Graduate Certificate of Biomedical Sciences [Exit Only]

Handbook year

2021

Course code

75011

Course type

Graduate Certificate (AQF Level 8)

Owner

Division of Tropical Health and Medicine

College

Public Health, Medical & Veterinary Sciences

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

The Graduate Certificate of Biomedical Sciences may be awarded to students exiting the Graduate Diploma of Medical Sciences or Master of Medical Sciences, provided they meet the award requirements for the Graduate Certificate of Biomedical Sciences.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Not applicable – the course is an exit qualification only.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

12 credit points

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:

  • Apply and adapt specialized knowledge, including an understanding of recent developments, in focused areas of biomedicine

  • Analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories in new situations or contexts with creativity and independence

  • Demonstrate a high level of personal autonomy and accountability for their own future professional development through reflection on current skills, knowledge and attitudes and their application to rural and remote and indigenous health

  • Communicate theoretical knowledge using high level oral and written English language and, where appropriate, numeracy skills to a variety of audiences.

Inherent Requirements

Inherent RequirementsInherent 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 adjustmentsReasonable 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.

Course Structure

Core Subjects

12 credit points of any Level 5 BC, BM, HS, MI, ML, PP or TM subjects or a sequence approved by the College Dean

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Townsville

Exit Only

Candidature

Expected time to complete

6 months full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

2 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

Credit

Eligibility

Not applicable – this is an exit only degree

Maximum allowed

Not applicable

Currency

Not applicable

Expiry

Not applicable

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

Award title

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Approved abbreviation

GCertBiomedSc

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