BH129 - Bachelor of Laboratory Medicine (Honours)

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Plan: BH129 - Bachelor of Laboratory Medicine (Honours)
Campus: Bundoora Campus

Program delivery and structure

Approach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program structure

Approach to learning and assessment

The teaching approach in this program is designed to foster your development as an independent learner so you will be able to extend your capabilities once you graduate. The teaching methods may includes lectorial, seminar, tutorial, workshop, practical and laboratory sessions, site visits and provision of online materials. You will be expected to complete all prescribed out-of-class learning activities in preparation of scheduled face-to-face and online classes, and encouraged to extend your learning through additional recommended readings and online activities. Of particular importance is the time spent in practice, laboratory based and work integrated learning activities that will develop your employability skills and capabilities. 

Several courses in the program are delivered online, rather than on-campus, while other courses are delivered via a combination of predominantly online activities supported by some campus-based activities.

Assessment is designed to give you the opportunity to demonstrate your capabilities. Various forms of assessment will be used throughout the program since the assessment you undertake will be appropriate to the objectives and student learning outcomes for each course.  Assessment may include class tests, quizzes, essays/reports, oral class presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects, practical assignments, timed assessment, and (where required by Professional Accreditation bodies) end of semester examinations

Inherent requirements 

The following information on inherent requirements outlines the tasks you will be required to undertake during professional placement and on-campus learning activities. The non-academic abilities listed are provided for information only and are not entry requirements.

If there are any activities outlined which may be difficult for you to undertake, there are a range of adjustments to your study conditions available to enable and support you to demonstrate these abilities. Please contact the Equitable Learning Service to discuss any adjustments you may require.

Please read the full list of the Bachelor of Laboratory Medicine (Honours) inherent requirements

By understanding the types of activities you’ll participate in, you can:

  • understand more about the program
  • determine if you may need support during your studies
  • make an informed decision about whether the program is suitable for you

If you are living with disability, long-term illness and/or a mental health condition, we can support you by making adjustments to activities in your program so that you can participate fully in your studies. To receive learning adjustments, you need to register with Equitable Learning Service

If you have already developed areas of skill and knowledge included in this program (for example, through prior studies or work experience), you can apply for credit once you have enrolled in this program. There is information on the RMIT University website about how to apply for Credit: https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/enrolment/apply-for-credit

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Work integrated learning

RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice. As a student enrolled in this program you will:

  • Undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate your professional or vocational practice
  • Interact with industry and community when undertaking these activities
  • Complete these activities in real work contexts or situations.

Any or all of these aspects of a WIL experience may be in a simulated workplace environment. 

In this program you will be doing specific courses that focus on work integrated learning (WIL). You will be assessed on professional or vocational work in a workplace setting (real or simulated) and receive feedback from those involved in your industry.   

The following courses provide work integrated learning (WIL):

  • MEDS2201 Professional Skills for Laboratory Medicine 1: this course designed to prepare you for professional practice and employment in a diagnostic laboratory.
  • MEDS2202 Professional Practice Laboratory Medicine 1: in this course you will experience 16-week placement in an industry setting where you will gain competency skills and experience required to work in diagnostic pathology.
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Program Structure

For students who commence their study in this program from 1 January 2016 onwards, please note that some courses listed in this structure will have their course marks count toward your program's weighted average mark. Your weighted average mark will determine the honours level of your award once you have completed the program. If a course counts toward your weighted average mark, that fact will be stated in its course guide. In Enrolment Online, after you completed your course enrolment, you will be notified which of the enrolled courses will count toward the weighted average mark.
 

For more information about the weighted average mark, please click here.

To graduate you must complete the following: 
Note: All Courses listed may not be available each semester.

 

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Year One of Program

Complete the following Eight (8) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Communication and Professional Practice 12 OHTH4252 Bundoora Campus
Indigenous Health and Diversity 12 PUBH1425 Bundoora Campus
Biology and Chemistry for Human Biosciences 12 BIOL2528 Bundoora Campus
Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 12 BIOL2529 Bundoora Campus
Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 12 BIOL2530 Bundoora Campus
STEM for Sustainable Development 12 ONPS2702 City Campus
Introduction to Medical Biochemistry 12 ONPS2423 Bundoora Campus
Microbiology and Immunology 12 BIOL2531 Bundoora Campus
BIOL2532 City Campus
 
AND

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Year Two of Program

Complete the following Seven (7) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 1 12 BIOL1177 Bundoora Campus
BIOL2250 City Campus
Clinical Immunology 12 ONPS2559 Bundoora Campus
Histology 12 ONPS2298 Bundoora Campus
Clinical Biochemistry 1 12 BIOL1181 Bundoora Campus
Diagnostic Microbiology 12 BIOL2416 Bundoora Campus
Anatomical Pathology 1 12 MEDS2106 Bundoora Campus
Haematology and Transfusion Science 1 12 MEDS1084 Bundoora Campus
AND
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Select and complete One (1) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Foundations of Artificial Intelligence for STEM 12 COSC2960 City Campus
Cyber-Physical-Biological Systems: Technology for a Digital World 12 BIOL2525 City Campus
OR
Select and Complete One (1) Course from any:
University Elective
}
 
AND

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Year Three of Program

Complete the following Three (3) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Professional Skills for Laboratory Medicine 1 12 MEDS2201 Bundoora Campus
Innovation Ecosystem and the Future of Work 12 OENG1235 City Campus
Professional Practice Laboratory Medicine 1 48 MEDS2202 Bundoora Campus
AND
Select and complete Two (2) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Transfusion and Transplantation Science 2 12 ONPS2300 Bundoora Campus
Clinical Biochemistry 2 12 BIOL2139 Bundoora Campus
Haematology 2 12 MEDS1110 Bundoora Campus
Medical Microbiology 1 12 ONPS2118 Bundoora Campus
Anatomical Pathology 2 12 MEDS2186 Bundoora Campus
 
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Year Four of Program

Complete the following Six (6) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Medical Informatics and Laboratory Management 12 ONPS2153 Bundoora Campus
General Pathology 12 MEDS1075 Bundoora Campus
Genomics Medicine 12 ONPS2724 Bundoora Campus
Integrative Pathology 12 MEDS1102 Bundoora Campus
Advanced Laboratory Medicine 1 24 MEDS2203 Bundoora Campus
Biostatistics 12 MATH2456 City Campus
AND
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Select and complete One (1) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Foundations of Artificial Intelligence for STEM 12 COSC2960 City Campus
Cyber-Physical-Biological Systems: Technology for a Digital World 12 BIOL2525 City Campus
OR
Select and Complete One (1) Course from any:
University Elective
}
 

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