Bachelor of Medical Science (with specialisation)

includes:

Bachelor of Medical Science (with specialisation)

Awards

The course includes the following awards:

Bachelor of Medical Science BMedSc

Bachelor of Medical Science (Pathology) BMedSc(Path)

Availability

Bachelor of Medical Science (with specialisation) (4414US)

On Campus - Wagga Wagga
Online - Wagga Wagga

Availability is subject to change, please verify prior to enrolment.

Normal Course Duration

Bachelor of Medical Science (with specialisation)

Full-time: 3.0 years (or part-time equivalent)

Course duration is the effective time taken to complete a course when studied full-time (full-time equivalent duration). Students are advised to consult the Enrolment Pattern to determine length of study. Not all courses are offered in full-time mode.

Admission Criteria

CSU Admission Policy

A completed High School Certificate with an ATAR of 65 (including adjustment factors) or equivalent.
OR
Successful completion of two university level subjects (AQF level Associate Degree or higher) demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.
OR
A completed AQF Certificate III or higher level qualification.
OR
50% completion of an AQF Diploma level qualification.
OR
A completed Tertiary Preparation Course from an Australian University or an accredited provider demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.
AND
STANDARD English Language Proficiency requirements. Refer to http://futurestudents.csu.edu.au/apply/english-language for the specific requirements.

NOTE
Successful applicants who do not have an appropriate high school chemistry background are strongly recommended to undertake the chemistry subject offered in the University's Studylink supplementary program prior to commencing study in the course.

Students entering the course mid-year may not be able to complete full-time study in their first session of enrolment.

International students will only be able to commence on campus mid-year where their prior study is sufficient to gain credit for session one subjects.

Credit

CSU Credit Policy

No special arrangements apply

Graduation Requirement

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 192 points.

Course Structure

The course consists of 192 points comprised of:

  • Core subjects (12 subjects; 96 points)
    and either
  • restricted elective subjects (96 points)
    or
  • a specialisation in Pathology

Core subjects (96 points)

IKC100 Indigenous Health
BCM210 Foundations and Techniques of Biochemistry
BMS105 Science Communication and Methodology
BMS129 Physiological Sciences 1
BMS130 Physiological Sciences 2
BMS240 Human Molecular Genetics
BMS241 Molecular Cell Biology
BMS308 Immunology
CHM104 Chemistry 1A
CHM107 Chemistry 1B
MCR101 Introduction to Microbiology
STA201 Scientific Statistics

Restricted elective subjects for generic course (96 points)

Students can choose subjects from the two specialisations and can also select any of the following subjects:
BMS208 Human Nutrition
BMS233 Nutritional Physiology
BMS243 Nutrition, Metabolism & Human Disease
BMS256 Exercise Science for Health Practice
BMS342 Medicinal and Indigenous Foods
BMS406 Human Reproductive Biology
PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services
SCI301 International Practical Experience
PSY214 Health Psychology

Pathology specialisation (96 points)

BMS207 Clinical Biochemistry 1
BMS216 Introductory Haematology
BMS229 Histopathology 1
BMS237 Integrated Clinical Placement 1
BMS352 Molecular Pathology
BMS302 Clinical Biochemistry 2
BMS337 Histopathology 2
BMS338 Clinical Bacteriology
BMS315 Medical Microbiology
BMS306 Advanced Haematology
BMS324 Immunohaematology and Blood Transfusion
BMS351 Integrated Clinical Placement 2

Enrolment Pattern

Bachelor of Medical Science

Full time

Session 1
CHM104 Chemistry 1A
BMS105 Science Communication and Methodology
IKC100 Indigenous Health
BMS129 Physiological Sciences 1

Session 2
CHM107 Chemistry 1B
MCR101 Introduction to Microbiology
BMS130 Physiological Sciences 2
STA201 Scientific Statistics

Session 3
BCM210 Foundations and Techniques of Biochemistry
BMS240 Human Molecular Genetics
[restricted elective]
[restricted elective]

Session 4
BMS241 Molecular Cell Biology
[restricted elective]
[restricted elective]
[restricted elective]

Session 5
BMS308 Immunology
[restricted elective]
[restricted elective]
[restricted elective]

Session 6
[restricted elective]
[restricted elective]
[restricted elective]
[restricted elective]

Part time - Online

Session 1
CHM104 Chemistry 1A
BMS105 Science Communication and Methodology

Session 2
CHM107 Chemistry 1B
STA201 Scientific Statistics

Session 3
IKC100 Indigenous Health
BMS129 Physiological Sciences 1

Session 4
MCR101 Introduction to Microbiology
BMS130 Physiological Sciences 2

Session 5
BCM210 Foundations and Techniques of Biochemistry
BMS240 Human Molecular Genetics

Session 6
BMS241 Molecular Cell Biology
[restricted elective]

Session 7
BMS308 Immunology
[restricted elective]

Sessions 8-12
Student complete a total of 8 restricted electives (64 points)

Bachelor of Medical Science (Pathology)

Full time

Session 1
CHM104 Chemistry 1A
BMS105 Science Communication and Methodology
IKC100 Indigenous Health
BMS129 Physiological Sciences 1

Session 2
CHM107 Chemistry 1B
MCR101 Introduction to Microbiology
BMS130 Physiological Sciences 2
STA201 Scientific Statistics

Session 3
BCM210 Foundations and Techniques of Biochemistry
BMS240 Human Molecular Genetics
BMS216 Introductory Haematology
BMS229 Histopathology 1

Session 4
BMS241 Molecular Cell Biology
BMS207 Clinical Biochemistry 1
BMS337 Histopathology 2
BMS237 Integrated Clinical Placement 1

Session 5
BMS308 Immunology
BMS351 Integrated Clinical Placement 2
BMS315 Medical Microbiology
BMS302 Clinical Biochemistry 2

Session 6
BMS338 Clinical Bacteriology
BMS352 Molecular Pathology
BMS306 Advanced Haematology
BMS324 Immunohaemotology and Blood Transfusion

Part time - Online

Session 1
CHM104 Chemistry 1A
BMS105 Science Communication and Methodology

Session 2
CHM107 Chemistry 1B
STA201 Scientific Statistics

Session 3
IKC100 Indigenous health
BMS129 Physiological Sciences 1

Session 4
MCR101 Introduction to Microbiology
BMS130 Physiological Sciences 2

Session 5
BCM210 Foundations and Techniques of Biochemistry
BMS240 Human Molecular Genetics

Session 6
BMS241 Molecular Cell Biology
BMS207 Clinical Biochemistry 1

Session 7
BMS216 Introductory Haematology
BMS229 Histopathology 1

Session 8
BMS337 Histopathology 2
BMS338 Clinical Bacteriology

Session 9
BMS308 Immunology
BMS237 Integrated Clinical Placement 1

Session 10
BMS306 Advanced Haematology
BMS324 Immunohaematology and Blood Transfusion

Session 11
BMS315 Medical Microbiology
BMS302 Clinical Biochemistry 2

Session 12
BMS351 Integrated Clinical Placement 2
BMS352 Molecular Pathology

Workplace Learning

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Workplace Learning component. Further details for Workplace Learning requirements are located via the subject page

BMS237 Integrated Clinical Placement 1
BMS351 Integrated Clinical Placement 2

Residential School

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Residential School component. Further details of Residential School requirements are located via the subject page

BCM210 Foundations and Techniques in Biochemistry
BMS129 Physiological Sciences 1
BMS130 Physiological Sciences 2
BMS207 Clinical Biochemistry 1
BMS216 Introductory Haematology
BMS229 Histopathology 1
BMS241 Molecular Cell Biology
BMS256 Exercise Science for Health Practice
BMS302 Clinical Biochemistry 2
BMS305 Genetic Engineering & Bioinformatics
BMS306 Advanced Haematology
BMS308 Immunology
BMS315 Medical Microbiology
BMS324 Immunohaematology and Blood Transfusion
BMS337 Histopathology 2
BMS338 Clinical Bacteriology
BMS352 Molecular Pathology
CHM104 Chemistry 1A
CHM107 Chemistry 1B
MCR101 Introduction to Microbiology

Enrolled students can find further information about CSU Residential Schools via at About Residential School

Professional Accreditation

The Bachelor of Medical Science (Pathology) has accreditation from the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS).

Contact

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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: November 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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