C10163v5 Bachelor of Medical Science Bachelor of BusinessAward(s): Bachelor of Medical Science (BMedSc)
Bachelor of Business (BBus)
UAC code: 609175 (Autumn session)
CRICOS code: 040712C
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 192
Course EFTSL: 4
Location: City campus
For international students, mid-year (July/August) intake may be considered on a case-by-case basis by the faculty.
Course intended learning outcomes
Course duration and attendance
Course completion requirements
Transfer between UTS courses
The Bachelor of Medical Science Bachelor of Business is designed to produce graduates who are prepared for scientific practice or business and management in health and medical businesses or institutions.
The aim of this combined degree is to produce graduates with professional qualifications in both medical science and business, to enable them to practise in both areas. Graduates who can cross the divide between medical science and business are highly sought after by employers because they not only have scientific and business skills, but also have transferable skills such as analytical, critical thinking and communication skills.
Graduates are able to tap into both industries and job markets. Examples include hospital scientist, lab and medical pathologist, medical or imaging technician, medical or science writer, marketer, analyst, and economist. Potential employers include IT companies, business consultancy firms, financial institutions, market research firms, risk management organisations, government, and regulatory agencies.
Course intended learning outcomes
|1.0||An understanding of the nature, practice and application of the chosen science discipline.|
|1.1||Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of how the body works at the cellular and organ system level.|
|1.2||Understand how disease can arise and disrupt normal physiological function.|
|1.3||Gain specialist knowledge and skills in the laboratory diagnosis of disease.|
|1.4||Conduct research on the causes of disease, or the prevention and treatment of disease.|
|1.5||Understand experimental design and data analysis techniques using environmental models.|
|1.6||Develop knowledge in specialist strands such as diagnostic pathology, biochemistry, haematology, microbiology and parasitology, transfusion science and blood banking, anatomical pathology, immunology and molecular biology.|
|1.7||Develop hands-on laboratory skills using modern equipment and IT facilities.|
|2.0||Encompasses problem solving, critical thinking and analysis attributes and an understanding of the scientific method knowledge acquisition.|
|2.1||Gather data and evidence to support or refute an idea or contention.|
|2.2||Conduct environmental study using sampling and statistical methods, and statistically analyse data.|
|2.3||Demonstrate analytical thinking when planning experiments and testing hypotheses.|
|2.4||Identify, scope and investigate problems and make logical deductions from the evidence.|
|2.5||Foster curiosity and inquisitiveness for experimentation by solving problems and case scenarios.|
|2.6||Become adept at data collection, and literature and database searches.|
|2.7||Work on a tailored project under supervision to hone and practise inquiry and analysis skills.|
|2.8||Work independently or as part of multi-disciplinary teams.|
|3.0||The ability to acquire, develop, employ and integrate a range of technical, practical and professional skills, in appropriate and ethical ways within a professional context, autonomously and collaboratively and across a range of disciplinary and professional areas, e.g. time management skills, personal organisation skills, teamwork skills, computing skills, laboratory skills, data handling, quantitative and graphical literacy skills.|
|3.1||Operate with knowledge, rigour and objectivity in an ethical, cooperative and honest fashion to creatively and methodically address biomedical questions.|
|3.2||Build networks through interacting with external experts in the mid and later parts of the course and identify career opportunities.|
|3.3||Work in laboratories and other external organisations by doing work experience or research placements.|
|3.4||Develop the ability to perform the duties of one's profession to an acceptable quality, including the development of up-to-date technical skills.|
|4.0||The capacity to engage in reflection and learning beyond formal educational contexts that is based on the ability to make effective judgments about one's own work. The capacity to learn in and from new disciplines to enhance the application of scientific knowledge and skills in professional contexts.|
|4.1||Become a lifelong learner and acquire the tools and aptitudes that allow you to adapt to change.|
|4.2||Interrogate a variety of different databases and information sources.|
|5.0||An awareness of the role of science within a global culture and willingness to contribute actively to the shaping of community views on complex issues where the methods and findings of science are relevant.|
|5.1||Develop professional skills for laboratory diagnosis, public health, education, medicine, etc.|
|5.2||Participate in community dialogues on health and scientific issues.|
|6.0||An understanding of the different forms of communication - writing, reading, speaking, listening - including visual and graphical, within science and beyond and the ability to apply these appropriately and effectively for different audiences.|
|6.1||Write and speak knowledgeably on biomedical science in both lay and professional settings.|
|6.2||Develop confidence and skills in communicating biomedical science, to a variety of audiences, including graphical literacy and report writing.|
|6.3||Develop skills in oral presentations and active listening.|
|6.4||Participate in debates and workshops to build confidence and self-assuredness.|
|7.0||An ability to think and work creatively, including the capacity for self-starting, and the ability to apply science skills to unfamiliar applications.|
|7.1||Identify opportunities in the rapidly-evolving biomedical sciences sector.|
|7.2||Show initiative and creativity, both theoretical and practical, in designing experiments or lab protocols.|
|7.3||Volunteer for opportunities to do work experience or research mini-projects.|
|7.4||Demonstrate creative and lateral thinking.|
|BUS.1.1||Critically analyse relevant concepts to understand practice in business and related professions in a global workplace|
|BUS.1.2||Demonstrate inter-relationships between differing business and related disciplines|
|BUS.2.1||Locate and critically evaluate relevant data and literature to address business problems through a research approach|
|BUS.2.2||Apply critical and creative thinking to address issues in business|
|BUS.3.1||Convey information clearly and fluently in high quality written form appropriate for their audience|
|BUS.3.2||Use oral communication appropriately to convey information clearly and fluently|
|BUS.3.3||Demonstrate and critically reflect on how individuals work in teams in an inclusive manner|
|BUS.4.1||Critically analyse business decisions in terms of ethical practice and social responsibility|
|BUS.4.2||Critically analyse sustainability principles for various stakeholders in relation to business contexts|
|BUS.5.1||Apply technical and professional skills necessary to operate effectively in business and related professions|
BUS = Business course intended learning outcomes (CILOs)
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.
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.
Mathematics; any two units of English; and any two units of Science.
Course duration and attendance
The course is offered over four years full time. Students may also complete the course part-time over eight years. Part-time students may need to attend science classes for at least one half-day a week, in addition to evening classes.
Students are required to complete 192 credit points of study, comprising 96 credit points of medical science subjects and 96 credit points of business subjects. Refer to the Bachelor of Business (C10026) entry for the major areas of study.
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 business 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.
Similarly, if a student wishes to graduate from the business component of the combined degree prior to completion of the science component they must apply for transfer to the Bachelor of Business (C10026) single degree program where they must complete all requirements for the stand-alone single degree version.
Course completion requirements
|CBK90169 Major choice (Business)||48cp|
|STM90273 Core subjects (Business)||48cp|
|STM91440 Core subjects (Medical Science)||96cp|
The program shown is for a full-time student with a Human Resource Management major.
|22107 Accounting for Business Decisions A||6cp|
|26100 Integrating Business Perspectives||6cp|
|91161 Cell Biology and Genetics||6cp|
|65111 Chemistry 1||6cp|
|21129 Managing People and Organisations||6cp|
|24108 Marketing Foundations||6cp|
|91400 Human Anatomy and Physiology||6cp|
|65212 Chemistry 2||6cp|
|23115 Economics for Business||6cp|
|26134 Business Statistics||6cp|
|91703 Physiological Systems||6cp|
|91314 General Microbiology||6cp|
|25300 Fundamentals of Business Finance||6cp|
|68041 Physical Aspects of Nature||6cp|
|22207 Accounting for Business Decisions B||6cp|
|91239 Human Pathophysiology||6cp|
|21555 Introduction to Human Resource Management||6cp|
|21510 Introduction to Strategy||6cp|
|91707 Pharmacology 1||6cp|
|91320 Metabolic Biochemistry||6cp|
|21440 Management Skills||6cp|
|91705 Medical Devices and Diagnostics||6cp|
|21036 Managing Strategic Performance||6cp|
|91175 Evidence-based Medical Science||6cp|
|21512 Understanding Organisations: Theory and Practice||6cp|
|21037 Managing Employee Relations||6cp|
|Select 6 credit points from the following:||6cp|
|91335 Molecular Biology 2||6cp|
|91338 Clinical Bacteriology||6cp|
|91344 Medical and Diagnostic Biochemistry||6cp|
|91358 Haematology 2||6cp|
|91359 Immunology 2||6cp|
|91403 Medical Imaging||6cp|
|21407 Strategic Human Resource Management||6cp|
|21505 Human Resource Management (Capstone)||6cp|
|91176 Case Studies in Medical Science||6cp|
|91709 Pharmacology 2||6cp|
Honours is available as an additional year of study to meritorious students.
Transfer between UTS courses
There is provision for students already enrolled in a Bachelor of Medical Science or a Bachelor of Business degree to transfer to this combined degree program, provided they meet the entry requirements for the combined degree.
Students wishing to transfer from the combined degree program to the Bachelor of Business (C10026) single degree program, and whose ATAR is less than the current entry rank for the Bachelor of Business, are required to apply for admission through the Universities Admissions Centre in the non-current school leaver category.
Depending on disciplines chosen, students may be eligible for entry to the relevant professional associations.
Further information is available from:
UTS Student Centre
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