University of Technology Sydney

C09156v1 Bachelor of Medical Science Bachelor of International Studies (Honours)

Award(s): Bachelor of Medical Science (BMedSc)
Bachelor of International Studies (Honours) (BIntSt(Hon))

CRICOS code: 106915J
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 240
Course EFTSL: 5
Location: City campus

Notes

This is an exit-only course. There is no direct admission to it. Current UTS students may be able to submit an Internal Course Transfer (Graduating) application to exit with this course. check with the UTS Student Centre.


Overview
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Assumed knowledge
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Levels of award
Honours
Other information

Overview

The Bachelor of Medical Science Bachelor of International Studies (Honours)is an exit-point for students who have completed the International Honours pathway within the Bachelor of Medical Science Bachelor of International Studies (C10167).

The Bachelor of Medical Science Bachelor of International Studies (Honours) is a combined degree that integrates medical science with the immersion in another language and culture. The medical science program is designed to educate and train graduates for careers in medical and health-related sciences. It aims to produce medical scientists with highly adaptable, practical scientific skills and a thorough grounding in the structure and function of the human body and in disease processes at the cellular, whole organ and behavioural level.

In the fourth year of the combined degree, International Honours students spend an academic year studying in the local language at a university in the country of their major and also complete an honours level research project under the supervision of a relevant UTS academic.

Entry to the International Honours pathway is dependent on students maintaining a credit average (or higher) in both their International Studies and professional degree in their first three years of study, and on the availability of placements in particular majors.

The combination of medical science and international studies aims to produce graduates with an increased awareness of the international contexts of health and who are well prepared to pursue global health-related professional careers.

Multinational pharmaceutical companies look to medical science graduates to work in drug registration, clinical trials coordination, as technical or marketing representatives and as policy analysts.

Career options

Career options include positions in government departments, private and public hospitals and public health units. The international perspective provided by the international studies component enhances global opportunities.

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.
INT.1.1 Understand and employ effective strategies to operate within professional and everyday settings across diverse cultures in Australia and internationally.
INT.2.1 Conduct a major independent applied research project using advanced theoretical and specialised knowledge into international aspects of contemporary societies and cultures.
INT.2.2 Evaluate critically research findings and creatively use applied research methods to understand complex problems.
INT.3.1 Understand and engage with cultural diversities in Australia and internationally.
INT.4.1 Apply knowledge of Indigenous peoples, cultures, languages and histories to practice in Australian and internationally.
INT.5.1 Engage critically with current issues to act in socially responsible ways in Australian and international settings.
INT.6.1 Communicate clearly and effectively in written and spoken language using diverse digital technologies.

Key

INT = International Studies

Assumed knowledge

Mathematics; English; and two science subjects.

There are no prior language requirements for the international studies program. During their first year of study students complete a language survey to ensure they commence their language and culture study at the appropriate level.

Course duration and attendance

This course is offered on a five-year, full time basis. Students spend two sessions of study at a university or other higher education institution in the country of their major.

Course structure

Students must complete 240 credit points of study, comprising 144 credit points relating to medical science and 96 credit points relating to international studies.

Graduation from the medical science component of the combined degree is not possible prior to completion of all components of the combined degree. Students wishing to graduate with a Bachelor of Medical Science prior to completion of the international studies component of the combined degree must apply for transfer to the Bachelor of Medical Science (C10184) single degree program where they must complete all requirements for the stand-alone single degree version.

International Studies (96 credit points)

  • Intercultural Communication (8 credit points)
  • International Research Methods (8 credit points)
  • Contemporary Society subject (8 credit points)
  • Language and Culture subjects (32 credit points)
  • International Honours (40 credit points)

Overseas study

International Honours students spend a full year at a relevant partner university where they complete an honours level research project.

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
CBK92144 Major choice (Medical Science) 72cp
CBK90232 Electives (Science UG) 24cp
CBK92058 Country and Language choice (Honours) 96cp
Total 240cp

Levels of award

The Bachelor of International Studies (Honours) may be awarded with first class honours, second class honours division 1, second class honours division 2, and Pass level.

The calculation of the Honours level is based upon the 48 credit points of study completed in the UTS subjects 999781 International Research Methods, In-country Study and Fieldwork Project 1 and In-country Study and Fieldwork Project 2, all completed while students are overseas on In-country Study.

Honours

The Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) (C09031) is available as an additional year to meritorious students.

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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