AHS102 Introduction to Applied Health Science

Unit Description

In this unit, students explore the history of healthcare provision and contextualise it, applicable to clinical aesthetics, within the contemporary health care system. Students explore the wide variety of disciplines within a modern healthcare provision and the treatments and technologies used in providing a healthcare experience for clients.Students explore the evolution of healthcare and the commercial environment of health promotion.

The unit also directs students to reflect upon the meaning and nature of the major medical specialties, contrasting these with the complementary disciplines of healthcare provision.Students explore and experience the benefits of working in cross-functional teams, leading to dramatic improvements in innovation, productivity and levels of service in health care provision


There are no prerequisites for this unit.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit the student will be able to:

Graduate Attributes (GA)

In addition to the unit-specific learning outcomes listed above, the following graduate attributes are taught, developed and assessed in varying degrees within this unit:

Key Dates

Week 1 Semester commences
Week 4 Assessment 1: Early Diagnosis Exam 10%
Post Week 6 Mid-Semester Break
Week 7 Assessment 2: Examination 15%
Week 12 Assessment 3: Written case study 35%
Week 14 Assessment 4: Examination 40%