UC010 - Undergraduate Certificate in Biomedical Science

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Plan: UC010 - Undergraduate Certificate in Biomedical Science
Campus: Bundoora Campus

Program delivery and structure

Approach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program structure

Approach to learning and assessment

As a student of this program, you will experience a range of learning environments through a combination of online and face-to-face activities. These include lectures, tutorials, labs, individual work and group work. Lectures, tutorials, workshops and labs are used in the program to communicate knowledge and ideas about the role of biomedical science.

You will be assessed by a variety of methods as appropriate to the material being taught, the skills being acquired, and the capabilities developed. Formative and summative assessment tasks are undertaken throughout courses in the program.

Formative assessment is often conducted during a course and provides an opportunity for immediate evidence of your learning. Its purpose is to improve the quality of your learning, and classroom and laboratory assessments are the most common formative assessment techniques. In-class discussions, revision problems, and past assessment questions are available for you to gauge your understanding of the lecture material.

Course goals and objectives reflect the cumulative nature of the learning process and summative assessment (usually at the end of the course) is used to ensure you have met these course aims. Timed assessments testing your developing knowledge, assignments, oral and written presentations, and laboratory and project reports will be used as part of, and as a measure of, your learning.

Inherent requirements   

The following information on inherent requirements outlines the tasks you will be required to undertake during professional placement and on-campus learning activities. The non-academic abilities listed are provided for information only and are not entry requirements. 

If there are any activities outlined which may be difficult for you to undertake, there are a range of adjustments to your study conditions available to enable and support you to demonstrate these abilities. Please contact the Equitable Learning Service to discuss any adjustments you may require.

Please read the full list of the Bachelor of Biomedical Science inherent requirements (https://www.rmit.edu.au/study-with-us/applying-to-rmit/local-student-applications/entry-requirements/inherent-requirements/health-biomedical-science/bachelor-of-biomedical-science) which apply to the Undergraduate Certificate in Biomedical Science.

By understanding the types of activities you’ll participate in, you can: 

  • understand more about the program 
  • determine if you may need support during your studies 
  • make an informed decision about whether the program is suitable for you

If you are living with disability, long-term illness and/or a mental health condition, we can support you by making adjustments to activities in your program so that you can participate fully in your studies. To receive learning adjustments, you need to register with Equitable Learning Service

The University considers the wellbeing and safety of all students, staff and the community to be a priority in on-campus learning and professional experience settings.

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Work integrated learning

This program includes an option course with a Work Integrated Learning experience:

BIOL2320 Introduction to Biomedical Science will introduce you the broad biomedical science community and methods of practice through contact and interaction with professional scientists discussing their profession and its requirements. You will simulate the research environment by taking a project from concept through experimental design and action to communicating it in an industry standard poster presentation

This program will develop foundational knowledge as a pathway to the RMIT Bachelor of Biomedical Science (BP231) which contains further Work Integrated Learning courses in year three.

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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 of Program

Select and Complete Four (4) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code


Biology of the Cell 12 BIOL2272 Bundoora Campus
BIOL2375 City Campus
Introduction to Biomedical Science 12 BIOL2320 Bundoora Campus
Chemistry for Life Sciences 12 CHEM1239 City Campus
CHEM1240 Bundoora Campus
Statistics and Epidemiology 12 MATH1238 Bundoora Campus
MATH2170 City Campus
Introduction to Human Biosciences 12 BIOL2480 Bundoora Campus
Foundations of Artificial Intelligence for STEM 12 COSC2960 City Campus
Introduction to Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics 12 BIOL2256 City Campus
BIOL2257 Bundoora Campus

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