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C10115v8 Bachelor of Biomedical Science

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

Overview
Career options
Admission requirements
Assumed knowledge
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Honours
Professional recognition
Other information

Overview

This course provides an 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 lab skills required to participate in research aimed at the prevention or treatment of disease.

This course provides a strong professional and industry focus. With extensive theoretical knowledge and advanced laboratory skills in medical laboratory science, students obtain a solid background in the biological/medical sciences and practical experimentation.

Career options

Career options include positions in diagnostic medical laboratories, pharmaceutical, 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 graduate medical degrees.

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: 58-66

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.

Assumed knowledge

Mathematics; English; and at least one science subject.

HSC Mathematics Extension 1 and Chemistry are recommended.

Course duration and attendance

Students can complete the course over three years full time. Full-time attendance involves approximately 24 hours each week on campus.

Students may also be able to complete the course in part-time mode, usually at the rate of two subjects a semester (a 50 per cent load), taking six years to complete. Part-time students are required to attend some sessions in daytime hours.

Course structure

The course comprises a total of 144 credit points. There is choice within the core subjects, enabling students to focus on a particular theme or area of expertise. The elective subjects enable students to increase their expertise in the biomedical science area or in other areas of science or other disciplines in the University. This can be in the form of a specialised 24-credit-point sub-major or by a varied selection of subjects.

Course completion requirements

STM90680 Foundation stream (Life and Environmental Sciences) 48cp
STM90684 Core subjects (Medical and Molecular Biology) 48cp
91500 Histology 6cp
CBK90582 Elective 4 6cp
91402 Anatomical Pathology 6cp
Select 30 credit points from the following: 30cp
91358 Advanced Haematology6cp 
91359 Advanced Immunology6cp 
91345 Biochemistry, Genes and Disease6cp 
91338 Clinical Bacteriology6cp 
91344 Medical and Diagnostic Biochemistry6cp 
91335 Molecular Biology 26cp 
91352 Parasitology6cp 
91129 Transfusion Science6cp 
Total 144cp

Course program

Typical course programs are shown below.

Autumn commencing
Year 1
Autumn semester
65111 Chemistry 1   6cp
91107 The Biosphere   6cp
91161 Cell Biology and Genetics   6cp
33116 Statistical Design and Analysis   6cp
Spring semester
65212 Chemistry 2   6cp
91123 Biocomplexity   6cp
91400 Human Anatomy and Physiology   6cp
68041 Physical Aspects of Nature   6cp
Year 2
Autumn semester
91314 General Microbiology   6cp
91320 Metabolic Biochemistry   6cp
91500 Histology   6cp
CBK90579 Elective 1   6cp
Spring semester
91132 Molecular Biology 1   6cp
CBK90580 Elective 2   6cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
91326 Analytical Biochemistry 6cp  
91330 Epidemiology and Public Health Microbiology 6cp  
91401 Introductory Haematology and Immunology 6cp  
Year 3
Autumn semester
CBK90581 Elective 3   6cp
Select 18 credit points from the following:   18cp
91335 Molecular Biology 2 6cp  
91338 Clinical Bacteriology 6cp  
91344 Medical and Diagnostic Biochemistry 6cp  
91358 Advanced Haematology 6cp  
91359 Advanced Immunology 6cp  
Spring semester
CBK90582 Elective 4   6cp
Select 18 credit points from the following:   18cp
91129 Transfusion Science 6cp  
91345 Biochemistry, Genes and Disease 6cp  
91352 Parasitology 6cp  
91402 Anatomical Pathology 6cp  
Spring commencing
Year 1
Spring semester
65111 Chemistry 1   6cp
91400 Human Anatomy and Physiology   6cp
91161 Cell Biology and Genetics   6cp
68041 Physical Aspects of Nature   6cp
Year 2
Summer session
65212 Chemistry 2   6cp
Autumn semester
33116 Statistical Design and Analysis   6cp
91107 The Biosphere   6cp
91314 General Microbiology   6cp
91320 Metabolic Biochemistry   6cp
Spring semester
91132 Molecular Biology 1   6cp
91123 Biocomplexity   6cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
91326 Analytical Biochemistry 6cp  
91330 Epidemiology and Public Health Microbiology 6cp  
91401 Introductory Haematology and Immunology 6cp  
Year 3
Autumn semester
91500 Histology   6cp
CBK90579 Elective 1   6cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
91335 Molecular Biology 2 6cp  
91338 Clinical Bacteriology 6cp  
91344 Medical and Diagnostic Biochemistry 6cp  
91358 Advanced Haematology 6cp  
91359 Advanced Immunology 6cp  
Spring semester
CBK90580 Elective 2   6cp
Select 18 credit points from the following:   18cp
91129 Transfusion Science 6cp  
91345 Biochemistry, Genes and Disease 6cp  
91352 Parasitology 6cp  
91402 Anatomical Pathology 6cp  
Year 4
Autumn semester
CBK90581 Elective 3   6cp
CBK90582 Elective 4   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
91335 Molecular Biology 2 6cp  
91338 Clinical Bacteriology 6cp  
91344 Medical and Diagnostic Biochemistry 6cp  
91358 Advanced Haematology 6cp  
91359 Advanced Immunology 6cp  

Honours

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

Professional recognition

The course is recognised by the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS) (in order to secure AIMS accreditation, students must select 91402 Anatomical Pathology as one of their options).

Other information

Further information is available from:

Building 6 Student Centre
telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222
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