Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours)

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Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours)

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30th Jul 2015 6:43pm

Program Code

10988

AQF Level

Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree

Locations and UAC Codes

Mode of Delivery

  • Face to Face

Duration

Domestic - 1 years full time or part time equivalent.

International - 1 years full time.

Term Type

Semesters

Relevant University rules and policies

CRICOS Code

Description

Students who achieve a superior level of performance in the Bachelor of Biomedical Science at this university or any other degree approved by the Faculty Board will be able to undertake the Honours program which is of one year's duration when undertaken full-time. The Honours degree program allows students to further develop their skills in Biomedical Science by undertaking a specific research project under the supervision of appropriate staff.Research Information - http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/faculties-and-schools/faculty-of-health-and-medicine/school-of-biomedical-sciences-and-pharmacy/research


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Admission Information

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have completed previous undergraduate degree studies in Biomedical Science or equivalent with a Credit Grade Point Average or higher and have permission of the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) Committee.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438

Additional Selection Criteria

  • Additional Form - Application is made directly to the University using the Direct Admission Application form available from the web, to be submitted to the relevant program officer. Direct Admission Application form is available at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/study/forms Applicants must also complete a Faculty Application Form (available at the top right of this page) and should be forwarded by the date indicated on this form to the relevant Program Advisor. The form is also available at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/study/forms

Credit Transfer

Credit is not available for End-On Honours programs.


Academic Requirements for Program Completion

Total Units required

80 units

Program Duration

1 years full time or part time equivalent up to 3 years maximum.

International student visa holders who are studying the program on campus are required to enrol full time as per student visa requirements.

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) program is an academic extension of the Bachelor of Biomedical Science program. Students select a project from the range offered and undertake a research program specialising in a particular discipline from among the biomedical sciences.


Program Structure

Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program

HUBS4401Biomedical Sciences Honours 411
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
HUBS4402Biomedical Sciences Honours 412
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
HUBS4403Biomedical Sciences Honours 413
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
HUBS4404Biomedical Sciences Honours 414
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate broad coherent knowledge and academic background appropriate for professional work. In particular, demonstrate advanced and in-depth knowledge and skills in Biomedical Science
  • Work independently and collaboratively to collect, analyse, interpret and organise scientific information effectively
  • Identify, define and analyse problems using scientific method to form and test hypotheses; to apply statistical principles and logic; and to use appropriate tools for problem solving
  • Report scientific findings in written, visual and/or verbal forms and to communicate a convincing and reasoned scientific argument at an appropriately highly skilled level
  • Apply knowledge and skills to work on a scientific activity both autonomously and collaboratively in a multidisciplinary environment with an ability to adapt to change, including new technologies and methods
  • Demonstrate awareness of professional practice in relevant disciplines, including an understanding, appreciation and respect for appropriate conduct and ethical practice.

Additional Information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-staff/teaching-and-research/teaching-resources/supporting-students

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.


International Students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/international/while-you-are-here/orientation to find out more about the support services available to international students.


Special Needs

Students with a disability who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonable adjustments are provided in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.

Under Academic Senate resolution (01:335) (28 November 2001), the Faculty accepts that it is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations for students with special needs, in liaison with the Student Support Unit, which offers practical assistance and advice to students with a disability or chronic illness. The Faculty will seek advice from the Student Support Unit as to what constitutes "reasonable accommodations" under Anti-Discrimination legislation.

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