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Key details

Duration

Not available full-time
1 year/s part-time

Intake

Semester 1

Locations

Casuarina campus, Online
Not available to international students.

Credit points required

40

Course code

NBIOS1
SATAC/UAC codes
MyNextCourse

Overview

The Undergraduate Certificate Introduction to Biomedical Science is a one-year, part-time course that offers you the opportunity to upskill, reskill and retrain in medical laboratory work.

This course will equip you with core skills and is a direct pathway into higher education courses in biomedical science, should you wish to continue studying.

During this course you will learn about a range of areas in pathology, preparing you to learn more about performing laboratory tests on blood, tissues and bodily fluids to assist in the diagnosis of disease. The course is designed to support your learning needs and develop your study skills.

On completing the Undergraduate Certificate Introduction to Biomedical Science, you'll be eligible to use the credits you've gained towards further study of a Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science.

You may also use the Undergraduate Certificate as a pathway for entry into a variety of other higher education courses.

Advanced standing may be granted for some or all of the subjects you successfully complete. If further study is your intention, be sure to check the requirements of your preferred undergraduate degree to determine how many credits you can transfer.

Note: On current advice the Undergraduate Certificate must be completed by the end of 2025.

Fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements:

(a) Australian Citizenship; or

(b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit.

Further information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

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Why study a health course at CDU?

As an increasingly in-demand industry, there's never been a better time to find a career in healthcare. Become a qualified health professional with CDU's wide range of courses and gain the skills and knowledge to make an impact on the wellbeing of your community.

  • #4 Australian uni for undergraduate employment outcomes (GUG 2023)
  • Study online, on campus, full-time or part-time as it suits you
  • Placements and research opportunities in the NT, across Australia, and around the world
  • Uniquely positioned to explore Indigenous health, tropical medicine and other issues of regional and national importance
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Why study a health course at CDU?

As an increasingly in-demand industry, there's never been a better time to find a career in healthcare. Become a qualified health professional with CDU's wide range of courses and gain the skills and knowledge to make an impact on the wellbeing of your community.

  • #4 Australian university for undergraduate employment outcomes (GUG 2023)
  • Placements and research opportunities in the NT, across Australia, and around the world
  • Uniquely positioned to explore Indigenous and Asia-Pacific health, tropical medicine and other issues of international importance

What will I study?

This 40-credit point course consists of four (4) core units. This course consists of a combination of introductory and first-year degree subjects, designed to help you develop core knowledge and the necessary skills for successful university studies.

Course structure


A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 40 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit typeCredit PointsSpecific requirements
Core
(4 units)
40cpCompulsory Core units totalling 40 credit points as detailed below.

SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1
SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2
SBI150 Cellular Biology
SBI190 Microbiology for Healthcare Professionals

 40cpTotal Credit Points

Course Changes - 2022
MLS101 Heamatology 1 has been replaced by SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2.
SBI182 Microbiology and Immunology has been replaced by SBI190 Microbiology for Healthcare Professionals
 

Study plan


Students Commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a part time load.

Part-time Study Plan

Legend:CO = Core Unit
Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1COSBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2CO
SBI150 Cellular BiologyCOSBI190 Microbiology for Healthcare ProfessionalsCO

 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

Admission requirements are met by one of the following:

  • Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent).
  • Successful completion of a national qualification at Certificate III level or higher.
  • Successful completion of at least 0.5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma.
  • Overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Australian qualifications.
  • Attainment of a STAT Multiple Choice score of 125 or higher.
  • Successful completion of a recognised tertiary preparation course.
  • Submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application.

I've had the unique opportunity to explore tropical and rural health, which I may not have had the exposure to had I studied elsewhere.

Katie

CDU student

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My advice for anyone who is considering studying a health or science degree at CDU is if you are thinking about it, just do it.

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CDU student

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Course details

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

Additional information

Can offers be deferred?
No
Award
Undergraduate Certificate (Biomedical Science)
Faculty/College
College of Health and Human Sciences
Sector
HE
Area of study
Health, Science, Environmental Science and Management

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email:Student.Central@cdu.edu.auPhone:1800 061 963 (free call)

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How to apply

There are many ways to apply to CDU. The method you use depends on your course type, where you live and whether you are a new or returning student to CDU.

Remember to apply early for your best chance at securing an offer to study with us.

SATAC

SATAC is the application channel for residents of NT, ACT, SA, WA, QLD, VIC or TAS.

UAC

UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW.

MyNextCourse

Direct applications are available to students who have completed a CDU or BIITE course at a Certificate III level or higher. Most CDU and BIITE enabling programs are also accepted through this process.

If you do not meet any of the criteria above please visit Pathways to study to view the options available to you.

SATAC/UAC codes

Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Casuarina campus (CSP)
108011
593020
Online (CSP)
108011
593020
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee

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