Course

Diploma in Science/Bachelor of Medical Science

Approved Abbreviation: DipSc/BMedSc


Western Sydney University Course Code: 6002.2

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 096966G


Course Status: CONTINUING
This version of the course is available only to continuing or completing students.


This degree comprises three areas of major: biomedical science, medicinal chemistry and anatomy and physiology. The biomedical science major focuses on microbiology, biochemistry, molecular biology and aspects of health. The medicinal chemistry major focuses on chemistry and biochemistry, while the anatomy and physiology major focuses on anatomy, physiology and pharmacology. Graduates of this degree will find employment in areas such as medical research laboratories, hospital laboratories and in pathology laboratories and be well suited for positions in the pharmaceutical, medical sales and various research and quality control laboratories, as well as further study including research degrees, graduate pharmacy and graduate medicine degrees.

The first year of this course is delivered by Western Sydney University The College as an agent of Western Sydney University via extended face-to-face hours in smaller learning environments.

A Diploma in Science exit point is also available at the end of the first year of the course.

For more information on Western Sydney University, The College, please refer to their web site.

Western Sydney University, The College

For course advice during your first year of study, please use the contact below under ‘Course Advice’. For course advice during your second and subsequent years of study, please use the contact listed for the Bachelor of Medical Science.

Bachelor of Medical Science

Study Mode
Three years full-time or six years part-time. Students will be required to attend the Hawkesbury and Campbelltown campuses for some learning experiences.

Course Advice

NameEmail
College AdminAdminApp@westernsydney.edu.au

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Campbelltown CampusFull TimeInternal See above
Campbelltown CampusPart TimeInternal See above
Hawkesbury CampusFull TimeInternal See above
Hawkesbury CampusPart TimeInternal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull TimeInternal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadPart TimeInternal See above
The College - Nirimba Education PrecinctFull TimeInternal See above
The College - Nirimba Education PrecinctPart TimeInternal See above

Admission

For more information on applying please see link to The College admission pages below.

https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/thecollege/how_to_apply

Domestic students are required to have

  • Completed an English unit in the NSW Higher School Certificate, OR
  • Competency in English at IELTS 6.0 equivalent (unless a native speaker) OR
  • Passed The College English test at IELTS 6.0 equivalent OR
  • Passed The College Foundation Studies Academic English unit at C grade level or higher.

Students are also assumed to have completed some study in Mathematics and Science at a senior high school level or equivalent.

Met other entry requirements such as

  • An ATAR identified prior to the offer of a place, OR
  • Completed The College Foundation Studies course with a Grade Point Average of 5.5 or higher

International students must satisfy one of the following language requirements

  • IELTS 6.0 with a minimum 5.5 in each sub band OR
  • Completed the College EAP 4 course with a 50% pass OR
  • Passed The College English test at IELTS 6.0 equivalent OR
  • Passed The College Foundation Studies Academic English unit at C grade level or higher for which advanced standing can be applied for.

Academic Entry Requirements vary according to country of origin. However, in general

  • Completion of Year 12 or its equivalent is the minimum entry requirement OR
  • Completed The College Foundation Studies course with a Grade Point Average of 5.5 or higher.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 250 credit points which include the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Western Sydney University The College Units

Nirimba Campus

Year 1

Preparatory Units

700043Chemistry (WSTC Prep)
700173Tertiary Study Skills in Science (WSTC Prep)

Students must pass the following University level units

700095Biodiversity (WSTC)
700125Cell Biology (WSTC)
700122Essential Chemistry 2 (WSTC)
700123Quantitative Thinking (WSTC)
700124Scientific Literacy (WSTC)

Choose one of

700121Essential Chemistry 1 (WSTC)
700155Introductory Chemistry (WSTC)

** And two more units from the following five units (depending on which major students are progressing to):

Choose two of

700266Concepts in Human Anatomy (WSTC)
700265Food Science 1 (WSTC)
700096Integrated Science (WSTC)
700098Introduction to Physiology (WSTC)
700099Resource Sustainability (WSTC)

** The recommended units to be chosen from the above five alternate units listed above for each major are detailed below: Students progressing to a major in Medicinal Chemistry or Anatomy and Physiology or Biomedical Science must choose: 700098 Introduction to Physiology (WSTC) 700266 Concepts in Human Anatomy (WSTC)

Students may exit at this point and graduate with the Diploma in Science following a passing grade in all of the above units. Students who progress onto Year Two may also be awarded the Diploma if they gain a passing grade in all of the above units.

  • Students must pass all College Preparatory units before progressing to the Year Two units.
  • Students must pass at least 70 credit points of University level units in Year One before progressing to the Year Two units.

Western Sydney University Units

For course advice during your second and subsequent years of study, please use the contact listed for the Bachelor of Medical Science.

Bachelor of Medical Science

Campbelltown, Hawkesbury and Parramatta (Victoria Road) Campus

Year 2 - Year 3

Students must select one of the following Majors

M3060Medicinal Chemistry
M3061Anatomy and Physiology
M3062Biomedical Science

Sub-major Elective Spaces

Elective units may be used toward obtaining an additional approved sub-major (40 credit points) including the sub-majors listed below.

Sub-majors

SM3048Climate Change
SM3044Microbiology
SM3050Physics

Search for sub-majors

Students who maintain a GPA of 5 or higher may use elective units toward obtaining an additional approved sub-major in Critical Thinking.

SM3083.1 Critical Thinking

Western Sydney University offers sub-majors in a range of areas including Sustainability and Indigenous Studies.

Indigenous Australian Studies Sub-major

Indigenous Australian Creative Expressions Sub-major

Indigenous Economics Sub-major

Business Sustainability Sub-major

Students can apply for an elective major or sub-major via MySR.

MyStudentRecords (MySR)

Elective Units

The following unit, 301161 Work Integrated Learning in Science, is a level 2 elective unit that gives students the opportunity to undertake a short work placement within a professional organisation. For further details please follow the link

301161Work Integrated Learning in Science


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