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C10115v9 Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Award(s): Bachelor of Biomedical Science (BBiomedSc)
UAC code: 607040 (Autumn session, Spring session)
CRICOS code: 026805D
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 144
Course EFTSL: 3
Location: City campus

Overview
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Pathway course
Assumed knowledge
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course diagram
Course program
Honours
Other information

Overview

The Bachelor of Biomedical Science provides a strong professional and industry focus. Students obtain a solid foundation in both biological and medical sciences, and practical experimentation through extensive theoretical knowledge and advanced laboratory skills.

This course provides in-depth understanding of how the body works at the cellular level, what causes disease and the techniques of laboratory diagnosis of disease, including the expanding area of molecular-based diagnostic techniques. Students gain the underpinning knowledge and laboratory skills required to participate in research aimed at the prevention or treatment of disease.

Career options

Career options include positions in hospital laboratories, diagnostic medical laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, biomedical and biotechnology industries. Students may pursue a career in biomedical research in hospitals or other research institutes. Biomedical science also provides excellent preparation for entry into postgraduate degrees in medicine and allied health professions.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.1 Apply: Use contemporary technologies for the collection and analysis of data and apply evidence-based practice at all levels of laboratory investigation.
1.2 Analyse: Inspect and understand normal physiology and how it differs during disease processes.
1.3 Synthesise: Adapt disciplinary skills and techniques to other disciplines and other areas of study, in particular, the specialisations of cellular pathology, microbiology, and host responses or biochemistry and molecular diagnostics.
2.1 Apply: Employ robust scientific method in the investigation of disease and undertake laboratory work based on world’s best practice.
2.2 Analyse: Be guided by the current literature to critically appraise published information and recognize gaps of knowledge in the field.
2.3 Synthesise: Critically discriminate facts to synthesise significant findings from a range of data types.
3.1 Apply: Demonstrate familiarity in established techniques, while also having an awareness of new technologies and modern instrumentation, considering the appropriate quality control measures at all stages of the diagnostic process.
3.2 Analyse: Engage in work practices that demonstrate an understanding of health and safety requirements, good ethical conduct, risk management, organisation skills, record keeping and the regulatory framework of specific laboratory, especially in relation to specialised discipline areas.
3.3 Synthesise: Articulate the role of science within a global culture and explain complex issues where the methods and findings of science are relevant.
4.1 Apply: Demonstrate the use of appropriate tools and an aptitudes to create a flexible and adaptable approach to ongoing learning.
4.2 Analyse: Demonstrate creative and lateral thinking within a structured discipline by extending the principles of biomedical science to a broader context.
4.3 Synthesise: Confidently engage in individual and independent learning strategies, and be able to contribute to a team to deliver meaningful outcomes.
5.1 Apply: Use a variety of tools, such as written reports, oral and visual presentations, graphical or statistical analysis in both lay and professional settings.
5.2 Analyse: Recognize the ‘audience’ and be able to communicate with a diversity of audiences by accurately using plain, professional, and where necessary, specialist language in the communication of ideas.
5.3 Synthesise: Develop the capacity to disseminate scientific information in the most appropriate manner in a variety of professional contexts.
6.1 Apply: Identify how diagnostic procedures impact Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities.
6.2 Analyse: Examine the unique health needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
6.3 Synthesise: Incorporate knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities when engaging as professionals in the health sector, as technicians, practitioners and colleagues.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Pathway course

Successful completion of the Insearch:

  • Diploma of Engineering with a WAM of at least 70 per cent without any failures guarantees entry into the course with 36 credit points recognition of prior learning
  • Diploma of Science (Life Science) guarantees entry into the course with 48 credit points of recognition of prior learning.

Assumed knowledge

Mathematics; any two units of English; any two units of Science.

Chemistry; Mathematics Extension 1 is recommended.

Course duration and attendance

Students can complete the course on a three-year, full-time or six-year, part-time basis. Part-time students are required to attend some classes in daytime hours.

Course structure

The course comprises a total of 144 credit points, made up of 96 credit points of compulsory core subjects, a specialised 24-credit-point sub-major, and 24 credit points of electives. The electives enable students to increase their expertise in other areas of science, broaden their horizons in other disciplines in the University, engage in an internship program or go on global exchange.

Industrial training/professional practice

Students studying this course have an opportunity to undertake an internship subject and receive academic credit for their placement off campus (an external business or research institute) or on campus (UTS research institutes or departments), in a capacity relevant to their academic studies.

Course completion requirements

STM90680 Foundation stream (Life Sciences) 48cp
91500 Histology 6cp
91320 Metabolic Biochemistry 6cp
91314 General Microbiology 6cp
91132 Molecular Biology 1 6cp
91563 Haematology 1 6cp
91401 Immunology 1 6cp
91330 Epidemiology and Public Health Microbiology 6cp
91326 Analytical Biochemistry 6cp
CBK91777 Sub-major choice (Biomedical Science) 24cp
CBK90232 Electives (Science UG) 24cp
Total 144cp

Course diagram

Course diagram: C10115

Course program

Typical course programs are shown below.

Cellular Pathology sub-major, Autumn commencing
Year 1
Autumn session
65111 Chemistry 1   6cp
91161 Cell Biology and Genetics   6cp
33116 Statistical Design and Analysis   6cp
60001 Principles of Scientific Practice   6cp
Spring session
65212 Chemistry 2   6cp
91123 Biocomplexity   6cp
91400 Human Anatomy and Physiology   6cp
68041 Physical Aspects of Nature   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
91314 General Microbiology   6cp
91320 Metabolic Biochemistry   6cp
91500 Histology   6cp
91563 Haematology 1   6cp
Spring session
91132 Molecular Biology 1   6cp
91326 Analytical Biochemistry   6cp
91330 Epidemiology and Public Health Microbiology   6cp
91401 Immunology 1   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
CBK90232 Electives (Science UG)   24cp
Spring session
91129 Transfusion Science   6cp
91402 Anatomical Pathology   6cp
91177 Haematological Diagnostics   6cp
91180 Immunology and Human Health   6cp
Microbiology and Host Responses sub-major, Autumn commencing
Year 1
Autumn session
65111 Chemistry 1   6cp
91161 Cell Biology and Genetics   6cp
33116 Statistical Design and Analysis   6cp
60001 Principles of Scientific Practice   6cp
Spring session
65212 Chemistry 2   6cp
91123 Biocomplexity   6cp
91400 Human Anatomy and Physiology   6cp
68041 Physical Aspects of Nature   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
91314 General Microbiology   6cp
91320 Metabolic Biochemistry   6cp
91500 Histology   6cp
91563 Haematology 1   6cp
Spring session
91132 Molecular Biology 1   6cp
91326 Analytical Biochemistry   6cp
91330 Epidemiology and Public Health Microbiology   6cp
91401 Immunology 1   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
CBK90232 Electives (Science UG)   24cp
Spring session
91338 Clinical Bacteriology   6cp
91352 Parasitology   6cp
91180 Immunology and Human Health   6cp
91178 Applications of Molecular Biology   6cp
Biochemistry and Molecular Diagnostics sub-major, Autumn commencing
Year 1
Autumn session
65111 Chemistry 1   6cp
91161 Cell Biology and Genetics   6cp
33116 Statistical Design and Analysis   6cp
60001 Principles of Scientific Practice   6cp
Spring session
65212 Chemistry 2   6cp
91123 Biocomplexity   6cp
91400 Human Anatomy and Physiology   6cp
68041 Physical Aspects of Nature   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
91314 General Microbiology   6cp
91320 Metabolic Biochemistry   6cp
91500 Histology   6cp
91563 Haematology 1   6cp
Spring session
91132 Molecular Biology 1   6cp
91326 Analytical Biochemistry   6cp
91330 Epidemiology and Public Health Microbiology   6cp
91401 Immunology 1   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
CBK90232 Electives (Science UG)   24cp
Spring session
91179 Biochemical Basis of Disease   6cp
91177 Haematological Diagnostics   6cp
91180 Immunology and Human Health   6cp
91178 Applications of Molecular Biology   6cp
Cellular Pathology sub-major, Spring commencing
Year 1
Spring session
65111 Chemistry 1   6cp
91400 Human Anatomy and Physiology   6cp
91123 Biocomplexity   6cp
68041 Physical Aspects of Nature   6cp
Summer session
65212 Chemistry 2   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
33116 Statistical Design and Analysis   6cp
91161 Cell Biology and Genetics   6cp
60001 Principles of Scientific Practice   6cp
Spring session
91132 Molecular Biology 1   6cp
91326 Analytical Biochemistry   6cp
91330 Epidemiology and Public Health Microbiology   6cp
91401 Immunology 1   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
91500 Histology   6cp
91314 General Microbiology   6cp
91320 Metabolic Biochemistry   6cp
91563 Haematology 1   6cp
Spring session
91402 Anatomical Pathology   6cp
91129 Transfusion Science   6cp
91177 Haematological Diagnostics   6cp
91180 Immunology and Human Health   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
CBK90232 Electives (Science UG)   24cp
Microbiology and Host Responses sub-major, Spring commencing
Year 1
Spring session
65111 Chemistry 1   6cp
91400 Human Anatomy and Physiology   6cp
91123 Biocomplexity   6cp
68041 Physical Aspects of Nature   6cp
Summer session
65212 Chemistry 2   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
33116 Statistical Design and Analysis   6cp
91161 Cell Biology and Genetics   6cp
60001 Principles of Scientific Practice   6cp
Spring session
91132 Molecular Biology 1   6cp
91326 Analytical Biochemistry   6cp
91330 Epidemiology and Public Health Microbiology   6cp
91401 Immunology 1   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
91500 Histology   6cp
91314 General Microbiology   6cp
91320 Metabolic Biochemistry   6cp
91563 Haematology 1   6cp
Spring session
91180 Immunology and Human Health   6cp
91352 Parasitology   6cp
91178 Applications of Molecular Biology   6cp
91338 Clinical Bacteriology   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
CBK90232 Electives (Science UG)   24cp
Biochemistry and Molecular Diagnostics sub-major, Spring commencing
Year 1
Spring session
65111 Chemistry 1   6cp
91400 Human Anatomy and Physiology   6cp
91123 Biocomplexity   6cp
68041 Physical Aspects of Nature   6cp
Summer session
65212 Chemistry 2   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
33116 Statistical Design and Analysis   6cp
91161 Cell Biology and Genetics   6cp
60001 Principles of Scientific Practice   6cp
Spring session
91132 Molecular Biology 1   6cp
91326 Analytical Biochemistry   6cp
91330 Epidemiology and Public Health Microbiology   6cp
91401 Immunology 1   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
91500 Histology   6cp
91314 General Microbiology   6cp
91563 Haematology 1   6cp
91320 Metabolic Biochemistry   6cp
Spring session
91177 Haematological Diagnostics   6cp
91179 Biochemical Basis of Disease   6cp
91180 Immunology and Human Health   6cp
91178 Applications of Molecular Biology   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
CBK90232 Electives (Science UG)   24cp

Honours

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biomedical Science (C09023) is available to eligible students with an additional one year of full-time study.

Other information

Further information is available from:

UTS Student Centre
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