BP147 - Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Laboratory Medicine)

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Plan: BP147P12A - Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Laboratory Medicine)
Campus: Bundoora Campus

Program delivery and structure

Approach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program structure
Program transition plan

Approach to learning and assessment

The learning experiences that you will encounter include lectures, laboratory classes, group work, tutorials, and self-directed learning. These activities will provide a varied learning environment which will align with the objectives and dimensions of capability development in the program.  Learning materials will include specialized textbooks, scientific journal articles, and lecture/laboratory notes.  Some of this material can be assessed via myRMIT. 

You will be assessed by a variety of methods.  Assessments may include written assignments, on-line quizzes, laboratory reports, oral presentations, project portfolio, and formal theory and practical exams.  The method of assessment will be appropriate for specific capabilities of the program.  The evidence of capability achievement will be demonstrated by your performance in the assessment tasks.  

If you have a long term medical condition, disability and/or other form of disadvantage it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods.  Please contact the Equitable Learning Service https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-and-facilities/student-support/equitable-learning-services to discuss any adjustments you may require.

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 Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit/he.

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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 RMIT University 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; and
  • these interactions and the work context provide a distinctive source of feedback to you to assist your learning.

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

The following courses provide work integrated learning (WIL):

MEDS2187 Professional Practice 1 - Laboratory Medicine

MEDS2188 Professional Practice 2 - Laboratory Medicine

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.

 

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Program Structure

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

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Year One of Program

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

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Chemistry for Life Sciences 12 CHEM1239 City Campus
CHEM1240 Bundoora Campus
Biology of the Cell 12 BIOL2272 Bundoora Campus
BIOL2375 City Campus
Introduction to Laboratory Medicine 12 ONPS2297 Bundoora Campus
Introduction to Human Biosciences 12 BIOL2480 Bundoora Campus
AND
Semester Two: Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Introduction to Medical Biochemistry 12 ONPS2423 Bundoora Campus
Introduction to Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics 12 BIOL2256 City Campus
BIOL2257 Bundoora Campus
Statistics and Epidemiology 12 MATH1238 Bundoora Campus
MATH2170 City Campus
Systems Physiology 12 BIOL2483 Bundoora Campus
 
AND

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Year Two of Program

Semester One: Complete the following Three (3) 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
AND
Select One (1) 12 Credit Point Course from:
University Elective
AND
Semester Two: Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 2 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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Year Three of Program

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

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

General Pathology 12 MEDS1075 Bundoora Campus
Molecular Genetics and Diagnostics 12 ONPS2093 Bundoora Campus
AND
Complete Two (2) Courses from:

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
AND
Semester Two: Complete the following One (1) Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Professional Practice 1 - Laboratory Medicine 48 MEDS2187 Bundoora Campus
 
AND

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Year Four of Program

Semester One: Complete the following One (1) Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Professional Practice 2 - Laboratory Medicine 48 MEDS2188 Bundoora Campus
AND
Semester Two: Complete the following Two (2) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Integrative Pathology 12 MEDS1102 Bundoora Campus
Advanced Laboratory Medicine 24 MEDS2153 Bundoora Campus
AND
Select One (1) 12 Credit Point Course from:
University Elective
 

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Program transition plan

Effective from Semester 1 2019, the courses listed below in 2018 will be replaced by the courses listed under 2019.

Transition Plan 2019

The following table lists normal course equivalencies for transition purposes only (not necessarily content equivalent). All courses listed are 12 credit points unless otherwise specified.

2018 course

 Core Courses

From 2019

 Core Courses

BIOL2280

Human Structure and Function 1

BIOL2480

Introduction to Human Biosciences

BIOL2281

Human Structure and Function 2

BIOL2483

Systems Physiology

ONPS2471

Professional Practice in Laboratory Medicine 1 (36 cp)

MEDS2187

Professional Practice 1 – Laboratory Medicine

(48 cp)

ONPS2153

Medical Informatics and Laboratory Management

ONPS2472

Professional Practice in Laboratory Medicine 2 (36 cp)

MEDS2188

Professional Practice 2 – Laboratory Medicine

(48 cp)

ONPS2439

Principles of Professional Practice

MEDS2106

Histopathology & Cytopathology 1

MEDS2106

Anatomical Pathology 1

From 2019, any student who has failed a core course listed for 2018 will be required to take the replacement course as noted in the table above.  If a student has failed ONPS2153 Medical Informatics and Laboratory Management, please discuss your enrolment options with the Program Coordinator.

2018 course

 Elective Courses

From 2019

Elective Courses

MEDS1129

Histopathology 2 (elective)

MEDS2186

Anatomical Pathology 2 (elective)

MEDS1125

Cytopathology 2 (elective)

From 2019, any student who has failed an elective course listed for 2018 should discuss your enrolment options with the Program Coordinator.

Retained Credit

You will retain credit in this program for all Credit Points earned and taken from previously approved Program Structures for BP147.

 

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