Bachelor of Medical Science (Pathology) / Bachelor of Forensic Biotechnology
About the course
Graduates of this course will enhance their professional standing by doubling their knowledge, skills and experience without having to double the time spent at university.
Two double degrees are available: the Bachelor of Forensic Biotechnology with the Bachelor of Medical Science generic degree and the Bachelor of Forensic Biotechnology with the Bachelor of Medical Science (Pathology).
Where it will take you
By choosing the double degree combination carefully, you can ensure your profile in the medical industry is unique. The skills and knowledge gained from the combined program means you are highly employable. If career prospects are important to you, then taking the double degree program is a must.
Your course is recognised by industry
All courses within the School of Biomedical Sciences are designed to provide a variety of levels of eligibility for membership with a range of professional bodies, such as:
* AIMS - Australian Institute of Medical Scientists
* AACB - Australian Association of Clinical Biochemists
* ASC - Australian Science Communicators
* ASBMB - Australian Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
* ASMR - Australian Society for Medical Research
* APSA - Australasian Pharmaceutical Science Association
* ANZSRS - Australian & New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science
* ASM - Australian Society for Microbiology
* HGSA - Human Genetics Society of Australasia
Students in this course will be required to complete a professional/clinical experience component. This clinical experience will involve visiting laboratories relating to the course to gain relevant professional experience. The professional/clinical experience requirement for each course must be met. For further details contact info.csu on 1800 334 733, or access the CSU Handbook.
There are two course enrolment patterns to be offered by full-time and distance education part-time study. You have the option to choose the generic program or enter the Bachelor of Medical Science (Pathology) specialisation.
Medical Science/ Forensic Biotechnology
The generic course provides graduates with a range of expertise in the Medical Science discipline area.
Pathology / Forensic
This specialisation enhances and expands the forensic aspects of biotechnology while encompassing attributes and skills required in biotechnology disciplines.
Areas of study
This double degree offers a range of areas for study:
* applied immunology
* applied microbology
* biomedical science
* cell culture biotechnology
* oncology, cytology, genetic engineering
* forensic biocology
* forensic science
* genetic engineering
* medical biotechnology
* medical microbiology
* molecular genetics
* monoclonol antibody production
Distance education students will attend eight days of residential school per session at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga Campus.
CSU's Science Scholarships are available for on campus applicants to this course, providing $4000 per annum for up to four years (subject to satisfactory progress). Once awarded the Scholarship, the money is the student's to spend in the way that assists them most.
Applicants must achieve a University Admissions Index (UAI)(NSW) or ENTER(VIC) of 80 and above (inclusive of the Regional Bonus) to be eligible to receive the Scholarship.
To apply, download the Science Scholarships application form, complete all sections, then return the form to the Scholarships Officer before the end of October in the year prior to commencing your studies.
To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 256 points for the Bachelor of Medical Science / Bachelor of Forensic Biotechnology (BMedSc BForensicBiotech) and 264 points for the Bachelor of Medical Science (Pathology) / Bachelor of Forensic Biotechnology (BMedSc(Path) BForensicBiotech).
Students must also have satisfactorily completed a clinical experience placement for the minimum specified time. The minimum requirements for the Bachelor of Medical Science / Bachelor of Forensic Biotechnology are a minimum of six weeks in an approved forensic setting. The minimum requirements for the Bachelor of Medical Science (Pathology) / Bachelor of Forensic Biotechnology are a minimum of 10 weeks - six weeks in an approved pathology setting and four weeks in an approved forensic setting.
Refer to the Clinical requirements section for information on:
* Criminal Record Clearance
For other details about the course, such as further study and industry recognition, refer to the separate listings for the Bachelor of Medical Science and Bachelor of Forensic Biotechnology degrees.
Meritorious graduates may continue their studies on campus by enrolling in a fourth year Honours program, the Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours).
Completion of the Honours year allows progression to postgraduate study of a Master of Applied Science (Honours) or Doctor of Philosophy, for students wishing to pursue a challenging medical research career, or provides a competitive advantage for those entering the workforce.
There is a wide range of research areas available to prospective Honours and postgraduate students, and School staff provide extensive supervisory expertise gained from working in clinical and research teams.
Postgraduate courses include:
Doctor of Philosophy
Doctor of Health Science
Master of Applied Science (Honours)
Master of Medical Science (Pathology)