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Bachelor of Medical Science

Course code C32

Enables students to learn about the basis for human disease, its detection and the range of scientific endeavours to treat disease and improve health.

As the complexity of healthcare increases there will be a greater need for medical science graduates to support the continuum of health service delivery from community-based projects to highly specialised laboratories.

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Entry requirements

70 Indicative ATAR

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

C32

Fees

Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $9,950

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Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

C32

CRICOS code

077134E

Fees

International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $33,700

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Duration

3 years full-time

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

See Course Details for further information.

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 1: Study part-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study part-time at Joondalup

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup

Course Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCH1101Cultural Studies15
MHS1101Anatomy and Physiology 115
SCH1133Human Genetics15
SCC1123Chemistry for the Life Sciences15

Note: Students who have passed Chemistry ATAR or equivalent, may substitute SCC1123 Chemistry for the Life Sciences with an elective unit.

Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCH1104Introduction to Pathophysiology15
MHS1102Anatomy and Physiology 215
SCH1132Human Evolution and Ecology15
SCC1226Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry15
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCH2226Human Molecular Genetics15
SCH2232Medical Biochemistry15
SCH2235Applied Microbiology15
MMS2200Introduction to Histology and Histotechniques15
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCH2141Advanced Biomedical Techniques15
MMS2102Medical Microbiology15
MMS2101Introduction to Haematology15
SCP1134Foundations of Physics15

Note: Students who have passed Physics ATAR or equivalent, may substitute SCP1134 Foundations of Physics with an elective unit.

Year 3 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCH3227The Biology of Human Disease15
SCH3223Medical Genetics15
MMS3101Evolutionary Perspectives on Health and Disease15
SCH3145Biomedical Ethics15
Year 3 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCH3244Developmental Biology15
SCH3434Human Reproduction, Development and Ageing15
Select two (2) units from:
SCH3239 ^Human Immunology15
MMS2103 ^Clinical Biochemistry15
MMS3115 ^Histopathology and Applied Histotechniques15
MMS3112 ^Safety and Quality in Healthcare15

^ Core Option

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

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Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply broad and coherent medical science knowledge to a range of theoretical, practical and diagnostic contexts.
  2. Communicate medical science knowledge and ideas clearly, coherently and with independence.
  3. Critically analyse, interpret and synthesise complex medical and health science information.
  4. Demonstrate ethical judgement and global perspectives with respect for cultural diversity, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competence.
  5. Demonstrate initiative and independent judgement to anticipate medical science challenges and generate sustainable solutions.
  6. Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for personal and professional scholarship.
  7. Use digital and laboratory technologies to access, evaluate and synthesise medical science information from diverse sources.
  8. Work collaboratively and demonstrate professionalism in the application of knowledge and skills.

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $9,950 *

* Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

AUD $33,700 *

* International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

This course is an entry pathway to many highly sought-after careers such as medicine and other health professions, through to postgraduate study. The course will also provide a pathway for graduates to enter careers in medical research and development, the health industry, and education.

Possible future job titles

Biomedical Technician, Science Teacher, Medical Representative, Research Officer, Laboratory Manager, Laboratory Scientist, Laboratory Researcher

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