While our on-campus Discover Sessions might be on pause for 2020, you can still get a taste for what you can study in health at UTS!
Find out more about our undergraduate courses by watching an info session from the Course Director, then head on a virtual tour of our world-class facilities.
Watch the info session
Jacqui: [00:00:12] Hi, I'd like to welcome you to our information session about the Bachelor of Nursing here at UTS. My name is Dr Jacqui Pich and I'm the Director of Studies, for Student and Curriculum matters in the Bachelor of Nursing here at UTS. Today I'll be taking you through an overview of the Bachelor of Nursing program and what it's like to study here at UTS. So let's get started.
Jacqui: [00:00:32] Nurses provide person-centred, evidence-based care in a variety of health care settings and can become experts in a range of specialties. Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to register with AHPRA, which is the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, and therefore they can practice as Registered Nurses. A Registered Nurse is a health professional who cares for individuals and communities experiencing ill health and other life events. Nurses practice person-centred, evidence-based care to support their patients or to deliver preventative health initiatives in the community. There are nearly 300,000 Registered Nurses in Australia working in public, private and community settings.
Jacqui: [00:01:15] So you might be asking why do students choose to study nursing at UTS? Well UTS is ranked first in Australia and number seven in the world for nursing and midwifery in the QS World University Rankings by Subject in 2020. We have some of the best clinical facilities in Australia located right in the heart of Sydney. Most of our academics either still work in hospitals or conduct internationally renowned research that is fed back into our curriculum.
Jacqui: [00:01:44] So here are the slate of nursing courses that we offer. So the standard BN is conducted over three years or six years part time. There is an option to study a combined degree with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies. So this is a five year full time program. And in this combined degree, you will study language and cultural subjects and study overseas in your chosen country in the fourth year of your degree.
Jacqui: [00:02:14] There's also another combined degree, the Bachelor Creative intelligence and Innovation, that you could choose to study. And that's a four year full time program. In the combined degree, you will study subjects in winter and summer schools as well, and these subjects and projects offer an additional focus on innovative, creative and entrepreneurial skills and outcomes. Finally, UTS offers an accelerated program for Enrolled Nurses. This degree is two years full time and is for current Enrolled Nurses who have received their qualifications in the last five years before applying.
Jacqui: [00:02:51] So what's involved in studying at UTS? As a nursing student, you'll learn in a number of different ways: so there are labs and tutorials; there are lectures; you'll work both independently and in groups; obviously practical experience when you're going out into our hospitals; there are global opportunities for you; and campus life - so everything that university has to offer university students.
Jacqui: [00:03:16] Your assessments will integrate theory into practice. For example, we have essays, case studies and reflective writing, group presentations, exams, also simulated practice and assessment on clinical placement.
Jacqui: [00:03:29] So what does the program look like? So across the three years you can see that there are four subjects per session and these are run in block mode, followed by a clinical placement in each session except in autumn of first year. Now in first year you will have one clinical placement of three weeks that will occur in spring session - so that's 15 days. In second year, you will have more placements. We increase the number of placements to four, and what this would look like a two two-week placements in each session, so in spring and in autumn session - so that totals forty days for you. In third year we increase the amount of placement again and we have 400 hours of 50 days over two placements. And this is one four-week placement in autumn and a six-week placement in your final session of study in spring session.
Jacqui: [00:04:23] We also have some subjects that are offered in December. This is called December session and it's an option to be able to spread out your study load, and to reduce the amount of study you might be doing in another session. It's very popular. It's optional, and it means that the the choices vary from year to year on what we offer.
Jacqui: [00:04:44] We also have a number of electives, and as a nursing student, you will get to choose in your third year of study one of these electives - so where you might want to specialise as a Registered Nurse. So you can see there, community health nursing, critical care nursing, periop, family and children's nursing, mental health, palliative care, women's health, Aboriginal community engagement, aged care, paediatric, we also have a global health subject, reproductive, maternal and child health, substance use disorders and optimising care in chronic conditions. So all of these are electives that you have the option of choosing in your third year of study at UTS.
Jacqui: [00:05:28] UTS offers a wide spread of nursing placement locations with partnerships with over 100 clinical settings. Our placements are different to other uni's because we offer smaller placement blocks, in some instances, that are more specific to what students are learning about in that session - as opposed to large blocks of just general practice. There are options for our students to go on to rural or remote placement, and these can be extremely rewarding and we get a lot of positive feedback about them. So, for example, you might be able to travel to Alice Springs, to Wagga Wagga, Orange, Bathurst, Bega or Tamworth.
Jacqui: [00:06:04] UTS nursing students learn in - we have state-of-the-art clinical facilities during your practical lab classes. We have 16 clinical practice labs that are designed to mimic real life hospital settings for you. We also have five high-fidelity clinical sim (simulation) suites, that help us to reproduce a range of clinical scenarios that you will take place in - take part in. Tutors and nursing students alike participate in role play scenarios to learn person-centred care and empathy skills, and how to respond in different clinical situations.
Jacqui: [00:06:41] In this simulation environment, students learn in technology-rich settings, so we have equipment such as patient manikins, part-task trainers and hospital grade tools in simulation based learning scenarios. It's important to mention not all of the learning happens in labs, of course. There are also tutorials in classrooms where you'll learn to develop non-technical skills, such as communication and teamwork, which are essential to providing your nursing care.
Jacqui: [00:07:10] UTS is located in the heart of Sydney, so we're conveniently located near public transport with buses and trains on our doorstep. Central Station is literally just a five minute walk away. Lab classes are held in Building 10, which is right next door to the UTS Tower and the new UTS Central building, which is home to our amazing new library.
Jacqui: [00:07:31] So what does a UTS nursing graduate look like? Our graduates, we're really proud, have a very good reputation in the workplace and your outcomes are really important to us. So we've carefully curated our courses to ensure that our graduates are equipped with the requisite knowledge and skills to succeed and flourish in the workplace. And you can see there, that our nursing graduate attributes that you will graduate with, include person-centred care, a professional disposition, communication and collaboration, evidence-based practice, Indigenous cultural respect, critical thinking and professional competence.
Jacqui: [00:08:11] As a Registered Nurse, you'll have the opportunity to work in a wide range of career areas. And we give students a taste of a range of different nursing specialties - as I mentioned before - in the ISP, or the specialty subject you do in third year. So you can see that you could end up in a specialist area in a hospital setting, but also might move into nursing management, into family health, into education - perhaps you might find yourself at university teaching one day. Lots and lots of different opportunities for you.
Jacqui: [00:08:41] If you are working as a Registered Nurse, there are different pathways that you can take to specialise. So you may become a Clinical Nurse Specialist in the area that you're working in, or, for example, emergency or ICU. You may then decide you want to become an Educator so that you're then providing education in the ward setting to other Registered Nurses and nursing students. You may be a Nurse Educator at a tertiary level, or from one of the colleges. You might end up being a Nurse Unit Manager - so all wards are managed by a Registered Nurse, that's the top person in charge who's always a nurse. We have Clinical Nurse Consultants, Nurse Practitioners - who in Australia actually have prescribing rights through Medicare and are able to prescribe their own medications. And you may end up a Nurse Manager of a nursing home or a health care facility. You may also end up doing research, for example, into pain management, and funnel this information back into the nursing profession. So some of these specialties that I've talked about here will require further study. So you can't necessarily walk straight into these.
Jacqui: [00:09:45] So you may find that studying at university is a bit different from what you've experienced, especially if you're coming straight to us from high school. And so UTS recognises that and we've got lots of resources available to support you and to help you to succeed. We recommend that you seek them out earlier in your transition to university and make the most of your time here.
Jacqui: [00:10:07] So, for example, we have the Student Centre where you can drop in or submit requests online for advice and guidance; our HELPS service, which is Higher Education Language and Presentation Support - now they offer support and self-help resources on writing, presentation, speaking, assignment skills, and more. We also have a timetable planner, which helps you create your class timetables for the whole year ahead. And you can view the available classes from as early as October for the following year. UTS Online is the online learning platform where you will be able to access your subjects and all of our subjects are taught in a blended mode. So using a mix of online and face to face classes. And through UTS Online, you'll have access to reading materials, discussions and lots of other resources before you actually attend class. We have an amazing library that offers open and accessible library services, spaces and collections, and obviously as well, extensive online materials. So even when the library is closed, physically closed, you can access all of those resources. We have a careers service at UTS that we work really closely with in nursing. And so we provide things like a careers fair in your final year, and also mock interviews for your new graduate interviews, where we have industry panelists come in and help us with those. We have practice labs and what these are, are where you can go in and practice the skills that you've learned in your lab classes. You can book in a time and spend additional time in that facility, just if you wanted to brush up some skills before you go out on placement.
[00:11:44] So how do you apply? How do you get to come to UTS? So there are two ways that you can do this. You can see that if you are a school leaver, you're going to be assessed solely on your selection rank, which comes from ATAR. So your selection rank equals your ATAR, plus any points that you might qualify for through the UTS admissions schemes. For example, the Year 12 Subject Scheme automatically applies up to five adjustment points, depending on your HSC results in selected subjects such as Biology, Chemistry, Senior Science, English or Maths. Non-recent school leavers, or mature age students, compete for a place based on their academic merit from previous qualifications. So applicants 20 years of age, or over, at the time of applying can also opt to sit the Special Tertiary Admissions Test, or STAT. Now the STAT is a multiple choice general knowledge test, and the results are delivered to UAC to consider along with your application. You can find detailed information about all of the admissions criteria on our website. And importantly, make sure that you submit your application online at uac.edu.au before the end of September to ensure your application is processed in time for the first round of UTS offers.
Jacqui: [00:13:02] We'll now hear from some of our current Bachelor of Nursing students.
Lily: [00:13:05] I chose to study nursing because I've always known that I wanted a career where I would be working with people and helping others.
Jenivy: [00:13:13] I think it's a really practical, vibrant workforce and I was really excited to really get hands-on and help people with my career.
Jessica: [00:13:21] So I'm already an Enrolled Nurse and I was looking for a greater scope of practice. And it just was time to make that transition to become a Registered Nurse.
Lily: [00:13:30] I'm also really interested in science and biology and human anatomy and physiology. So nursing really helps to fulfil that interest for me as well.
Finbar: [00:13:38] What I like about studying at UTS is that it's really hands-on and there's a lot of support there for you. Your teachers are there quick and handy to answer any of your questions.
Michelle: [00:13:47] It's an environment that's very encouraging. There is a lot of leadership opportunities as well.
Lily: [00:13:55] I love how passionate all the tutors and the lecturers are. It's really helpful that they're also Registered Nurses. They have a lot of advice and guidance and really good expertise that they can share with you.
Jenivy: [00:14:06] The advice I would give to future students is to not be too afraid to make mistakes. It's a learning environment. So just put your best foot forward and put your hand up for everything.
Jacqui: [00:14:19] Thank you for joining our information session. We look forward to seeing you at UTS next year.
Go on a virtual tour
Finbar: [00:00:03] Hi, welcome to the UTS Faculty of Health. Thank you so much for joining our nursing lab tour. On this level there are 16 clinical labs and eight simulation bays for our nursing and midwifery students.
Jenivy: [00:00:14] And here we're standing outside our clinical administration unit, who organise students' clinical placements in health care settings, like hospitals, aged care and community settings.
Finbar: [00:00:25] Let's head over the bridge to have a look at our facilities used for our nursing students.
Finbar: [00:00:29] Here is our first stop, a medical surgical nursing lab.
Jenivy: [00:00:40] Our labs are set up to look and feel exactly like hospitals, aged care facilities and primary health care services. The setup is flexible and there are generally two areas: the classroom area and the simulation area. In the simulation area of five to six bed spaces.
Finbar: [00:00:58] Between the labs is a preparation and equipment room. During class we access equipment we need for different nursing procedures.
Jenivy: [00:01:05] Back in the lab we have manikins to simulate patients.
Finbar: [00:01:09] Many of them are robotic and they have different levels of authenticity, or ability to mimic real-life patients. Some can simulate coughing, vomiting, perspiring, fitting and shivering. They can bleed or simulate a cardiac or respiratory arrest. They can speak, cry and groan so we can tell how they are feeling, just like a real-life patient.
Jenivy: [00:01:32] Simulated-based learning also involves role playing, where actors, people with lived experience, students and teachers all engage in clinical scenarios. These experiences help us to develop communication, empathy and teamwork skills, which are critical to good nursing.
Finbar: [00:01:50] Let's go meet one of our patients, SimMan.
Lily: [00:01:52] When you look around our patient's bed, you'll notice a lot of high-tech equipment. The large LCD screen can show data and scans such as blood results and X-rays. The monitor shows the patient's heart rate, oxygen saturations, temperature and blood pressure. Anything a student does to treat the manikin will be mirrored in their observations. So if they give blood pressure medicine, the manikin's blood pressure will change in response.
Lily: [00:02:16] On the ceiling are two microphones to capture what people are saying when they're working in this bed space. Three cameras reflect what's happening and can be viewed or saved in the control room for students to reflect on and learn from after the simulation.
Jenivy: [00:02:27] We've now entered the control room behind the one way mirror. It's the working hub for many simulated experiences.
Finbar: [00:02:36] The instructor PC shows the patient monitor screen. It controls the manikin and the responses triggered by students when they provide patient care. An instructor can direct the simulation from here as speaking as a patient through the manikin, or they can talk to the students via the speaker above the bed space.
Jenivy: [00:02:54] What happens in the control room is designed to ensure that simulations are realistic clinical scenarios so that students can learn in a really immersive way.
Finbar: [00:03:04] Now let's go have a look at one of our paediatric wards.
Michelle: [00:03:08] This space mimics a children's hospital setting. Nursing students learn about paediatrics throughout their degree, and they can also pick a paediatric elective in their third year. The manikins in here range from newborn to 12 years, but they have the same range of features as adult manikins. Paediatric processes can be complex, and one of the most important nursing skills is to administer medication correctly, because children's body weight is variable and much lower than adults', medication calculation is essential.
Lily: [00:03:41] Hi again. This is the perioperative nursing lab. You'll see that we have an operating theatre set up in here. In third year, nursing students can select perioperative nursing as an elective.
Jessica: [00:03:51] And this particular space is called the community room. It's flexible and can be used to simulate primary health care consultations, mental health nursing visits, care of an elderly person in their home and more.
Jenivy: [00:04:03] The last lab we'll visit today is this one, the practice lab.
Finbar: [00:04:08] This is where we can book in additional practice of our clinical skills.
Jenivy: [00:04:11] And build our confidence before clinical placements and assessments.
Finbar: [00:04:15] On our way out we'll take you past the student kitchenette.
Finbar: [00:04:18] In the kitchen, we have a fridge, freezer and microwave to be used by students at any time.
Jenivy: [00:04:25] And now we'll see our Health student computer and printing area. There's plenty of desks and bookable meeting rooms on this level, which makes it a popular place for group work and independent study.
Finbar: [00:04:40] Thanks so much for joining our tour. We hope you enjoyed gaining insight into being a nursing student at UTS.
Jenivy: [00:04:46] See you at UTS soon.
Watch the info session
Deborah: [00:00:13] Hello and welcome to our virtual information session for the Bachelor of Midwifery at the University of Technology Sydney, or UTS. My name is Dr Deborah Fox and I'm the course coordinator of the Bachelor of Midwifery here. My background is as a clinical midwife and researcher in Australia, Singapore and the UK, and I look forward to giving you an overview of the course. Let's get started.
Deborah: [00:00:41] So the role of a midwife is to provide support to women and their families throughout pregnancy, labour and birth, and then up to about six weeks after birth. So it encompasses physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual and cultural aspects of the woman's needs.
Deborah: [00:01:06] It's important to know that midwifery is very much about working with women and supporting women to care for their babies.
Deborah: [00:01:14] One of our recent graduates, Jennifer, says midwifery is more than clinical skills and knowledge. It encompasses the spiritual and the emotional well-being of women. This is because we recognise that the journey of childbearing is not just about a physical experience. It's a very holistic experience that involves the woman's overall needs and those of her family.
Deborah: [00:01:39] Students who successfully complete the Bachelor of Midwifery program are eligible to register with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and can therefore practise as a midwife. And we're very proud that almost every year we have 100 per cent employment rate in our graduates. A midwife is a health professional who, in partnership with a woman, provides individualised specialist care, evidence based information and support during pregnancy, childbirth, the post-natal period and early parenting. And midwives work in the community, in birth centres, in hospitals, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Deborah: [00:02:24] Why do students choose to study midwifery at UTS? Well, we are ranked first in Australia and seventh in the world for midwifery and nursing in the QS World University Rankings for 2020. this well-established and highly sought-after course was the first Bachelor of Midwifery to be offered in New South Wales. And UTS is top rated, well above world standard in Australia for nursing and midwifery research. With an ERA rating of five. You'll have the opportunity to study in state-of-the-art educational midwifery clinical facilities, and learn from expert, passionate staff who remain engaged in industry and conduct research that is continually fed back into the curriculum.
Deborah: [00:03:12] So some key points about the Bachelor of Midwifery. It's a three year full time course. There are no part time options. We have one intake every autumn at the beginning of the calendar year. Offers cannot be deferred for the Bachelor of Midwifery, and we accept approximately 60 students every year. There is also the option to study a combined degree combining the Bachelor of Midwifery with a Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation, and that becomes a four year program. In the combined degree, you'll study subjects in winter and summer, as well as the midwifery subjects in spring and autumn. And these subjects and project-based activities offer an additional focus on innovative, creative and entrepreneurial skills and outcomes.
Deborah: [00:04:05] So the course offers a very exciting integration of theory and practice taught by passionate experts in midwifery. There are four subjects and clinical placements every session, and as students progress through the course, the clinical placement becomes more the focus, so that in third year you are working almost full time clinically in the hospital. You're also required to fulfil continuity of care experiences, which are a unique and special part of midwifery education, where you follow women through from early pregnancy, through their labour and birth, and into the early parenting experience, supporting them, observing the care they receive, contributing to the care they receive as you grow through the course. And it's a really great learning experience.
Deborah: [00:05:03] It's important to note that this is in addition to your course and hospital placement requirements. So the course is quite demanding. You need to be on call overnight and on weekends when women are due to give birth.
Deborah: [00:05:20] The subjects focus on all kinds of different aspects of care. In addition to the clinical subjects which run every semester, we also have a variety of theoretical subjects, including looking at Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health of women and infants, and birthing on country, which is so important. We have a subject about translating research into midwifery practice, perinatal mental health, working with diversity and many other interesting theoretical subjects that go alongside the clinical requirements.
Deborah: [00:06:02] In first and second year. You have uni classes three to four days per week, and these are delivered in a blended mode. So a combination of online and on campus learning. In third year, as I said, you're mostly in clinical practice and every three to four weeks you come into uni classes only for a week, to complete your theoretical work.
Deborah: [00:06:31] Midwifery students learn in a number of different ways, including in our clinical practice simulation laboratories, in classroom individual and group learning, our virtual classroom online individual and group learning, independent study - which is an important feature of studying at UTS that you prepare for every class beforehand. Rather than during the class being given work to follow up on, we employ a method called flipped learning, where students do the preparation for the class, and the class time is used to maximise the opportunity for interaction with your peers and your tutors, and to undergo authentic industry-based activities.
Deborah: [00:07:22] You'll develop a professional portfolio throughout the course, which you will then take with you into your careers as midwives. An important part of your learning, of course, is your placement in a clinical facility. So in first year you will be allocated to a particular local health district within New South Wales and that will become your home hospital for the majority of your course. Your assessments will often integrate theory and practice or will be completely practical. For example, they may be essays, case studies, reflective writing. They may be group presentations. Some subjects have examinations, and we have a lot of simulated practice in our state-of-the-art laboratories. You're also assessed whilst you're on placement in the hospital.
Deborah: [00:08:19] The simulation resources in our state-of-the-art clinical laboratories offer students the opportunity to practice, to play with equipment and to build confidence before going out and working with real women. The simulation resources help reproduce a range of midwifery scenarios during pregnancy, birth and the post-natal period. And the midwifery laboratory is the ideal place for students to practice their skills in a safe environment supported by tutors, because it accurately recreates the hospital and community settings.
Deborah: [00:08:58] We have for example, a birthing suite, birthing corner, birthing pool, examination room, a community antenatal space.
Deborah: [00:09:07] Our Bachelor of Midwifery students learn in technology rich settings using equipment such as birth simulators and manikins. And of course, it's important to mention that not all your learning happens in the labs. You'll have tutorials in classrooms and virtual classrooms where you'll learn to develop a number of skills, such as communication and teamwork, which are all so essential to quality midwifery care.
Deborah: [00:09:40] Of course UTS is located in the heart of beautiful Sydney. We are conveniently located near public transport with buses and trains on our doorstep. Central Station is a five minute walk from campus. We're offering increased online opportunities for learning as well. The laboratory classes are held in UTS Building 10, which is right next door to the UTS Tower and the new UTS Central building, which is home to the UTS library.
Deborah: [00:10:10] Midwifery clinical placements occur in hospitals in blocks in each session, and the shift lengths can vary. They are usually around eight hours. You're also on call for births during the day, during the night and on weekends and also to facilitate your continuity of care appointments. And that's on top of your university timetable and your hospital placement hours.
Deborah: [00:10:35] You'll experience placements in all areas of midwifery practice, including antenatal, postnatal, birthing suite, special care nursery, operating theatres, the community, women's homes, Midwifery Group Practice and birth centres.
Deborah: [00:10:53] Our midwifery students have a home hospital throughout their three year degree. And we have agreements with a range of hospitals, some of which are listed here on the slide.
Deborah: [00:11:06] Midwifery students also have the option to go on rural and international placements, and that's usually in third year of their study.
Deborah: [00:11:15] If you're coming straight from high school, you may find studying at university very different from what you're used to. But UTS has a lot of resources available to support you to succeed at university. We really recommend you seek them out early and make the most of your time here. The midwifery team are very available to students and we're always here to support you and refer you to the appropriate resources around the university.
Deborah: [00:11:45] Some of the UTS resources include the Student Centre, HELPS - our Higher Education Language and Presentation Support Service - which offers a lot of support and self-help resources on academic writing, presentations, speaking, assignment skills, etc. We have our timetable planner where UTS students can create their class timetables for the whole year and can view the available classes from as early as October. UTS Online is our online learning platform, where students can go in and find all the resources they need for their blended learning subjects. You'll have access to reading materials, videos, discussions and more in UTS Online before attending your class on campus or your virtual class. The UTS library is a wonderful space, both online and on campus, and offers accessible library services, lots of spaces, a vast collection and extensive online materials for students. UTS Careers provides services and opportunities like our Nursing and Midwifery Careers Fair, and in third year we offer you a lot of support at developing your interview skills, and one of your assessments is in fact a mock interview preparing you for job readiness. We also provide practice labs where midwifery students can access extra time in the labs to practice clinical skills before going out on placement or before their clinical exams.
Deborah: [00:13:29] So graduate outcomes are very important to us at UTS. We like to ensure our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills to succeed in the workplace, and we've carefully curated our courses to ensure that.
Deborah: [00:13:43] So the midwifery graduate attributes include woman centred care, which is a concept that involves finding out what is important to each individual woman and tailoring her care according to that. Professional competence - so our graduates are professionally competent midwives who provide safe and effective midwifery care using intelligent kindness. Collaboration - our graduates work collaboratively in order to provide excellence in maternity care. Resilience - our graduates are resilient and emotionally competent midwives who foster human flourishing. Diversity - our graduates are socially responsible citizens who value the diversity of people. Our graduates are professionally engaged, critical thinkers who take a lively and questioning approach and embrace lifelong learning. And it's important to know that midwifery is inherently political, inherently feminist. If you're not yet feminist, you will be before the end of the course.
Deborah: [00:14:51] And last but not least, one of our most important graduate attributes is Indigenous cultural respect - our graduates demonstrate professional cultural competency, which contributes to the health and well-being of Indigenous Australians, inclusive of their physical, social, emotional and spiritual wellness.
Deborah: [00:15:11] Midwifery career progression opportunities include midwifery education, management and research consultancy roles such as lactation consultancy or midwifery consultant roles in private, community and public settings. Some of these specialties require further study after the Bachelor of Midwifery.
Deborah: [00:15:34] Other career prospects include: working as a midwife in other states, or in rural and remote settings around Australia; working overseas in other countries - some of our graduates have worked in Canada, New Zealand and low and low-to-middle income countries as well; working as a privately practising midwife; working as an academic - there are several UTS Bachelor of Midwifery graduates who now have PhDs and work here as academics; researcher; working for the World Health Organization; policy maker; and federal and state health department roles such as the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care and New South Wales Health; also working in professional organisations such as the Australian College of Midwives or the International Confederation of Midwives.
Deborah: [00:16:37] So, how to apply. Year 12 school leavers and students who've had a gap year are assessed solely on their selection rank. Now selection rank equals your ATAR plus any points you qualify for through a UTS admission scheme. For example, the Year 12 Subject Scheme automatically applies up to five bonus points, depending on your HSC results in selected subjects, such as Biology, Chemistry, Senior Science, English or Maths. And there are also similar bonus points for International Baccalaureate graduates.
Deborah: [00:17:19] Non-recent school leavers, or mature age students, compete for a place based on academic merit from previous qualifications. Applicants 20 years of age or over at the time of applying can also opt to sit a Special Tertiary Admissions Test, or STAT test. The STAT test is a multiple choice general knowledge test, and the results are delivered to UAC to consider along with your application. And you can find detailed information on admission criteria on the UTS website. It's important that you submit your application online at uac.edu.au before the end of September to ensure your application is processed in time for the first UTS offer rounds.
Deborah: [00:18:07] And now we'll hear from some of our current Bachelor of Midwifery students.
Tamara: [00:18:11] I chose to study midwifery because I’ve always been infatuated with the idea of birth, and how babies are born into the world. So when it came time to decide which degree I’d like to apply for in high school, midwifery got my attention.
Zali: [00:18:26] The best bit about studying at UTS is that the cohorts are quite small, so it allows for a great opportunity to have really one-on-one time with your lecturers, and smaller labs so you have more time practising your skills.
Josey: [00:18:40] I really like that you get opportunities to be on placement, be at uni, be in different labs in different environments. You really feel at home at UTS.
Jacqueline: [00:18:52] I think I wish that someone had told me – it might sound silly – how passionate you would become about women’s health, and women’s rights, and respecting that it’s the woman’s choice. Because it’s her body, it’s her pregnancy, and it’s her birth.
Zali: [00:19:10] You never forget your first birth. You never forget your tenth, twentieth birth. It’s a feeling you just – it’s an amazing feeling. You get to see mums being born, as well as babies and family units getting born every single day. It’s such a rewarding feeling. It’s something that you can’t replace.
Deborah: [00:19:32] Thank you for joining our info session today, and we look forward to meeting you next year at UTS.
Go on a virtual tour
Josey: [00:00:04] Hi, welcome to UTS Faculty of Health. Come join us for our midwifery lab tour.
Jacqueline: [00:00:07] Let's head in and have a look at the clinical facilities available for UTS midwifery students.
Josey: [00:00:19] This is a midwifery learning space where most of our practical classes are. We can simulate environments where midwives practice, such as the home, hospital and emergency care settings. We do specific midwifery clinical skills and simulate normal and complex births. The simulation resources let us reproduce a range of midwifery scenarios during the pregnancy, labour and birth and postnatal care period.
Jacqueline: [00:00:41] The lab is an ideal place to practice as it accurately represents hospital and community settings so you can safely make mistakes here and learn from them. We have a few different pieces of equipment here, such as the birth bath, the stool, the rope, the beanbag and also manikins.
Jacqueline: [00:00:58] And the Resuscitaire. An open warmer that can be used after birth to help the baby if they need help breathing or to be resuscitated. It is also used for sick premature and full term babies to keep them warm when they need to be nursed in the intensive care.
Josey: [00:01:14] We have birthing simulators and manikins which can actually birth a baby. SimNewB can display symptoms of respiratory distress and realistic breathing. As a midwife we'll look after the mother and baby up to six weeks post-natal.
Jacqueline: [00:01:27] Connected to this lab is a scrub room with wash bay, storage and prep area.
Josey: [00:01:39] Let's take you to our clinical teaching and examination room. This room can be used for activities such as simulated community antenatal visits. It can be used as a women's health or diabetes clinic or another health setting.
Jacqueline: [00:02:00] Now we're in a space called the community room. This concept lab is a flexible space. The space can be set up for a variety of different midwifery scenarios. It can be used for situations such as home visits, home births, alternative births or antenatal and postnatal appointments.
Josey: [00:02:19] It's important to mention that not all our learning happens in labs. There's a lot of theory, anatomy and physiology and critical thinking. We also have tutorials in classrooms to learn non-technical skills such as communication, collaboration and teamwork, which are essential to midwifery practice.
Jacqueline: [00:02:34] Just across the way is our student computer area.
Jacqueline: [00:02:40] This is the computer area. Health students can access the computers and printers every day from 8.00am until 10pm.
Jacqueline: [00:02:49] There's also plenty of desks and a number of bookable meeting rooms across this level, making it a popular space for group work and quiet independent study.
Josey: [00:03:01] On our way out, we'll take you past the student kitchenette where we've got a fridge, freezer and a microwave for students to use at any time.
Josey: [00:03:14] Well thank you so much for joining our tour. We hope you've enjoyed this insight into being a midwifery student at UTS.
Jacqueline: [00:03:19] See you at UTS soon.
Sport and Exercise
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Lee: [00:00:12] Hello and welcome to the info session for The Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science and Sport and Exercise Management. I'm Lee Wallace, the Course Director of Sport and Exercise.
Libby: [00:00:21] And I'm Libby Pickering Rodriguez, Lecturer in Sport and Exercise. Today, we're going to run through an overview of the courses and what it's like to study UTS. Let's get started.
Lee: [00:00:31] Sport and Exercise is a professional field dedicated to the teaching, training and business of sport and exercise.
Libby: [00:00:38] So why do students choose to study Sport and Exercise at UTS? Well, if you're studying the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science, you'll find an applied focus and a science based context. You'll learn to manage, plan and plan out sport and exercise activities in health, rehabilitation, sport and event contexts. And you'll learn to assess, prescribe and deliver exercise. Whereas if you're choosing the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Management degree, you'll have more of a blend of sport and business subjects, although you'll still have several common subjects with Sport and Exercise Science, and you'll learn to manage the experience of clients and athletes.
Lee: [00:01:17] The Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science studied over three years. You can choose the Exercise Science major - this program is accredited by ESSA. Or you can choose 'no major' and keep your elective choices flexible. The Bachelor of Sport and Exercise with an Exercise Therapy major is a competitive program. It offers a guaranteed pathway to the UTS Master of Physiotherapy. It is a three-year full time degree, followed by a two-years full time master's degree. It's guaranteed entry into the UTS Master of Physiotherapy, but it's subject to maintaining a credit average in your degree, and completing a successful internal interview. The Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Management is also offered three years full time.
Lee: [00:02:00] The Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science and Management can both be combined with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and is a five year program. In the combined degree, you'll study language and cultural subjects and study overseas for a fourth year of your degree. There's also an option to study Sport and Exercise Science with a Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation. And this is a four year program. In the combined degree, you'll study subjects in winter and summer as well. These subjects and projects offer an additional focus on innovation, creative and entrepreneurial skills and outcomes.
Lee: [00:02:36] So some students choose to study both Sport and Exercise Science and Sport and Exercise Management. And when you do this, it's only a four year degree. And the reason for this, is because there's quite a number of overlapping subjects. But when you - in order to do this, at the end of the first degree, you need to apply for the second degree through UAC.
Libby: [00:02:54] Your learning experience will be facilitated by our outstanding team of Sport and Exercise academics who are expert in their fields and have extensive industry experience. We even have three National Teaching Award recipients among our group. As a Sport and Exercise student, you will learn in a number of different ways. You will experience blended learning for subject content, where you'll have a mixture of face-to-face delivery such as lectures, and online delivery such as interactive modules. Sport and Exercise subjects will also involve on-campus tutorials and lab classes where you'll get hands-on experience with specialised equipment and learn the practical skills relevant to our field.
Libby: [00:03:37] You'll have a chance to work collaboratively with your classmates during tutorials and labs, and also in group projects. This is a great way to network, make new friends and learn collaboration skills which are essential in any workplace. Of course, university will also involve some independent study, which may include working through online modules, academic reading, preparing for face-to-face classes or revising course content. One aspect of the Sport and Exercise degrees that students look forward to a lot, is the professional practicum and internship program that is integrated into your third year of study. This is where you'll get some professional experience and learn how to put your knowledge into practice.
Libby: [00:04:21] And finally, your university experience won't be complete without opportunities to engage in university life. Our students enjoy a wide range of extracurricular activities such as clubs, societies, sports teams and events on campus.
Libby: [00:04:39] Some of the course content you'll learn includes subjects in anatomy, biomechanics, exercise physiology, strength and conditioning, and prescription, nutrition, and psychology, rehabilitation, and subjects involving exercise assessment, prescription and delivery. And of course, our management students will also include subjects such as management in sport, and sport, marketing and media.
Libby: [00:05:07] When you study Sport and Exercise at UTS, you'll be studying in our amazing facilities at Moore Park, which are in the heart of an elite sporting precinct. We've got a number of labs, both teaching and research labs. We've got our exercise physiology labs which are equipped with treadmills, exercise bikes, rowing machines, as well as a range of devices and apparatus to assess physiological responses to exercise. We've also got our biomechanics lab, where we have integrated motion analysis systems which allow us to quantify movement and measure the forces produced during exercise. Students in biomechanics classes will get hands-on experience with various movement analysis tools and have access to specialised software in order to analyse that data and understand what it means. We've also got a skill acquisition and motor control lab. This space is used for measuring and developing perceptual cognitive skills in high performance athletes and officials.
Libby: [00:06:10] Our indoor sports hall is a favourite amongst a lot of our students. Not only is it used for some casual sporting experiences, but can also be used for practical teaching and we can convert it to a number of different courts, including basketball, netball and volleyball. We also have our body composition lab, which has our DEXA machine in it, and DEXA is Dual Energy X-ray machine. And this allows us to measure bone density, muscle content and fat content. And of course, we have our exercise resistance training room. And this is where students who are studying strength and conditioning, and exercise prescription, can practise their skills with our free weights, resistance training machines, power rigs, pull up bars, etc.
Libby: [00:07:04] And of course, on the top level of our building, we have our rooftop running track, and this has excellent views to the city, including the UTS campus in the city. Our Sport and Exercise students will spend time at both the Moore Park and the central campus, with lectures and tutorials scheduled in both locations. It's really easy to travel between the campus. You've got either a 10 minute bus or light rail ride from Central with a short walk, or if you prefer a bit of fresh air and sunshine, it's just a 25 minute walk between the two campuses.
Lee: [00:07:40] Practical experience is at the core of this UTS degree. As a Sport and Exercise student, you'll undertake practicum, or an internship, lasting 140 hours in your final year of study. We've got a dedicated internship team designed to help support your placement within that organisation and help match you with your career interests. On the screen, there's a lot of past placements just to give you an idea of the type of organisation that you could be working with.
Lee: [00:08:10] Our staff have extensive links in a variety of organisations, both here in Sydney and around the world, and you'll benefit from these connections with guest lecturers, case studies, research and placement opportunities.
Libby: [00:08:28] You might find studying at university very different from what you've experienced in the past, especially if you're coming straight from high school, so UTS has a whole lot of resources available to support you and to help you succeed. We always recommend that you seek these out early to make the most of your time here.
Libby: [00:08:46] So, for example, we've got the Student Centre. You can access the Student Centre physically on campus, or online. And this is where you'll go for guidance on any or all of your student matters. We've also got our HELPS centre, which offers support, self-help resources on writing, presentations, speaking, assignment skills, and a whole lot more. The UTS Timetable Planner helps students create their class timetables for the whole year ahead. You can view the available classes from as early as October of the previous year. This helps you to plan your year ahead, and so that you know what to expect.
Libby: [00:09:22] You'll also have access to an online learning portal. All of our subjects are taught in some sort of blended mode, including a mix of online study and face-to-face classes. By accessing your online learning portal, you'll have access to subject resources and you'll also have spaces where you can interact in a virtual space with your classmates and your teachers. The UTS library offers open and accessible library services, spaces and collections and extensive online materials for all students.
Libby: [00:09:55] The graduate outcomes are very important to us, so we've carefully curated our courses to ensure graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills to succeed in the workplace. You can see the Sport and Exercise graduate attributes are listed on the screen here, and we've designed our subjects and the course as a whole to ensure that you achieve these attributes.
Libby: [00:10:17] You can go in many different directions with a Sport and Exercise degree. For example, Sport and Exercise Science graduates may look at careers in the sport industry or the health and fitness industry.
Libby: [00:10:35] Sport and Exercise Management graduates may also look at careers in the sport industry and the health and fitness industry, but they'll probably have more of a focus on management and organisational careers.
Lee: [00:10:53] Many students choose to study Sport and Exercise in undergraduate in preparation for postgraduate degrees. All degrees can pay for a Master of High Performance Sport here at UTS. The Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science with Exercise Science, or Exercise Therapy major, provides a pathway to a Master of Applied Exercise Physiology.
Lee: [00:11:14] For physiotherapy, there are a number of pathways depending on which course you choose, to ensure you've completed the required prerequisites. For the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Management and the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science, you'll need to pick certain electives to ensure that you've met these prerequisites.
Libby: [00:11:29] If you're enrolled in The Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science with an Exercise Therapy major, the electives are pre-selected for you, and this version of the course is a guaranteed pathway into the UTS Master of Physiotherapy, pending you maintain a credit average in your undergraduate degree, and also pending a successful internal interview. There are limited spaces in the Exercise Therapy major, so this makes it very competitive and it can also mean that the selection rank is higher for this particular course.
Libby: [00:12:04] Of course, as prospective students, you're probably interested in what some of our past students are doing now that they've graduated. Our UTS Sport and Exercise graduates have gone on to some really exciting and successful careers in the field. Here's a few examples of what some of our alumni have gone on to do. So as you can see, our alumni are working in areas such as professional sports teams, sporting institutes, the media and allied health professions.
Lee: [00:12:34] Year 12 school leavers, or those students have gone on a gap year, are assessed solely on their selection rank. Non-recent school leavers, or mature age students, compete for a place based on academic merit from previous qualifications. So make sure you head over to the UTS website for everything you need to know on how to apply. And importantly, submit your application online at uac.edu.au before the end of September, to ensure your application is processed in time for the UTS first round offers.
Lee: [00:13:02] We'll now hear from some of our current Sport and Exercise students.
Tijana: [00:13:06] I chose to study Sport and Exercise Science for the myriad of opportunities that it provides in the sport and exercise industry. I thought that it was a fantastic platform of a degree that would lead to so many different opportunities. It's not like I had to make a decision straight away, which has been amazing.
Jesse: [00:13:21] So I already had the idea that I wanted to work somewhere in sport, but I wasn't too sure which one. So by studying this degree, it provided me a great insight into the science and management sides. And then, when I got my third year, I was able to correlate my electives in order to decide which pathway I want to follow.
Zoi: [00:13:37] For me, I knew this degree was the right choice for me because I wanted to get into sport medicine, particularly physiotherapy. I saw that I was able to complete those requirements to become a physiotherapist.
Alana: [00:13:50] What I really like about studying at UTS is that Sport and Exercise Science is on its own campus, so it feels a lot more like school. You sort of know everyone a little bit more, and you get to know your lecturers and academics.
Tijana: [00:14:00] I feel so at home and so blessed to be able to come into this building every single week and study in the amazing classrooms with the brilliant technology that we have at our fingertips.
Jesse: [00:14:10] I think this provides a unique opportunity, both here in Australia and in the world, to learn your trade and then, you know, be within the precinct of where eventually most of us want to end up in.
Alana: [00:14:21] The academics are really well connected. And so they're quite well known in the sports industry, which really helps you when you're getting your internships, or when you are looking for work after university. I feel in sport science, it's not always about what you know, it's about who you know. And that's more important now than ever.
Libby: [00:14:38] Thanks for joining our info session.
Lee: [00:14:40] We hope to see you all at UTS next year.
Go on a virtual tour
Tijana: [00:00:04] Hi, welcome to UTS Faculty of Health and welcome to our tour of the Moore Park precinct. This facility was built in partnership with Rugby Australia, Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust.
Jesse: [00:00:15] Here at Moore Park, UTS, we're extremely lucky to be surrounded by elite high performance sports, such as rugby league, rugby union, cricket and AFL. Let's come and look inside and see what's available here at UTS for Sport and Exercise students.
Tijana: [00:00:32] Our first stop is one of our two exercise physiology teaching labs. Both of these labs have rowing ergometers, cycle ergometers and treadmills for practical learning. They also have technology for v02 max testing, lactate threshold and blood ph.
Jesse: [00:00:47] Now we have arrived in the biomechanics teaching lab. In our biomechanics classes, we use these computers here for interpretation of movement analysis data that has been collected in the biomechanics research lab upstairs. This room also allows for force plate demonstrations in class, and more.
Tijana: [00:01:01] We have a number of these general teaching spaces for tutorials. Most tutorials for Sport and Exercise students are held at Moore Park, while some are held at the city campus, and some online. As you can see, we have a number of flat screen TVs available for students to plug in laptops to work on group assignments during class.
Jesse: [00:01:21] The sports hall is also on this level.
Jesse: [00:01:29] This is a versatile space used for teaching, performances, events or indoor sports, such as basketball, netball and volleyball. The change rooms and showers are just outside. And as students, we can use this space when it's not being used for teaching.
Tijana: [00:01:45] Now we're in the resistance training room. This is where Sport and Exercise students get practical experience, supervising and prescribing exercise. We also learn the fundamentals of coaching and performing power and Olympic lifts.
Jesse: [00:01:57] Now let's go look at the research labs.
Alana: [00:02:04] Hi there. This is the first of the Sport and Exercise research labs. This is the exercise physiology and biochemistry research Lab. It's equipped with treadmills, a range of exercise bikes and devices that assess physiological responses to exercise.
Zoi: [00:02:21] Now let's come through to the environmental lab. So this is a special sealed room that controls temperature and humidity, and that way researchers can investigate the effects of the environmental conditions during athletic performance.
Zoi: [00:02:34] This is a biomechanics research lab.
Alana: [00:02:36] Using technology that digitises movement, researchers can measure the impact of speed and other forces placed on the body during exercise. There's a lot of high-tech equipment like the Biodex machine, which can be used to identify and document physical impairments that can be used for pre-season screening, injury prevention and performance enhancement.
Alana: [00:02:54] There are motion and force plates in the ground, which are used for gait and motion analysis, kinesiology, ergonomics, as well as sport and performance analysis. 2D and 3D motion analysis cameras digitise movement so that researchers can analyse gait, sport performance and skill performance.
Zoi: [00:03:12] So this is a skill acquisition and motor control research lab. So in here, this is a flexible space that can be used in a variety of ways in order to measure and develop perceptual-cognitive skills for high performance athletes and officials. Depending what you're using this room for, we have a running track, a vision projection wall and 3D motion analysis technology.
Zoi: [00:03:34] Head cameras and eye tracking glasses are used by researchers to understand how athletes move and interact.
Zoi: [00:03:41] This room is sometimes set up with drum kits, and that way we can test an athlete's coordination and decision making skills when on field. We in class, have in fact used these drum kits so that we can solve coordination problems.
Alana: [00:03:55] This special room is the body composition lab. In here is the dual energy X-ray or DEXA machine. It measures athletes' bone density, muscle and fat content, providing an assessment of body composition that feeds into both health and performance outcomes. Now let's head upstairs.
Tijana: [00:04:17] So we've reached the top floor. Up here and more classrooms, student meeting areas, a student lounge and kitchen.
Jesse: [00:04:25] And this is our final stop, the rooftop terrace.
Jesse: [00:04:30] Out here this open-air running track is used for practical assessment of speed and acceleration of athletes. Up here we also have expansive views of the Sydney skyline, including the UTS Tower building.
Tijana: [00:04:38] Well thanks so much for joining us on our tour. We hope you've enjoyed this insight into being a Sport and Exercise student at UTS.
Jesse: [00:04:44] We'll see you at UTS soon.
Watch the info session
Daniel: [00:00:05] Hello and welcome to this virtual info session for the UTS Bachelor of Health Science. My name is Dr Daniel Demant and I am the Course Director of the Bachelor of Health Science here at the School of Public Health at the University of Technology Sydney. Today, I'll be taking you through some of the main points of this degree and what it's like to study at UTS. Let's get started.
Daniel: [00:00:23] Health Sciences can be described as a non-clinical field that aims to improve the health of individuals and populations. Professionals work to improve human health across advocacy, education, planning and policy.
Daniel: [00:00:35] So now why should you study health science here at UTS? Our degree is very flexible and very innovative. We are ensuring that all of our graduates are engaged and adaptive thinkers. We are tailoring our subjects as well as our majors to your interests and career aspirations as well as the industry needs. You can also use this degree as a preparation to enter the UTS Master Physiotherapy or other master degrees in the health area and beyond that. We are equipping you with a qualification that makes sure you can make a difference across diverse health settings and contexts. With a very strong focus on the social model of health, we are giving you the knowledge and the scope to link both laterally and globally.
Daniel: [00:01:18] Here are some of the key statistics regarding the Bachelor of Health Science. The standard program can be done either in full time in three years or part time in six years. There's also an option to do a combined degree with the Bachelor of Arts and International Studies, bringing it to a total of five years full time. In the combined degree, you will learn languages and cultural subjects and have the option to study overseas in the fourth year of your degree.
Daniel: [00:01:43] There are five majors available for you to choose from, or you can also select 'no major' and completely tailor all of the subjects you want to your individual interests. The five majors that are available at the moment are Global Health, Health Promotion, Indigenous Health, Public Health and Human Structure and Function.
Daniel: [00:02:01] Regardless of what major you decide on, there are 16 core subjects in this degree that give you a solid foundation and knowledge when it comes to health sciences and public health - all the way from health communication, over to digital health, epidemiology, as well as public health, psychosocial perspectives and Indigenous health.
Daniel: [00:02:24] The Global Health major is about the health of individuals and populations in a global context. You learn about the health of different groups, how these are interrelated and which factors we have to tackle on a global stage to ensure a healthy future for all. In the seven core subjects within this major you study from the second year, you are receiving a solid and expertise foundation of knowledge you need to work in this field.
Daniel: [00:02:50] The Health Promotion major is about understanding why people perform negative health behaviours and how we can help individuals and populations to gain control over, and improve, their health. The five core subjects within this major will give you the necessary knowledge you need to design, plan and implement health promotion activities.
Daniel: [00:03:09] The Indigenous Health major is about gaining an in-depth understanding of the physical, social and mental health and well-being of Indigenous Australians, and how public health can assist in Closing the Gap. The five core subjects within this major will provide you with the knowledge and the skills you need to make a difference.
Daniel: [00:03:30] The Public Health major focuses on the art of public health as an organised effort to preventing diseases and ill health by the means of research and policy. The six core subjects within this major will give you an overview of this really broad field, as well as an in-depth understanding of how you can succeed.
Daniel: [00:03:51] The Human Structure and Function major is about gaining an in-depth understanding of the human body and the interaction between physiology, anatomy and neuroscience. The seven core subjects within this major will provide you with a basic understanding of the human body, and this major can be used as a pathway for the UTS Master of Physiotherapy, as well as further degrees.
Daniel: [00:04:12] Practical experience is at the core of this UTS degree. As a Bachelor of Health Science student, you will undertake a professional placement of at least 140 hours in the final year of your degree. A dedicated UTS internship officer will support your placement with an organisation that matches your career interests. Here are some of the placements UTS Health Science students have been on: the Cerebral Palsy Alliance, the Heart Foundation, or, for example, the Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network.
Daniel: [00:04:42] As a Health Science student, you'll learn in a number of different ways. This includes lectures, tutorials, group work, independent study, practical experience as well as your on-campus life. You'll also learn from a supportive team of Health Science academics with a diverse range of experience in health for you to draw upon in each of our subjects.
Daniel: [00:05:03] You may find studying at university very different from what you have experienced so far, especially if you're coming straight from high school. UTS has a lot of resources available to support you to succeed. We recommend you to seek them out as early as possible and make the most of your time here.
Daniel: [00:05:20] These include the Student Centre where you can just drop in or submit your requests online for advice and guidance on all student matters. The Higher Education Language and Presentation Support Service offers you support and self-help resources on writing, presentation, speaking, assignment skills, and more. UTS students can create their class timetables for the whole year ahead and can view the available classes from as early as October. All your subjects are taught in a blended mode, using a mix of online study and face-to-face classes. You'll have access to reading materials, discussions and more in UTS Online before going to class. Finally, the UTS library offers spaces and collections as well as extensive online materials.
Daniel: [00:06:03] Graduate outcomes are very important to us. We have carefully curated our course to ensure graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills to succeed in the workplace. Health Science graduate attributes include: Advocacy and social justice; Adaptability; Communication, collaboration and leadership; Critical thinking and practice; Ethics and diversity; as well as Indigenous cultural respect.
Daniel: [00:06:27] You can go in many directions with this broad degree. For example, Health Science graduates may work in areas like health promotion, advocacy, health education, e-health, health data and information management systems, planning and policy, project management and evaluation, community development, as well as research and consultancy across both public and private health sectors.
Daniel: [00:06:50] Many students also choose to study Health Science as a preparation course before going on to apply for graduate entry health degrees. Health Science can prepare you for a master's degree in areas such as Genetic Counselling, Health Information Management, Health Services Management, Orthoptics, Physiotherapy, Public Health or Speech Pathology. These are just some of the master's currently offered at UTS that Health Science graduates can apply for. However, it is important to note that admission to a master's degree is competitive and is based on academic merit, meeting subject prerequisites and completing an interview process in some cases.
Daniel: [00:07:28] Year 12 school leavers and students who have gone on a gap year are assessed solely on their selection rank. A selection rank equals your ATAR plus any points you qualify for through a UTS admissions scheme. For example, the Year 12 Subject Scheme automatically applies up to five adjustment points depending on your HSC results in selected subjects, such as Biology, Chemistry, Senior Science, English or Math.
Daniel: [00:07:54] Non-recent school leavers, or mature age students, compete for a place based on academic merit from previous qualifications. Applicants 20 years of age, or over, at the time of applying can also opt to sit a Special Tertiary Admissions Test, or STAT. The STAT test is a multiple choice general knowledge test, and the results are delivered to UAC to consider along with your application. You can find detailed information on admission criteria on the UTS website. And importantly, submit your application online at uac.edu.au before the end of September, to ensure your application is processed in time for the first UTS offers rounds.
Daniel: [00:08:35] Thank you so much for joining our info session today, and we hope to see you at UTS next year.
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