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C04388v1 Master of Medical Biotechnology (Extension)

Award(s): Master of Medical Biotechnology (MMedBiotech)
CRICOS code: 098056G
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 96
Course EFTSL: 2
Location: City campus

Overview
Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Recognition of prior learning
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Other information

Overview

The Master of Medical Biotechnology (Extension) is for two distinct groups of students, namely the professional scientists wishing to update their industry-related skills for career advancement and students considering a research degree.

The compulsory core subjects are relevant to all science disciplines and provide a backbone of skills important to a professional scientist; be they engaged in research, science businesses, industries or government organisations. These are the skills of communication, critical analysis, project management and innovation and commercialisation. These are complemented by professional stream choices which enable students to select a portfolio of skills relevant to their chosen career. The professional strand is complemented by medical biotechnology study. Students may have the option of undertaking a small research project, subject to approval by the faculty. For students with suitable achievement levels, an opportunity to undertake a more substantial research project is available by transferring into the Master of Philosophy in Medical Biotechnology (C04389). For those considering a research degree, the Master of Philosophy in Medical Biotechnology provides a pathway to a PhD.

Course aims

The course provides graduates with analytic tools and disciplinary knowledge, combined with creative, logical approaches to problem solving and professional skills that facilitate real-world application of the science such as project management, IP management and commercialisation.

Career options

All graduates have training in the professional attributes that employers seek. The skills learnt expand career horizons and enhance prospects for promotion in the rapidly evolving science professions. Graduates may also proceed to a career in research by transferring into the Master of Philosophy in Medical Biotechnology (C04389) as a pathway to a PhD.

Graduates of this course are well prepared for careers in medical device and biotechnology companies, government policy and regulation, hospitals, and research organisations where the ability to combine biology and biotechnology to solve medical problems is required.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.0 Develop a professional identity through engagement with scientific knowledge to demonstrate depth, breadth, application and interrelationships of relevant discipline areas.
1.1 Demonstrate and apply in a range of professional contexts, a coherent command of advanced knowledge in Medical Biotechnology.
1.2 Demonstrate advanced application of in- depth and up-to-date technical knowledge and research principles in biotechnology with a focus on flow cytometry, microscopy, proteomics and biotechnology relevant to professional practice.
2.0 An ability to hypothesise, apply the scientific method and solve problems, incorporating evidence-based knowledge acquisition, deduction, inference and induction to contest and test current scientific knowledge through critical evaluation and data analyses.
2.1 Tackle the challenge of real-world biotechnology and medical problems by investigating, analyzing and critically evaluating different solutions to complex problems.
2.2 Demonstrate high level technical competence to independently research, synthesize, critically evaluate and transform information and techniques from a variety of sources and apply that knowledge to professional practice.
3.0 A capability to autonomously and collaboratively acquire technical, practical and professional skills within the context of work integrated learning and apply these in ethical ways to meet the current and future needs of society.
3.1 Design, construct and execute professional solutions to biotechnology problems incorporating a regard for, and understanding of, intellectual property.
3.2 Develop and prepare ethical solutions to global medical and health problems that can impact on society.
4.0 A capacity for innovation and creativity beyond formal educational contexts through the development of reflective practices as self-directed learners, motivated by a curiosity to find solutions to current societal issues.
4.1 Find and create solutions to health and society biotechnological needs through innovation, creativity, curiosity, application of technologies, and commitment to self-directed learning.
4.2 Self-reflect on the processes used to acquire and apply knowledge and skills with a high level of personal autonomy and accountability.
5.0 Communicate effectively and professionally across all domains (written/oral/visual/graphical) to a range of audiences using appropriate media.
5.1 Communicate to a range of audiences using effective and professional communication in written, oral and visual media.
5.2 Present and Communicate complex ideas and justifications in a rigorous, effective and professional manner across all mediums to a range of audiences using appropriate media.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

Entry into the course requires a bachelor's, master's, graduate diploma, or graduate certificate qualification in biochemistry and cell biology, microbiology, human biology, genetics, laboratory technology, medical science, food science and biotechnology, or pharmacology.

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.

Recognition of prior learning

Students enrolled in this course may be eligible for recognition of prior learning of up to 36 credit points if the subjects previously studied are deemed by UTS: Science to be equivalent to those specified for their course.

To be considered for recognition of prior learning, subjects must normally have been completed no more than five years before the commencement of this course.

Course duration and attendance

The standard course duration is two years of full-time study.

The course may also be completed in part-time mode, typically over four years. Part-time students must be prepared to attend some afternoon or morning classes during each teaching week.

Course structure

The course requires 96 credit points of study, comprising 32 credit points of core subjects, 24 credit points of professional stream subjects, and 40 credit points of electives.

Course completion requirements

STM91283 Core subjects (Science PG) 32cp
STM91284 Professional stream (Science PG) 24cp
CBK91764 Electives (Science PG) 40cp
Total 96cp

Course program

The following example shows a typical full-time program.

Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
60901 Advanced Communication Skills in Science   6cp
91567 Advanced Microscopy and Imaging   8cp
91570 Experimental and Diagnostic Flow Cytometry   8cp
Select 2 credit points from the following:   2cp
60105 Ethics in Human Research 2cp  
60102 Ethics in Animal Research 2cp  
60116 Risk Assessment and Management for Science 2cp  
60106 Research Proposal Writing 2cp  
60109 Professional Science Document Writing 2cp  
Spring session
60117 Understanding Data and Statistical Design   6cp
91572 Proteomics   8cp
91569 Biotechnology Solutions to Infectious Diseases   8cp
Select 2 credit points from the following:   2cp
60105 Ethics in Human Research 2cp  
60102 Ethics in Animal Research 2cp  
60116 Risk Assessment and Management for Science 2cp  
60106 Research Proposal Writing 2cp  
60109 Professional Science Document Writing 2cp  
Year 2
Autumn session
Select 16 credit points from the following:   16cp
CBK91764 Electives (Science PG) 40cp  
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
60110 Leadership in Science 8cp  
60107 Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Commercialisation 8cp  
60105 Ethics in Human Research 2cp  
60102 Ethics in Animal Research 2cp  
60108 Laboratory Management 4cp  
60116 Risk Assessment and Management for Science 2cp  
60106 Research Proposal Writing 2cp  
60118 Work Health and Safety for Science 8cp  
60109 Professional Science Document Writing 2cp  
60119 Science Business Models and Intellectual Property 4cp  
Spring session
Select 24 credit points from the following:   24cp
CBK91764 Electives (Science PG) 40cp  
Spring commencing, full time
Year 1
Spring session
60117 Understanding Data and Statistical Design   6cp
91572 Proteomics   8cp
91569 Biotechnology Solutions to Infectious Diseases   8cp
Select 2 credit points from the following:   2cp
60105 Ethics in Human Research 2cp  
60102 Ethics in Animal Research 2cp  
60116 Risk Assessment and Management for Science 2cp  
60106 Research Proposal Writing 2cp  
60109 Professional Science Document Writing 2cp  
Year 2
Autumn session
91567 Advanced Microscopy and Imaging   8cp
91570 Experimental and Diagnostic Flow Cytometry   8cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
60110 Leadership in Science 8cp  
60107 Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Commercialisation 8cp  
60105 Ethics in Human Research 2cp  
60102 Ethics in Animal Research 2cp  
60108 Laboratory Management 4cp  
60116 Risk Assessment and Management for Science 2cp  
60106 Research Proposal Writing 2cp  
60118 Work Health and Safety for Science 8cp  
60109 Professional Science Document Writing 2cp  
60119 Science Business Models and Intellectual Property 4cp  
Spring session
60901 Advanced Communication Skills in Science   6cp
Select 16 credit points from the following:   16cp
CBK91764 Electives (Science PG) 40cp  
Select 2 credit points from the following:   2cp
60105 Ethics in Human Research 2cp  
60102 Ethics in Animal Research 2cp  
60116 Risk Assessment and Management for Science 2cp  
60106 Research Proposal Writing 2cp  
60109 Professional Science Document Writing 2cp  
Year 3
Autumn session
Select 24 credit points from the following:   24cp
CBK91764 Electives (Science PG) 40cp  

Other information

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