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Bachelor of Science (Medical, Molecular and Forensic Sciences) (BSc)


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Title Bachelor of Science (Medical, Molecular and Forensic Sciences) (BSc)
Course Code B1380
Study Level Bachelor (Undergraduate)
Organisational Unit Medical, Molecular and Forensic Sciences
Academic Contacts http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/AcademicContacts
Qualification Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Duration 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Description The Bachelor of Science (Medical, Molecular and Forensic Sciences) is a flexible degree with single/double major and major/minor combinations that builds deep understanding and practical experience in specific areas of expertise, and which provides opportunities for industry and community engagement. Studies can be undertaken in different specialisations or across other disciplines to broaden understanding of the way in which science operates in relation to the social, business, health and policy environments. This degree provides sound preparation for students aspiring to entry into higher level postgraduate courses such as medicine, or for research at Honours/PhD level.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings As per normal 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 a broad and coherent body of knowledge with depth in the underlying principles and concepts of at least one scientific discipline.
CLO2. Demonstrate broad understanding of the methods of science, including the processes involved in developing scientific knowledge.
CLO3. Retrieve, analyse, synthesise and evaluate scientific information from a range of sources.
CLO4. Demonstrate well-developed experimental and technical skills by performing and analysing the outcomes of scientific laboratory investigations.
CLO5. Convey scientific ideas, arguments and conclusions clearly and coherently through well-developed written and oral communication skills.
CLO6. Identify, analyse and generate solutions to unpredictable or complex problems by applying scientific knowledge and skills with initiative and well-developed judgement.
CLO7. Demonstrate ethical and professional conduct as a member of the scientific community.
Employment Prospects Scientific Research, Medical Diagnosis, Biotechnology, Government and Policy, Pharmaceutical Industry, Forensic Services, Universities, Hospitals, Scientific Sales and Marketing, Food and Beverage Industry, Public Health
Main research areas Clinical Sciences, Immunology, Medical Microbiology, Parasitology, Biotechnology, Forensic Science, Genetics, Public Health, Neuroscience, Systems Medicine
Further Study A fourth year of study is available in the form of an Honours year.
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 - 72 credit points

Murdoch Spine: Career Learning - 9 credit points

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

MSP200 Building Enterprise Skills - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external

Select from the following:

MSP201 Real World Learning - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external, SUM-external, W-external, Y-external

VLS302 Professional Placement in Veterinary and Life Sciences - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-placement, SUM-placement

Core Units - 15 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

Major Units - 24 credit points

Options - 24 credit points

Major 2 /Co-Major /Minor /General Elective

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