Bachelor Degree (AQF Level 7)
Tropical Health and Medicine
English, Maths B, Chemistry
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.
Current Provide First Aid and CPR Certificate:
Students must hold a current Provide First Aid Certificate before undertaking professional or clinical placements. Students are responsible for any costs associated with obtaining this certificate.
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. 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.
72 credit points as per course structure
Course learning outcomes
The new Biomedical Science graduate will be able to:
Inherent requirements are the fundamental abilities, attributes, skills and behaviours needed to complete the learning outcomes of a course while preserving the academic integrity of the university’s learning, assessment and accreditation processes. Students and prospective students must be able to demonstrate that they have acquired or have the ability to acquire the inherent requirements for their degree. For more information refer to Inherent Requirements page.
Reasonable adjustments may be made to assist students manage additional circumstances impacting on their studies provided these do not change the academic integrity of a degree. Reasonable adjustments do not alter the need to be able to demonstrate the inherent requirements of the course.
BM1000:03 Introductory Biochemistry and Microbiology
BM1001:03 Introduction to Biomedicine
BM1002:03 Anatomy: Principles and Systems
CH1001:03 Chemistry: A Central Science
BM1003:03 Biomedicine in the Tropics
BM1004:03 Anatomy: Structure and Movement
CH1002:03 Chemistry: Principles and Applications
HS1401: 03 Health and Health Care in Australia
BM2001: 03 Epidemiology
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 and Integrated Physiology
Select 3 credit points of specified PP level 3 subjects from List 1
Teaching Period 1: PP3150:03 Chemical Pharmacology
Teaching Period 1: PP3151:03 General Pathobiology
Teaching Period 2: PP3251:03 Systemic Pathophysiology and Therapeutics
Teaching Period 2: PP3252:03 Neuropharmacology
Select 12 credit points of specified BC, PP or MI level 3 subjects from List 2
Teaching Period 1: MI3061:03 Advanced Immunobiology
Teaching Period 1: BC3102:03 Advanced Cell Biology
Teaching Period 2: BC3201:03 Biotechnology
Teaching Period 2: BC3202:03 Special Topics in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Teaching Period 2: MI3051:03 Mechanisms of Infectious Diseases
Teaching Period 2: MI3071: 03 Molecular Analysis of Tropical Microbes
Teaching Period 2: PP3201:03 Contemporary Research in Physiology
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)
Students must hold a current Provide First Aid Certificate before undertaking professional or clinical placements.
Special assessment requirements
Professional accreditation requirements
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
Supplementary exam for final subject
Students may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing and Articulation policy and 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 17 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the student 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.
BACHELOR OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Not applicable - this course does not have majors
Exit with lesser award
Available as a separate graduate entry course
Students must satisfy the College requirements relating to the standard of academic achievement necessary to proceed to the honours degree.