Bachelor of Science (Medical Biophysics)
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Course in detail
Additionally the following rules apply:
- the non-credit unit, HAC0001 Careers in the Curriculum, is compulsory;
- two (2) Major Project units must be completed as part of the major studies sequence;
- the same unit cannot be counted more than once. Where there are overlaps, the 300 credit points of study must be made up in the first instance by a Minor where 50 credit points is required, otherwise by freeelectives or Options Plus units;
- students will normally not be permitted to successfully complete more than 26 units (325cps);
- Professional Major Coordinators have the authority to approve alternative units if required for students to complete in a timely fashion. To be noted at Faculty Academic Committee.
In addition to the above, students must complete a compulsory unit of study HAC0001 Careers in the Curriculum to be awarded the degree. Careers in the Curriculum (CIC) is an innovative unit designed to assist Swinburne students to enhance their employability and career prospects. It is usually undertaken in the second year of their course and is compulsory for all undergraduate students. Students studying CIC will not incur a HECS or fee debt as the cost will be met by the university as part of an initiative to enhance students' career skills.
Final Year Experience - Major Projects
As part of the Swinburne Model for Professional Learning, all incoming undergraduates will undertake 25 credit points of professionally focused final year major projects within their programs of study. Entry with advanced standing may require alternate study sequences to be undertaken.
Winter and Summer Term
This program also provides opportunities to undertake study in an optional six-week Winter and Summer term allowing you to complete extra study between the standard semesters. These terms are not mandatory. However, if you wish to vary your study load you may want to consider this option.
Students undertaking a full 300 cp program are allowed to substitute at least one Options Plus unit for one existing unit within their co-major– but not in their Professional Major. They will be advised by their faculty on which unit(s) of the co-major.
A Professional Major (200 credit points or 16 units of study) in Science is designed to provide students with appropriate breadth and depth of knowledge in a particular field of study and provide suitable preparation for professional graduate employment. It may be based on a single, recognised discipline, or it may be inter-disciplinary in character.
A Co-major (100 credit points or 8 units of study) is a sequence of study focused on a specific discipline and is normally self-contained, in that it includes any requisite foundation studies.
Units of study
HET102 Introductory Physiology
HMS111 Engineering Mathematics 1
HES1610 Concepts of Biology
HES1510 Chemistry 1*
HES1616 Concepts of Biotechnology
HES1525 Chemistry 2
HES2621 Introduction to Biochemistry
HET182 Electronics Systems
HET260 Renal and Respiratory Biophysics
HET230 Cardiovascular Biophysics
HET226 Sensory Systems
HET240 Cellular Biophysics
HET422 Biomedical Project
HET124 Energy and Motion
HET426 Instrumentation Project
HMS112 Engineering Mathematics 2
HET419 Physiological Modelling
HIT2080 Introduction to Programming
HMS213 Engineering Mathematics 3B
HET408 Biomedical Imaging and Emerging Technologies
HET202 Digital Electronics Design
HET228 Electrical Actuators and Sensors
Biomedical Electronics (HET235)
Aims and objectives
- undertake advanced research in areas of medical and biomedical technologies
- participate in research projects at a number of levels from analysis to empirical work
- contribute to advanced analysis and interpretation of physiological, biophysical and acquired data, as well as be able to model complex physiological systems
- communicate their findings to a wide range of audiences
- work in a wide variety of applied aspects of physiology and biophysics
- gain employment in medical and physiological instrumentation companies
- work in a wide range of hospital and non-hospital based areas where there is direct and indirect acquisition of physiological information (such as intensive care, theatre, cardiology, respiratory function, neurology and biomedical instrumentation)
- work in groups or individually and be able to plan and execute long-term projects
On this page: Swinburne Abroad.
Swinburne AbroadSwinburne offers International Exchange Programs as well as other Education Abroad Programs to help internationalise your degree. International Exchange is an academic program allowing you to study at a Swinburne Partner Institution for one or two semesters during your degree. Swinburne's Partner Institutions offer many relevant subjects as well as a secure base to explore a different culture. Your studies whilst on exchange can be credited towards your Swinburne degree, provided they are relevant and approved by Swinburne. For further information visit the Swinburne Abroad website.
English language requirements
Swinburne College English for Academic Purposes Certificate: EAP 5 Advanced: 70%; OR, obtaining a minimum IELTS overall band of 6.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0; OR, a TOEFL (Paper-based) minimum score of 550 (with Test of Written English (TWE) score of 5); OR, a TOEFL (Internet-based) minimum score of 79, with no individual band below 18. Refer to the English Language Requirements website for further information.