Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

149504 v.2 Master of Biomedical Sciences


Course CRICOS Code: 027221J
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 1.5 Years


This course provides a professional award for graduates in medical science or related areas interested in biomedical science. Students develop an understanding of the latest techniques involved in the relevant areas of biomedical sciences, of undertakingan extensive review of the literature and carrying out a supervised research project. It also provides the opportunity to take coursework units from other disciplines, eg computing or business.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

An approved undergraduate degree in medical science or a related area, and at least two years relevant work experience.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.

Duration and Availability

This fee-paying course is three semesters full-time or equivalent part-time study. It can be completed in one calendar year.

Intermediate Awards I

A student who has successfully completed the requirements of an approved intermediate award may apply for graduation in that award subject to approval of the Head of School/Department. Fees apply. Intermediate awards approved for this course appear below.

Intermediate Awards II

Postgraduate Diploma in Biomedical Science.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Course Structure



Year 1 Semester 1

5511 v.6   MT 695 - Advanced Specialisation 5.0 25.0
6756 v.5   MT 631 - Molecular Genetics 6.0 25.0
6758 v.5   MT 633 - Research Techniques 6.0 25.0
13152 v.3   Health Research Methods 681 4.0 25.0

Year 1 Semester 2

13371 v.2   MT 530 - Bioinformatics 3.0 25.0
300873 v.2   MT 630 - Professional Laboratory Practice 6.0 25.0
5515 v.6   MT 696 - Advanced Specialisation 6.0 25.0
6753 v.4   MT 634 - Macromolecular Chemistry 3.0 25.0

Year 2 Semester 1

13144 v.2   MT 630 - Project 12.0 100.0
Optional Units to Select From in Year 1 Semester 1 Hrs/Wk Credits
11507 v.2   MT 581 - Seminar 1.0 12.5
11508 v.3   MT 582 - Seminar 1.0 12.5
304232 v.1   MT 531 - Genes and Disease 6.0 25.0
304233 v.1   MT 532 - Genes and Evolution 6.0 25.0


Year Location   All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 1 Y        
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 2   Y      

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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