Courses & Units

Course rules for M3G Bachelor of Biomedical Science

1In these specifications 'Faculty' means the Faculty of Health Science.


2Candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Biomedical Science shall be qualified for entry in accordance with the provisions of the University's Rules of Admission.
3Candidates for the degree shall complete the degree requirements, as hereinafter prescribed, in not less than three and a half years of full-time study (or its equivalent) and not more than eight years, from the time of first enrolment.

Course Structure

4[i]To qualify for the degree, the candidate shall pass all units in the course, and undertake such practical exercises/experiences as may be required to satisfy the degree requirements.
 [ii]The units which may be included in a course for the degree shall, unless otherwise approved by the Faculty, be in accordance with the Schedule to these specifications.
5[i]Units may be counted towards the degree only if they have been taken in accordance with prerequisites determined by the Faculty.
 [ii]A candidate normally may not enrol in any year in units totalling more than 100% weighting, or if the candidate is in full-time employment during any given Semester, more than 50% weighting.
 [iii]Where two or more units of the same name or content are offered within the University, only one may be counted towards the degree.
 [iv]In every case the candidate's choice of units and the order in which they are taken shall be subject to approval by the Faculty in accordance with the requirements of paragraph 4.
6Candidates entering clinical practice in a clinical agency shall observe the rules, regulations, policies, protocols, procedures and by-laws of that clinical agency.

Credit for Previous Studies

7Passes in subjects or units in other courses (completed or otherwise) in this University or another tertiary institution (or other approved professional examining body) may be credited towards the degree, provided that the Faculty may specify what more a candidate so credited shall be required to do to qualify for the degree.


8The Faculty may from time to time make amendments to the Schedule to these specifications.
9These specifications shall take effect on 1 January 2002 and shall apply to all candidates for the degree, including those enrolling for the first time in that year and those enrolled subsequently and to any candidates who, having commenced their studies for the Bachelor of Biomedical Science prior to that date, have not passed in any units towards the degree by that date.
10The approved abbreviation for the degree of Bachelor of Biomedical Science shall be BBiomedSc.