University of Technology Sydney

C10167v6 Bachelor of Medical Science Bachelor of International Studies

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 International Studies (BIntSt)

UAC code: 609255 (Autumn session)
CRICOS code: 043287B
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 240
Course EFTSL: 5
Location: City campus

Notes

This course information relates to students commencing a combined degree with the Bachelor of International Studies in 2022. Students who commenced a combined degree with the Bachelor of Arts in International Studies prior to 2022 should refer to the Handbook for the year they commenced their degree.


Overview
Career options
Innovation and Transdisciplinary program
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Pathway course
Inherent requirements
Assumed knowledge
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Honours
Other information

Overview

The Bachelor of Medical Science Bachelor of International Studies 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 or pathology depending on their major choice. 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.

In the International Studies, students select one of six languages (Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, or Spanish) and one of the following three pathways: Language, Culture & the Professional World, Language; Culture & Global Exchange; and International Honours.

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. The course provides the knowledge and skills for students to be excellent medical scientists, but also with an excellent language and international skills set, meaning graduates can make a difference to society in a range of careers with a global and international context.

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. International health initiatives involving governments or non-government organisations also look for the unique skills provided by this dual degree.

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.

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. 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). More information about the TD Electives program is available here.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.1 Explain how diseases arise and disrupt normal physiological function and appraise the technologies used to diagnose, treat, and cure diseases.
2.1 Collect, accurately record, interpret, and draw conclusions from data to solve real-world medical problems, and infer how the results of medical research can be translated to improve patient outcomes.
3.1 Evaluate ethical, social, and cultural issues in medical science in local and global contexts and work responsibly, safely and with respect to diversity and regulatory frameworks.
4.1 Reflect upon, independently evaluate, and critically appraise current evidence-based literature to identify medical problems or unmet medical needs and creatively translate medical research results to improve the clinical care of patients.
5.1 Effectively communicate medical science knowledge and research information, and the importance thereof, to a range of audiences using a variety of modes, independently and collaboratively.
6.1 Acquire or Develop knowledge of Indigenous Australian contexts to inform professional cultural capability to work effectively with and for, Indigenous Australians within the medical science context.
INT.1.1 Understand and employ effective strategies to operate within professional and everyday settings across diverse cultures in Australia and/or internationally.
INT.2.1 Evaluate critically theoretical and specialised knowledge of contemporary societies, cultures and workplaces.
INT.2.2 Analyse, generate and communicate creative solutions to work-related problems within professional and everyday settings across diverse cultures in Australia and internationally.
INT.3.1 Understand and engage with cultural diversities in Australia and/or 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 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.

Admission to the combined degree is on merit according to the admissions selection criteria for the Bachelor of Medical Science (C10184).

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.

Pathway course

Successful completion of UTS College Diploma of Science (Life Science) guarantees entry into the course with 48 credit points of recognition of prior learning.

Inherent requirements

Inherent requirements are academic and non-academic requirements that are essential to the successful completion of a course. For more information about inherent requirements and where prospective and current students can get assistance and advice regarding these, see the UTS Inherent requirements page.

Prospective and current students should carefully read the Inherent Requirements Statement below and consider whether they might experience challenges in successfully completing this course.

UTS will make reasonable adjustments to teaching and learning, assessment, professional experiences, course related work experience and other course activities to facilitate maximum participation by students with disabilities, carer responsibilities, and religious or cultural obligations in their courses.

For course specific information see the Bachelor of International Studies Diploma in Languages Inherent (Essential) Requirements Statement.

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 will 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.

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.

The Bachelor of International studies is not offered as a separate degree, but is completed only in combinations with the professional degree. Students select the language they will study at the time of enrolment, and either the Language, Culture and Professional World pathway or the Language, Culture and Global Exchange pathway. Information relating to entry into the International Honours pathway can be found in the Information for Students section.

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.

Overseas study

In the International studies component students have the following options:

  1. Language, Culture & the Professional World: includes an internship and option of a short study abroad experience (2-6 weeks) overseas.
  2. Language, Culture & Global Exchange: includes an internship and a 6-month global exchange at any UTS partner university.
  3. International Honours: includes a full year at a relevant partner university where students 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 Scientist's Tool Kit (Life Sciences) 48cp
CBK92144 Major choice (Medical Science) 72cp
CBK92300 Electives (Science UG) 24cp
CBK92057 Country and Language choice 96cp
Total 240cp

Course program

The below program shows a student who has selected the German Language and Culture major, and who is completing the Language, Culture & the Professional World pathway or the International Honours pathway.

It is recommended that students who elect to complete the Language, Culture & Global Exchange pathway should complete 999781 International Research Methods in Year 3 Autumn, so that they can undertake their Exchange session during Year 4 Autumn.

Medical and Health-related sciences, Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
65111 Chemistry 1   6cp
91161 Cell Biology and Genetics   6cp
33116 Design, Data, and Decisions   6cp
60006 Scientific Perspectives for Global Issues   6cp
Spring session
65212 Chemistry 2   6cp
91123 Nature and Evolution   6cp
91400 Human Anatomy and Physiology   6cp
91132 Molecular Biology   6cp
December session
99218 Intercultural Communication   8cp
Year 2
Autumn session
97601 German Language and Culture 1   8cp
976421 Contemporary Germany   8cp
91314 General Microbiology   6cp
91320 Metabolic Biochemistry   6cp
Spring session
97602 German Language and Culture 2   8cp
91401 Immunology   6cp
91830 Human Pathophysiology   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
97603 German Language and Culture 3   8cp
91563 Haematology   6cp
91707 Fundamentals of Pharmacology   6cp
Spring session
97604 German Language and Culture 4   8cp
91822 Human Genetics and Precision Medicine   6cp
91838 Structural Anatomy and Neuroanatomy   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
999781 International Research Methods   8cp
Select 16 credit points from the following:   16cp
CBK92076 Pathway Options (Germany) 40cp  
Spring session
Select 24 credit points from the following:   24cp
CBK92076 Pathway Options (Germany) 40cp  
Year 5
Autumn session
CBK92300 Electives (Science UG)   24cp
Spring session
91709 Advanced Pharmacology   6cp
91180 Immunology and Human Health   6cp
91828 Evidence Based Practice in Medical Science   6cp
91705 Medical Devices and Diagnostics   6cp
Pathology, Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
65111 Chemistry 1   6cp
91161 Cell Biology and Genetics   6cp
33116 Design, Data, and Decisions   6cp
60006 Scientific Perspectives for Global Issues   6cp
Spring session
65212 Chemistry 2   6cp
91123 Nature and Evolution   6cp
91400 Human Anatomy and Physiology   6cp
91132 Molecular Biology   6cp
December session
99218 Intercultural Communication   8cp
Year 2
Autumn session
97601 German Language and Culture 1   8cp
976421 Contemporary Germany   8cp
91314 General Microbiology   6cp
91320 Metabolic Biochemistry   6cp
Spring session
97602 German Language and Culture 2   8cp
91401 Immunology   6cp
91178 Applications of Molecular Biology   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
97603 German Language and Culture 3   8cp
91563 Haematology   6cp
91500 Histology   6cp
Spring session
97604 German Language and Culture 4   8cp
91195 Epidemiology and Pathogenesis of Infections   6cp
91827 Advanced Medical Biochemistry   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
999781 International Research Methods   8cp
Select 16 credit points from the following:   16cp
CBK92076 Pathway Options (Germany) 40cp  
Spring session
Select 24 credit points from the following:   24cp
CBK92076 Pathway Options (Germany) 40cp  
Year 5
Autumn session
CBK92300 Electives (Science UG)   24cp
Spring session
91821 Transfusion Science   6cp
91180 Immunology and Human Health   6cp
91826 Advanced Haematology and Pathology Diagnosis   6cp
91829 Microbiology Diagnosis   6cp

Honours

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

Other information

Further information is available from:

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