BH058 - Bachelor of Health and Biomedical Sciences (Honours)

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Plan: BH058P18 - Bachelor of Health and Biomedical Sciences (Honours)
Campus: Bundoora Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Bachelor of Health and Biomedical Sciences (Honours)
Award abbreviation: BH&BiomedSc(Hons)
Total credit points: 96
Career: UGRD
Duration: 1 year (2 semesters) full-time, or 2 years (4 semesters) part-time
Location: Onshore, Bundoora campus
Owning school: Health and Biomedical Sciences (173H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 019901
CRICOS code: 084885G

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Purpose of the Program

This program aims to provide a pathway for research and further learning. As a higher performing student with a completed BBiomedSc, BHealthSc or equivalent program of study, this program will offer you the opportunity to specialise in Health and Biomedical Sciences research.  This specialisation will enable you to build on your area of undergraduate specialisation.  The program is delivered in face to face mode and is not available by online distance education.

This program will:

  1. Enhance your academic and scientific skills and to recognise this with an Honours qualification in order to improve your opportunities to obtain employment in research, clinical or academic positions.
  2. Provide you with an appropriate training environment in scientific methods, laboratory skills and communication skills as preparation for higher degree research programs, particularly MSc and PhD programs in the College of Science, Engineering and Health.

    During the program you will complete a series of capstone courses which focus on a research project:

    • ONPS2562 Research Project 1
    • ONPS2421 Research Project 2
    • ONPS2422 Research Project 3


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    Articulation and pathways

    There is no formal articulation agreement regarding credit into this program.

    On successful completion of this program you may be eligible to enrol in the following post-graduate research programs offered by the School of Health & Biomedical Sciences:

    • DR227 PhD (Biomedical Science)
    • DR228 PhD (Medical Radiations Science)
    • MR227 Master of Science (Biomedical Science)
    • MR228 Master of Science (Medical Radiations Science)
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    Entrance requirements

    To be accepted into this Honours program you need to satisfy the following three criteria:

    1. An Australian Bachelor's degree, or equivalent in one of the following cognate areas: Biomedical Science, Laboratory Medicine, Medical Radiation, Exercise Science, Physical Science, Pharmaceutical Science, Chinese Medicine, Nursing, other health sciences clinical disciplines, or a closely related undergraduate degree in the Sciences.

    2. A minimum Grade Point Average of 2.5 out of 4.0.
    3. Your research proposal will be considered on a case-by-case basis by both the program coordinator and proposed supervisor. Their decision will determine your eligibility to be accepted into this program. 

    Applicants who completed their undergraduate program more than five years ago should submit a portfolio of evidence of Professional Development related to industry experience. International qualifications are assessed for comparability to Australian qualifications according to the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). 

    English Language Requirements

    A minimum IELTS (Academic module) overall score of 6.5, with no band below 6.0; or equivalent. For equivalents to English entry requirements, see the English equivalents web page.

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    External accreditation and industry links

    The Bachelor of Health and  Biomedical Sciences (Honours) program is not subject to external accreditation.

    As a research-based program, external input may relate to research in the field of study and incorporate commercial aspects of research as a link to industry.

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    Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

    Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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    Library, IT and specialist resources

    Library resources and services
    As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

    Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT ( or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.

    Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

    The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

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    Online learning tools and content
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    Services available to you as a student at RMIT University
    RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

    Services are available face-to-face and online assisting with:

    • transition to tertiary study and learning
    • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
    • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long-term medical condition or other form of disadvantage that may impact on your learning
    • career development and employment
    • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
    • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
    • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation and fitness activities, as well as student activism and university governance.

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