About this course
|Award title||Master of Biomedical Science|
|Year & campus||2022 — Parkville|
|Fees information||Subject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date|
|Study level & type||Graduate Coursework|
|Credit points||200 credit points|
|Duration||24 months full-time or 48 months part-time|
The Master of Biomedical Science is a coursework Masters degree incorporating a substantial research project. The Master of Biomedical Science gives students the opportunity to undertake a substantive research project in a field of choice as well as a broad range of coursework subjects including a professional skills component, as a pathway to PhD study or to the workforce.
1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:
• an undergraduate degree with a major in a relevant discipline with a weighted average mark of at least H3 (65%), or equivalent.
Meeting this requirement does not guarantee selection.
2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
• prior academic performance.
3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.
4. Applicants are required to satisfy the university’s English language requirements for postgraduate courses. For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the Academic Board, performance band 6.5 is required.
• Quotas may be applied to the degree as a whole, or to individual disciplines, and preference may be given to applicants with evidence of appropriate preparation or potential to undertake research.
• Entry is subject to the capacity of a participating department to provide adequate supervision in a research project appropriate to the interests and preparation of the individual student and is subject to the agreement of an academic staff member to supervise the project.
Inherent requirements (core participation requirements)
For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.The University is dedicated to providingsupport to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website. http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
Intended learning outcomes
The objectives of this course are to provide students with:
- a detailed understanding of selected contemporary issues in biomedical and health sciences and the kinds of data generated by biomedical and health research programs;
- the ability to critically evaluate and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories in the biological sciences;
- skills in designing, conducting and managing a research project, including effective skills in data collection, analysis and interpretation; and
- the ability to communicate scientific concepts and results in oral and written form to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
Graduates of the Master of Biomedical Science Degree will have acquired:
1. a body of knowledge that includes the understanding of recent developments in the discipline of biomedical science
2. knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to the field of biomedical science
Graduates of the Master of Biomedical Science Degree will have developed:
1. cognitive skills to demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and to reflect critically on theory and scholarship
2. cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories and to apply established theories to different bodies of knowledge or practice
3. cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate complex ideas concepts at an abstract level
4. communication and technical research skills to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and scientific professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences
5. technical and communication skills to design, evaluate, implement, analyse, theorise about developments that contribute to scientific professional practice or scholarship
Application of knowledge and skills
Graduates of the Master of Biomedical Science Degree will demonstrate the application of knowledge & skills:
1. with creativity and initiative to new situations in professional scientific practice and/or for further learning
2. with high level personal autonomy and accountability
3. to plan and execute a substantial research-based project,
All students must complete 200 points within one Specialisation, comprising:
- Coursework subjects (75 points credit points)
- A research project (125 points credit points)
Majors, minors & specialisations
The Master of Biomedical Science offers a pathway to a PhD.
Last updated: 2 October 2023