Certificate IV in Health Science Foundations

cert IV health science foundations
Course Code
52401WA
Course Type
Accredited Course
Course Level
Skills Building
Course Location
Morwell
Course Duration
Part Time: 8 months
Course Cost
For an individual quotation of fees payable, please visit your nearest campus of GippsTAFE. Click Here for further information regarding Fees and Charges.
Downloads
2014 Application Form (pdf)
Study Modes
Flexible
Starting Date
Part Time:
  • May 2014
Enquiries
Brooke Donaldson
Phone: (03) 5622 8532
Fax: 1300 094 661
Email: brooked@gippstafe.edu.au
Post: PO Box 3279, GMC 3841

Course Overview

Gain a solid foundation for your nursing career by enrolling in this course at GippsTAFE.

You'll learn about human biology, chemistry and physics as they apply to nursing, as well as the research, note taking and communication skills required to successfully undertake advanced study.

Successful completion of this course prepares you for application for entry to undergraduate nursing at Monash University Gippsland.

What you will learn

In this course you will learn how to:

  • Develop and demonstrate advanced communication skills
  • Develop and apply knowledge of human biology
  • Perform calculations in health mathematics
  • Apply concepts from chemistry and physics to health
  • Apply basic microbiological and infection control concepts
  • Identify and document sociological processes that influence health.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Many GippsTAFE courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Entry Requirements

  • Step 1 Written application
  • Step 2 VETASSESS Nursing Entrance Numeracy and literacy test

VETASSESS numeracy and literacy tests are booked through the VETASSESS website www.vetassess.com.au

Applicants who have already sat a test - please contact the department (as above) to discuss.

How To Apply

Direct to Institute

Assessment

Assessment is competency based and includes tests, written papers, case studies, classroom activities, group activities and verbal presentations.

Can prospective students enrol in individual units?

Yes.

Course Structure

Unit Code Unit Name
50033
Develop and demonstrate advanced communication skills 
50034
Develop and apply knowledge of human biology 
50035
Perform calculations in health mathematics 
50036
Apply concepts from chemist and physics to health 
50037
Apply basic microbiological and infection control concepts 
50038
Identify and document sociological processes that influence health