Bachelor of Biomedical Science
About the Course
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills that are the foundation of laboratory, clinical and public health practices, central to medicine and health care. Students may accordingly specialise in one of the three areas of Medicinal Chemistry, Exercise Physiology or Public Health.
Medicinal Chemistry graduates may work in laboratories as hospital scientists; Exercise Physiology graduates may work in clinical testing or rehabilitation, and Public Health graduates may work as policy advisors. Further study may be required for positions in these areas and many graduates use their Bachelor of Biomedical Science degree towards admission into further study such as graduate entry medicine or allied health programs.
This course has been updated since the publication of the 2008 SATAC University Guide and the Charles Darwin University Undergraduate Course Guide.
The course consists of common and core units, units of specialisation and electives. Core units of study are Chemical Concepts, Organic and Inorganic Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology 1, Anatomy and Physiology 2, The Life of Cells and Introduction to Life Processes. Units of Specialisation depend on whether the student selects Medicinal Chemistry, Exercise Physiology or Public Health.
A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 240 credit points.
Of the total 240 credit points:
-Not more than 100 credit points may be taken from 100 level units
-A minimum of 40 credit points must be taken from 300 level units
-Not more than 30 credit points shall be included with a grade of "PT" or "PC" or "PS"
Biochemistry/Chemistry graduates may seek careers in laboratories as hospital scientists; Exercise Physiology graduates may work in clinical testing or rehabilitation; Public Health graduates may work as policy advisors. The course may also provide a pathway for graduate entry into Medicine and other allied health programs.
There are Admission Requirements and English Language Requirements for International Students.
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