Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences

Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences

Course code

116910

Course type

Bachelor Degree (AQF Level 7)

Division

Tropical Health and Medicine

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

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.

Post-admission requirements

This course may have specific admission requirements such as immunisation, a Suitability to Work with Children card, a federal police check and/or other conditions that students must comply with. Students must complete all professional experience placement requirements by the prescribed deadlines and maintain currency of these requirements in order to stay admitted in the course.

You will find your course requirements here:
https://www.jcu.edu.au/professional-experience-placement/preparation-checklists

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

72 credit points as per course structure

Course learning outcomes

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

  • Demonstrate   integrated theoretical and technical knowledge and skills, with depth in the   underlying concepts and principles across the range of biomedical science   disciplines
  • Critically   review, analyse, synthesise and apply scientific evidence and process to a   range of social and economic contexts
  • Apply   recognised methods and tools of biomedical science to the process of enquiry   and discovery
  • Communicate   scientific information and philosophies clearly and coherently through   well-developed English language and numeracy proficiency, to a range of   audiences for a range of purposes using a variety of modes
  • Demonstrate   personal and social responsibility and accountability through an awareness of   ethical frameworks, by working safely and responsibly in individual and team   environments
  • Critically   reflect upon the socio-ecological impact of health issues in tropical, rural   and remote and indigenous communities
  • Reflect on   current skills, knowledge and attitudes, in order to plan and implement   ongoing personal and professional development needs.

Inherent Requirements

Inherent Requirements

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

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.

Course Structure

Level 1

Teaching Period 1

BM1000:03 Introductory Biochemistry and Microbiology

BM1001:03 Introduction to Biomedicine

BM1002:03 Anatomy: Principles and Systems

CH1001:03 Chemistry: A Central Science

Teaching Period 2

BM1004:03 Anatomy: Structure and Movement

CH1002:03 Chemistry: Principles and Applications

Level 2

Teaching Period 1

BC2013:03 Principles of Biochemistry

MI2011:03 Microbial Diversity

PP2101:03 Medical Physiology I

Teaching Period 2

MI2021:03 Introductory Infectious Diseases and Immunobiology

PP2201:03 Medical Physiology 2

Level 3

Teaching Period 1

BC3101:03 Genes, Genomes and Development

MI3021:03 Clinical Microbiology

PP3101:03 Advanced and Integrated Physiology

PLUS

Select a major from Table A

TABLE A (Majors)

Type of major

Mandatory

Credit points in major

30 credit points

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT 

NOTES

Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Townsville

Available only as a single major

Microbiology and Immunology

Townsville

Available only as a single major

Molecular and Cell Biology

Townsville

Available only as a single major

Physiology and Pharmacology

Townsville

Available only as a single major

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Townsville

No mid-year entry

Candidature

Expected time to complete

3 years full time or equivalent part time

Maximum time to complete

7 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

Students may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing and Articulation policy and associated procedures

Maximum allowed

48 credit points

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for subjects completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course

Expiry

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 this course.

Other restrictions

A maximum of 9 credit points of advanced standing may be granted at level 3.

Award Details

Award title

BACHELOR OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Approved abbreviation

BBiomedSc

Inclusion of majors on
testamur

Any major may appear on the testamur

Exit with lesser award

Students who have completed 24 credit points of their course award requirements, and withdraw from or fail to meet the requirements for progression in the later years, may be eligible for the award of Diploma of Tertiary Studies.

Course articulation

Not applicable

Honours

Honours availability

Available as a separate graduate entry course

Eligibility

Students must satisfy the College requirements relating to the standard of academic achievement necessary to proceed to the honours degree.