BH-BIOMED v.1 Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science) (Honours)
Course CRICOS Code: 073667G
Registered full-time Duration: 1 Year
Bachelor Honours Degrees prepare students to develop advanced knowledge and skills for professional work, research and further learning corresponding to AQF level 8 qualifications.
This course develops originality and independence of thought and trains students in research. It is the preferred route for students proceeding to a higher degree. Additionally, this course broadens knowledge and provides exposure to the latest developments in biomedical research, thereby enhancing employment prospects.
This course is a continuation from the undergraduate BSc (Medical Science) course which is accredited by the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS) and graduates are eligible to apply for Associate Membership.
Additional Course Expenses
Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks and other essential study materials.
Course Entry and Completion Details
Applicants for a Bachelor Honours Degree are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au and include flexible entry pathways. Admission to Honours is by invitation and follows high achievement in an appropriate Bachelor Degree. Any specific course entry and completion requirements must also be met.
Specifically, students with an outstanding performance and appropriate Bachelor of Science (or equivalent) course will be considered for entry to the honours program. Students intending to apply for entry must have achieved a minimum weighted average of at least 65 per cent for their final year subjects. Candidates should inform the course coordinator of an intention to apply for entry to the honours program prior to or immediately after the conclusion of undergraduate study.
Credit for Recognised Learning
Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au.
Pathway to Further Study
Graduates may qualify for entry to Graduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas, Master by Coursework and Research degrees and Doctorates. For further details, see the University website http://curtin.edu.au.
Course Entry/Completion Note
Applicants for this course should refer to the Faculty website for more information on Communicable Diseases and Criminal Record Screening and Clearance.
Bachelor Honours Degrees typically comprise an honours course equivalent to one year of full-time study, which is additional to the associated bachelor degree.
The honours degree comprises a supervised research project together with activities and exercises providing experience in other science related activities, such as information acquisition and processing and the development of skills in written and oral communication.
Course Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. apply biomedical science knowledge to extend the boundary of knowledge through a research project (and/or); demonstrate knowledge of bioscience research methodologies in bioscience and how they are applied to answer research questions
2. critically analyse the biomedical science literature to design, implement and evaluate a research project
3. determine the type and variety of biomedical science information required using appropriate technologies; synthesise and evaluate scientific and experimental information
4. communicate the research process and outcomes through a proposal, dissertation and oral presentations appropriate for a scientific audience; keep accurate records of experimental work and planning
5. use appropriate instrumentation to undertake biomedical science experiments
6. demonstrate intellectual curiosity throughout the planning, conduct and evaluation of the research process
7. consider biomedical science problems from a global perspective; apply international biomedical standards for experimental procedures
8. recognise the significance of their project in a broader biological, social and cultural context
9. demonstrate an application of the ethical requirements for research in a bioscience research field; work independently to plan and implement a research project
Duration and Availability
This course is one year full-time study.
Location and delivery Mode
|Year||Location||Period||All*||Internal||Partially Online Internal^||External||Fully Online#|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 1||Y|
The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.
* The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.
^ Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.
# Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.
|Year 1 Semester 1|
|MEDI4005||v.1||Biomedical Science Honours 1||15.0||100.0|
|Year 1 Semester 2|
|MEDI4006||v.1||Biomedical Science Honours 2||12.0||100.0|
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