Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences
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Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences
English, Maths B, Chemistry
Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Guidelines for Bachelor degrees.
Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements
Students of non English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System. An IELTS score of 6.5 with no component lower than 6 is required (Band 2 at JCU).
Additional selection requirements
Special admission requirements
Post admission requirements
Hepatitis B immunisation:
Students must provide evidence of being immune to Hepatitis B within the first teaching period of their studies. A blood-borne viral disease may result in a student’s inability to obtain a placement in a Queensland Health facility and consequently may result in their inability to complete the requirements of the course as accredited by the relevant professional accrediting body. If a student has not complied with the above requirement by the last day of the first teaching period of their studies, their enrolment will be terminated immediately.
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
72 credit points as per course structure
Additional course rules
Additional completion requirements
Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Bachelor degree Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).
BM1000:03 Introductory Biochemistry and Microbiology
BZ1001:03 Fundamentals of Biology
CH1001:03 Chemistry: A Central Science
AT1210:03 Introductory Human Anatomy and Histology
CH1002:03 Chemistry: Principles and Applications
PP1201:03 Introduction to Physiology and Pharmacology
AT2110:03 Comparative Mammalian Anatomy and Histology
BC2013:03 Principles of Biochemistry
MI2011:03 Microbial Diversity
PP2101:03 Medical Physiology I
BC2023:03 Molecular Genetics
BC2024:03 Cell Regulation
MI2021:03 Introductory Infectious Diseases and Immunobiology
PP2201:03 Medical Physiology 2
BC3101:03 Genes, Genomes and Development
MI3021:03 Clinical Microbiology
PP3101:03 Advanced Physiology
Select 3 credit points of AN, CP, CU, HS, MB or PH level 1 subjects.
Select 3 credit points of specified PP level 3 subjects:
PP3150:03 Chemical Pharmacology
PP3151:03 General Pathobiology
PP3251:03 Systemic Pathophysiology and Therapeutics
Select 12 credit points of specified BC, PP or MI level 3 subjects:
BC3102:03 Advanced Cell Biology
BC3202:03 Special Topics in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
PP3103:03 Nutritional Physiology and Metabolism
PP3201:03 Applied Physiology
PP3203:03 Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology
MI3041:03 Food Microbiology
MI3051:03 Mechanisms of Infectious Diseases
MI3061:03 Advanced Immunobiology
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
No mid-year entry
Expected time to complete
3 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Special assessment requirements
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
Supplementary exam for final subject
Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.
48 credit points
Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.
Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 20 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.
A maximum of 9 credit points of advanced standing may be granted at level 3.
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Not applicable - this course does not have majors
Exit with lesser award
Available as a separate graduate entry course
Candidates must satisfy the School requirements relating to the standard of academic achievement necessary to proceed to the honours degree.