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Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) (BBMH) - BBioMedSc(Hons)

CRICOS code (International applicants): 059203B

This program is offered only to continuing students. No new admissions will be accepted after the Semester 2 2013 intake. Students who are interested in this area should consider theBachelor of Science (Honours)

 On-campus
Semester intake:No new admissions
Campus:Toowoomba 
Fees:Commonwealth supported place
Domestic full fee paying place
International full fee paying place
Standard duration:This program must be completed within two years of first enrolling. 

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Program objectives

Upon completion of the Honours program, graduates will be able to:

  • demonstrate high levels of proficiency in research and specific methodology including research planning and implementation, analysis, interpretation and evaluation of research results, and the presentation and communication of research findings

  • demonstrate awareness of a wide range of research methods and the ethical and social responsibilities of a practising scientist

  • apply the skills gained in the program to biomedical science with a high degree of proficiency

  • undertake research-oriented careers or progress to higher level studies in biomedical science

  • meet the academic requirements for membership of professional societies or registration boards as practising discipline specialists.


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Program Information Set

View USQ’s admission criteria, student profiles and a summary of all offers made under Course Admission Information Set via the QTAC website.

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Admission requirements

To be eligible for admission, applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

  • have been awarded a degree in the area of Honours study, normally, with a substantial amount of undergraduate study in biomedical science

  • be current in biomedical science at undergraduate level. To ensure currency of knowledge, students will normally have commenced their undergraduate degree no earlier than eight years previous to the year of application and will have satisfied requirements for the award of that degree no more than three years previously

  • have met minimum academic requirements in the relevant undergraduate program. These requirements normally include one or more of the following:

    • achieved a Grade Point Average equivalent to the level of Credit or better for the whole program

    • achieved a Grade Point Average equivalent to the level of Credit or better in the second and third years of the undergraduate degree

    • achieved a Grade Point Average equivalent to the level of Credit or better in biomedical science study in the undergraduate degree.



Additional Requirements

Candidates must have submitted and had approved a project proposal for which an appropriate supervisor is available before commencing studies. Acceptance will be subject to the availability of a supervisor for the project.

Discretionary Admission

The Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences may admit students who do not satisfy all the general requirements for entry but who, in the opinion of the Faculty, have a reasonable chance of success.

All students are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements.

If students do not meet the English language requirements they may apply to study a University-approved English language program. On successful completion of the English language program, students may be admitted to an award program.

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Program fees

Commonwealth supported place

A Commonwealth supported place is where the Australian Government makes a contribution towards the cost of a students' higher education and students pay a student contribution amount, which varies depending on the courses undertaken. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

Commonwealth Supported students may be eligible to defer their fees through a Government loan called HECS-HELP.

Domestic full fee paying place

Domestic full fee paying places are funded entirely through the full fees paid by the student. Full fees vary depending on the courses that are taken. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

Domestic full fee paying students may be eligible to defer their fees through a Government loan called FEE-HELP provided they meet the residency and citizenship requirements.

Australian citizens, Permanent Humanitarian Visa holders, Permanent Resident visa holders and New Zealand citizens who will be resident outside Australia for the duration of their program pay full tuition fees and are not eligible for FEE-Help.

International full fee paying place

International students pay full fees. Full fees vary depending on the courses that are taken and whether they are studied on-campus, via distance education/online. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

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Program structure

The Honours program consists of eight units of study including six units of project courses and two units of coursework. Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) must seek advice from the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences on:

  • selection of an appropriate project

  • selection of appropriate special course of study

  • detailed procedures for supervision, preparation and submission of progress reports and project material.


The project courses give students appropriate opportunity for research and scientific investigation of a topic within the area of the major study.

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Required time limits

Students have a maximum of 2 years to complete this program.

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IT requirements

Students should visit the USQ minimum computing standards to check that their computers are capable of running the appropriate software and versions of Internet web browsers and to check the minimum and recommended standards for software.

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Credit

No exemptions will be given from any courses in the program. Candidates must complete all courses at USQ.

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Other information

A mid-year intake is possible. Please contact the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences.

Recommended enrolment pattern

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Recommended Enrolment Pattern

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

This program is only available in on-campus mode. Students may commence their studies in either semester 1 or semester 2. Students should refer to the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences for the current year's Honours Guidelines.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
SCI4401 Science Honours Project A*^11
SCI4402 Science Honours Project B*^12
SCI4403 Special Study in Science*11, 2
SCI4405 Research Practice and Ethics+11, 2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BSCH or MSCR or MCTN or BHSH

Footnotes
*Students must consult the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences on the selection of an appropriate project, and a suitable specialist topic for SCI4403.
^Three-unit course.
+May be studied in either Semester 1 or Semester 2. Students may only take each of these courses once.