Bachelor of Life Sciences [Exit only]

Bachelor of Life Sciences [Exit only]

Course code

112710

Course type

BAC – Bachelor Pass (AQF level 7)

Division

Tropical Health and Medicine

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

The Bachelor of Life Sciences may be awarded to students who have completed years 1-3 of their professional course award requirements, and withdrawn from or failed to meet the requirements for progression in the later years of the following courses:

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery

  • Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery

  • Bachelor of Veterinary Sciences.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Not applicable - the course is an exit qualification only.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

72 credit points as per course structure

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of the Bachelor of Life Sciences, graduates will be able to:

  • demonstrate a broad knowledge of the principles of biochemistry, anatomy and physiology, microbiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology as well as broader understanding of issues across life science disciplines

  • interpret and evaluate scientific information, and communicate this information clearly and coherently to a range of audiences, for a range of purposes, using a variety of formats

  • apply cognitive and creative skills to solve problems in a diverse range of life science related subjects

  • discuss the socio-ecological impact of major health issues in tropical, rural and remote communities

  • demonstrate personal and social responsibility and accountability through an awareness of ethical frameworks, by working safely and responsibly in individual and team environments

  • reflect on current skills, knowledge and attitudes, in order to plan and implement ongoing personal and professional development needs

Course Structure

OPTIONS

72 credit points of appropriate subjects successfully completed in Levels 1-3 of the:Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) or Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) or Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc)

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Cairns

BDS only

Townsville

MBBS & BVSc only

Candidature

Expected time to complete

3 years full time

Maximum time to complete

6 years

Maximum leave of absence

Nil

Progression

Course progression
requisites

Not applicable

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

Not applicable

Special assessment
requirements

Not applicable

Professional accreditation
requirements

Not applicable - this award is not intended for professional accreditation

Maximum allowed Pass
Conceded (PC) grade

Not applicable

Supplementary exam for
final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Not applicable

Maximum allowed

Not applicable

Currency

Not applicable

Expiry

Not applicable

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

Award title

BACHELOR OF LIFE SCIENCES

Approved abbreviation

BLifeSc

This is a joint degree

No

Inclusion of majors on
testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable

Special Awards

Not applicable

Honours

Honours availability

Not available

Eligibility

Not applicable