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C07136v1 Graduate Diploma in Medical Biotechnology

Award(s): Graduate Diploma in Medical Biotechnology (GradDipMedBiotech)
CRICOS code: 098058E
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 48
Course EFTSL: 1
Location: City campus

Overview
Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Articulation with UTS courses
Other information

Overview

The Graduate Diploma in Medical Biotechnology is designed 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 course contains a compulsory core of professional subjects relevant to all science disciplines, such as project management, innovation, entrepreneurship and commercialisation. These core subjects provide a solid foundation to skills required and are important to a professional scientist; be they engaged in research, science businesses, industries or government organisations.

Course aims

The course aims to produce graduates with communication skills, critical analysis, project management and innovation and commercialisation capabilities as they are important in the real world. The professional strand is complemented by medical biotechnology study. Students also have the option of undertaking a research project, subject to approval by the faculty.

Career options

The course provides a backbone of skills important to a professional scientist; be they engaged in research, science business, industries or government organisations. Graduates can pursue careers with private and public agencies, such as medical and health sustainability.

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 advanced knowledge in Medical Biotechnology.
1.2 Demonstrate application of and up-to-date technical knowledge in biotechnology with a focus on biotechnology technologies such as flow cytometry, microscopy and proteomics 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 Identify, review and critically evaluate different solutions to real-world biotechnology and medical problems.
2.2 Demonstrate competence to 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 or identify professional solutions to biotechnology problems incorporating a regard for, and understanding of, intellectual property.
3.2 Plan 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 Investigate 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 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 communication in written, oral and visual media.
5.2 Present and Communicate ideas and justifications in an, engaging and professional manner 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 the completion of a bachelor's, master's, graduate diploma, 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.

Course duration and attendance

This course is offered on a one-year, full-time or two-year, part-time basis.

Course structure

The course requires 48 credit points of study, comprising 32 credit points of core subjects and 16 credit points of professional stream subjects.

Course completion requirements

STM91283 Core subjects (Science PG) 32cp
STM91285 Professional stream (Science PG) 16cp
Total 48cp

Course program

The following example shows a typical full-time program.

Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
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  
60901 Advanced Communication Skills in Science 6cp  
60119 Science Business Models and Intellectual Property 4cp  
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  
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  
60901 Advanced Communication Skills in Science 6cp  
60119 Science Business Models and Intellectual Property 4cp  

Articulation with UTS courses

Students who complete the Graduate Diploma in Medical Biotechnology can transfer into the Master of Medical Biotechnology (C04390) or Master of Medical Biotechnology (Extension) (C04388) and receive recognition of prior learning for the course completed.

Other information

Further information is available from:

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