University of Technology Sydney

C09031v4 Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours)

Award(s): Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) (BMedSc(Hons))
CRICOS code: 040706A
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 48
Course EFTSL: 1
Location: City campus

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

Overview

The Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) includes an additional research year on top of the standard Bachelor of Medical Science curriculum, which combines the study of health science with technical, professional and communication-centric subjects taught by leading researchers and medical science practitioners

Available to high-performing students, this leading qualification is comprised of a year-long original research project in a professional medical science environment. Students can further develop their expertise in this specialist discipline and build high-level science research skills that are highly valued by employers.

Why UTS Science?
As one of Australia’s leading university science faculties, UTS Science is committed to scientific advancement that creates a more sustainable world. Our students join a university that delivers global impact in STEM education and research and a faculty that produces scientists with the power to transform the profession.

Course features
Students complete a year-long medical science research project in a UTS laboratory or with one of the university’s numerous industry partners. They work under the guidance of leading academics and practitioners, developing research skills with real relevance to industry. They also learn to engage, partner and collaborate with working scientists and develop a range of professional capabilities, including report writing and presentation skills, that have immediate utility in a vast range of medical science and similar roles.

Career options

Graduates emerge with an industry-recognised qualification that offers both expanded career opportunities within the medical science field (see the Bachelor of Medical Science course listing for examples) and the option to pursue postgraduate research, including a master’s by research or a PhD.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.1 The ability to apply, evaluate, and use advanced contemporary technologies, specialist knowledge, and skills in the development and process of a research framework and research project within a relevant Life Science discipline.
2.1 The skills to design a hypothesis, define aims and demonstrate advanced research methods, critical evaluation and analysis of new and existing knowledge whilst evaluating its potential application for the world of the future.
3.1 Demonstrate and apply risk management, accurate record keeping and an understanding of the legal and regulatory requirements in the research specific to a project or discipline area including but not limited to compliance with workplace health and safety procedures, enactment of ethical procedures, and articulation of the significance of scientific work in a global, social, and ethical context.
4.1 The ability to demonstrate self-reflection, analysis, initiative and creativity to evaluate evolving concepts and solutions in life science, including mainstream and alternative sources of knowledge and technology, to enhance the rigorous application of scientific practice and skills while understanding the social, disciplinary, economic and contextual barrier relevant to their project or discipline area.
5.1 The skills to disseminate effectively complex scientific notions by different means including writing, reading, generating scientific figures, field and laboratory photography, speaking and listening, sharing the role of life science within local, regional, and global settings to a wide range of audiences.
6.1 Faculty of Science Honours graduates will have advanced knowledge of ethical Indigenous research approaches to inform their professional application across industry and/or research.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline at an appropriate level.

The honours program is normally open to students who have attained at least a credit average over the final two-thirds of the undergraduate program.

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 with a writing score of 50; or C1A/C2P: 176-184 with a writing score of 169.

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

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

Course structure

The major component of the course is a research project that extends over the full duration of the course and normally takes the form of an experimental or analytical investigation, undertaken either in the laboratory or the field. Candidates may also be required to undertake one or more critical reviews of the scientific literature in designated areas and to attend formal classes devoted to advanced coursework. The results of the project are presented in an oral seminar and in a written thesis, both of which are formally assessed.

Course completion requirements

STM91758 Medical Science (Honours) 48cp
Total 48cp

Course program

The course commences in either Autumn or Spring session. The program shown assumes full-time attendance. Not all subjects may be available.

Autumn commencing
Year 1
Autumn session
91103 Honours (Life Science) 1   24cp
Spring session
91104 Honours (Life Science) 2   24cp
Spring commencing
Year 1
Spring session
91103 Honours (Life Science) 1   24cp
Year 2
Autumn session
91104 Honours (Life Science) 2   24cp

Other information

Further information is available from:

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

Further information regarding honours, including available projects and the application process, is available from UTS: Science.