BP147 - Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Laboratory Medicine)

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

Program delivery and structure

Approach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program structure

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.  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 in a simulated workplace environment.

The following courses provide work integrated learning (WIL):

  • MEDS2201 Professional Skills for Laboratory Medicine 1: This course is 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 a 16-week placement in an industry setting where you will gain competency skills and experience required to work in diagnostic pathology.

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

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

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Chemistry for Food and Life Science 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

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
Select and Complete One (1) Course from any:
University Elective
 
AND

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Year Three

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
 
AND

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Year Four

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
Select and Complete One (1) Course from any:
University Elective
 

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