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Bachelor of Medical Science


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The Bachelor of Medical Science from CQUniversity Australia will prepare you to undertake best practice in patient testing, developing therapeutics, monitoring disease and sharing knowledge in the medical biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry.

Medical Science program from CQUniversity Australia aims to develop your skills to apply knowledge of Clinical Measurement, Nutrition or Pathology to clinical practice in a health professional role, or Biotechnology in support industries and medical research.

The course is designed to build a high level of technical and evaluative skill so you can assess and implement recommendations for best practice in patient testing, monitoring, education or to develop therapeutics in the cutting-edge medical biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry. The course also aims to develop high level communication skills so that you can interact positively with patients/clients, other health professionals or industry leaders and are ready for the clinical or scientific work environment.

Quick Facts

 
Duration: 3 years full-time
Intake: March, July
Majors: Biotechnology, Clinical Measurement, Nutrition, Pathology
Tuition Fee: AUD 35 280 per year
Location: Bundaberg, Rockhampton

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Graduates of the Bachelor of Medical Science course from CQUniversity have developed the expertise and skills to work as health professionals in pathology, clinical measurement, biotechnology or nutritional areas.

The pathology specialisation will prepare students for employment in diagnostic medical laboratories where haematological, biochemical, microbiological and histological analysis of human blood, urine and tissue samples is conducted.

The clinical measurement specialisation will prepare students for employment as clinical measurement scientists. The specialisation offers multidisciplinary training in diagnostic physiological measurement in cardiac sciences, respiratory sciences, neurophysiology and sleep science.

The nutrition specialisation is targeted at students who will pursue a career in nutrition related health promotion and food and nutrition industries and provide a pathway for postgraduate study in health education, research and public health.

The biotechnology specialisation will prepare students for the medical research or biotechnology industries. With an emphasis on cutting-edge technologies in the development and application of therapeutics, the student is ideally placed to pursue a career in the biopharmaceutical industry or medical research laboratories.

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WHY STUDY HEALTH AT CQUNIVERSITY

Our Health courses and units have been developed to meet the ever-increasing needs of our communities both in Australia and internationally.

Broad range of options
Whether you are currently working in the industry seeking to advance your skills, or looking to kick start a new career in health, our broad and ever-growing range of health courses and units give you the choice to be what you want to be. Choose from the key areas of allied health, medical and exercise sciences, community and health services, and transport and safety sciences.

Study your way
A number of our health courses and units provide allow you to choose between on-campus or online study, while some provide a mix of on-campus and online delivery methods. CQUniversity is an established provider of online study and is able to offer a number courses and units in this mode that have not traditionally been available, such as nursing, medical science, exercise and sport sciences, accident forensics, paramedic science and more.

Up-to-date and industry relevant
Our courses and units are constantly being reviewed and updated in consultation with industry, accrediting bodies and other stakeholders to ensure they are relevant and up-to-date. In fact, our offerings are a response to industry demand for people with specialised industry expertise.

Work integrated learning
CQUniversity’s health courses and units feature work integrated learning, or learning on the job. For some courses this may be referred to as clinical placement.

You may be required to complete units undertakings in real-life workplaces, allowing you to put learning directly into practice. This hands-on, project-based learning is one reason CQUniversity graduates are in such high demand by employers.

Purpose-built facilities 
Quality facilities ensure learning is delivered in context, taught in a similar setting to real-world situations including exceptional simulation environments. New facilities including state-of-the-art technology for fitness and body function testing offer exercise and sport sciences students sophisticated training. Nursing students have access to fully equipped labs replicating a real hospital ward, while medical imaging and medical sonography are taught from new purpose-built multi-million dollar labs. The new CQUniversity Health Clinic at CQUniversity Rockhampton also provides clinical learning experiences to students.

SPECIALISATIONS

Biotechnology 

The biotechnology specialisation will explore the ways in which living things and their molecular constituents are used as tools.

With an emphasis on medical applications you will be ideally placed to pursue a career in the BioPharma industry and medical diagnostics.

Clinical Measurement

Clinical Measurement involves diagnosing disease and fine tuning therapeutic management of already established disease by performing physiological tests such as electrocardiography (ECG) and 24 hour halter monitoring.

Upon completion of the Clinical Measurement specialisation you will be ready to pursue a role as a Medical Scientist in clinical measurement laboratories. Medical Scientists form a vital link in the chain of medical services and assess the physiological functioning of the cardiovascular, nervous and respiratory systems.

Nutrition

Nutrition is an important and diverse field in today’s society. Choosing to study the Nutrition specialisation will enable you to work with individuals or communities to promote healthy lifestyle choices and prevent diet-related disease.

Completing the Nutrition specialisation will prepare you for a career in nutrition education, advocacy, food advertising and communication, research, nutrition science, nutrition behaviour, sport and exercise and biomedical nutrition.

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