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UAC code482100 - Newcastle
LocationNewcastle
Duration3 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 8 years maximum.3 years full-time.
Mode of deliveryFace to Face
Start datesSemester 1 (21 Feb 2022), Semester 1 (21 Feb 2022),
FeesFind information about indicative course and program fees.
English proficiencyIELTS overall minimum - 6.0, IELTS section minimum - 6.0 Find out more about IELTS.
CRICOS CodeCRICOS code: 023110D
Program Code40097
Selection Rank
75.10
90.05 (Median SR)
Entry requirements

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.

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

Program handbook

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.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • 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.

Details

Information correct as at22 Sep 2021 3:34 am
Program code40097
AQF level

Level 7 Bachelor Degree

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 3 years full-time.
Selection Rank
LocationSelection RankMedian
Callaghan Campus75.1090.05

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Assumed knowledgeA strong background in the basic sciences including mathematics, chemistry, physics and biology would be an advantage.
Recommended studies2 units of Mathematics and Chemistry, plus either Physics or Biology would be an advantage.
Term typeSemesters
Fees
  • International students - AUD40,390 (indicative annual fee, 2021)
    Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code023110D

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Admission information

Admission requirements

Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students. 

During the admission process adjustment factors may be applied to your Selection Rank. Find out if you are eligible.

Current Australian Year 12 Students:

Apply for entry through UAC. Entry based on Selection Rank 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 Baccalaureate (IB) in Australia

Apply for entry through UAC. Entry based on Selection Rank 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

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 of English Language Proficiency Standard equivalent to an IELTS overall minimum of 6.0 with no subtest result below 6.0.

Additional selection criteria

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

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, visit the University's credit website for more information on applying for credit.

Please note that time restrictions apply to the granting of credit in this program.


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 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

Program requirements

Qualification for the award of Bachelor of Biomedical Science requires the completion of 240 units. Students must complete 160 units of core courses, 70 units selected from a directed course list, and 10 units of electives. 

No mid-year intake is available for this program.


Program plans

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.

Additional documents


Transition arrangements

Following a major program revision undertaken in 2020, students who commenced the Bachelor of Biomedical Science program prior to 2021 should review the Transition Arrangements document and consult their program plan to confirm their course pathway. Any further questions should be directed to the Program Convenor or Academic Program Advisor.


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 above.

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Core Courses

Students must complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
CHEM1010Introductory Chemistry I
  • Summer 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Winter - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
HUBS1109Anatomy for Biomedical Science
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS1202Human Genomics and Biomolecular Analysis
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS1403Biomedical Science Part 1
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
HUBS1404Biomedical Science Part 2
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
HUBS1420Terminology and Communication in Biomedicine
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS1422Critical Thinking and Scientific Process in Biomedicine
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT1070Statistics for the Sciences
  • Summer 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
HUBS2203Introductory Pharmacology
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
HUBS2206Human Biochemistry and Cell Biology
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS2407Experimental Design and Laboratory Skills in Medical Research
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS2507Integrative Physiology for Biomedical Science
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS2601Human Infection and Immunity
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS3302Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS3403Neuroscience
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS3511Human Reproduction and Pregnancy
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units

Directed Courses

Please check the Bachelor of Biomedical Science Blackboard site for directed course suggestions for students wishing to follow a research pathway, laboratory medicine pathway or clinical pathway. Note that the research pathway requires the elective course to be completed in semester 1 of Year 3. Students must complete 70 units from the following courses, of which 10 units must be at 3000 level.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
HUBS2103Neural and Visceral Anatomy
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS2209Cancer Biology and Oncology
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS2503Clinical Exercise Physiology
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS2505Human Pathophysiology
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
INDH2490Foundations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
PHAR2202Drug Design and Analytical Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS3204Biomedical Research Integrated Learning
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS3412Work Integrated Learning in Biomedical Science
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
20 units
HUBS3414Anatomical Pathology
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS3602Clinical Immunology and Infection
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHAR4204Clinical Leadership in Health Care
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 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


Additional information

Through the Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre, students can access a free suite of NUPrep preparation courses as well as Academic Learning Support.

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 our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.


Additional support

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.

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