BP147 - Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Laboratory Medicine)

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Plan: BP147P21 - Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Laboratory Medicine)
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 Biomedical Science (Laboratory Medicine)
Award abbreviation: BBiomedSc(LabMed)
Total credit points: 384
Career: UGRD
Duration: 4 years full-time, 7 years part-time
Location: Onshore, Bundoora Campus
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: 103213H

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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.  Delivery mode is face to face and requires on campus attendance.

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

  • MEDS2153 Advanced Laboratory Medicine
  • MEDS2187 Professional Practice 1 - Laboratory Medicine 

The program is also a pathway to postgraduate studies in Laboratory Medicine, such as PhD by research.

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Articulation and pathways

There are not currently any Pathway Agreements in place for BP147P21 Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Laboratory Medicine).

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Entrance requirements

Program entry requirements

Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 senior secondary certificate of education or equivalent.  

For information on international qualifications and corresponding entry requirements that are equivalent to Australian academic entry requirements, see the Country equivalents web page.


Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in one of Biology or Chemistry; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in one of any Mathematics or Physics

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 program is accredited by the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS). Graduates of AIMS-accredited programs are eligible to apply for registration through the AIMS (www.aims.org.au) – further details on this are available from the AIMS.
The program has formal links through the Laboratory Medicine Industry Advisory Committee (IAC) as well as to the broader organisation and industry links e.g.: the School's broader industry engagement strategy.

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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 (www.rmit.edu.au/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.

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

Online learning tools and content

You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT: www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit.

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 which 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, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

You can find more information at: www.rmit.edu.au/students.

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