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Bachelor of Laboratory Medicine (BLabMed)

  • B1374BACHELOR OF LABORATORY MEDICINE

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Title Bachelor of Laboratory Medicine (BLabMed)
Course Code B1374
Study Level Bachelor (Undergraduate)
Organisational Unit Medical, Molecular and Forensic Sciences
Academic Contacts http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/AcademicContacts
Qualification Bachelor of Laboratory Medicine (BLabMed)
Duration 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Description The Bachelor of Laboratory Medicine prepares graduates to work as medical (laboratory) scientists in the diagnostic pathology sector.

Medical (laboratory) scientists routinely perform diagnostic tests using human or veterinary clinical specimens that may include blood, cellular aspirates, tissue biopsies, stool or urine. They are employed in both the public and private sectors at hospitals and pathology laboratories. They have a broad knowledge of disease processes and are skilled in the handling of patient material, clinical testing and the analysis of results in specific discipline areas such as biochemistry, haematology, immunology, microbiology, histopathology, diagnostic genomics and transfusion science.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings As per current B1337 undergraduate admission requirements.

Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Course Learning Outcomes Knowledge
CLO1. Demonstrate broad and coherent theoretical knowledge of the pathophysiology, laboratory diagnosis and treatment of human disease.
CLO2. Demonstrate broad and coherent knowledge of the principles and applications of diagnostic pathology laboratory testing, in two or more disciplines of laboratory medicine.
Skills
CLO3. Exhibit well developed cognitive and technical skills by designing, performing and analysing diagnostic pathology laboratory tests.
CLO4. Effectively communicate diagnostic pathology laboratory, results and information as appropriate for the professional environment.

Application
CLO5. Demonstrate and apply knowledge of the ethical, social, legal and professional conduct requirements associated with laboratory medicine to patient care in the healthcare environment.
CLO6. Integrate and apply knowledge of automation, ongoing advances in technology and quality systems in the diagnostic pathology laboratory.
CLO7. Demonstrate and apply well-developed organisation and time management skills to work independently in the diagnostic pathology laboratory context.
Employment Prospects Diagnostic Pathology Laboratories; Public Sector Hospitals, Private Pathology Providers
Professional Recognition Graduates from courses professional accredited by the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS) are preferentially employed by the diagnostic pathology sector.
Professional Accreditation The current Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Laboratory Medicine (Course Code: B1337) is professionally accredited by the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS).
Additional Academic Progress Requirements In order to commence the fourth-year students must, a) have achieved a course weighted average of at least 65% over their second and third year units, and b) be approved for work integrated learning placement by the Academic Chair.
Main research areas Clinical Sciences, including haematology, immunology, microbiology, biochemistry, parasitology, and related areas such as biotechnology, forensic science, genetics, and systems medicine.
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Course Structure - 96 credit points

Murdoch Spine: Career Learning - 15 credit points

MSP100 Career Learning: Managing Your Career - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external

BMS431 Laboratory Medicine Practice I - 6 points
MURDOCH: UW1-placement

BMS432 Laboratory Medicine Practice II - 6 points
MURDOCH: UW1-placement

Core Units - 69 credit points

BSC100 Building Blocks for Science Students - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

MAS183 Statistical Data Analysis - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

CHE140 Fundamentals of Chemistry - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

BMS101 Introduction to the Human Body - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

BIO152 Cell Biology - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal (quota of 180 places), S2-internal

BMS107 Foundations of Vertebrate Form and Function - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

CHE144 Foundations of Chemistry - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

BIO282 Molecular Biology - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

BMS212 Medical Microbiology - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

BMS211 Medical Immunology and Molecular Genetics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

BIO247 Biochemistry - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

BMS218 Haematology - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal (quota of 80 places)

BMS324 Clinical Microbiology I - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal (quota of 48 places)

BMS314 Pathological Basis of Disease - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

BMS321 Histology - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal (quota of 58 places) (closed)

BMS327 Diagnostic Genomics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal (quota of 30 places), S2-internal (quota of 30 places)

BMS322 Clinical Immunology - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal (quota of 25 places)

BMS323 Clinical Biochemistry I - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal (quota of 25 places)

BMS326 Clinical Haematology I - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal (quota of 25 places)

BMS325 Histopathology - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal (quota of 20 places)

BMS423 Clinical Biochemistry II - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

BMS424 Clinical Microbiology II - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

BMS426 Clinical Haematology II - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

Specified Electives - 12 credit points

Choose from one of the following Specified Elective Groups:

BMS206 Biomedical Physiology - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

BMS317 Human Pharmacology - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

BIO247 Biochemistry - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

BMS315 Advances in Medical Science - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

OR

BIO247 Biochemistry - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

BIO356 Genetics and Evolution - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

BIO394 Genetic Engineering - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

BIO390 Metabolic and Cellular Biochemistry - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

OR

BIO282 Molecular Biology - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

BMS213 Forensic Anatomy and Anthropology - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

BIO359 Forensic DNA Analysis - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

BIO367 Forensic Toxicology - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

Additional Academic Progress Requirements

In order to commence the fourth-year students must, a) have achieved a course weighted average of at least 65% over their second and third year units, and b) be approved for work integrated learning placement by the Academic Chair.

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