Graduate Certificate of Biomedical Sciences
Information valid for students commencing in 2015.
Graduate Certificate (AQF Level 8)
Tropical Health and Medicine
Completion of an AQF level 7 Bachelor Degree in a biomedical science or cognate science discipline; or equivalent.
Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements
Applicants of non-english speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 2 – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.
Additional selection 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
12 credit points
Additional course rules
Additional completion requirements
Course learning outcomes
Biomedical science examines how the body works and investigates ways to treat diseases using advanced tools and strategies. It covers the fields of biochemistry, microbiology, physiology and anatomy with the aim of improving health outcomes for humans and animals tropical, rural and remote and indigenous communities.
Graduates of the Graduate Certificate of Biomedical Sciences will be able to:
BC5101:03 Genes, Genomes & Development
MI5021:03 Advanced Clinical Microbiology
PP5101:03 Advanced and Integrated Physiology
Select 3 credit points (one subject) from the list below. Variations may be approved after discussions with the Director of Research Training.
BC5102:03 Advanced Cell Biology
BC5202:03 Special Topics in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
MI5000:03 Biomedical Epidemiology
MI5003:03 Advanced Marine Microbiology
MI5031:03 Advanced Aquatic Pathobiology
MI5051:03 Mechanisms of Infectious Diseases
MI5061:03 Advanced Immunology
MI5071:03 Tropical Microbial Molecular Analysis and Epidemiology
PP5002:03 Literature Review
PP5005:03 Special Topics in Physiology
PP5055:03 Special Topics in Pharmacology
PP5151:03 General Pathobiology
PP5201:03 Contemporary Research in Physiology
PP5251:03 Systemic Pathophysiology and Therapeutics
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
6 months 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
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
This is a joint degree
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Not applicable - this course does not have majors
Exit with lesser award
Candidates who complete this course are eligible for entry to the Graduate Diploma of Biomedical Sciences or the Master of Biomedical Sciences (Coursework), and may be granted advanced standing for relevant subjects completed under this course.