University of Technology Sydney

C10163v6 Bachelor of Medical Science Bachelor of Business

Award(s): Bachelor of Medical Science in Pathology (BMedSc)
Bachelor of Medical Science in Medical and Health-related Sciences (BMedSc)
Bachelor of Medical Science (BMedSc)
Bachelor of Business (BBus)

UAC code: 609175 (Autumn session, Spring session, Spring session)
CRICOS code: 040712C
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 192
Course EFTSL: 4
Location: City campus

Overview
Career options
Innovation and Transdisciplinary program
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Assumed knowledge
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Honours
Transfer between UTS courses
Professional recognition
Other information

Overview

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. Medical Scientists with Business strengths are the leaders of creating, and developing and taking to the public or market, solutions to health and medical problems. Medical Scientists careers are dynamic and involve an exciting range of professions from research and development, business, writing and implementing policy and practice in the medical and health sciences, and communicating science. In the medical scientists component of this degree students choose to major in Medical and Health-related Sciences or Pathology, allowing them to have speciality relevant to their career choices and interests. In the Medical and Health-related Science major students learn the body through the study of tissues, organs and cellular facets both in health and disease, medical devices, how medicines work, as well as public health policies and clinical trials. In the Pathology major students learn how diseases trigger biochemical or cellular changes in the body and how to best diagnose and treat these diseases. Students learn by applying and investigating scientific approaches in world class laboratories with up-to-date scientific technologies and equipment in line with those used in the industry. This hands-on learning is accompanied by development of professional skills such as communication, problem solving, critical thinking, and innovation that means the students are ideally placed for a range of professions.

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.

Career options

Graduates are able to tap into both industries and job markets. Examples include hospital scientist, lab and medical pathologist, medical research and development, medical and pharmaceutical business roles, clinical trial and tissue bank roles, 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.

Innovation and Transdisciplinary program

Transdisciplinarity and Innovation at UTS

All UTS students have the opportunity to develop distinctive capabilities around transdisciplinary thinking and innovation through the TD School. Transdisciplinary education at UTS brings together great minds from different disciplines to explore ideas that improve the way we live and work in the world. These offerings are unique to UTS and directly translate to many existing and emerging roles and careers.

Diploma in Innovation

The Diploma in Innovation (C20060) teaches innovation, supports personal transformation and provides the hard skills needed to support the inventors and inventions of the future. Students come out of the Diploma in Innovation, with the hard skills to create and support sectoral and societal transformation. Graduates are able to fluently integrate ideas, across professional disciplines and are inventors of the future.

All UTS undergraduate students (with the exception of students concurrently enrolled in the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation) can apply for the Diploma in Innovation upon admission in their chosen undergraduate degree. It is a complete degree program that runs in parallel to any undergraduate degree. The course is offered on a three-year, part-time basis, with subjects running in 3-week long intensive blocks in July, December and February sessions. More information including a link to apply is available at https://dipinn.uts.edu.au.

Transdisciplinary electives program

Transdisciplinary electives broaden students' horizons and supercharge their problem-solving skills, helping them to learn outside, beyond and across their degrees. In 2022, students enrolled in an undergraduate course that includes electives can choose to take a transdisciplinary subject (with the exception of students concurrently enrolled in the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation). From 2023, all students enrolled in most undergraduate courses will complete a transdisciplinary subject as part of their course of study. More information about the TD Electives program is available here.

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.
BUS.1.1 Apply evidence, creativity and critical reasoning to solve business problems
BUS.2.1 Communicate information clearly in a form appropriate for its audience
BUS.2.2 Demonstrate ability to work independently and with others as a member of a team to achieve an agreed goal
BUS.3.1 Make judgements and business decisions consistent with the principles of social responsibility, inclusion and knowledge of Indigenous peoples
BUS.4.1 Apply technical and professional skills to operate effectively in business

Key

BUS = Business course intended learning outcomes (CILOs)

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 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.

Assumed knowledge

Mathematics; English; and two science subjects.

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.

Course structure

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
STM91714 Core Subjects (Medical Science) 24cp
CBK92146 Major choice (Medical Science) 72cp
Total 192cp

Course program

The program shown is for a full-time student with a Human Resource Management major.

Medical and Health-related sciences, Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
22108 Accounting and Accountability   6cp
21212 People and Organisations   6cp
91161 Cell Biology and Genetics   6cp
65111 Chemistry 1   6cp
Spring session
23115 Economics for Business   6cp
24109 Marketing and Customer Value   6cp
91400 Human Anatomy and Physiology   6cp
65212 Chemistry 2   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
22208 Accounting, Business and Society   6cp
26134 Business Statistics   6cp
91314 General Microbiology   6cp
91320 Metabolic Biochemistry   6cp
Spring session
25300 Fundamentals of Business Finance   6cp
91401 Immunology   6cp
21214 Business and Social Impact   6cp
91239 Human Pathophysiology   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
91142 Biotechnology   6cp
91707 Pharmacology 1   6cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
MAJ08981 Advertising and Marketing Communications 48cp  
MAJ08437 Accounting 48cp  
MAJ09209 Economics 48cp  
MAJ08440 Finance 48cp  
MAJ08446 Human Resource Management 48cp  
MAJ08442 International Business 48cp  
MAJ08438 Management 48cp  
MAJ08441 Marketing 48cp  
Spring session
91148 Human Genetics and Precision Medicine   6cp
91812 Human Anatomy 2   6cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
MAJ08981 Advertising and Marketing Communications 48cp  
MAJ08437 Accounting 48cp  
MAJ09209 Economics 48cp  
MAJ08440 Finance 48cp  
MAJ08446 Human Resource Management 48cp  
MAJ08442 International Business 48cp  
MAJ08438 Management 48cp  
MAJ08441 Marketing 48cp  
Year 4
Autumn session
Select 24 credit points from the following:   24cp
MAJ08981 Advertising and Marketing Communications 48cp  
MAJ08437 Accounting 48cp  
MAJ09209 Economics 48cp  
MAJ08440 Finance 48cp  
MAJ08446 Human Resource Management 48cp  
MAJ08442 International Business 48cp  
MAJ08438 Management 48cp  
MAJ08441 Marketing 48cp  
Spring session
91709 Pharmacology 2   6cp
91180 Immunology and Human Health   6cp
91194 Evidence Based Practice in Medical Science   6cp
91705 Medical Devices and Diagnostics   6cp
Medical and Health-related sciences, Spring commencing, full time
Year 1
Spring session
22108 Accounting and Accountability   6cp
21212 People and Organisations   6cp
91161 Cell Biology and Genetics   6cp
65111 Chemistry 1   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
23115 Economics for Business   6cp
24109 Marketing and Customer Value   6cp
91314 General Microbiology   6cp
91707 Pharmacology 1   6cp
Spring session
22208 Accounting, Business and Society   6cp
26134 Business Statistics   6cp
91400 Human Anatomy and Physiology   6cp
65212 Chemistry 2   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
25300 Fundamentals of Business Finance   6cp
21214 Business and Social Impact   6cp
91142 Biotechnology   6cp
91320 Metabolic Biochemistry   6cp
Spring session
91812 Human Anatomy 2   6cp
91401 Immunology   6cp
91239 Human Pathophysiology   6cp
91148 Human Genetics and Precision Medicine   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
Select 24 credit points from the following:   24cp
MAJ08981 Advertising and Marketing Communications 48cp  
MAJ08437 Accounting 48cp  
MAJ09209 Economics 48cp  
MAJ08440 Finance 48cp  
MAJ08446 Human Resource Management 48cp  
MAJ08442 International Business 48cp  
MAJ08438 Management 48cp  
MAJ08441 Marketing 48cp  
Spring session
91709 Pharmacology 2   6cp
91180 Immunology and Human Health   6cp
91194 Evidence Based Practice in Medical Science   6cp
91705 Medical Devices and Diagnostics   6cp
Year 5
Autumn session
Select 24 credit points from the following:   24cp
MAJ08981 Advertising and Marketing Communications 48cp  
MAJ08437 Accounting 48cp  
MAJ09209 Economics 48cp  
MAJ08440 Finance 48cp  
MAJ08446 Human Resource Management 48cp  
MAJ08442 International Business 48cp  
MAJ08438 Management 48cp  
MAJ08441 Marketing 48cp  
Pathology, Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
22108 Accounting and Accountability   6cp
21212 People and Organisations   6cp
91161 Cell Biology and Genetics   6cp
65111 Chemistry 1   6cp
Spring session
23115 Economics for Business   6cp
24109 Marketing and Customer Value   6cp
91400 Human Anatomy and Physiology   6cp
65212 Chemistry 2   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
22208 Accounting, Business and Society   6cp
26134 Business Statistics   6cp
91314 General Microbiology   6cp
91320 Metabolic Biochemistry   6cp
Spring session
25300 Fundamentals of Business Finance   6cp
91401 Immunology   6cp
21214 Business and Social Impact   6cp
91132 Molecular Biology   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
91563 Haematology   6cp
91500 Histology   6cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
MAJ08981 Advertising and Marketing Communications 48cp  
MAJ08437 Accounting 48cp  
MAJ09209 Economics 48cp  
MAJ08440 Finance 48cp  
MAJ08446 Human Resource Management 48cp  
MAJ08442 International Business 48cp  
MAJ08438 Management 48cp  
MAJ08441 Marketing 48cp  
Spring session
91178 Applications of Molecular Biology   6cp
91193 Advanced Medical Biochemistry   6cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
MAJ08981 Advertising and Marketing Communications 48cp  
MAJ08437 Accounting 48cp  
MAJ09209 Economics 48cp  
MAJ08440 Finance 48cp  
MAJ08446 Human Resource Management 48cp  
MAJ08442 International Business 48cp  
MAJ08438 Management 48cp  
MAJ08441 Marketing 48cp  
Year 4
Autumn session
Select 24 credit points from the following:   24cp
MAJ08981 Advertising and Marketing Communications 48cp  
MAJ08437 Accounting 48cp  
MAJ09209 Economics 48cp  
MAJ08440 Finance 48cp  
MAJ08446 Human Resource Management 48cp  
MAJ08442 International Business 48cp  
MAJ08438 Management 48cp  
MAJ08441 Marketing 48cp  
Spring session
91129 Transfusion Science   6cp
91180 Immunology and Human Health   6cp
91192 Advanced Haematology and Pathology Diagnosis   6cp
91196 Microbiology Diagnosis   6cp
Pathology, Spring commencing, full time
Year 1
Spring session
22108 Accounting and Accountability   6cp
21212 People and Organisations   6cp
65111 Chemistry 1   6cp
91161 Cell Biology and Genetics   6cp
Summer session
65212 Chemistry 2   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
23115 Economics for Business   6cp
24109 Marketing and Customer Value   6cp
91314 General Microbiology   6cp
91320 Metabolic Biochemistry   6cp
Spring session
26134 Business Statistics   6cp
22208 Accounting, Business and Society   6cp
91400 Human Anatomy and Physiology   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
25300 Fundamentals of Business Finance   6cp
21214 Business and Social Impact   6cp
91563 Haematology   6cp
91500 Histology   6cp
Spring session
91401 Immunology   6cp
91132 Molecular Biology   6cp
91178 Applications of Molecular Biology   6cp
91193 Advanced Medical Biochemistry   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
Select 24 credit points from the following:   24cp
MAJ08981 Advertising and Marketing Communications 48cp  
MAJ08437 Accounting 48cp  
MAJ09209 Economics 48cp  
MAJ08440 Finance 48cp  
MAJ08446 Human Resource Management 48cp  
MAJ08442 International Business 48cp  
MAJ08438 Management 48cp  
MAJ08441 Marketing 48cp  
Spring session
91129 Transfusion Science   6cp
91180 Immunology and Human Health   6cp
91192 Advanced Haematology and Pathology Diagnosis   6cp
91196 Microbiology Diagnosis   6cp
Year 5
Autumn session
Select 24 credit points from the following:   24cp
MAJ08981 Advertising and Marketing Communications 48cp  
MAJ08437 Accounting 48cp  
MAJ09209 Economics 48cp  
MAJ08440 Finance 48cp  
MAJ08446 Human Resource Management 48cp  
MAJ08442 International Business 48cp  
MAJ08438 Management 48cp  
MAJ08441 Marketing 48cp  

Honours

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.

Professional recognition

Depending on disciplines chosen, students may be eligible for entry to the relevant professional associations.

Other information

Further information is available from:

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