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C10184v6 Bachelor of Medical Science

Award(s): Bachelor of Medical Science (BMedSc)
UAC code: 607050 (Autumn session, Spring session)
CRICOS code: 023607A
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 Medical Science is designed for careers in medical and health-related sciences. It aims to produce professional medical scientists with highly adaptable and practical scientific skills accompanied by a thorough grounding in theory. It specialises in the human body's structure, function and disease processes at the cellular and whole organ level.

Students gain a good understanding of the human body's structure, function and disease processes at the cellular and whole organ level. The course provides the foundation knowledge and skills for students who wish to go on to postgraduate programs such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, public health and health administration. Pharmaceutical companies look to medical science graduates to work in areas such as drug registration and clinical trials.

Career options

Career options include positions in private and public hospitals, public health units, government departments, and biotechnology, health technology and pharmaceutical companies. Graduates also work as consultants, providing links with bodies such as state health departments and the Therapeutic Goods Administration.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.1 Apply: Identify how disease can arise and disrupt normal physiological function.
1.2 Analyse: Select and appraise the technology and tools to detect and diagnose diseases.
1.3 Synthesise: Combine the principles of precision medicine and human genetics to solving problems and analysing case studies in the medical field.
2.1 Apply: Demonstrate experimental design and sampling to design appropriate studies to test hypotheses addressing medical science investigations.
2.2 Analyse: Examine and use appropriate scientific tools in the design and execution of medical science research.
2.3 Synthesise: Think and work creatively to bring new perspectives and solutions to current and emerging medical science challenges.
3.1 Apply: Identify health and medical solutions for local and the global communities.
3.2 Analyse: Demonstrate ethical practice in medical science sector.
3.3 Synthesise: Work responsibly, safely, and with respect to diversity, within ethical, academic, and regulatory frameworks relevant to medical science.
4.1 Apply: Engage in reflective practices as a lifelong learner and incorporate these into everyday practice as a medical scientist.
4.2 Analyse: Evaluate and critically appraise current evidence-based literature to determine best practices, and gaps in medical research and knowledge.
4.3 Synthesise: Work creatively to translate the results of medical research to improve the clinical care of patients and/or the mechanisms of disease.
5.1 Apply: Communicate medical science effectively in a number of multimedia forms to a wide range of audiences.
5.2 Analyse: Establish high-quality writing and oral skills to effectively communicate reports and other relevant ideas to a range of audiences.
5.3 Synthesise: Practice the requirements for presentation of research data through preparation of oral and written works.
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 people.
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 75 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.

Course duration and attendance

Students can complete the course over three years full time or six years part time. Part-time students are required to attend some classes in daytime hours.

Course structure

Students must complete a total of 144 credit points, made up of 120 credit points of core subjects and 24 credit points of elective subjects. There is some 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 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.

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
91705 Medical Devices and Diagnostics 6cp
91706 Neuroscience 6cp
91707 Pharmacology 1 6cp
91709 Pharmacology 2 6cp
91239 Human Pathophysiology 6cp
91703 Physiological Systems 6cp
91175 Evidence-based Medical Science 6cp
91176 Case Studies in Medical Science 6cp
91320 Metabolic Biochemistry 6cp
91314 General Microbiology 6cp
91132 Molecular Biology 1 6cp
91148 Human Genetics and Precision Medicine 6cp
CBK90232 Electives (Science UG) 24cp
Total 144cp

Course diagram

Course diagram: C10184

Course program

Typical course programs are shown below.

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
91320 Metabolic Biochemistry   6cp
91314 General Microbiology   6cp
91703 Physiological Systems   6cp
91707 Pharmacology 1   6cp
Spring session
91132 Molecular Biology 1   6cp
91239 Human Pathophysiology   6cp
91175 Evidence-based Medical Science   6cp
91148 Human Genetics and Precision Medicine   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
CBK90232 Electives (Science UG)   24cp
Spring session
91709 Pharmacology 2   6cp
91176 Case Studies in Medical Science   6cp
91706 Neuroscience   6cp
91705 Medical Devices and Diagnostics   6cp
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
91175 Evidence-based Medical Science   6cp
91132 Molecular Biology 1   6cp
91239 Human Pathophysiology   6cp
91148 Human Genetics and Precision Medicine   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
91707 Pharmacology 1   6cp
91314 General Microbiology   6cp
91320 Metabolic Biochemistry   6cp
91703 Physiological Systems   6cp
Spring session
91709 Pharmacology 2   6cp
91705 Medical Devices and Diagnostics   6cp
91176 Case Studies in Medical Science   6cp
91706 Neuroscience   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
CBK90232 Electives (Science UG)   24cp

Honours

The Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) (C09031) is available to eligible students with an additional one year of full-time study.

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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