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.

Careers and further study

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

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 course. 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 this course

Domestic Student Fees

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

Eligible Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) students can use the HECS-HELP loan program to pay their tuition fees. For Full-Fee Paying (FFP) places, students are charged an annual course fee.

Find out more information about tuition fees, or visit the fee calculator for a more accurate cost.

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

There is no current fee information available for this course. Please visit the fee calculator to browse course fees from a previous year, or other courses.

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

The major in Humanities in Health and Medicine is an interdisciplinary, humanistic and cultural study of health, illness, health care and the human body, mind and spirit. You'll be prepared to care for people by bringing together the traditions of humanities, inquiry, compassion and judgement to bear on the management and on the promotion of health and the treatment of illness.

About the course

In order to be effective, healthcare professionals need to understand not only the workings of the body from a scientific perspective, but also know how people and societies function, and the art and science of caring for people.
Humanities in Health and Medicine

Quick details

Status
  • Available
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
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])
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

Jenny Chang

Jenny Chang

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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.

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