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C10346v1 Bachelor of Biomedical Physics

Award(s): Bachelor of Biomedical Physics (BBiomedPhys)
UAC code: 607070 (Autumn session, Spring session)
CRICOS code: 084271D
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 144
Course EFTSL: 3
Location: City campus

Notes

Existing students wanting to transfer to this course should be aware that some subjects in the course program will not be available until 2016 or 2017. See the specific subject descriptions for details.


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

Overview

The Bachelor of Biomedical Physics is a multi-disciplinary degree that combines both biomedical science with physics applications. Some of the most challenging and rewarding applications of physics are in the area of biomedical physics. There is a broad range of applications for biomedical physics in areas such as radiation oncology, medical imaging and radiation safety. Knowledge of biomedical physics can be applied to instrument development, from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to simple glucose monitors or therapeutic agents based on nanoparticles.

This course provides students with skills and expertise that equip them to participate in the rapidly growing area at the interface between physics and biomedicine. Students gain advanced experimental, analytical and computational skills as well as an understanding of how the body works at a cellular and organ level. Students explore the biomedical applications of physics, ranging from the use of nanoparticles as diagnostic and therapeutic agents to medical imaging and diagnostic instrumentation.

Career options

Career options include positions in radiation oncology, medical imaging, radiation safety, imaging technology and the medical instrumentation industry. The course also provides a pathway to postgraduate programs in medicine or medical physics.

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.

Assumed knowledge

Mathematics; any two units of English; and any two science subjects.

Mathematics Extension 1 and Physics are recommended.

Course duration and attendance

This course is offered on a three-year, full-time basis.

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

Course structure

Students must complete 144 credit points, made up of 120 credit points of core subjects and 24 credit points of electives.

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

STM91012 Core subjects (Biomedical Physics) 144cp
Total 144cp

Course program

The following example shows a typical full-time program.

Autumn commencing
Year 1
Autumn session
60001 Principles of Scientific Practice   6cp
65111 Chemistry 1   6cp
33190 Mathematical Modelling for Science   6cp
68101 Foundations of Physics   6cp
Spring session
65212 Chemistry 2   6cp
33290 Statistics and Mathematics for Science   6cp
91400 Human Anatomy and Physiology   6cp
68201 Physics in Action   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
33360 Mathematics for Physical Science   6cp
68316 Applied Electronics and Interfacing   6cp
68203 Biomedical Physics Methodology   6cp
91161 Cell Biology and Genetics   6cp
Spring session
68315 Imaging Science   6cp
68413 Quantum Physics   6cp
91140 Bionanotechnology   6cp
91239 Human Pathophysiology   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
Select 12 credit points of electives   12cp
68606 Solid-state Science and Nanodevices   6cp
68202 Medical Imaging Technology   6cp
Spring session
68204 Biomedical Physics Project   6cp
68205 Advanced Medical Device Technology   6cp
Select 12 credit points of electives   12cp
Spring commencing
Year 1
Spring session
60001 Principles of Scientific Practice   6cp
65111 Chemistry 1   6cp
68201 Physics in Action   6cp
33130 Mathematical Modelling 1   6cp
Summer session
65212 Chemistry 2   6cp
33230 Mathematical Modelling 2   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
33360 Mathematics for Physical Science   6cp
68101 Foundations of Physics   6cp
68203 Biomedical Physics Methodology   6cp
91161 Cell Biology and Genetics   6cp
Spring session
68315 Imaging Science   6cp
91400 Human Anatomy and Physiology   6cp
91140 Bionanotechnology   6cp
68413 Quantum Physics   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp
68606 Solid-state Science and Nanodevices   6cp
68202 Medical Imaging Technology   6cp
68316 Applied Electronics and Interfacing   6cp
Spring session
68204 Biomedical Physics Project   6cp
68205 Advanced Medical Device Technology   6cp
91239 Human Pathophysiology   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
Select 12 credit points of electives   12cp

Honours

The Bachelor of Biomedical Physics (Honours) (C09078) 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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