Interested in a career in health care, but not sure which field is for you, or if you have the marks to be admitted? The Associate Degree of Health offers a grounding in the health sciences and a supported pathway into a range of health disciplines that is the best fit for your interest and skills.
SCU College understands that learners have diverse experiences and ways of learning. The College provides additional, tailored workshops to assist you develop academic and study skills, supporting your study and connecting you to your peers.
The Associate Degree of Health is a two-year course that provides stepped entry and credit into Bachelor courses in biomedical science, occupational therapy or speech pathology, sport and exercise science, podiatry or psychology.
Graduates of the Associate Degree of Health will have guaranteed entry and credit into a suite of health professional bachelor awards, or will have opportunities as para-professional health workers across a range of health care settings.
Graduates may choose to pursue further study with a linked undergraduate degree at Southern Cross or they may find work in para-professional roles in a wide range of settings, including in:
Some units may involve a placement within a health environment.
Core studies include learning skills and introductory science subjects along with specialist units associated with each stream of study.
Study streams are offered at specific locations:
Assessment tasks vary from unit to unit and can include essays, reports, audio or video presentations, class participation, individual and group work, online quizzes, case analyses, and examinations. Assessment items are in accordance with learning outcomes and designed to ensure that all the graduate attributes are assessed throughout the course. The performance criteria, grading standards and due dates for assessment tasks are included in each Unit Information Guide. Students receive timely feedback on their assessment submissions.
On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, online activities and video-linked or podcast virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.
Some units are available in the online mode where students may be offered online lectures, tutorials and study materials.