Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (Honours) [End-on]

Course and Subject Handbook 2016 Courses Undergraduate Courses Honours Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (Honours) [End-on]

Administration and Availability Information

Year

2015

Course code

70309G

Version

4

Course type

Bachelor Honours Degree (AQF Level 8)

Division

Tropical Health and Medicine

Award Requirements

Course Structure

Candidature

Progression

Advanced Standing

Award Details

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of an AQF level 7 Bachelor Degree in Medical Laboratory Science or related field, within the previous 5 years; and

Achievement of an overall grade point average of 5.0 (i.e. credit average) across their bachelor degree and/or a grade point average of 5.0 in the fourth year of their bachelor 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.

Students also need to take note that in accordance with the National Registration Board’s requirement, they must hold a valid IELTS (academic module) minimum score of 7.0 in all components within 2 years prior to applying for registration

Additional selection requirements

Application for entry to the Honours program is by approval of the College Dean, and interview.

Quota restrictions on the number of honours places available may apply from time to time as determined by the College Dean.

Applicants for honours who have graduated with a pass degree from this or another university or who graduated more than five years ago may be required to complete such coursework or assessment as the College Dean recommends.

Special admission requirements

Nil

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

Credit points

24 credit points as per course structure

Additional course rules

Nil

Additional completion requirements

Nil

Course learning outcomes

The Medical Laboratory Science (Honours) graduate will be able to:

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

  • Critically review, analyse, synthesise and apply scientific evidence and processes in a range of social and economic contexts

  • Apply recognised methods and tolls of medical laboratory science in processes of enquiry and discovery in clinical/medical investigative contexts

  • Communicate scientific information and research findings clearly and coherently through advanced English language and numeracy proficiency to a range of audiences using a variety of modes

  • Demonstrate personal and social responsibility and accountability through an awareness of ethical frameworks, by working safely and responsible in individual and/or team environments

  • Critically reflect upon the role of pathology investigation and medical research in tropical, rural, remote, Indigenous communities and/or other contexts

  • Reflect on current skills, knowledge and attitudes in order to plan and implement ongoing personal and professional development needs relevant to a professional medical laboratory scientist

  • Apply knowledge of research principles and methods to plan and execute project work and/or a piece of research and scholarship with some independence.

Course Structure

OPTIONS

Select an honours specialisation from Table A

Table A (HONOURS SPECIALISATIONS)

DISCIPLINE

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Anatomy

Townsville

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Townsville

Not available part-time

Microbiology and Immunology

Townsville

Pharmacology

Townsville

Physiology

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 Immunology

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

Candidature

Expected time to complete

1 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

3 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 years

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

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 MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE (HONOURS)

Approved abbreviation

BMedLabSc(Hons)

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable