DP014 - Diploma of Health Science (Pharmaceutical Sciences)

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Plan: DP014GZU - Diploma of Health Science (Pharmaceutical Sciences)
Campus: GZUCM-RMIT Institute

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: Diploma of Health Science (Pharmaceutical Sciences)
Award abbreviation: DipHSc(PharmSc)
Total credit points: 96
Career: UGRD
Duration: One Year
Location: GZUCM-RMIT Institute of Life Science & Bioengineering
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: 010999
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Purpose of the Program

The Diploma of Health Science (Pharmaceutical Sciences) is designed to equip students at the GZUCM-RMIT Institute of Life Sciences and Bioengineering with knowledge and skills in relevant disciplines, together with enhanced academic English language proficiency relevant to those disciplines, thus enabling them to articulate seamlessly into Year 2 of the Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences program (which will also be offered at GZUCM-RMIT). 

The Diploma program is delivered in full time mode. It consists of eight courses (96 credit points). The program structure is the same or equivalent to that offered in the first year of the Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences program. Where there is equivalence, you can seek credit transfer for courses successfully completed as you articulate from the Diploma into Year 2 of the degree program. 

The following courses will provide the scientific foundation for your future studies and career as a pharmaceutical scientist: Biology of the Cell; Principles of Human Biology; Introduction to Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics; Statistics and Epidemiology; and Chemistry for Life Sciences. The courses Introduction to Pharmaceutical Science, Introduction to Medical Biochemistry and Medicine, Drugs and Poisons include components specific to the discipline of pharmaceutical science. 

Concurrent studies in English and academic learning skills are embedded into the eight Diploma courses (96 credit points) across the extended semester. 

This program requires on campus attendance. 

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Articulation and pathways

Students who successfully complete the Diploma of Health Science (Pharmaceutical Sciences) will be eligible to articulate into Year 2 of BP311 Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 

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Entrance requirements

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

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 can be found at:
http://www.rmit.edu.au/content/rmit-ui/en/study-with-us/international-students/apply-to-rmit-international-students/entry-requirements/country-equivalency

English language requirements
A minimum IELTS (Academic module) overall score of 5.5+, with no band below 5.0; 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 Pharmaceutical Science 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 diploma and undergraduate degree program will remain relevant to your needs as a graduate and to the needs of graduate employers.

Students graduating from the degree program BP311 Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at GZUCM-RMIT Institute of Life Science and Bioengineering may be eligible for membership of national and international professional associations. 

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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

The learning resources associated with this course will include targeted readings taken from a range of both primary and secondary sources. All required reading material  will be digitally available to students. Lecture material will be delivered via online mediums. GZUCM-RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning through our online systems. RMIT Library subject guides are available as follows:

Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences: http://rmit.libguides.com/pharmaceutical-sciences

Biomedical Science: http://rmit.libguides.com/biomedical-science

Research in Health Sciences: http://rmit.libguides.com/research

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