Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Why study the Bachelor of Biomedical Science at UNE?

This course provides an integrated approach to examining contemporary issues in health and disease. Students gain underpinning theoretical knowledge as well as practical laboratory experience in a range of discipline areas inlcuding anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, genetics, immunology, microbiology and molecular and cellular biology.

A multi-disciplinary approach is taken with an emphasis on the associations between structure and function. The course encourages the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills so that graduate can apply these skills to the rapidly evolving fields of biomedical research and clinical science.

There is no Honours year for the Bachelor of Biomedical Science, however, well-qualified graduates may apply to complete the Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons)). BSc(Hons) graduates who achieve the appropriate level of Honours are eligible to apply for a research Master degree or a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

Career Opportunities

Career options include employment in the biomedical, biotechnology or pharmaceutical industries. Graduates of the Bachelor of Biomedical Science may also pursue specialised research programs in universities, research institutes or hospital laboratories.

This program also provides excellent preparation for entry into a range of medical or paramedical courses including medicine, pharmacy and dietetics.

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Degree Snapshot

DURATION

3 Years Full-time
Up to 10 years Part-time

FEES

CSP
International

2016 ATAR / OP

72.55 / 12

2017 STUDY OPTIONS
Armidale

Trimester 1, Off Campus
Trimester 1, On Campus
Trimester 2, Off Campus
Trimester 3, Off Campus

Official Abbreviation BBiomedSc
Course Type Undergraduate
CRICOS Code 061315J
Commencing
Responsible Campus Admission Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Off Campus
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 2 Off Campus
Armidale Trimester 3 Off Campus
Course Duration
  • 3 Years Full-time
  • Up to 10 years Part-time
2016 ATAR 72.55
2016 OP 12
Fees CSP / International
Total Credit Points 144
Intensive Schools

Mandatory intensive schools may be a requirement of some of the units in this course. See Unit Catalogue for specific requirements.

Entry Requirements

A candidate shall be qualified for admission (see Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Rule and Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Procedures).

Assumed knowledge is two unit Mathematics.

Recommended studies: Biology and/or Chemistry and/or Physics.

For students without the recommended background knowledge, the School offers introductory units in Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics.

Additional Requirements

Inherent Requirements: Students must meet the Inherent Requirements in order to complete this course.

Advanced Standing

Candidates are referred to the University Policy on Advanced Standing.

Advanced standing will not be granted for SCI395 and WORK300.

Scholarships

The University offers a number of scholarships available to Australian citizens and permanent residents.

Academic Colours

Straw (BCC 51)

Further Information

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These course rules & plans are ONLY to be used if you commenced, transferred or changed versions in the Bachelor of Biomedical Science in 2017.

Admission to Candidature

A candidate shall be qualified for admission (see Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Rule and the Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Procedures).

Additional Requirements

Inherent Requirements

Students must meet the Inherent Requirements in order to complete this course.

Advanced Standing

Candidates are referred to the University Policy on Advanced Standing.
Advanced standing will not be granted for SCI395 and WORK300.

Period of Candidature

The period of candidature shall be:
(a) three years as a full-time candidate;
(b) up to ten years as a part-time candidate.

Course Requirements

To qualify for the award a candidate must pass units to the value of 144 credit points with not more than 60 credit points at 100-level and at least 36 credit points at 300-level..

Program of Study

Candidates shall complete an approved program of study as outlined in the Course Schedule comprising:

Course Structure Credit Points
Core Units 102 cps
Listed Units 42 cps
Total 144 cps

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Award of Degree

Candidates who meet the course requirements shall be awarded the Bachelor of Biomedical Science.

Exit Pathways

Subject to meeting Advanced Standing rules, candidates who discontinue their studies in the course may be eligible to exit with the Diploma in Science on completion of 48 credit points or the Advanced Diploma in Science on completion of 72 credit points.
Candidates who apply to discontinue their studies must apply for re-admission and will be subject to current course requirements of the Bachelor of Biomedical Science. This may mean that they will not receive full recognition for their previous studies should the course structure have change in response to University requirements.

Appeals

Candidates are referred to the Academic Assessment Appeals Policy and the Academic Assessment Appeals Procedures.

Course Progression

Candidates are referred to the Course Progression Rule and the Course Progression Procedures.

Improper Conduct

Candidates are referred to the Student Coursework Academic Misconduct Rule and the Student Coursework Academic Misconduct Procedures.

Course Aims

The course produces graduates who have well developed fundamental skills across the biomedical science disciplines and provides a pathway to industry, postgraduate degrees and medical and paramedical programs.

Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate a coherent understanding of biomedical science by articulating the methods of biomedical science and explaining why current scientific knowledge of biomedicine is both contestable and testable by further inquiry, and explaining the role and relevance of biomedical science in society;
  2. exhibit depth and breadth of biomedical scientific knowledge by demonstrating well-developed knowledge in at least one disciplinary area; demonstrating knowledge in at least one other disciplinary area;
  3. critically analyse and solve scientific problems relating to biomedicine by gathering, synthesising and critically evaluating information from a range of source; designing and planning an investigation; selecting and applying practical and/or theoretical techniques or tools in order to conduct an investigation; collecting, accurately recording, interpreting and drawing conclusions from scientific data;
  4. be effective communicators of biomedical science by communicating scientific results, information or arguments, to a range of audiences, for a range of purposes, and using a variety of modes; and
  5. be accountable for their own learning and scientific work by being independent and self-directed learners, working effectively, responsibly and safely in an individual or team context, demonstrating knowledge of the regulatory frameworks relevant to their disciplinary area and personally practising ethical conduct.
Graduate Attributes
Knowledge of a Discipline

Graduates will understand ways of scientific thinking and the nature of science as a broad discipline. They will also have specialised knowledge in biomedical science and be able to articulate, aspects of the place and importance of, biomedical science in the local and global community.

Communication Skills

Graduates will be able to communicate scientific results, information or arguments to a range of audiences and for a range of purposes.

Problem Solving

Graduates will be able to investigate and solve problems by using recognised methods of science and appropriate practical techniques and tools. Also, by formulating hypotheses, collecting valid and reliable data, and incorporating quantitative evidence into arguments.

Information Literacy

Graduates will be able to communicate scientific results, information or arguments to a range of audiences and for a range of purposes. They will also be able to synthesize and evaluate information from a range of sources, using a range of technologies.

Ethical Conduct and Social Responsibility

Graduates will be able to take social responsibility by recognising the relevant ethical frameworks within which science is practised and show a capacity for working responsibly and safely in both individual and team environments.

Lifelong Learning

Graduates will be able to take personal responsibility for lifelong learning by demonstrating a capacity for self-directed learning.

Independence and Collaboration

Elements of each unit in the program of study require students to work independently. The units in this program, with a practical component, require collaboration as students work in teams.

How to Apply

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