BP147 - Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Laboratory Medicine)

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Plan: BP147P21 - Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Laboratory Medicine)
Campus: Bundoora Campus

Overview

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/schools-colleges/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 with knowledge and skills 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. 

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.

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

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Articulation and pathways

Graduates of the RMIT AD012 Associate Degree in Applied Science will be guaranteed entry into the BP147P21 Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Laboratory Medicine) program and will receive credit for 10 courses (120 credit points) (Note: A standard year of full-time undergraduate study at RMIT University is 96 credit points) 

NB: While the total value of the credit offered exceeds 1 standard year of full time study, the amount of time required to complete the remaining study may exceed 3 years. 

As per agreement 

Course Code

Course Title

Must complete both to get credit for CHEM1240:

CHEM1256

Chemistry

BIOL2364

Biochemistry

Must complete both to get credit for BIOL2272:

BIOL2365

Biological Principles

ONPS2427

Cell Biology & Tissue Culture

Must complete both to get credit for ONPS2297:

BIOL2366

Scientific Research Skills

ONPS2430

Introduction to Medical Science

Must complete both to get credit for ONPS2423:

BIOL2363

Biomechanical Principles

BIOL2364

Biochemistry

Must complete to get credit for BIOL2483:

BIOL2361

Anatomy & Physiology

Must complete both to get credit for BIOL2257:

ONPS2429

Introduction to Genetics and Microbiology

ONPS2431

Molecular Biology and Genetics

Must complete to get credit for MATH1238:

MATH2210

Data Analysis (AD)

Must complete both to get credit for BIOL2416:

BIOL2368

Microbiology (AD)

BIOL2362

Applied Microbiology

The courses for which you will get credit, having completed the Associate Degree in Applied Science, are:

Course Code

Course Title

CP

CHEM1240

Chemistry for Life Sciences

12

BIOL2272

Biology of the Cell

12

ONPS2297

Introduction to Laboratory Medicine

12

ONPS2423

Introduction to Medical Biochemistry

12

BIOL2483*

Systems Physiology

12

BIOL2257

Introduction to Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics

12

MATH1238

Statistics and Epidemiology

12

BIOL2416

Diagnostic Microbiology

12

 

TWO University Electives

24

*Credit for ONE course of anatomy and physiology is offered only and because of constraints in the degree program students would be disadvantaged if this was BIOL2480 Introduction to Human Biosciences rather than BIOL2483 Systems Physiology. This is a specific circumstance only and takes into consideration the specifics of the laboratory medicine program. 

Graduates of the RMIT C5388 Diploma of Laboratory Technology program will be guaranteed entry into the BP147P21 Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Laboratory Medicine) program. 

Graduates of the RMIT C5388 Diploma of Laboratory Technology program who successfully complete certain option courses, are guaranteed entry into the BP147P21 Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Laboratory Medicine) with 96 credit points of credit. To be eligible to enter BP147P21 program with 96 credit points of credit, graduates of the C5388 program must meet the following requirements: 

As per agreement

Course Title

Course Code

Must complete one of the following to receive credit for BIOL2272:

Perform tissue and cell culture techniques (MSL975033)

BIOL5255C

Perform histological tests (MSL975029)

BIOL5250C

Must complete one of the following to receive credit for BIOL2257: 

Perform immunohaematological tests (MSL975030) 

BIOL5251C

Perform molecular biology tests and procedures (MSL975034)

BIOL5253C

Must complete one of the following to receive for ONPS2423: 

Apply routine chromatographic techniques (MSL975040) 

BIOL5256C

Perform chemical pathology tests (MSL975037)

BIOL5249C

Appl electrophoretic techniques (MSL975039)

BIOL5257C

Must complete one of the following to receive for ONPS2297: 

Perform haematological tests (MSL975036) 

BIOL5248C

Perform histological tests (MSL975029) 

BIOL5250C

Perform molecular biology tests and procedures (MSL975034)

BIOL5253C

(Note: A standard year of full-time undergraduate study at RMIT University is 96 credit points). 

NB: While the total value of the credit equals 96 credits points (= 1 year of study), the amount of time required to complete the remaining study may exceed 3 years. 

The courses for which you will get credit, having completed the Diploma of Laboratory Technology (C5388), are:

Course Code

Course Title

CP

CHEM1240

Chemistry for Life Sciences

12

MATH1238

Statistics and Epidemiology

12

BIOL2272

Biology of the Cell

12

ONPS2297

Introduction to Laboratory Medicine

12

ONPS2423

Introduction to Medical Biochemistry

12

BIOL2483*

Systems Physiology

12

BIOL2257

Introduction to Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics

12

 

ONE University Elective

12

*Credit for ONE course of anatomy and physiology is offered only and because of constraints in the degree program students would be disadvantaged if this was BIOL2480 Introduction to Human Biosciences rather than BIOL2483 Systems Physiology. This is a specific circumstance only and takes into consideration the specifics of the laboratory medicine program.

As a successful graduate of BP147P21 Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Laboratory Medicine), you may (upon application) be eligible for credit into other RMIT University programs. Please check with the admissions officer of your program of choice. For example, on graduation you may wish to apply for MC158, the Master of 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.

Prerequisites

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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