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C11285v1 Graduate Certificate in Medical Biotechnology

Award(s): Graduate Certificate in Medical Biotechnology (GradCertMedBiotech)
CRICOS code: 098059D
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 24
Course EFTSL: 0.5
Location: City campus

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

Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Medical Biotechnology is suitable for those seeking a scientific qualification to assist them to gain entry into science as well as for those who are already employed but wish to gain new specialised skills to advance their area of expertise.

The course enhances career prospects by providing opportunities to extend knowledge beyond a first degree. It provide the opportunity to extend or renew scientific knowledge and professional skills which are important to career advancement.

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.

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.

Recognition of prior learning

No exemptions are granted for this course.

Course duration and attendance

The course is offered on a one-session, full-time or one-year, part-time basis.

Course structure

The course requires 24 credit points of study, with 16 credit points chosen from the discipline electives and 8 credit points from the professional electives.

Course completion requirements

CBK91765 Discipline electives (Science PG) 16cp
CBK91766 Professional elective(s) (Science PG) 8cp
Total 24cp

Course program

The following example shows a typical full-time program.

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

Articulation with UTS courses

Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Medical Biotechnology can transfer into the Graduate Diploma in Medical Biotechnology (C07136), Master of Medical Biotechnology (C04390), or Master of Medical Biotechnology (Extension) (C04388) and receive full 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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