University of Technology Sydney

C10184v7 Bachelor of Medical Science

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

UAC code: 607050 (No major) (Autumn session, Spring session, Spring session), 607051 (Pathology) (Autumn session, Spring session, Spring session), 607052 (Medical & Health related Sciences) (Autumn session, Spring session, Spring session)
CRICOS code: 023607A
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 144
Course EFTSL: 3
Location: City campus

Notes

Due to a change in UAC code, the selection rank for Medical and Health-related Sciences is likely to be closer to 87.05 in 2023


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

Overview

Shape the future of human health with a uniquely hands-on degree from one of Australia’s leading science faculties. The UTS Bachelor of Medical Science combines the study of health science with technical, professional and communication-centric subjects taught by leading researchers and medical science practitioners. Graduates emerge ready to create, innovate and implement solutions to pressing medical and health care problems or to progress to postgraduate study in a range of health and science disciplines.

Why UTS Science?

UTS Science, one of Australia's leading university science faculties, is committed to scientific advancement that creates a more sustainable world. When students study with UTS, they join a university that delivers global impact in STEM education and research and a faculty that produces scientists with the power to transform the profession.

Course features

  • Complete a series of common core subjects that underpin all undergraduate UTS Science degrees. Data, Design and Decisions and Scientific Perspectives for Global Issues are designed to equip students with a toolkit of technical and workplace skills, preparing them to thrive both at and after uni.
  • Choice of major:
  • There are two majors on offer as part of this degree. Course content is common to both majors throughout first year; from there, students specialise in their preferred area of medical science.
    • Medical and Health-related Sciences: Known as the people side of medical science, this major covers pharmacology, immunology, haematology and pathophysiology and their application to critical and emerging areas of the profession. Study personalised medicines, evidence-based medicine processes, and medical devices and diagnostics and emerge ready to deliver new innovations that positively impact human health.
    • Pathology: This major is focused on the understanding, detection and treatment of disease and infection using industry-standard technologies in immunology, microbiology, biochemistry and molecular biology. Students learn to diagnose disease; investigate the impact of specific pathologies at the molecular, cellular or organ level; and identify, prevent and treat infections, as well as limit their impact on society. Students also gain firsthand experience with a range of blood and tissue testing approaches and biomolecular sensing techniques – skills that are in high demand in the booming pathology laboratory sector.
  • Science communication project: In the final year, students complete a science communication project that challenges them to analyse and communicate findings from the medical science literature. This learning helps balance students’ scientific expertise with the ability to communicate effectively with diverse audience groups.
  • Free electives: Students can customise the degree to suit their personal or career aspirations. Enrol in an international exchange, pursue a professional internship, or tailor the degree with a choice of subjects from any UTS faculty.

Course aims

Learn from the leaders in medical science

Connect with hands-on medical science internships, and apply for UTS’s rapidly expanding Professional Experience Program*. On campus, benefit from the faculty’s extensive research and industry connections through co-designed curriculum, guest lectures and industry-relevant projects.

*Please note: this is an elective subject. Students must complete a competitive application process to secure a professional placement.

Study in purpose-built facilities

As a university of technology, UTS is known for its commitment to practice-based teaching and the integration of new technologies into course design and development. UTS Medical Science students learn in the world-class Hive Super Lab and UTS Science Super Lab, two collaborative, tech-driven learning environments that support simultaneous teaching of multiple classes in one space. Students in the Medical and Health Sciences major can also access the Surgical and Anatomical Science Facility for the ultimate hands-on learning experience.

Career options

Prepare to deliver local and global impact in the health care sector. Graduates have a diversity of career options at their fingertips, including as a medical scientist, medical laboratory technician, consultant/advisor or science communicator for:

  • public and private hospitals; clinical trial and tissue bank settings; public health units; government departments; diagnostic labs; biotechnology, health technology and pharmaceutical companies; and other agencies/businesses seeking medical science expertise
  • medical device companies or inpatient recruitment for clinical trials
  • policy and regulatory organisations, such as state health departments and the Therapeutic Goods Administration.

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.

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.

Pathway course

Successful completion of the UTS College:

  • Diploma of Engineering with a WAM of at least 75 per cent without any failures guarantees entry into the course with 36 credit points recognition of prior learning
  • Diploma of Science (Life Science) guarantees entry into the course with 48 credit points of recognition of prior learning.

Assumed knowledge

Mathematics; any two units of English; any two units of Science.

Course duration and attendance

Students can complete the course over three years full time or six years part time. Part-time students are required to attend some classes in daytime hours.

Course structure

Students must complete a total of 144 credit points, made up of 48 credit points of Foundation stream core subjects, 72 credit points of major core subjects and 24 credit points of elective subjects. The elective subjects enable students to increase their expertise in other areas of science or other disciplines in the University.

Industrial training/professional practice

Students studying this course have an opportunity to undertake internship subjects 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
CBK92137 Electives (Science UG) 24cp
Total 144cp

Course program

Typical course programs are shown below.

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
Year 2
Autumn session
91314 General Microbiology   6cp
91320 Metabolic Biochemistry   6cp
91563 Haematology   6cp
91707 Pharmacology 1   6cp
Spring session
91401 Immunology   6cp
91239 Human Pathophysiology   6cp
91148 Human Genetics and Precision Medicine   6cp
91812 Human Anatomy 2   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
CBK92069 Transdisciplinary Electives   6cp
CBK90579 Elective 1   6cp
CBK90580 Elective 2   6cp
CBK90581 Elective 3   6cp
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
65111 Chemistry 1   6cp
91161 Cell Biology and Genetics   6cp
91123 Nature and Evolution   6cp
91400 Human Anatomy and Physiology   6cp
Summer session
65212 Chemistry 2   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
33116 Design, Data, and Decisions   6cp
60006 Scientific Perspectives for Global Issues   6cp
91314 General Microbiology   6cp
91320 Metabolic Biochemistry   6cp
Spring session
91812 Human Anatomy 2   6cp
91239 Human Pathophysiology   6cp
91148 Human Genetics and Precision Medicine   6cp
91132 Molecular Biology   6cp
Summer session
91401 Immunology   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
91707 Pharmacology 1   6cp
91563 Haematology   6cp
CBK92069 Transdisciplinary Electives   6cp
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 4
Autumn session
CBK90579 Elective 1   6cp
CBK90580 Elective 2   6cp
CBK90581 Elective 3   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
Year 2
Autumn session
91314 General Microbiology   6cp
91320 Metabolic Biochemistry   6cp
91563 Haematology   6cp
91500 Histology   6cp
Spring session
91401 Immunology   6cp
91178 Applications of Molecular Biology   6cp
91195 Epidemiology and Pathogenesis of Infections   6cp
91193 Advanced Medical Biochemistry   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
CBK92069 Transdisciplinary Electives   6cp
CBK90579 Elective 1   6cp
CBK90580 Elective 2   6cp
CBK90581 Elective 3   6cp
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
65111 Chemistry 1   6cp
91161 Cell Biology and Genetics   6cp
91123 Nature and Evolution   6cp
91400 Human Anatomy and Physiology   6cp
Summer session
65212 Chemistry 2   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
33116 Design, Data, and Decisions   6cp
60006 Scientific Perspectives for Global Issues   6cp
91314 General Microbiology   6cp
91320 Metabolic Biochemistry   6cp
Spring session
91193 Advanced Medical Biochemistry   6cp
91196 Microbiology Diagnosis   6cp
91195 Epidemiology and Pathogenesis of Infections   6cp
91132 Molecular Biology   6cp
Summer session
91401 Immunology   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
91563 Haematology   6cp
91500 Histology   6cp
CBK92069 Transdisciplinary Electives   6cp
Spring session
91129 Transfusion Science   6cp
91180 Immunology and Human Health   6cp
91178 Applications of Molecular Biology   6cp
91192 Advanced Haematology and Pathology Diagnosis   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
CBK90579 Elective 1   6cp
CBK90580 Elective 2   6cp
CBK90581 Elective 3   6cp

Honours

The Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) (C09031) is available to eligible students with an additional one year of full-time study.

Other information

Further information is available from:

UTS Student Centre
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