BP147 - Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Laboratory Medicine)

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RMIT program code: BP147
Plan name: Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Laboratory Medicine)
Plan code: BP147P12A
Campus: Bundoora Campus
Credit points per semester:
Full time: 48
Part time: 24
CRICOS code: 074926G

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2017 Enrolment Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following:

  Year One of Program
 
AND  Year Two of Program
 
AND  Year Three of Program
 
AND  Year Four of Program
 

Program Information: See the Laboratory Medicine (BBioMedSci) program website on the Learning Hub online@RMIT

To graduate from BP147 degree program, you need to accumulate 384 credit points and fulfill the requirements of the degree program structure.

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Year One of Program

Common First Year: BP147, BP231 and BP311 degree programs share a common biomedical first year. Students with a GPA of 3.0 or above can apply for articulation into BP147 laboratory medicine degree program.

Semester One: Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Chemistry for Life Sciences12YesCHEM1239City Campus1424
CHEM1240Bundoora Campus1394
Human Structure and Function 112YesBIOL2280Bundoora Campus2197
Biology of the Cell12YesBIOL2272Bundoora Campus2217
BIOL2375City Campus3283
Introduction to Laboratory Medicine12YesONPS2297Bundoora Campus3400
AND

Semester Two: Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Introduction to Medical Biochemistry12YesONPS2423Bundoora Campus2171
Human Structure and Function 212YesBIOL2281Bundoora Campus2150
Introduction to Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics12YesBIOL2256City Campus1520
BIOL2257Bundoora Campus1539
Statistics and Epidemiology12YesMATH1238Bundoora Campus2729
MATH2170City Campus3139
 
AND

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Year Two of Program

Progression Rules: To progress into second year, you MUST have passed at least 24 credit points in BOTH first and second semester of first year. Failed first year courses must be repeated along with any second year courses for which the required pre-requisites have been completed and which will NOT CLASH with the first year course timetable. Students who are completing courses from first and second year should enrol in no more than 48 credit points per semester. You may be able to complete a course during the Summer Semester as an online elective.

Semester One: Complete the following Three (3) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 112YesBIOL1177Bundoora Campus2219
Clinical Immunology12ONPS2559Bundoora Campus34013265
Histology12YesONPS2298Bundoora Campus3347
AND

Select One (1) 12 Credit Point Course from:

University Elective
AND

Semester Two: Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 212YesBIOL1181Bundoora Campus2172
Diagnostic Microbiology12BIOL2416Bundoora Campus3328
Histopathology and Cytopathology 112YesMEDS2106Bundoora Campus3314
Haematology and Transfusion Science 112YesMEDS1084Bundoora Campus3315
 
AND

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Year Three of Program

Progression Rules:

1. To progress into Year 3 of the program, you MUST have passed ALL Year 1 courses and have at least 84 credit points of Year 2 courses.

2. Only one failed Year 2 course may be carried into Year 3. If this is a Year 2 Semester 1 course, the failed course may be repeated in Semester 1 of Year 3, prior to the Professional Practice (PP) placement. If the failed course is a Year 2 Semester 2 course, the failed course may be repeated in Year 4 Semester 2, after the PP placement. If the failed course is a Year 2 Semester 2 course, you cannot choose the corresponding major in Year 3 Semester 1 or the corresponding professional practice placement in Year 3 Semester 2.

3. Students repeating a failed Year 2 course during Year 3 will not be eligible for an overseas PP placement and would get a CONDITIONAL offer for local PP placement.

4. Students who are NOT eligible to progress into third year (see 1 above) MUST repeat failed Year 2 courses AND may enrol in the following courses: MEDS1102 Integrative Pathology (Semester 2) and ONPS2093 Molecular Genetics and Diagnostics (Semester 1), provided they have passed the appropriate pre-requisites.

5. Students who are completing a mix of Year 2 and Year 4 courses should enrol in no more than 48 credit points per semester.

You are required to hold a current National Police Check and Working with Children Check to be eligible to undertake placement. Further information is available on MyRMIT.

Semester One: Complete the following Two (2) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

General Pathology12YesMEDS1075Bundoora Campus3377
Molecular Genetics and Diagnostics12YesONPS2093Bundoora Campus3402
AND

Complete Two (2) Courses from:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Transfusion and Transplantation Science 212YesONPS2300Bundoora Campus3403
Clinical Biochemistry 212YesBIOL2139Bundoora Campus3404
Cytopathology 212YesMEDS1125Bundoora Campus3405
Haematology 212YesMEDS1110Bundoora Campus3406
Histopathology 212YesMEDS1129Bundoora Campus3407
Medical Microbiology 112YesONPS2118Bundoora Campus1559
AND

Semester Two: Complete the following Two (2) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Medical Informatics and Laboratory Management12YesONPS2153Bundoora Campus3318
Professional Practice in Laboratory Medicine 136YesONPS2471Bundoora Campus3316
 
AND

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Year Four of Program

MEDS2153 Advanced Laboratory Medicine is available in the following discipline areas including Haematology, Transfusion and Transplantation Science, Clinical Biochemistry, Histopathology, Cytopathology and Medical Microbiology. You select ONE discipline stream to specialise in as the final CAPSTONE experience in your degree.

You are required to hold a current National Police Check and Working with Children Check to be eligible to undertake placement. Further information is available on MyRMIT.

Semester One: Complete the following Two (2) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Professional Practice in Laboratory Medicine 236YesONPS2472Bundoora Campus3408
Principles of Professional Practice12YesONPS2439Bundoora Campus3409
AND

Semester Two: Complete the following Two (2) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Integrative Pathology12YesMEDS1102Bundoora Campus3295
Advanced Laboratory Medicine24YesMEDS2153Bundoora Campus3317
AND

Select One (1) 12 Credit Point Course from:

University Elective
 

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