university courses through ches
Information is shown below for each of the Higher Education Studies offered through CHES. Click on the name of the course to see more information.
This is the CHES Handbook of Higher Education Studies for 2024.
We encourage students to select courses based on your interests and strengths (and pre-requisites) and preferred mode of study.
Unit 1 – Introduction to Aboriginal Australia (ABS1IAA)
Unit 2 – Transforming Local Communities (ABT1TLC)
Unit 1 In this subject students will be introduced to various elements of Indigenous Australia. They will study a broad range of issues of relevance to contemporary Aborigines and Torres Strait Islander people. There will be a particular emphasis on the Indigenous topics of Australia, in addition, students will gain an understanding of regional variation throughout Australia. Issues discussed include cultural continuity and differences, identity, self-representation, spirituality, family, gender, land, politics, law, economics, education, health, history, art and music.
Unit 2 Want to understand everyday and radical change and learn ways to be a part of bringing about positive social transformations locally and globally? In this subject students will explore how people living in diverse cultural contexts experience change. Students will also learn about how engaged research can be used to help building community resilience and bring about meaningful positive changes at local and global levels. This unit presents a series of specific case studies that introduce students to key issues such as: Anthropological Responsibility and Community Change; Anthropology and Human Rights; Gender and Empowerment; Structural Violence and Resilience; How to Think Critically about Development.
Unit 1 – Principles of Economics (BUECO1509)
Unit 2 – Principles of Accounting & Finance (BUACC1508)
Unit 1 This course provides an introduction to the main ideas and concepts involved in modern economics, and attempts to provide students with an understanding of how the economy works; how individuals, businesses and governments form and shape their decisions using economic principles; and the role of public policy on outcomes including the trade-offs faced in making policy decisions. It considers both microeconomics – the analysis of choices made by individual decision-making agents (households and businesses) – and macroeconomics – the analysis of the economy as a whole.
Unit 2 This course is an introduction to basic concepts in accounting and finance and the application of these concepts for decision-making by a wide range of potential users (e.g. shareholders, investment analysts, lenders, managers, etc.). This course should benefit students who wish to specialise in accounting and/or finance, and will also be of value to students whose primary interest lies elsewhere in the field of business.
Unit 1 – Fundamentals of Accounting (ACC1AMD)
Unit 2 – Accounting Information Systems (ACC1AIS)
Unit 1 This subject provides students with an understanding of accounting process and application in the business environment. The subject covers the conceptual framework underlying accounting practices and the application of accounting information systems in the process of recording and reporting business transactions. After studying this subject, students will be enabled to use accounting information to make business decisions and judgments incorporating both technical knowledge and ethical principles.
Unit 2 The digital transformation of business operations has led to an increasing demand for accounting and business professionals to develop information and communications technology (ICT) skills. This subject is designed to develop your ICT skills in the context of accounting practice. You will learn the impact of ICT on an organisation’s environment and how it is used to analyse data and support operational and management decision making. Systems design and development, database management systems, database design, relational database, responsible data management, and emerging accounting technologies are also discussed.
Unit 1 – HEALT1111 Anatomy & Physiology for Health Professionals 1
Unit 2 – HEALT1112 Anatomy & Physiology for Health Professionals 2
Unit 1 provides foundational knowledge of human anatomy and physiology. In this course, the biological basis of human health and the working of the human body will be explored. The major themes of study relate to organisation of the body and explores anatomy and physiology from cells to tissues to organ systems. The course examines, support and movement, and human physiological processes and their integration and control with particular focus on the maintenance of normal body function. Topics include organisation of the human body from chemical and cellular basics to body systems; the maintenance of homeostasis; the structure and function of the musculoskeletal system; the structure and the major integrative functions of the nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory and reproductive systems.
Unit 2 provides foundational knowledge of human anatomy and physiology relevant to Healthcare Professions. In this course, the biological basis of human health and the working of the human body will be explored. The major themes of study explore anatomy and physiology as related to body defences, integration and control through hormonal processes and maintenance and development of normal function through nutrition and fluid balance.
Unit 1 – Principles of Biology (SCBIO1001)
Unit 2 – Systems Biology (SCBIO1020)
Unit 1 will provide a broad overview of biological sciences from molecular biology of cells through to populations. With the inclusion of the examination of various aspects of biology drawing from all kingdoms of life, students will appreciate the commonalities amongst all living organisms and how these have evolved, developing an understanding of the basic processes underpinning life and how organisms and populations change over time.
Unit 2 introduces students to the anatomy and physiology of the body. It focuses on anatomy (structure) from the cellular to the organ level of arrangement and how cells, tissues and organs work together to maintain physiology (function). Major concepts in cellular and subcellular biology are revised before understanding cellular function and arrangement into tissues, tissue function and arrangement into organs, and how organs work together both as part of separate systems and in cooperation with each other (integration).
Unit 1 – Introductory Microeconomics (ECON10004)
Unit 2 – Introductory Macroeconomics (ECON10003)
Unit 1 is an introduction to microeconomic theory and policy. Topics include the theory of perfectly competitive markets, welfare analysis and the role of government in the economy, theory of the firm (production and costs), game theory, and effects of market structure on resource allocation.
Unit 2 provides an introduction to macroeconomic theory and policy. Topics will include economic aggregates such as production and employment, the general level of prices and inflation, the exchange rate, interest rates, monetary and fiscal policies, the balance of payments and economic growth. Analysis is particularly directed to current macroeconomic problems and policy issues.
Unit 1 – Growth, Motor Development & Ageing Unit 2 – Introduction to Nutrition
Unit 1 will provide you with an understanding of the impact of growth, motor development and ageing, across the lifespan, on the systems and motor output of the human body is central to all disciplines of exercise science practice, foundational to the further study and application of exercise science and critical in the attainment of exercise scientist accreditation.
Unit 2 will assist you to acquire foundation knowledge of food composition, the macro and micronutrients and other bioactive substances, that contribute towards maintaining normal cell function; nutrient transport and storage; metabolism and water and electrolyte balance, as these relate to energy metabolism for health and exercise.
Unit 1 – Human Structure and Function
Unit 2 – Infections, Pandemics and Epidemics
In Unit 1, you will be introduced to the basic concepts and principles of both structure (anatomy) and function (physiology) of the human body. Your learning in this subject will be supported by detailed online resources and a comprehensive program of online workshops with expert facilitators. You will also engage in career exploration activities, and begin building your career ready eportfolio..
In Unit 2, you will learn about infectious diseases, both new and ancient, and how these continue to threaten wellbeing by causing localised, epidemic or pandemic disease outbreaks. Students will learn about the chain of infection, immunity and vaccination, disease prevention, and disease surveillance. Selected microorganisms will then be described and compared: the main focus is the natural habitat of the organisms (reservoirs of infection), the ways in which humans can encounter the organisms (routes of infection) and the strategies available at the individual, community and global levels to prevent disease and, in the diseased patient, to cure disease. In parallel, workshops will focus on laboratory techniques that can be used for disease diagnosis including culture-based methods, molecular methods and immunological approaches. Workshops will culminate in an infectious disease case study.
Unit 1 – Revolution and Empire in the Modern World (Introduction to History A)
Unit 2 – Exchange and Encounter in the Premodern World (Introduction to History B)
Unit 1 In this unit students will explore the period from the rise of Enlightenment thinking and the Industrial Revolution around 1750 through the establishment in 1945 of the post- WWII world order, examining an era punctuated by social upheaval and imperial expansion. The projection of European power around the globe is one hallmark, but we examine it in the context of multidirectional exchange and influence. Students will interrogate the knotty question of how ideology, economy, technology, politics, and social relations produced and were products of revolution and empire. For instance, new ideas gained wide circulation thanks to the rise of mass literacy, communications, and population movements. And evolving ways of thinking about race, class, and gender shaped rapidly changing social and economic relations.
Unit 2 The modern world is founded on the concept of a rupture from the premodern past. But to what extent was this so? How does our understanding change when Europe is just one among several sites of historical interrogation? In this unit students will explore the premodern world from 1100 to 1750 on a global scale to probe how societies were shaped by forces of colonial expansion and armed conflict, intellectual and religious debate, artistic and technological exchanges, economic imperatives and environmental pressures. Focusing on zones of encounter, such as trade routes, royal courts, intellectual networks, military conflicts, pilgrimage and urban centres, students will examine how civilisations in different continents were interconnected and shaped in the centuries before the development of modern empires and states.
Unit 1 – Human Biosciences A
Unit 2 – Human Biosciences B
In Unit 1, you will be introduced to the anatomical organisation of the body and the basics of cell structure and function. The fundamentals of the nervous and endocrine systems will then be explored in the context of mechanisms of physiological control and homeostasis. This information will provide the foundation for the study of the major organ systems of the body which includes the respiratory, cardiovascular, renal, digestive, reproductive, skeletal muscle and immune systems. The subject will conclude with the basics of nutrition and metabolism which integrates many of the topics covered throughout the subject.
In Unit 2, you are introduced to the study of anatomy. An overview of anatomical terminology, basic tissue types and a variety of techniques used to visualize the human body will be given followed by a more detailed study of the anatomy of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. Anatomical principles and terminology will be applied to relevant body systems and the concept of integrated function of multiple systems in one body region will be introduced through the study of the trunk.