Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences (Honours) [End-on]

Course and Subject Handbook 2016 Courses Undergraduate Courses Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences (Honours) [End-on]

Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences (Honours) [End-on]

Course code

70409

Course type

Bachelor Honours Degree (AQF Level 8)

Division

Tropical Health and Medicine

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of an AQF Level 7 Bachelor Degree in a discipline cognate to the proposed area of research.

Achievement of an overall grade point average of 5.0 (i.e. credit average) across their undergraduate degree and/or a grade point average of 5.0 in the final year of their undergraduate degree, with credits or better in specific discipline areas.

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.

Special admission requirements

Honours studies shall normally follow on directly from the pass degree and no later than two years following completion of the pass degree.

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.

For more information, refer to: Infectious Diseases Policy and Immunisation Guidelines

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

24 credit points as per course structure

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours), graduates will be able to:

  • Integrate and apply a coherent and advanced body of theoretical and technical knowledge and skills, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in the disciplines of Biomedicine

  • Critically review, analyse, synthesise and evaluate evidence and scientific literature to identify and propose solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence

  • Apply knowledge of research principles to plan and execute a piece of scientific research with some independence

  • Convey information, arguments and conclusions through advanced English language and numeracy proficiency, verbal presentation skills & computer literacy (including word processing, databases, graphics and statistical packages) to a variety of audiences

  • Reflect on current skills, knowledge and attitudes, in order to plan and implement ongoing personal and professional development needs and identify opportunities for lifelong learning.

Course Structure

Options

Select an honours discipline from the table below

DISCIPLINE

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Anatomy

Townsville

 

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Townsville

Not available part-time

Microbiology and Immunology

Townsville

 

Pharmacology

Townsville

 

Physiology

Cairns

Townsville

 

ANATOMY

AT4001:12 Anatomy Honours Part 1 of 2

AT4002:12 Anatomy Honours Part 2 of 2

OR

AT4003:06 Anatomy Honours (Part-Time) Part 1 of 4

AT4004:06 Anatomy Honours (Part-Time) Part 2 of 4

AT4005:06 Anatomy Honours (Part-Time) Part 3 of 4

AT4006:06 Anatomy Honours (Part-Time) Part 4 of 4

BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

BC4002:12 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Honours Part 1 of 2

BC4003:12 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Honours Part 2 of 2

MICROBIOLOGY AND IMMUMOLOGY

MI4000:12 Microbiology and Immunology Honours Part 1 of 2

MI4001:12 Microbiology and Immunology Honours Part 2 of 2

OR

MI4010:06 Microbiology and Immunology Honours (Part-Time) Part 1 of 4

MI4011:06 Microbiology and Immunology Honours (Part-Time) Part 2 of 4

MI4012:06 Microbiology and Immunology Honours (Part-Time) Part 3 of 4

MI4013:06 Microbiology and Immunology Honours (Part-Time) Part 4 of 4

PHARMACOLOGY

PP4051:12 Pharmacology Honours Part 1 of 2

PP4052:12 Pharmacology Honours Part 2 of 2

OR

PP4053:06 Pharmacology Honours (Part-Time) Part 1 of 4

PP4054:06 Pharmacology Honours (Part-Time) Part 2 of 4

PP4055:06 Pharmacology Honours (Part-Time) Part 3 of 4

PP4056:06 Pharmacology Honours (Part-Time) Part 4 of 4

PHYSIOLOGY

PP4001:12 Physiology Honours Part 1 of 2

PP4002:12 Physiology Honours Part 2 of 2

OR

PP4003:06 Physiology Honours (Part-Time) Part 1 of 4

PP4004:06 Physiology Honours (Part-Time) Part 2 of 4

PP4005:06 Physiology Honours (Part-Time) Part 3 of 4

PP4006:06 Physiology Honours (Part-Time) Part 4 of 4

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Townsville

 

Cairns

Not all disciplines are available in Cairns

Candidature

Expected time to complete

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

3 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Professional accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Not applicable

Maximum allowed

Nil

Currency

Not applicable

Expiry

Not applicable

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

Award title

BACHELOR OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES (HONOURS)

Approved abbreviation

BBiomedSc(Hons)

Inclusion of majors on testamur

No majors are to appear on the testamur.

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable