Undergraduate

Human Sciences (Anatomy and Physiology)

Gain a unique insight into how human form and function have adapted and acclimatised to our changing environment.
80
ATAR

Careers and further study

This course opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.

Career Pathways

The Human Sciences (Anatomy and Physiology) major is relevant for a wide range of career opportunities in health-related industries. Careers include, but are not limited to, anatomist, physiologist and health policy officer.
The Human Sciences (Anatomy and Physiology) major is relevant for a wide range of career opportunities in health-related industries. Careers include, but are not limited to, anatomist, physiologist and health policy officer.

Further Study

Direct entry into the professional UWA Masters programs including; Optometry, Clinical Audiology, Podiatry and Pharmacy. This extended major also provides an excellent foundation for post-graduate entry medical and dentistry degrees.
Direct entry into the professional UWA Masters programs including; Optometry, Clinical Audiology, Podiatry and Pharmacy. This extended major also provides an excellent foundation for post-graduate entry medical and dentistry degrees.

Fees and scholarships

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Domestic Student Fees

Indicative annual course fee
2024
Commonwealth Supported Place $9,845.65

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 Student Fees

Indicative first year fee
2024
$46,600.00

Find out more about tuition fees or visit the fee calculator for the estimated total course fee.

Note, tuition fees are reviewed annually and are subject to increase up to 7.5 per cent per annum.

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. 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

For applicants with recent secondary education, information on admission criteria is available on our entry requirements page.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

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.

Minimum overall IELTS score of 6.5, with no band less than 6.0.


ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

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Course details

This extended major in Human Sciences focuses on the complementary disciplines of Anatomy and Physiology. The major provides foundational information on these disciplines, from the molecular level to organs and body systems, and explores how human form and function have adapted and acclimatised to different environmental conditions. Study topics include functional anatomy, exercise and clinical physiology.   

About the course

This extended major in Human Sciences focuses on the complementary disciplines of Anatomy and Physiology. The major provides foundational information on these disciplines, from the molecular level to organs and body systems, and explores how human form and function have adapted and acclimatised to different environmental conditions. Study topics include functional anatomy, exercise and clinical physiology.  
Human Sciences (Anatomy and Physiology)

Quick details

Status
  • Available in 2024
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-HSANP
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Human Sciences
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
Human Sciences (Anatomy and Physiology)
Status
  • Available in 2024
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-HSANP
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Human Sciences
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

Course Structure

The Human Sciences (Anatomy and Physiology) major will consist of 144 points (24 six-point units) within the Bachelor of Human Sciences. Students normally take eight units each year, four in each semester.

You'll learn to:

  • Demonstrate familiarity with human anatomy and physiological function in health and disease
  • Understand how changes in environmental conditions can impact human physiological function
  • Analyse and interpret anatomical and physiological data obtained from different measurement and imaging systems
  • Appreciate the value of human diversity and how it informs the disciplines of anatomy and physiology
UWA is ranked 1st in WA, 2nd in Australia and 23rd in the world for Anatomy and Physiology (QS 2023)

Your degree options

This major is offered as a degree-specific major for these degrees.