Undergraduate

Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing

Understanding the origins and strategies for more equitable health and wellbeing for Aboriginal communities is the leading health issue in Australia.
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Contact us

Address

Student Central

The University of Western Australia (M355) 35 Stirling Highway Perth Western Australia 6009

Telephone

(+618) 6488 3939

International

1800 653 050

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

Graduates will be well prepared for careers in Aboriginal health research, policy, management and practice in Aboriginal and government contexts.
Graduates will be well prepared for careers in Aboriginal health research, policy, management and practice in Aboriginal and government contexts.

Further Study

On completion of the Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing major, students may undertake honours or master's studies in a range of areas including Aboriginal health and population health. Students may also proceed into one of the postgraduate professional health courses.
On completion of the Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing major, students may undertake honours or master's studies in a range of areas including Aboriginal health and population health. Students may also proceed into one of the postgraduate professional health courses.

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.

Domestic Fees

Undergraduate – Commonwealth supported students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
144
Average Annual Fee - 2019
$8,934.00
Typical Fee Range - 2019
$6,566.00 - $10,958.00

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.
International Fees

Undergraduate – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
144
Total Course Fee - 2018
$113,400.00
Total Course Fee - 2019
$113,400.00

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.

Maths prerequisite

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

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

This major provides you with a solid grounding in many factors that influence the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal peoples, families and communities in Australia. You'll gain a broad introduction to Aboriginal health and wellbeing from an Aboriginal perspective and an understanding of the underlying issues that influence health and wellbeing including from historical, cultural, political and spiritual perspectives.

About The Course

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

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2019
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 12-18 hours plus your own study time
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-ABHWB
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BBiomedSc), 4 years (BBiomedSc[Hons])
Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing
Status
  • Available 2019
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 12-18 hours plus your own study time
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-ABHWB
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BBiomedSc), 4 years (BBiomedSc[Hons])
TISC Codes
Honours Available
  • Yes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science
Faculty
  • Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences

Onike Williams

Onike Williams

Mathematics requirement

This major requires a certain level of Mathematics. If you do not meet this level, you may be able to take additional Mathematics units in your first year to satisfy this requirement.

WACE prerequisite: Mathematics Applications ATAR

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.

The Health Student Society

The Health Student Society (HSS) is a student-run, not-for-profit organisation for students completing health-related majors at UWA.

HSS represents and supports its members during their degrees and provides social networking opportunities. Social and academic functions, are a great way to make friends and interact with staff. HSS continually looks to enhance the university experience and raise the profile of graduates to prospective employees. Joining HSS or becoming a committee member is a fantastic way to challenge yourself and have fun at the same time.