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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Address

Student Central

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

Telephone

(+618) 6488 3939

Country callers

1800 653 050

Email

[email protected]

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.
UWA Graduate Experiences

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Further Study

On completion of the Aboriginal health and wellbeing major students may undertake honours or masters level studies in a range of areas including Aboriginal health and population health. Students may also be able to proceed into one of the postgraduate professional health courses.
On completion of the Aboriginal health and wellbeing major students may undertake honours or masters level studies in a range of areas including Aboriginal health and population health. Students may also be able to 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

Course Credit Points
144
Annual Credit Points
48
Average Annual Fee - 2017
$8,093.00
Typical Fee Range - 2017
$7,699.00 - $9,050.00
Average Annual Fee - 2016
$7,787.00
Typical Fee Range - 2016
$7,460.00 - $8,768.00

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 UWA bachelor’s degrees with a required Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of 80.00.

Admission requirements

To be eligible for school-leaver entry to UWA you are required to achieve the Western Australian Certificate of Education and obtain the minimum ATAR to gain a place in your chosen 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

The Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing major will provide students with a solid grounding in the many factors that influence health and wellbeing of Aboriginal peoples, families and communities in Australia.
Students completing this major will gain:
a broad introduction to Aboriginal health and wellbeing from an Aboriginal perspective
an understanding of the underlying issues that influence health and wellbeing including from historical, cultural, political and spiritual perspectives
an understanding of particular health problems and their impacts
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
practical experience in Aboriginal health settings.

About The Course

Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2017
Locations
  • Perth
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
TISC Codes
  • UWSCI
Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing
Status
  • Available 2017
Locations
  • Perth
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
TISC Codes
  • UWSCI
Honours Available
  • Yes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Science
Faculty
  • Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences
Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing

About the student experience on this course

Tamisha King

Offered as a major within these undergraduate degrees

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