Bachelor of Biomedical Science

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Bachelor of Biomedical Science

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Program Code

10986

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 (2015)

Cut-off Median
Callaghan Campus82.2590.00

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

CRICOS Code

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 choose a minimum of 20 units of electives, of which at least 10 units must be at 2000 level or above.

For students who want to pursue a career in biomedical research, the following course is recommended as an elective option: HUBS3409 Projects in Biomedical Science (20 units) - http://www.newcastle.edu.au/course/HUBS3409.html

No mid-year intake is available for this program.


Program Structure

Core Courses

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

CHEM1010Introductory Chemistry I
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEM1020Introductory Chemistry II
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS1109Anatomy for Biomedical Science
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS1202Human Genomics and Biomolecular Analysis
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS1403Biomedical Science Part 1
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
HUBS1404Biomedical Science Part 2
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
HUBS1405Introduction to Professional Skills in Biomedical Science
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT1070Statistics for the Sciences
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
HUBS2107Mammalian Growth & Development
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS2206Human Biochemistry and Cell Biology
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS2207Human Metabolic and Nutritional Biochemistry
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS2209Human Molecular Science
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS2507Integrative Physiology for Biomedical Science
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS2601Human Infection and Immunity 1
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS3204Advanced Professional Skills in Biomedical Science
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS3205Human Pharmacology
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS3302Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS3403Neuroscience
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS3410Advanced Skills in Research Design
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS3602Human Infection and Immunity 2
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units

Directed Courses

Choose 10 units from the following directed courses

MATH1110Mathematics 1
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS1200Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
PSYC1010Psychology Introduction 1
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Distance)
10 units

Directed Courses

Choose 10 units from the following directed courses

HUBS2503Clinical Exercise Physiology
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS2505Human Pathophysiology
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
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

  • Demonstrate broad coherent knowledge and academic background appropriate for professional work. In particular, demonstrate in-depth knowledge and skills in Biomedical Science.
  • Work independently and/or collaboratively to collect, analyse 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 appropriate 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.

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