Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Currently enrolled, continuing students looking for the previous version of this program should refer back to the: Bachelor of Biomedical Science (pre 2017)

Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Information correct as at

29th Sep 2016 9:00pm

Program Code

40097

AQF Level

Level 7 Bachelor Degree

Locations and UAC Codes

Mode of Delivery

  • Face to Face

Duration

Domestic - 3 years full time or part time equivalent.

International - 3 years full time.

ATAR (2016)

Assumed Knowledge

A strong background in the basic sciences including mathematics, chemistry, physics and biology would be an advantage.

Recommended Studies

2 units of Mathematics and Chemistry, plus either Physics or Biology would be an advantage.

Term Type

Semesters

Relevant University rules and policies

Description

Graduates are trained in basic knowledge of the structure and function of living organisms with particular focus on the human. Using this knowledge, together with problem solving skills, critical reasoning and scientific methods taught in the program, the graduate is well prepared to collaborate on scientific investigations of human structure and function in health and disease at a molecular, cellular and whole systems level.


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Admission Information

Admission Requirements

Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students.  Admission information for Australian students and residents is available from http://www.newcastle.edu.au/future-students .  Admission information for international students can be found at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/international/study-with-us/how-to-apply .

You may also be eligible to receive bonus points if you will be receiving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).  Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-i-study/undergraduate-programs/how-to-get-in/domestic-students/options-for-entry/bonus-points.html to see if you are eligible.

Current Australian Year 12 Students:

  • Apply for entry through UAC. Entry based on ATAR or equivalent.

Non school leavers and previous Australian Year 12 students:

Apply for entry through UAC. Entry based on:

  • Previous Year 12 studies and/or
  • Higher education, tertiary, post-secondary qualifications and/or
  • Overseas qualifications considered equivalent to Australian qualifications.

International Students

International students currently undertaking:

  • an Australian Year 12 in Australia
  • an Australian Year 12 outside Australia
  • an International Baccalaureat (IB) in Australia

Apply for entry through UAC. Entry based on ATAR or equivalent.

All other international students:

Apply direct to International Admissions. Entry based on overseas qualifications considered equivalent to Australian qualifications, as well as satisfying English language requirement.

 

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

  • Special Selection Procedures - Special selection procedures apply for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants. For details call (02) 4921 5640.

Assumed Knowledge

A strong background in the basic sciences including mathematics, chemistry, physics and biology would be an advantage.


Credit Transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.


Academic Requirements for Program Completion

Total Units required

240 units

Program Duration

3 years full time or part time equivalent up to 8 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

Qualification for the award of Bachelor of Biomedical Science requires the completion of 240 units. Students must complete 80 unit of core courses, and choose one major from the following:

  • Advanced Medical Research
  • Medical/Health Professions
  • Industry/Science Education

The structure of each major is as follows:

Advanced Medical Research

  • 140 units of compulsory courses
  • 10 units of directed course

Medical/Health Professions

  • 140 units of compulsory courses
  • 10 units of directed course

Industry/Science Education

  • 30 units of compulsory courses
  • 60 units from directed course list A (including only 10 units at 2000 level)
  • 50 units from one of the following directed course lists: Commerciallisation/Entrepreneurship, Science Education, Informatics or General Interest.

Students will have 10 units of electives, except in the Industry/Science Education major where there is a 20 unit elective requirement. Note: Students must complete between 40-100 units at each level (eg 1000 level, 2000 level, 3000 level). Please ensure you do not exceed 100 units at each level when choosing electives.

For further details please refer to the Handbook.

No mid-year intake is available for this program.


Program Structure

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available at the top of this page.

Core Courses

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

CHEM1010Introductory Chemistry I
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEM1020Introductory Chemistry II
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS1403Biomedical Science Part 1
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
HUBS1404Biomedical Science Part 2
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
HUBS2206Human Biochemistry and Cell Biology
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS2507Integrative Physiology for Biomedical Science
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS2601Human Infection and Immunity 1
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHIL2420Critical ThinkingNot currently offered10 units

Advanced Medical Research Major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of the Advanced Medical Research Major

HUBS1109Anatomy for Biomedical Science
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS1202Human Genomics and Biomolecular Analysis
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS1405Introduction to Professional Skills in Biomedical Science
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS2107Mammalian Growth and Development
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS2209Human Molecular Science
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS2410Biomedical Science CommunicationNot currently offered10 units
HUBS3205Human Pharmacology
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS3302Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS3403Neuroscience
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS3413Work Integrated Learning in Biomedical Science 2Not currently offered40 units
HUBS3602Human Infection and Immunity 2
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units

Directed Courses

Choose 10 units from the following directed courses to fulfil the requirements of the Advanced Medical Research Major

HUBS2407Experimental Design and Laboratory Skills in Medical ResearchNot currently offered10 units
HUBS2408Clinical Research DesignNot currently offered10 units
Electives

Complete 10 units of electives to fulfil the requirements of the program. Electives can be used to extend and complement your core studies with more courses in the same field of study, or from areas that might be of interest to you. Electives can be chosen from all courses available at the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course requisite) applied to them.

10 units

Medical/Health Professions Major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of the Medical/Health Professions Major

HUBS1105Musculoskeletal Anatomy
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS1202Human Genomics and Biomolecular Analysis
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS1420Terminology and Communication for Health ProfessionsNot currently offered10 units
ABOR2450Aboriginal Health Practices
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
HUBS2103Neural and Visceral Anatomy
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS2203Introductory Pharmacology
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
HUBS2408Clinical Research DesignNot currently offered10 units
HUBS2505Human Pathophysiology
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
HUBS3411Frontiers in Chronic DiseaseNot currently offered10 units
HUBS3511Maternal and Foetal PhysiologyNot currently offered10 units
HUBS3512Neurobiology of Mental IllnessNot currently offered10 units
HUBS3602Human Infection and Immunity 2
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
EPID6410Clinical Epidemiology
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Sydney CBD)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units

Directed Courses

Choose 10 units from the following directed courses to fulfil the requirements of the Medical/Health Professions Major

PSYC1020Psychology Introduction 2
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
STAT1070Statistics for the Sciences
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
Electives

Complete 10 units of electives to fulfil the requirements of the program. Electives can be used to extend and complement your core studies with more courses in the same field of study, or from areas that might be of interest to you. Electives can be chosen from all courses available at the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course requisite) applied to them.

10 units

Industry/Science Education Major

The Industry/Science Education major includes 30 units of compulsory courses. In addition, students must choose 60 units from Directed Course List A and 50 units from one of the following Directed Course lists: Commercialisation/Entrepreneurship, Science Education, Informatics or General Interest. Students undertaking this major have a requirement of 20 units of electives, only 10 units of which can be 2000 level.

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of the Industry/Science Education Major

HUBS2209Human Molecular Science
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS2410Biomedical Science CommunicationNot currently offered10 units
HUBS3302Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
Directed Course List A

Choose 60 units from the following directed courses, including 10 units only of 2000 level courses.

HUBS2503Clinical Exercise Physiology
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS2505Human Pathophysiology
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
HUBS3205Human Pharmacology
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS3409Projects in Biomedical Science
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
20 units
HUBS3412Work Integrated Learning in Biomedical Science 1Not currently offered20 units
HUBS3413Work Integrated Learning in Biomedical Science 2Not currently offered40 units
HUBS3602Human Infection and Immunity 2
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
Directed- Commercialisation/Entrepreneurship
MNGT1001Introduction to Management
  • Trimester 3 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
MNGT1002Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT1060Business Decision Making
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2016 (Singapore)
10 units
MNGT2002Business Venturing
  • Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
MNGT2003Entrepreneurial and Innovation Diversity
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
MNGT3002Knowledge Management
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 2 - 2016 (Singapore)
10 units
Directed - Science Education
MATH1002Foundational Studies in Mathematics
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1110Mathematics 1
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1800Mathematical Modelling
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS1200Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC2102Educational Psychology: Learners and the Learning Process
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Port Macquarie)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
PHYS2300Energy and the Environment
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
ABOR3500Aboriginal Education, Policies and Issues
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Port Macquarie)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
Directed - Informatics
INFO1010Introduction to Information Systems
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
INFT1001Foundations of Information Technology
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2016 (Singapore)
10 units
INFT2009Systems Modelling
  • Trimester 3 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
INFT2040Database Management Systems
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2016 (Singapore)
10 units
INFT3920Contemporary Issues in Information Technology
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
Directed - General Interest
HUBS1109Anatomy for Biomedical Science
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS1202Human Genomics and Biomolecular Analysis
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS1405Introduction to Professional Skills in Biomedical Science
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
PSYC1010Psychology Introduction 1
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan Distance)
10 units
STAT1070Statistics for the Sciences
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS2103Neural and Visceral Anatomy
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS2107Mammalian Growth and Development
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS2203Introductory Pharmacology
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
EPID6410Clinical Epidemiology
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Sydney CBD)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
Electives

Complete 20 units of electives to fulfil the requirements of the program. Electives can be used to extend and complement your core studies with more courses in the same field of study, or from areas that might be of interest to you. Electives can be chosen from all courses available at the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course requisite) applied to them.

20 units

Honours

Honours are available as an additional year to meritorious students. Students will select a project from a range offered and undertake a research program specializing in a particular discipline from among the biomedical sciences.Information regarding the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) program can be found at this link: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/program/10988.html


Program Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrated a broad, coherent knowledge and academic background in biomedical science appropriate for professional work
  • Demonstrated a capacity to work independently and/or collaboratively to collect, analyse and organise scientific information effectively
  • Applied 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
  • Demonstrated an 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.

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