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Graduate Diploma in Human Biology

Further develop your knowledge and skills in the field of human biology by completing a Graduate Diploma in Human Biology.


This course is aimed at students with a variety of backgrounds who wish to broaden and update their knowledge and expertise in aspects of human biology.

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Course description, features and facilities

The School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology provides diverse coursework and research opportunities in human biology, including theoretical studies in evolution, human variation and adaptation, human ecology, population and occupational health, and human reproduction. Students undertake a considerable amount of independent reading and guided project work such as survey design and analysis.

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Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2016; NS = non-standard teaching period

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2017 or 2018.

Take all units (36 points):

S1, S2ANHB5438Human Biology Project (24 points)
S1, S2APHB4002Research Design and Analysis
S1, S2APHB4003Advanced Experimental Techniques

Take unit(s) up to the value of 12 points:

NSANHB5431Fundamentals of Sleep Technology
NSANHB5432Fundamentals of Sleep Biology
S1APHB5501Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
S1APHB5502Human Ecology
S1, S2APHB5503Neuroendocrinology
S1APHB5505Advanced Studies in Physiology
S2APHB5510Advanced Aesthetic Crossovers of Art and Science
N/AAPHB5511Advanced Art and Life Manipulation
S1DENT5600Principles of Dental Public Health
S1DENT5627Oral Health Promotion
S2DENT5628Management and Financing of Oral Health Services
S2DENT5629Research Methods in Dental Public and Primary Health
S2NEUR4010Modern Research Tools in Neuroscience
NSPHYL5510Physiology of the Auditory System

Career opportunities

This degree will provide skills, expertise, knowledge and understanding, which will assist you in taking the next step in your career.

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Further study opportunities

Students with a Graduate Diploma in Human Biology can pursue further studies including the Master of Human Biology.

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Check the Entrance requirements

This course is available to Australian and international students.

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  1. Admission Requirements
  2. English competency

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(a) a relevant bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;


(b)(i) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and

(ii) relevant professional experience.

English competency

See the full list of English language requirements.

Please note: requirements may be higher for some individual courses, where this is the case the additional requirements will be specified. 

These pages are under review and are being updated.

How to apply

This course is available to Australian and international students.

On this page

  1. How to apply
  2. Contact details - admission information

How to apply

Apply online. Refer below for application dates and access to the Online Application System (OASys):

Contact details - admission information


On this page

  1. Application Deadlines
  2. How to apply
  3. Contact details - admission information

Application Deadlines

While there are no strict application deadlines for the submission of international postgraduate coursework applications, prospective students are strongly encouraged to apply with sufficient time to allow for the processing of their application and to secure a student visa.

Postgraduate coursework applications generally take four weeks from receipt of an application to offer.

How to apply

Apply online

UWA representatives offer application advice and support to future students in various countries. Visit the link below to find an authorised UWA agent near you.

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Contact details - admission information

UWA International Centre (M352)

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Crawley, Perth
Western Australia 6009
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Graduate Diploma in Human Biology: the details

Available 2015
Locations offered
Attendance types
Part-time, Full-time
Delivery mode
Starting dates
Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly first year time commitment
For information regarding course contact hours and requirements refer to relevant details in the UWA Handbook
Standard full-time completion
1 year
Maximum time to complete
4 years   
Contact details: course information
Senior Administrative Officer
School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology
6488 3303
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