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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Science

Managing facultyScience
Abbreviated titleBSc(MedBioSci)
CRICOS code067947F
Total credit points required144
Standard duration of study (years)3 years FT, 6 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Gippsland, Sunway)
Off-campus (Gippsland)
Contact details

scienceinquiries@sci.monash.edu.au (Gippsland)

scienceinquiries@sci.monash.edu.my (Sunway)

Course coordinator

Dr Ton So Ha

Notes

  • The maximum time for completion of the course is 10 years, including any periods of intermission. Students cannot take additional units that exceed the 144 credit points required for the course. Students wishing to take additional units can only do so on a single subject basis (full-fee paying basis) with the approval of the faculty.
  • This course has compulsory off-campus placement requirements.

Description

The course provides specialist training in medical bioscience with a focus on molecular diagnostics and biotechnology. Students study a wide range of topics including anatomy, biochemistry, cellular metabolism, immunology, medical microbiology, human physiology, pharmacology and pathology. The program offers a regionally appropriate perspective relevant to the local geographical and healthcare context; this is primarily achieved by the inclusion of suitable examples and case studies. An applied research project is available as an elective unit, enabling qualified students to undertake meaningful research and further develop technical skills.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will have knowledge of science across a range of disciplines, with a high level of understanding and appreciation in a broad spectrum of areas relating to medical bioscience. Students will have developed quantitative and qualitative research skills and will have an understanding of the importance of an ethical base for scientific research and development activity particularly in the context of areas such as bioengineering and human health.

Course progression requirements

Students must complete the mathematics/statistics requirement at stage one before enrolling in level two science units.

Fieldwork

Students must complete the equivalent of six weeks professional training via an approved placement in a clinical or medical laboratory or community health organisation, in order to complete the requirements for this course.

Structure

Students must complete 102 points of core units plus 42 points of elective studies. Elective units may be chosen from any faculty, including units offered for other science courses.

Requirements

Over the three stages of the course students must complete 144 points of study including all of the following:

  • ANT2331 Introduction to anatomy and medical terminology
  • BTH1802 Fundamentals of biotechnology
  • BTH2732 Recombinant DNA technology
  • BTH2741 Biochemistry
  • BTH3741 Medical aspects of cell biology
  • BTH3752 Molecular biology and biotechnology
  • CHM1011 Chemistry
  • MIC2011 Introduction to microbiology and microbial biotechnology
  • SCI1020 Introduction to statistical reasoning
  • SCI2010 The practice and application of science
  • a level one biology sequence (12 points)
  • 6 points of level one psychology
  • 6 points of level two physiology

At least four of:

  • BTH3722 Medical microbiology
  • IMM3802 Essentials of applied immunology
  • MBS3010 Population health and healthcare
  • PHA3801 Principles of pharmacology
  • SCI3716 Laboratory and workplace management
  • additional elective units to take the total credit points to 144.

Students must complete all the requirements outlined below, including:

  • at least 36 points of science units at level one and at least 24 points of science units at level three
  • no more than 60 points of level one units overall.

Recommended program of study

Stage one

  • BTH1802
  • CHM1011
  • SCI1020
  • level one biology sequence (12 points)
  • 6 points of level one psychology
  • two 6-point elective units

Stage two

Stage three

At least four of:

  • BTH3722 Medical microbiology
  • IMM3802 Essentials of applied immunology
  • MBS3010 Population health and healthcare
  • PHA3801 Principles of pharmacology
  • SCI3716 Laboratory and workplace management
  • two 6-point elective units

Award(s)

Bachelor of Science (Medical Bioscience)