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Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.
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
Program learning outcomes
On successful completion of the program students will have:
- Demonstrated broad coherent knowledge and an academic background appropriate for professional work. In particular, students will have demonstrated advanced and in-depth knowledge and skills in Biomedical Science
- The ability to work independently and collaboratively to collect, analyse, interpret and organise scientific information effectively
- The ability to 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
- Reported scientific findings in written, visual and/or verbal forms and be able to communicate a convincing and reasoned scientific argument at an appropriately highly skilled level
- 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 awareness of professional practice in relevant disciplines, including an understanding, appreciation and respect for appropriate conduct and ethical practice.
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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
All Applicants 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 here.
Applicants for this program must satisfy a minimum English Language Proficiency Standard equivalent to an IELTS overall minimum of 6.0 with no subtest result below 6.0.
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 is not available for End-On Honours programs.
Academic requirements for program completion
Total units required
1 year full-time or part-time equivalent up to 3 years maximum.
International students studying this program on campus are required to enrol full time to comply with their student visa requirements and complete their study in the standard minimum program duration. International students requiring enrolment advice should review the program plan corresponding to the semester and year of commencement and can contact their Program Advisor at ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au
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.
Download a program plan from the list below for the year/term that you commenced or transitioned into this program.
The Program Plan provides information on the structure and rules of your program. Used in conjunction with your Program Handbook, it is designed to be used as an enrolment guide.
You can track your progress by ticking off the courses you have completed and plan your current and future enrolment.
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 above.
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Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program
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|HUBS4401||Biomedical Sciences Honours 411||20 units|
|HUBS4402||Biomedical Sciences Honours 412||20 units|
|HUBS4403||Biomedical Sciences Honours 413||20 units|
|HUBS4404||Biomedical Sciences Honours 414||20 units|
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.
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 our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.
AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the College or School to ensure that this happens 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. More information is available online.
The College 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 College will seek advice from the Student Support Unit as to what constitutes "reasonable accommodations" under Anti-Discrimination legislation.
How to apply
You usually apply for Honours in the final year of your undergraduate degree. To be accepted for entry you must have successfully completed a Bachelor of Biomedical Science or equivalent with a credit grade point average (GPA).
For more information contact A/Prof Kathryn Skelding in the College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing on +61 2 4921 5982.
Only projects that have been pre-approved by the Honours Committee (available projects for 2021 found here (PDF, 860KB)) will be able to be used as the ‘Proposed Project’ on the forms.
To apply for entry, download and complete the following forms:
- Direct Admissions Application form (PDF, 332KB)
- Bachelor of Biomecial Science (Honours) Application form (PDF, 379KB)
Find out more about Honours scholarships.
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