Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (Honours) [Embedded] [Indigenous Health Careers Access Program]

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Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (Honours) [Embedded] [Indigenous Health Careers Access Program]

Course Code

107809

Course type

Bachelor Honours Degree (AQF Level 8)

Division

Division of Tropical Health and Medicine

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

English, Maths B, Chemistry

Special admission requirements

Nominate with QTAC as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander

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

108 credit points as per course structure

Additional course rules

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 tools 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.

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

Core Subjects

Year 1

Teaching Period 1            

BM1001:03 Introduction to Biomedicine

CU1010:03 Effective Writing

MA1020:03 Preparatory Mathematics

Teaching Period 2            

CH1020:03 Preparatory Chemistry

HS1401:03 Health and Health Care in Australia

IA1007:03 Linking Indigenousness 1

Year 2

Teaching Period 1

BM1000:03 Introductory Biochemistry and Microbiology

BM1002:03 Anatomy: Principles and Systems

CH1001:03 Chemistry: A Central Science

Teaching Period 2            

BM1003:03 Biomedicine in the Tropics

BM1004:03 Anatomy: Structure and Movement

CH1002:03 Chemistry: Principles and Applications

Year 3

Teaching Period 1            

BC2013:03 Principles of Biochemistry

BM2001:03 Epidemiology

MI2011:03 Microbial Diversity

PP2101:03 Medical Physiology I

Teaching Period 2

BC2023:03 Molecular Genetics

BC2024:03 Cell Biology

MI2021:03 Introductory Infectious Diseases and Immunobiology

PP2201:03 Medical Physiology 2

Year 4

Teaching Period 1:

BC3101:03 Genes, Genomes and Development

MI3021:03 Clinical Microbiology

MI3061:03 Advanced Immunobiology

PP3151:03 General Pathobiology

Teaching Period 2:

MI3051:03 Mechanisms of Infectious Diseases

ML3102:03 Laboratory Management and Quality Assurance

PP3251:03 Systemic Pathophysiology and Therapeutics

Plus

Select 3 credit points of specified level 3 subjects:

BC3201:03 Bioengineering

BM3000:03 Advanced Projects in Biomedicine

MI3071:03 Molecular Analysis of Tropical Microbes

Year 5

Teaching Period 1:

ML5303:03 Advanced Clinical Placement 1

ML5305:03 Advanced Immunohaematology

ML5307:03 Advanced Haematology 1

ML5308:03 Advanced Haematology 2

Teaching Period 2:

ML5301:03Advanced Clinical Biochemistry 1

ML5302:03 Advanced Clinical Biochemistry 2

ML5304:03 Advanced Clinical Placement 2

ML5309:03 Advanced Histology and Cytology Techniques

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Townsville

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

5 years full time or 9 years part-time

Maximum time to complete

11 years

Maximum leave of absence

2 years

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

Clinical placement/professional practice:

This course includes prescribed professional or clinical placements. Students may be required to undertake such placements away from the campus at which they are enrolled, at their own expense. (Note: health professional courses generally involve extensive professional or clinical placements).

Further information about placements can be found at Enrolment Policy – Coursework Students

Special assessment requirements

Refer to Review of a Student’s Suitability to Continue a Course Involving Placement policy.

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

6 credit points

Currency

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

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 21 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the student has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.

Other restrictions

A maximum of 18 credit points of advanced standing may be granted at level 3 or 4.

Award Details

Award title

BACHELOR OF MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE (HONOURS)

Approved abbreviation

BMedLabSc(Hons)

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.

Students who exit the course prior to completion, and have successfully completed 72 credit points of appropriate subjects, may be eligible for the award of:

Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences (Physiology and Pharmacology).

Course articulation

Not applicable