dynamic range, and develop musical style and vitality through a variety of rehearsal techniques employed by each ensemble director. Indulge your passion for music!

Languages If you are keen to learn a new language, whether for personal interest or to enhance your career prospects in the global economy, you can study the Diploma in Languages. This diploma will suit you if you studied a language at high school and want to maintain your proficiency. But it will also suit you if you have never studied a foreign language: you don’t need any prior experience. The diploma is available in Chinese, Classical languages, French, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Spanish.

Global Issues The Diploma in Global Issues will appeal to you if you wish to pursue a career in an area where having a global perspective on the environment, economics, politics, and social change will be of advantage. In this program, you will learn how individuals, societies and countries are all interconnected. One exciting feature is the opportunity to make the most of UQ’s extensive international connections through study at one of our partner universities.

How to enrol in a concurrent diploma If you are interested in the Diploma in Music Performance or the Diploma in Languages, you can apply for these programs directly to UQ once QTAC offers you a UQ place. If you wish to do the Diploma in Global Issues, you will need to complete one year (#16 units) of undergraduate studies before applying. To find out more about undergraduate diplomas, please contact the UQ Admissions Team. UQ Admissions www.uq.edu.au/study Email AdmissionsEnquiries@admin.uq.edu.au Phone (07) 3365 2203

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Once you complete your undergraduate degree, you may decide to keep going: UQ has many postgraduate study options from which to choose. postgraduate study UQ offers both coursework programs or research higher degrees (RHD) at the postgraduate level. Both will provide you with specialised knowledge, give you a significant advantage in the employment market, enable you to upgrade your qualifications, enhance your promotion potential, or pave the way for a career in academia. Postgraduate study www.uq.edu.au/study

Coursework programs

Postgraduate coursework programs include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, coursework masters, coursework masters (advanced) and professional doctorates, and require you to complete prescribed assessment. There may be a research component in some programs but they mostly require lectures, laboratories, tutorials, assignments and examinations. Graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, and masters (by coursework) programs are frequently available in progression or as individual programs under a wide range of disciplines. Depending on your background, you may enter a masters program directly, or be asked to apply for a graduate certificate, then progress to a graduate diploma, then to a coursework masters.

Pathways to and through UQ Tertiary Preparation Program (UQ College) or Foundation year (bridging program)

Queensland Year 12 (high school equivalent)

English language studies

Concurrent diploma

Undergraduate program (diploma/associate degree/bachelor/dual program) see pages 6-41

Undergraduate honours (coursework and research)

Graduate certificate

Graduate diploma

Research masters (Master of Philosophy [MPhil])

Coursework masters

Research higher degrees

Research higher degrees (RHDs) require that at least two-thirds of the program is supervised independent research (a thesis). Some limited coursework may be required. RHDs include the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs. The PhD takes three-and-a-half years and the MPhil one-and-a-half years to complete, and to be awarded these degrees you must produce either a 40,000 or 80,000 word thesis of original research. Graduate School www.uq.edu.au/grad-school

Coursework masters (Advanced)

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Professional doctorate

Continuing professional development Several faculties also offer ongoing tuition to ensure you remain current in your industry: some courses are run intensively over several days or hours, while others are offered on a semester-long basis. Still others are offered online. Check your faculty website for details. The Institute of Continuing and TESOL Education (ICTE-UQ) also offers a wide range of highly practical technical, academic

and vocational programs, corporate training and professional development, educational tours and professional year programs for industry. You can choose between certificate, diploma, short course or customised programs. ICTE-UQ www.icte.uq.edu.au/continuing-education

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further study

further study at UQ


MONEY MATTERS MONEY MATTERS

When planning your study experience, consider the following financial options. Fees and costs

Course fees and student contributions When you study at University, at the start of each semester or teaching period (study period) you are charged a fee for each course in which you enrol. Most undergraduate places at UQ are Commonwealth supported, i.e. funded partly by the Australian Government (Commonwealth support) and partly by you (student contribution). You are eligible for Commonwealth support if you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident and have obtained a Commonwealth supported place. International students pay full tuition fees. As fees are charged according to the courses you undertake, not the program in which you are enrolled, it is not possible to publish a fixed fee for a program – and so “indicative” annual fees (based on average first year enrolment patterns) are listed on our Courses and Programs website to help with your financial planning. Fees calculator To help you estimate your course fees for a study period, UQ has developed an online Fees Calculator, available on the Courses and Programs website. The Fees Calculator shows individual course fees and lets you add them to a list to estimate the overall fee for your enrolment. Before you enrol, Academic Advisors can help you develop a study plan. Fees calculator www.uq.edu.au/study (see UQ Toolkit)

Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) A compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) was introduced in 2012 as a result of legislation passed by the Australian Parliament. The SSAF is used to support non-academic services such as sporting and recreation activities, employment and career advice, child care, financial advice, and food services. UQ will levy the fee, which is capped at a maximum of $272 for 2013, according to whether you are an internal or external student, or enrolled full-time or part-time. The fee is indexed annually. SSAF www.uq.edu.au/myadvisor/student-services-andamenities-fee

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Living costs

As a university student, you will also need to consider other costs of living, especially if you are living away from home for the first time. These may include accommodation, books and study requirements, transport, and parking. Fortunately, a wide range of assistance is available. UQU, the Student Union, has a secondhand bookshop at St Lucia, and provides many low-cost entertainment activities plus an employment service. UQ’s Student Services offer help with accommodation. And the Australian Government provides financial support for low-income earners, as well as fee repayment options for most students. University of Queensland Union www.uqu.uq.edu.au UQ Student Services www.uq.edu.au/student-services/accommodation

Financial assistance

Centrelink student services The Australian Government’s Centrelink provides three income-support payments for Australian tertiary students: Youth Allowance, Austudy and ABSTUDY. You can apply for these payments at any Centrelink Customer Service Centre. Other schemes include: • an interest-free advance loan for students, where you are paid part of your allowance as a lump-sum advance • the Pensioner Education Supplement (PES), which is a payment to certain categories of pensioners commencing study • the Health Care Card, which enables Commonwealth health concessions, such as low-cost pharmaceuticals, under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). Centrelink www.humanservices.gov.au Youth Allowance, Austudy, PES, Health Care Card: Phone 13 24 90 ABSTUDY: Phone 1800 132 317

HECS-HELP

If you have a Commonwealth supported place, you may be eligible to receive HECSHELP, an Australian Government loan scheme that allows an eligible Australian citizen or permanent humanitarian visa holder in Australia to defer repayment of all or part of their student contribution amount until their income meets a specific threshold. This means you do not have to start repaying your HECS-HELP debt until you earn above a certain income level ($49,095 for the 2012-13 financial year). Loan repayments are then taken out of your pay as additional tax. You need to supply your tax file number if you wish to obtain a HECS-HELP loan. Each study period, if you pay $500 or more “up-front” to the University, i.e. at the time of enrolment, you will receive a 10 per cent discount on your upfront payment. (Please note that New Zealand citizens or Australian permanent residents without a humanitarian visa are not eligible for HECS-HELP and must pay their student contributions up-front with no discount). SA-HELP Australian citizens and permanent humanitarian visa holders who are unable to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) upfront may be eligible for assistance from the Commonwealth through an element of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) known as SA-HELP. You require a tax file number to obtain SA-HELP. HECS-HELP and SA-HELP information www.studyassist.gov.au


damian maher UQ Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship holder and Bachelor of Economics/Laws student

SCHOLARSHIPS

“I wanted to come to UQ because it has one of the best reputations for academic excellence in law and economics in the southern hemisphere. “Receiving this scholarship will allow me to continue my charity work while I study – at Eddie’s Van and a local nursing home – instead of having to find part-time work to support myself.”

Scholarships

UQ scholarships are awarded to recognise academic excellence combined with outstanding leadership; to assist students from families experiencing significant financial hardship; to support elite athletes; to help offset the costs of overseas study; and to aid students wishing to gain valuable research experience. Scholarships are not only funded by the University, but are also generously supported by industry partners, private donors and the government.

Academic scholarships

Academic scholarships aim to reward very high-achieving school leavers who, in their senior years, have also demonstrated significant leadership potential. Applications open in July and close on 31 October each year.

Equity scholarships

UQ is keen to support students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds to realise their tertiary study aspirations. More than 100 UQ-Link Access Scholarships, valued at $12,000 over four years, are awarded each year to commencing students who demonstrate significant financial hardship. UQ-Link Access students who enrol at UQ receive a $500 start-up bursary to help offset the initial costs of coming to university.

If you wish to be considered for one of these scholarships, you should complete the Financial Hardship section of QTAC’s Educational Access Scheme when submitting your QTAC application.

Centrelink scholarships

If you receive a study support payment such as Youth Allowance or ABSTUDY, you will be able to access the Student Start-Up Scholarship through Centrelink. Relocation Scholarships are also available to regional/ remote students needing to relocate from home to attend university.

Field of study scholarships

Thanks to generous financial support from industry partners and University donors, UQ is able to offer a wide range of scholarships across most study areas. In general, you must complete at least one year of study before you can apply, although some faculties do offer entry scholarships for commencing students.

Scholarships for students studying at UQ Ipswich or UQ Gatton If you plan to enrol in a program at UQ Ipswich or UQ Gatton, you may be eligible for additional scholarship opportunities.

Scholarships for Indigenous students

There are many scholarships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students including:

KATE BASTICK Summer Research participant at the Institute of Molecular Bioscience and Bachelor of Biomedical Science student

“Participating in the Summer Research Program gave me the chance to practically apply what I have studied in lectures to what could potentially be a viable career. It also gave me the chance to meet people who work within my particular field of interest. I would advise other students to be willing to learn and to try different areas that may not necessarily be linked to what you enjoy in lectures.”

scholarships

UQ offers a range of scholarship options to make university study more affordable. Check out what you may be eligible for before you start.

• Indigenous Access Scholarships valued at around $4400 (please note that preference is given to commencing students who have to relocate) • RN Hammon Scholarships, valued at $3500 per year • Pearl Duncan Teaching Scholarships, valued at $20,000 each (before tax).

Scholarships for summer research

UQ offers scholarships to students who are engaged in summer research projects at the University from mid-November to midFebruary. This is a great opportunity for you to work in a formal research environment in a field of interest.

International opportunities

Scholarships are available for overseas study through the UQ Abroad scheme.

Sporting scholarships

If you play sport at an elite level, the following scholarships are available: • UQ Sports Achievement Scholarship, valued at $6000 for one year • Clem Jones Sporting Scholarship, valued at $6000 a year for up to three years. Sporting scholarship recipients also receive free access to the University’s sporting facilities and services. Apply online before November via the UQ Sport website. Undergraduate Scholarships and Prizes Office www.uq.edu.au/study/scholarships Email ugscholarships@uq.edu.au Phone (07) 3365 7113 Centrelink scholarships www.humanservices.gov.au Scholarships at UQ Ipswich www.uq.edu.au/ipswich/scholarships-and-prizes Phone (07) 3381 1068 Scholarships at UQ Gatton www.science.uq.edu.au/scholarships UQ Abroad www.uq.edu.au/uqabroad/financial-assistance UQ Sport www.uqsport.com.au Phone (07) 3365 6243

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quick reference CAREER guide QTAC Code

Duration (YEARS)

Location

Practical Placements

2013 OP CUT-OFF

Prerequisites #

Page no.

Dental Science

712002

5F

Herston, St Lucia plus clinics

1**

English (4, SA) and Chemistry (4, SA) (Biological Science recommended). Applicants must also undertake UMAT/ISAT

6

Oral Health

743002

3F

Herston, St Lucia plus clinics

2*

English (4, SA) and Biological Science (4, SA)

32

720102

3F

St Lucia

7

English (4, SA), one of Biological Science, Chemistry or Physics (4, SA)

8

6

English (4, SA), one of Biological Science, Chemistry or Physics (4, SA)

10

quick guide

Dentistry

Exercise & Sport Exercise & Nutrition Sciences Exercise & Sport Sciences

729302

4F

St Lucia

Exercise & Sport Sciences / Business Management

729502

5F

St Lucia

(in Exercise & Sport Sciences program)

6

English (4, SA), one of Biological Science, Chemistry or Physics (4, SA), plus one of Maths A, B or C

12

Health Sport & Physical Education

729402

4F

St Lucia

10

English (4, SA), one of Biological Science, Chemistry or Physics (4, SA)

20

729002

3F

Ipswich and St Lucia

11

English (4, SA), one of Biological Science, Chemistry or Physics recommended

16 / 17

Medicine / Surgery (Direct Entry for Graduates)

Not via QTAC

4F

St Lucia or Ipswich, plus teaching hospitals

See page 23 for details

23

Medicine / Surgery (Provisional Entry for School Leavers)

721102

7F

St Lucia or Ipswich, plus teaching hospitals

1***

English (4, SA), UMAT/ISAT, GPA of 5.0 in first degree prior to MBBS

22

Medicine / Surgery (Provisional Entry for School Leavers) – Bonded Medical Place

721202

7F

St Lucia or Ipswich, plus teaching hospitals

1***

English (4, SA) UMAT/ISAT, GPA of 5.0 in first degree prior to MBBS

22

Health Sciences (Nutrition)

729002

3F

Ipswich and St Lucia

11

English (4, SA), one of Biological Science, Chemistry or Physics recommended

18

Exercise & Nutrition Sciences

720102

3F

St Lucia

7

English (4, SA), one of Biological Science, Chemistry or Physics (4, SA)

8

Exercise & Nutrition Science / Master of Dietetics Studies

729602

4.5F

St Lucia and Clinical Schools

(in masters program)

2

English (4, SA), one of Biological Science, Chemistry or Physics (4, SA). For entry to the Master of Dietetics Studies component, an annual GPA of 5.0 must be maintained in the undergraduate component of the dual degree as well as completion of program prerequisite courses.

8

Health Sciences (Nutrition) / Master of Dietetics Studies

729702

4.5F

Ipswich, St Lucia and Clinical Schools

2

English (4, SA); one of Biological Science, Chemistry or Physics recommended. For entry to the Master of Dietetics Studies component, a GPA of 5.0 in the undergraduate component of the dual degree must be achieved.

18

English (4, SA), one of Biological Science, Chemistry or Physics (4, SA)

24

English (4, SA), one of Biological Science, Chemistry or Physics (4, SA)

26

English (4, SA), one of Biological Science, Chemistry or Physics (4, SA)

28

public Health / Health PROMOTION Health Sciences (Public Health) (Health Promotion)

Medicine

Nutrition

Nursing & Midwifery 728102 Midwifery

3F 728402 728002

Nursing

3F 728502 728202

Nursing / Midwifery

4F 728602

Ipswich & Clinical Schools TRI (Woolloongabba) & Clinical Schools Ipswich & Clinical Schools TRI (Woolloongabba) & Clinical Schools Ipswich & Clinical Schools TRI (Woolloongabba) & Clinical Schools

  

8 new offering

9* new offering

8 new offering

Occupational Therapy Occupational Therapy

724002

4F

St Lucia

4*

English (4, SA), one of Biological Science, Chemistry or Physics (4, SA)

30

728302

3F

Ipswich

12

English (4, SA), one of Biological Science, Chemistry or Physics recommended

34

725002

4F

St Lucia and PACE (Woolloongabba)

10

English (4, SA), Maths B (4, SA), Chemistry (4, SA)

36

726002

4F

St Lucia

2*

English (4, SA), one of Biological Science, Chemistry or Physics (4, SA)

38

727002

4F

St Lucia

4*

English (4, SA), one of Biological Science, Chemistry or Physics (4, SA)

40

PARAMEDICS Paramedic Science

Pharmacy Pharmacy

Physiotherapy Physiotherapy

Speech Pathology Speech Pathology

*Not all applicants on this OP / Rank (or equivalent) ATAR gained entry **Not all applicants on OP 1 / Rank 99 (or equivalent ATAR) gained entry, UMAT scores were used as a secondary differentiator and the lowest UMAT Scaled Score aggregate offered was 180:56 (Jan offer round)

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***Not all applicants on OP 1 / Rank (or equivalent ATAR) gained entry, UMAT scores were used as a secondary differentiator and the lowest UMAT Scaled Score aggregate offered was 192:68 for an unencumbered CSP and 174:52 for a BMP. # Exceptions may be made in some cases. Contact UQ Admissions on 3365 2203 for advice. SA Sound Achievement F Full-time P Part-time Prerequisites: all prerequisites are at a Queensland Year 12 level with at least a Sound Achievement over four semesters.


Leading researchers Our researchers are answering some of the toughest questions facing humanity. With eight internationally recognised Institutes on-site, UQ is one of the country’s top three research universities across many measures, including annual PhD graduations, commercialisation of discoveries, industry collaboration, Excellence in Research for Australia survey results, and funds received from both government and the private sector.

UQ is constantly upgrading its teaching facilities to meet the needs of both students and industry. We have an active building program, one of the world’s fastest information networks, one of the country’s best research libraries, and modern teaching spaces that enable the use of the latest technology.

vibrant Campuses Life beyond the classroom is a big part of university life, and UQ is a great place to meet new people and access a wide range of sporting, social and cultural activities. You will enjoy the sense of community that pervades UQ’s cosmopolitan campuses at St Lucia, Ipswich, Gatton and Herston. The campuses are renowned as being among the most beautiful and well-equipped in Australia.

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UQ has a tradition of leadership in all spheres of society, both here and overseas: we include a Nobel Laureate, an Oscar winner, two Governors-General, several governors, scores of politicians and Olympic athletes, and countless business people, researchers and inventors among our graduates.

UQ qualifications are highly regarded by Australian and international employers, and the employment rate and starting salary for UQ graduates is considerably higher than the national average. UQ develops future leaders who can take their place in an increasingly globalised workforce: graduates who are job-ready with the fundamental skills needed to thrive in the 21st century.

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UQ has won more national teaching awards than any other university in the country. The University has more than 2700 highly-qualified academic staff dedicated to teaching and research, many of whom are recognised internationally as leaders in their fields.

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UQ is in the top 100 of all universities worldwide, as measured through a combination of three key global university rankings – Times Higher Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong, and QS World University. UQ is also one of only three Australian members of Universitas 21, a select international network of comprehensive, research-intensive universities.

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UQ has the most comprehensive range of high-quality programs in Queensland, with just under 400 programs and more than 4000 courses offered at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. You can also undertake an undergraduate (concurrent) diploma in languages, global issues or music performance at the same time as you are completing your bachelor degree.

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OR register online at www.uq.edu.au/health/careers For international student enquiries go to www.uq.edu.au/international

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Contact details and Further Information Faculty of Health Sciences

The University of Queensland Level 5, Centre for Clinical Research (Building 71/918) Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital Herston Qld 4029 AUSTRALIA Phone +61 7 3365 5342 Fax +61 7 3365 5533 Email healthsciences@uq.edu.au Internet www.uq.edu.au/health

UQ Admissions

JD Story Building The University of Queensland Brisbane Qld 4072 AUSTRALIA Phone +61 7 3365 2203 Fax +61 7 3365 2061 Email AdmissionsEnquiries@admin.uq.edu.au Internet www.uq.edu.au/study

UQ International Admissions JD Story Building The University of Queensland Brisbane Qld 4072 AUSTRALIA

Phone +61 7 3365 7941/ 1800 671 980 Fax +61 7 3365 1794 Email study@uq.edu.au Internet www.uq.edu.au/international

QTAC

PO Box 1331 Level 2, 33 Park Road, Milton Brisbane Qld 4064 AUSTRALIA Phone +61 7 3858 1222/ 1300 467 822 Fax +61 7 3367 1164 Email qtac@qtac.edu.au Internet www.qtac.edu.au

Undergraduate Scholarships and Prizes Office

Phone +61 7 3365 7113 Fax +61 7 3346 0688 Email ugscholarships@uq.edu.au Internet www.uq.edu.au/study/scholarships

Disability Unit

Student Services Building 21D The University of Queensland Brisbane Qld 4072 AUSTRALIA Phone +61 7 3365 1704 Fax +61 7 3365 1702 Email ss@uq.edu.au Internet www.uq.edu.au/student-services/ accessibility If you have a disability, please contact a Disability Advisor in Student Services at the start of semester to learn about the services and alternative academic arrangements available to you as a UQ student.

UQ publications

UQ Admissions holds several publications that can help you find out more about UQ degrees, campuses, student services, admissions procedures and fees: – – – –

UQ Guide: Australian Undergraduate Students UQ Guide: International Undergraduate Students UQ Guide: Australian Postgraduate Students UQ Guide: International Postgraduate Students.

Campus tours

If you would like to experience UQ through a hosted campus tour, please contact the UQ School Liaison team (details below). Campus tours of UQ Ipswich and UQ Gatton are available all year round. UQ St Lucia tours are provided only during the Queensland school holidays, but you can request a self-guided discovery tour map if you wish to explore the campus yourself at any other time. Phone +61 7 3346 9649 Email school.liaison@uq.edu.au Internet www.uq.edu.au/schools In the event of any conflict arising from information contained in this publication, the material approved by The University of Queensland Senate shall prevail.

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Key Dates Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO) RNA Showgrounds Saturday and Sunday, July 20-21, 2013

QTAC closing date For on-time applications Friday, September 27, 2013

UQ Open Day UQ St Lucia Sunday, August 4, 2013

Semester 1, 2014 Classes commence Monday, March 3, 2014

UQ Ipswich Wednesday, August 7, 2013 For more information contact Faculty of Health Sciences Phone +61 7 3365 5342 Email healthsciences@uq.edu.au Internet www.uq.edu.au/health

UQ Gatton Sunday, August 18, 2013

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