This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Science
|Total credit points required||192|
|Standard duration of study (years)||4 years FT, 8 years PT|
|Study mode and location||On-campus (Clayton)|
|Admission, fee and application details||http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/3528|
The course provides students with an opportunity to combine studies in biomedical sciences with studies in a number of areas of science, and prepares students for honours and postgraduate study or for employment.
Upon completion of this course, students will have a broad knowledge in biomedical sciences with the skills necessary to understand and investigate human biology and health as well as advanced training in a 'basic' science and advanced knowledge and training in at least one science discipline. Graduates will be experienced in oral, written and practical skills in relation to this knowledge. Depending on the choice of majors, graduates may gain an in-depth knowledge in a particular biomedical science.
This course comprises a minor and a major sequence in different areas of science, along with a specified number of core units in science and in biomedical sciences. The major sequence in science must be taken from a specified list of science areas of study (listed under the Science component below).
Students in this course may not take elective units other than science units and approved units from the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.
Students must complete the following units:
Students must complete 96 points of science units including:
(a.) a major sequence in one of the available science areas of study listed below (48 points)
(b.) a minor sequence in a different science area of study (24 points)
(c.) SCI2010 Scientific practice and communication (6 points)
(d.) science electives to complete a total of 96 points of science studies.
The Faculty of Science requires science studies to be chosen from the science units listed in the section 'Science areas of study and sequences' in this handbook available via http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2012handbooks/undergrad/sci-aos-clayton.html.
The major sequence must be taken from one of the following:
Depending on the science major and/or minor sequences chosen, some of these units must be replaced with equivalent biomedical science units as follows:
(ii.) in a physics major or minor sequence, BMS1031 must be replaced with an elective unit from the biomedical science areas.
Within the science component students must complete a minimum of four level-three science units (24 points), and a maximum of six level-one science units (36 points) can be taken overall.
It is highly recommended that students discuss their choice of science units at each stage with the Student Academic Services staff in the Faculty of Science office (contact details at http://www.sci.monash.edu.au/contact/undergrad.html).
Students would normally follow one of the following paths:
plus one pair of:
Note: Students with a strong mathematics background and a keen interest in the subject could replace the units MTH1030 and MTH2010 with their advanced versions MTH1035 and MTH2015 respectively. Students will need to seek permission to enrol in these units at the Faculty of Science, Student Academic Services office (contact details at http://www.sci.monash.edu.au/contact/undergrad.html).
Students may apply for admission to an honours program in science, following the completion of an approved combination of at least 144 points of units including all of the science requirements for the double degree course. Students who are considering doing honours in science prior to completing the double degree should consult with the Faculty of Science regarding their unit selection prior to re-enrolling for level three.
Students who wish to undertake honours in biomedical sciences prior to the completion of the BBiomedSc/Bsc course must have completed at least 144 units of study, including all of the BBiomedSc requirements.
Students may be eligible to exit the double degree program and graduate with either a Bachelor of Biomedical Science or a Bachelor of Science after three years, depending on the units studied. Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Science prior to the completion of the double degree course must have completed at least 144 points of studies, including all of the science requirements for the double degree course. Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Biomedical Science prior to the completion of the double degree course must have completed at least 144 points of studies, including all of the biomedical science requirements for the double degree course.
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Biomedical Science