University of Technology Sydney

C10163v6 Bachelor of Medical Science Bachelor of Business

Award(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

Overview
Career options
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.

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 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

1.1 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; 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.

Assumed knowledge

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.

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.

Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
22107 Accounting for Business Decisions A   6cp
91161 Cell Biology and Genetics   6cp
65111 Chemistry 1   6cp
Spring session
91400 Human Anatomy and Physiology   6cp
65212 Chemistry 2   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
23115 Economics for Business   6cp
26134 Business Statistics   6cp
91703 Physiological Systems   6cp
91314 General Microbiology   6cp
Spring session
25300 Fundamentals of Business Finance   6cp
68041 Physical Aspects of Nature   6cp
22207 Accounting for Business Decisions B   6cp
91239 Human Pathophysiology   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
21555 Introduction to Human Resource Management   6cp
21510 Introduction to Strategy   6cp
91707 Pharmacology 1   6cp
91320 Metabolic Biochemistry   6cp
Spring session
21440 Management Skills   6cp
91705 Medical Devices and Diagnostics   6cp
21036 Managing Strategic Performance   6cp
91175 Evidence-based Medical Science   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
21512 Understanding Organisations: Theory and Practice   6cp
21037 Managing Employee Relations   6cp
91706 Neuroscience   6cp
91403 Medical Imaging   6cp
Spring session
21407 Strategic Human Resource Management   6cp
21505 Human Resource Management (Capstone)   6cp
91176 Case Studies in Medical Science   6cp
91709 Pharmacology 2   6cp
Spring commencing, full time
Year 1
Spring session
22107 Accounting for Business Decisions A   6cp
91161 Cell Biology and Genetics   6cp
65111 Chemistry 1   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
91314 General Microbiology   6cp
91707 Pharmacology 1   6cp
Spring session
23115 Economics for Business   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
22207 Accounting for Business Decisions B   6cp
91320 Metabolic Biochemistry   6cp
91703 Physiological Systems   6cp
Spring session
21555 Introduction to Human Resource Management   6cp
91175 Evidence-based Medical Science   6cp
91239 Human Pathophysiology   6cp
68041 Physical Aspects of Nature   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
21440 Management Skills   6cp
91706 Neuroscience   6cp
91403 Medical Imaging   6cp
21036 Managing Strategic Performance   6cp
Spring session
21510 Introduction to Strategy   6cp
91705 Medical Devices and Diagnostics   6cp
91176 Case Studies in Medical Science   6cp
91709 Pharmacology 2   6cp
Year 5
Autumn session
21407 Strategic Human Resource Management   6cp
21505 Human Resource Management (Capstone)   6cp
21512 Understanding Organisations: Theory and Practice   6cp
21037 Managing Employee Relations   6cp

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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