Graduate Diploma of Health and Medical Sciences

School of Medicine

The Graduate Diploma of Health and Medical Sciences provides non-Science graduates with health and medical knowledge to apply in their professional life. For non-science graduates who wish to apply to graduate-entry medicine programs, it may enhance their study preparation.

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  • Why study this program?

    The Graduate Diploma of Health and Medical Sciences combines the content of the Graduate Certificate in Health Sciences and the Graduate Certificate in Medical Sciences into one qualification, to achieve an understanding of the health sciences together with an applied introduction to medical sciences. The Graduate Diploma of Health and Medical Sciences introduces the fundamental biological sciences that underpin human health and wellbeing, and strengthen students’ appreciation of the broader context of health and healthcare.

    This Diploma is well suited for professionals wishing to enhance their knowledge, skills and career prospects. Examples include: Law graduates wishing to transition into medico-legal, health regulation or IP protection work; business graduates seeking a career in health management; teachers wanting deeper knowledge for teaching Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) studies; a range of graduates working in public policy. In addition to the vocational benefits of this Diploma, it may assist non-Science graduates preparing to study medicine.

    High achieving Graduate Diploma graduates may be eligible for an offer of interview for graduate-entry medicine at the School of Medicine, Sydney, if they also meet the GPA, GAMSAT and Notre Dame Portfolio requirements.

  • Program summary

    Students will study:

    • MEDI5001 Scientific Literacy and Communication
    • MEDI5002 Environment, Society and Health
    • MEDI5003 Bioethics in Professional Life
    • MEDI5004 The Australian Health Care System
    • MEDI5005 The Human Body (1)
    • MEDI5006 Cellular and Molecular Biology
    • MEDI5007 The Human Body (2)
    • MEDI5008 Research Methods in Health

    There are no Practicum or Internship requirements in the Graduate Diploma of Health and Medical Sciences.

    Full details of the program requirements are contained in the Program Regulations.

  • Entry requirements

    A completed undergraduate Bachelor degree. Students who have completed the Graduate Certificate in Health Sciences or a Graduate Certificate in Medical Sciences may be eligible to enrol in the Graduate Diploma of Health and Medical Sciences.

  • Fees

    More information can be found at the Fees page.

  • More information

    For more information please email studyonline@nd.edu.au.



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