BP147 - Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Laboratory Medicine)

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Plan: BP147GZU - Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Laboratory Medicine)
Campus: GZUCM-RMIT Institute


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 Biomedical Science (Laboratory Medicine)
Award abbreviation: BBiomedSc(LabMed)
Total credit points: 384
Career: UGRD
Duration: 4 years full-time
Location: GZUCM-RMIT Institute
Owning school: Health and Biomedical Sciences (173H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/academic-schools/health-and-biomedical-sciences/
ASCED code: 019901
CRICOS code:

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Purpose of the Program

The Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Laboratory Medicine) provides training and education in the major disciplines of Laboratory Medicine. This program with its professional practice component is designed to provide a qualification which will fully prepare you for employment in diagnostic pathology or medical research locally, nationally and internationally. The program is directly aligned with the IBMS (www.ibms.org) training portfolio and both AIMS (http://www.aims.org.au) and IBMS accreditation in Australia.

During Year 3 and 4 of the program you will undertake the following capstone experiences:

  • ONPS2589 Professional Practice in Laboratory Medicine 1
  • ONPS2590 Professional Practice in Laboratory Medicine 2
  • MEDS2164 Advanced Laboratory Medicine

These capstone courses represent a culmination and application of prior knowledge and skills as well as your transition to your professional career.

The program is delivered on campus at the GZUCM-RMIT Institute of Life Sciences and Bioengineering in full time mode. It is delivered in face-to-face mode, supported by a number of blended learning activities. English language is the medium of instruction.   

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Articulation and pathways

Students who successfully complete DP015 Diploma of Laboratory Medicine will be eligible to articulate into Year 2 of BP147 Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Laboratory Medicine).

If you are a graduate of DP015 Diploma of Laboratory Medicine who gains entry to BP147 Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Laboratory Medicine) you will be granted 96 credit points of first year courses. 

You will be guaranteed entry into: BP147 Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Laboratory Medicine):
You will get credit for: 8 courses, 96 credit points
The courses for which you will get credit are:
  • CHEM1297 Chemistry for Life Sciences
  • MATH2330 Statistics and Epidemiology
  • BIOL2436 Biology of the Cell
  • ONPS2570 Introduction to Laboratory Medicine 
  • ONPS2572 Introduction to Medical Biochemistry
  • BIOL2437 Principles of Human Biology
  • BIOL2440 Human Structure and Function 2 
  • BIOL2439 Introduction to Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics

Upon graduation you can apply for the program MC158 Master of Laboratory Medicine. 

As a successful graduate of this program, you may (upon application) be eligible for credit into other RMIT University programs. Please check with the admissions officer of your program of choice.


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Entrance requirements

Program entry requirements
Entry to the BP147 Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Laboratory Medicine) program at GZUCM-RMIT is via successful completion of DP015 Diploma of Laboratory Medicine

The Chinese equivalent for entry to the diploma program is:
A minimum of 375 in the Gao Kao (National College Entrance Examination, NCEE) - Beijing

For students with secondary qualifications from countries other than China, the equivalent requirements for Diploma entry can be found at:

English language requirements

Students entering the degree program BP147 Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Laboratory Medicine) via successful completion of DP015 Diploma of Laboratory Medicine will automatically satisfy the English language requirement for entry.

Students who wish to enter the program without having completed DP015 will need to demonstrate a minimum IELTS (Academic module) overall score of 6.5+, with no band below 6.0; or equivalent.

For further information on English language test equivalency go to: http://www.rmit.edu.au/study-with-us/international-students/apply-to-rmit-international-students/entry-requirements/english-requirements/english-language-proficiency-tests  

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External accreditation and industry links

The discipline of Laboratory Medicine has extensive links with industry through their Program Advisory Committees (PACs), through research projects and consulting, and through their professional placement program. Employers and industry professionals are members of these Program Advisory Committees, and have contributed both to the initial development and ongoing improvement of this program. Their involvement ensures that your undergraduate degree program will remain relevant to your needs as a graduate and to the needs of graduate employers. Industry links include hospital pathology laboratories, private pathology laboratories, research institutes, commercial companies, government health departments and various professional bodies.

Students graduating from the degree program BP147 Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Laboratory Medicine) at GZUCM-RMIT Institute of Life Science and Bioengineering may be eligible for membership of national and international professional associations. BP147 Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Laboratory Medicine) is accredited in Australia by the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (www.aims.org.au) and the Institute of Biomedical Sciences, UK (www.ibms.org). Similar accreditation will be sought in China.

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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 an RMIT University program you may access many of the extensive collections of electronic resources and services provided from the RMIT University Library in Melbourne. Resources include e-books, electronic journals and newspapers and product data. Library subject guides and web based tutorials will support your learning. Electronic resources and the online Ask a Librarian reference service are accessible on and off campus 24 hours per day.

For more information on Library resources and services from Melbourne go to: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library.

Through RMIT’s online “Ask a Librarian” service Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials.

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. You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content

As a student studying outside Australia with RMIT University partner institutions, you may access online learning materials at myRMIT: www.rmit.edu.au/myrmitstudies.

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University offshore partners provide resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals. The range of services available will vary at each RMIT University offshore partner. Enquire locally.

Services are available online to assist you with:

  • transition to tertiary student learning,
  • study skills, academic skills including academic literacy, writing for academic purposes, research, exam preparation and much more, and
  • career development and employment.

The GZUCM-RMIT Institute has a library and a number of laboratories, to support the relevant teaching and learning activities.

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