DP015 - Diploma of Laboratory Medicine

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Plan: DP015GZU - Diploma of Laboratory Medicine
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 Laboratory Medicine
Award abbreviation: DipLabMed
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: 019901
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Purpose of the Program

The Diploma of Laboratory Medicine is designed to equip students at the GZUCM-RMIT Institute of Life Sciences and Bioengineering with the knowledge and skills in relevant disciplines, together with enhanced academic English language proficiency, thus enabling them to articulate seamlessly into Year 2 of the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Laboratory Medicine) program (which will also be offered at GZUCM-RMIT). The BP147 Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Laboratory Medicine) provides training and education in the major disciplines of Laboratory Medicine: diagnostic pathology and medical research. 

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 Biomedical Science (Laboratory Medicine) 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 in laboratory medicine: Biology of the Cell; Principles of Human Biology; Introduction to Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics; Chemistry for Life Sciences; Introduction to Medical Biochemistry; Human Structure and Function 2; and Statistics and Epidemiology. The course Introduction to Laboratory Medicine includes components specific to the discipline of laboratory medicine. 

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

This program is delivered face-to-face and requires on campus attendance. 

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Articulation and pathways

Students who successfully complete the Diploma of Laboratory Medicine will be eligible to articulate into Year 2 of BP147 Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Laboratory Medicine). 

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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 Laboratory Medicine 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. Industry links include hospital pathology laboratories, private pathology laboratories, research institutes, commercial companies, government health departments and various professional bodies. 

Students graduating from the degree program BP147 Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Laboratory Medicine) at GZUCM-RMIT Institute of Life Science and Bioengineering may be eligible for membership of national and international professional associations. 

The Diploma of Laboratory Medicine is offered only as a pathway into the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Laboratory Medicine). The Bachelors degree program is accredited in Australia and accreditation will be sought in China. The Diploma is not accredited, nor will it be sought. 

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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:

Laboratory Medicine: http://rmit.libguides.com/laboratory-medicine

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

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

 

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