ScienceReady for Health Science
A face to face (on-campus) and online (off-campus) short course
This short course is designed to smooth the transition to university studies with the basic scientific knowledge needed, when commencing any of the UniSA health science undergraduate programs.
First year incoming Division of Health Science students
- Would you like a head-start to university in the health sciences field?
- Has it been some time since you last studied?
- Have you not studied a science subject in year 11 or 12?
- Would you like to improve your understanding of medical/scientific concepts?
- Do you need help in understanding medical terminology?
- Are you anxious about studying the science component of your enrolled program?
- Is English your second language?
If you answered ‘Yes’ to any of these questions, the ScienceReady for Health Science short course can help you understand key scientific concepts before beginning your degree.
This short course is for students about to commence any of the following UniSA health science undergraduate programs:
- Exercise and Sports Science
- Health Science
- Human Movement
- Laboratory Medicine
- Medical Radiation Science
- Medical Sciences
- Midwifery (Internal and External)
- Nursing (Internal and External)
- Nutrition and Food Sciences
- Occupational Therapy
- Pharmaceutical Sciences
Short course content
This short course consists of a series of lectures and activities to introduce basic scientific concepts that will feature in your upcoming enrolled program. Topics covered in the course include:
- Study and academic writing skills
- Essential human anatomy and physiological concepts: relevant biology / chemistry / physics that underpins your health science courses
- Introduction to medical / anatomical / scientific terminology
- Human body organisation
- Body systems, how they work and interact with each other
- Essential physiological concepts including homeostasis
- Basics of human anatomy
- Learn important assumed and foundational knowledge to undertake your health science degree
- Orientation to Moodle, the UniSA online learning management system
- Gain confidence in approaching science subjects
- Experience lectures (online or face to face) and laboratory activities (hands-on or simulations)
- Learn about online tutorials called virtual classrooms (off-campus short course enrolments)
- Experience experiments, view human models and specimens (virtual or real)
- Meet (on-line or in-person) and interact with some of your Course Coordinators, Program Directors and Student Advisors
- Meet and make acquaintances with fellow students (on-line or in-person) with similar interests/background prior to beginning your degree
- Experience ‘unilife’ online or in-person and become familiar with the University and its facilities
Modes of study
We offer the flexibility for you to either complete this Short Course on-campus (face to face) or off-campus (online). Check out the differences below to help you decide!
On-campus (face to face)
You will learn through live interactive lectures, laboratory work and visits to anatomy and pathology labs/museum.
Contact hours: Study over four days: 19 Feb (Tuesday) to 22 Feb (Friday) 2019: 9am to 4.30pm each day. Totalling to approx. 30 study hours.
You will learn through recorded lectures and recorded virtual classroom sessions, live virtual classrooms, tutorial worksheets and discussion boards and virtual experiments (simulations).
Contact hours: Study over 11 days: 11 Feb (Monday) to 21 Feb (Thursday) 2019: ~3 hours per day, timings TBA. Totalling to approx. 30 study hours.
Fee: $325 (GST free).
Find out more
School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences office: 8302 2391
Deadline for registration
Friday 8 February 2019. Late registrations will only be accepted for students receiving late UniSA offers.
To register you need to complete the registration form below and then return the form in one of the ways outlined on the form.
Areas of study and research
- Health Research
- Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity (ARENA)
- Centre for Cancer Biology
- Centre for Drug Discovery and Development
- Centre for Population Health Research
- Centre of Research Excellence for the Prevention of Chronic Conditions in Rural and Remote High Risk Populations
- International Centre for Allied Health Evidence
- Medicine and Device Surveillance CRE
- Quality Use of Medicines and Pharmacy Research Centre
and Social Sciences
- Art, Architecture and Design
- Communication, International Studies and Languages
- Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy
- Hawke Research Institute
- Asia Pacific Centre for Work Health and Safety
- Australian Centre for Child Protection
- Barbara Hardy Institute
- Centre for Research in Education
- Hawke EU Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence
- Centre for Islamic Thought and Education
- International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding
- Research Centre for Languages and Cultures
- Zero Waste SA Research Centre for Sustainable Design and Behaviour (sd+b)
IT, Engineering and
- Future Industries Institute
- UniSA College