Undergraduate

Humanities in Health and Medicine

To be an effective healthcare professional, you need to understand the workings of the body from a scientific perspective, and how people and societies function.

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Address

Student Central The University of Western Australia 35 Stirling Highway Perth Western Australia 6009

Telephone

(+61 8) 6488 3939

Hours

8.30am - 5pm AWST, Monday - Friday

Frequently asked questions

Careers and further study

This major opens up a world of future study pathways and career opportunities.

Career Pathways

A major in medical humanities is intended primarily for undergraduate students who are planning careers in healthcare.

As a Humanities in Health and Medicine graduate, possible careers include:
  • health education
  • public health
  • community health
  • healthcare administration
A major in medical humanities is intended primarily for undergraduate students who are planning careers in healthcare.

As a Humanities in Health and Medicine graduate, possible careers include:
  • health education
  • public health
  • community health
  • healthcare administration

Further Study

The Humanities in Health and Medicine major provides a solid foundation for further postgraduate study in other health related courses:
  • Doctor of Medicine
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine
  • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
  • Master of Pharmacy
  • Master of Social Work
  • Master of Public Health
The Humanities in Health and Medicine major provides a solid foundation for further postgraduate study in other health related courses:
  • Doctor of Medicine
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine
  • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
  • Master of Pharmacy
  • Master of Social Work
  • Master of Public Health

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this major. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or your desired course.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers, mature-age applicants and those with previous tertiary study. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.

Minimum entry requirements

Below you’ll find a list of admission equivalencies for this course's Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).

Admission requirements

Information on admission criteria is available on our Entry standards page for applicants with recent secondary education, higher education study, vocational education and training (VET) study, or work and life experience.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this major? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

Humanities in Health and Medicine is an interdisciplinary, humanistic and cultural study of health, illness, healthcare, and the human body, mind and spirit.

About The Course

In order to be effective, health care professionals need to understand not only the workings of the body from a scientific perspective, but also to know how people and societies function, and the art and science of caring for people. A caring health professional is assisted by interpretive ability and insight, applies ethical sensitivity and has an awareness of their own values and attitudes.
Humanities in Health and Medicine

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2019
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-HHMED
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BBiomedSc), 4 years (BBiomedSc[Hons])
Humanities in Health and Medicine
Status
  • Available 2019
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-HHMED
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BBiomedSc), 4 years (BBiomedSc[Hons])
TISC Codes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
Faculty
  • Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences

Course Structure

Popular combinations

Your degree options

This major is offered as a degree-specific, or first, major for these degrees. It is also offered as a second major in our other bachelor's degrees.