We offer a number of bridging courses.
Physiology and Anatomy
This online course gives you the foundation for further studies in nursing and health science. Study and understand the function and structure of the human body.
On completion, you will be able to:
- Learn independently about information and concepts (ideas) in the disciplines of physiology and anatomy
- Describe the roles of the organ systems, explain how these contribute to the maintenance of homeostasis and describe physiological responses for survival.
- Describe the relationship between structure and function of cells, tissues and organs.
- Appreciate individual physiological and anatomical differences between persons, including differences due to a person's stage in the lifespan.
- Interpret and apply data that describes normal physiological functioning.
- Predict the consequences of certain diseases or injury on normal function.
- Communicate in an informed way about normal physiology and aspects of anatomy with colleagues and clients.
Health Information Management for Graduate Entry Masters student
All successful applicants for the Graduate-entry Master of Health Information Management who have not completed a degree in medicine, biomedical science, science (with studies in anatomy and physiology), dentistry, nursing, allied health, or health sciences (containing anatomy and physiology subjects) should undertake the bridging course in Physiology & Anatomy.
The Department of Health Information Management also provides a bridging course in introductory Health Classification & Clinical Coding [DOC 200KB] for all incoming Master of Health Information Management students.
Speech Pathology for Graduate Entry Masters student
The bridging course is designed to enable students to develop foundation knowledge in Speech Pathology (including human bioscience (anatomy and physiology), linguistics (phonetics and grammar) and problem based learning) which will serve as a basis for their future studies in speech pathology.
Some students may be eligible for exemptions from part of the bridging course based on previous studies.
This four week intensive course commences on 29 January 2018 and finishes on 23 February 2018. You will be involved in 13 hours of direct contact (PBL, lectures and on line activities, quizzes) each week for four weeks and will also be required to complete at least 13 hours of self directed study.
The cost of this course is $400
Further information is available via the Master of Speech Pathology Bridging Course FAQ.
Orthoptics for Graduate Entry Masters student
Students offered a place in the Master of Orthoptics program may be required to complete the bridging course in physiology and anatomy and/or orthoptics, dependent on their previous studies.
Successful applicants without prior study in anatomy and physiology at an appropriate level must successfully complete a La Trobe University-approved anatomy and physiology bridging course.
Students are advised to undertake this prior to the Orthoptics Bridging Course.
Students without a background in vision science (or vision science graduates who have not completed relevant subjects) will need to complete the Orthoptics Bridging Course. A timetable for this program will be supplied to students at enrolment.
The Orthoptics Bridging Course costs $620.
Students who are required to undertake either bridging course will be advised of this condition via email and asked to enrol in the bridging program/s.
Podiatry for Graduate Entry Masters student
This course is only available for students who have been offered a place in the Graduate Entry Master of Podiatric Practice. This compulsory 4 week program will focus on providing you with essential pre-clinical podiatry skills prior to the commencement of the Master of Podiatric Practice program.
Week 1-3: Introduction to Podiatry Practice (online learning activities and pre-reading)
(Week 2 and 3) Pre-clinical practice training program in the Health Sciences Podiatry Clinic, Bundoora
Week 4: Assessment of pre-clinical competencies and completion of hurdle requirements
The cost of this program will be $1,500.
Bridging Program for the Master of Podiatric Practice: 5 February 2018 to 2 March 2018.
Prosthetics and Orthotics for Graduate Entry Masters student
Students without suitable background studies will be required to complete the bridging course in:
- Physiology and Anatomy and/or
- Prosthetics and Orthotics Occupational Health and Safety and Fabrication Skills.
Students without a background in anatomy and physiology will need to complete the School of Human Biosciences Physiology and Anatomy Bridging Course. Students are advised to undertake this prior to the Prosthetics and Orthotics Bridging Course.
The Physiology and Anatomy Bridging Course costs $365.
Students who do not have a background in prosthetics and orthotics, must complete a bridging course in fabrication skills and occupational health and safety.
Students will be required to purchase a Prosthetics and Orthotics Toolkit which will be used during the Bridging Course. The toolkit will also be used throughout the remainder of their studies and can be purchased for approximately $700.
Students who are required to undertake either bridging course will be advised of this condition via email and asked to enrol in the bridging program/s. Information on purchasing the Prosthetics and Orthotics toolkit will also be supplied with enrolment information.