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Laboratory Medicine (BSc/BLabMed) (Discontinued)


    Title Laboratory Medicine (BSc/BLabMed)
    Course Code B1337
    Study Level Bachelor (Undergraduate)
    Organisational Unit Medical, Molecular and Forensic Sciences
    Academic Contacts

    Academic Chair: Associate Professor Murray Adams | Email: M.Adams@murdoch.edu.au | Tel: 9360 6293

    Qualification Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laboratory Medicine (BSc/BLabMed) in Laboratory Medicine
    Availability Not currently available to new admissions
    Fees

    Go to the Tuition Fee Calculator for this course for the following Student Types:

    Domestic - Undergraduate - Commonwealth supported - commenced 2010 or later

    International Onshore - Undergraduate - commenced 2015 to 2017

    International Onshore - Undergraduate - commenced 2018 or later

    Course Plans

    For assistance with course planning, please contact your Student Advisor.

    Additional Academic Progress Requirements In order to commence the fourth year of the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laboratory Medicine students must have achieved a minimum GPA of 2.0 (out of 4.0) over their second and third year units.
    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.

    Major Prerequisites

    Students who achieved a final scaled score of 50 percent or more in Chemistry 3A/3B or Chemistry ATAR within the past three years should seek an exemption from their Academic Chair for CHE140 Fundamentals of Chemistry. Students who have completed previous chemistry not stated above should also consult their Academic Chair for clarification of their enrolment requirements.

    Course Structure - 96 credit points

    Part I - 24 to 27 credit points

    Year 1 - 24 to 27 credit points

    Transition Unit - 3 credit points

    BSC100 Building Blocks for Science Students - 3 points

    Breadth Unit for Degree - 3 credit points

    The following unit is no longer available - contact the Academic Chair for advice:


    BSC150 What is Science? - 3 points
    Murdoch: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

    Core Units - 18 to 21 credit points

    BMS101 Introduction to the Human Body - 3 points

    MAS183 Statistical Data Analysis - 3 points

    BMS107 Foundations of Vertebrate Form and Function - 3 points

    BIO152 Cell Biology - 3 points

    CHE140 Fundamentals of Chemistry - 3 points

    Note: Students who are exempted from CHE140 Fundamentals of Chemistry may choose a General elective to make up the required points.

    CHE144 Foundations of Chemistry - 3 points

    Students taking units from the Forensic Biology and Toxicology major will also need to take

    CHE103 Introduction to Forensic Science - 3 points

    Part II - 69 to 72 credit points

    University-Wide Breadth Units - 6 credit points  Unit List

    Select from the prescribed list of University-Wide Breadth Units. A unit cannot be used to satisfy both this Breadth Unit requirement and the requirements of a major or minor. If taken at 100 level the unit(s) will be attributed to Part I. Note that no more than 30 credit points at Part I may be credited towards course completion requirements.

    Research Skills Units - 6 credit points

    Select from the units recommended below. A unit cannot be used to satisfy both this Research Skills Unit requirement and the requirements of a major or minor. If taken at 100 level the unit(s) will be attributed to Part I. Note that no more than 30 credit points at Part I may be credited towards course completion requirements.

    BSC200 Research in the Physical and Life Sciences - 3 points

    MAS223 Applied Statistics - 3 points

    MAS224 Biostatistical Methods - 3 points

    BIO388 Forensic Science and Miscarriages of Justice - 3 points

    BIO394 Genetic Engineering - 3 points

    BIO367 Forensic Toxicology - 3 points

    BIO246 Microbiology - 3 points

    BMS316 Parasitology: People, Pets and Wildlife - 3 points

    BMS317 Human Pharmacology - 3 points

    Year 2 - 15 to 18 credit points

    Core Units - 12 credit points

    BMS218 Haematology - 3 points

    BIO282 Molecular Biology - 3 points

    BMS211 Medical Immunology and Molecular Genetics - 3 points

    BMS212 Medical Microbiology - 3 points

    Required Additional Study Area - 6 to 9 credit points

    Select units from one of the following majors:

    Biomedical Science Major - 9 credit points

    BMS206 Biomedical Physiology - 3 points

    BIO247 Biochemistry - 3 points

    BMS212 Medical Microbiology - 3 points

    OR

    BMS316 Parasitology: People, Pets and Wildlife - 3 points

    Forensic Biology and Toxicology Major - 6 credit points

    BIO247 Biochemistry - 3 points

    BMS213 Forensic Anatomy and Anthropology - 3 points

    Genetics and Molecular Biology Major - 6 credit points

    BIO246 Microbiology - 3 points

    OR

    BMS212 Medical Microbiology - 3 points

    BIO247 Biochemistry - 3 points

    General Electives - 0 to 3 credit points

    Select from any 200- to 400-level units offered by the University, subject to individual unit prerequisites. Students are advised to consider using General Elective points to meet the requirements of a second major or minor. Any recommended double majors and minors will be included in the major's description.

    Year 3 - 18 credit points

    Core Units - 9 credit points

    BMS321 Histology - 3 points

    BMS314 Pathological Basis of Disease - 3 points

    Select one unit from below to be studied in Year 3 with the remaining two units to be studied in Year 4.

    BMS322 Clinical Immunology - 3 points

    BMS325 Histopathology - 3 points

    BMS327 Diagnostic Genomics - 3 points

    Specified Electives - 6 credit points

    Select from the following:

    BMS323 Clinical Biochemistry I - 3 points

    BMS324 Clinical Microbiology I - 3 points

    BMS326 Clinical Haematology I - 3 points

    Required Additional Study Area - 6 to 9 credit points

    Select units from one of the following majors, which must be the same as the area chosen for Year 2 units.

    Biomedical Science Major - 6 credit points

    BMS314 Pathological Basis of Disease - 3 points

    BMS315 Advances in Medical Science - 3 points

    Forensic Biology and Toxicology Major - 9 credit points

    BIO315 Bodies of Evidence - 3 points

    BIO359 Forensic DNA Analysis - 3 points

    BIO367 Forensic Toxicology - 3 points

    Genetics and Molecular Biology Major - 9 credit points

    BIO356 Genetics and Evolution - 3 points

    BIO394 Genetic Engineering - 3 points

    BIO378 Systems Biology - 3 points

    General Electives - 0 to 3 credit points

    Select from any 200- to 400-level units offered by the University, subject to individual unit prerequisites. Students are advised to consider using General Elective points to meet the requirements of a second major or minor. Any recommended double majors and minors will be included in the major's description.

    Year 4 - 24 credit points

    Core Units - 18 credit points

    BMS431 Laboratory Medicine Practice I - 6 points

    BMS432 Laboratory Medicine Practice II - 6 points

    Select one unit from below to be studied in Year 3 with the remaining two units to be studied in Year 4.

    BMS322 Clinical Immunology - 3 points

    BMS325 Histopathology - 3 points

    BMS327 Diagnostic Genomics - 3 points

    Specified Electives - 6 credit points

    Select from the following:

    BMS423 Clinical Biochemistry II - 3 points

    BMS424 Clinical Microbiology II - 3 points

    BMS426 Clinical Haematology II - 3 points

    Additional Academic Progress Requirements

    In order to commence the fourth year of the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laboratory Medicine students must have achieved a minimum GPA of 2.0 (out of 4.0) over their second and third year units.

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