James Cook University

Bachelor of Clinical Sciences (Honours)

James Cook University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 096261G

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

Gain the skills and knowledge required to provide vital scientific evidence to health professionals like General Practitioners, Physiotherapists, and Occupational Therapists.

What to expect

Learn the principles of medicine, chemistry, biology and experimental science and become an expert in scientific enquiry.

In your third year, you will choose from specialised electives to suit your interests. In your final year, work directly with real-world patients in both urban and rural practical placements, and provide services for rural and remote communities.

Become a clinical scientist and make a difference. Clinical Sciences graduates are flexible, uniquely-equipped professionals who contribute valuably to both healthcare teams and scientific discovery.

Flexible Entry

JCU offers flexible entry into this sought-after degree. So if you hold level 1-3 in the Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences, or you have relevant experience in medical technology, you're welcome to apply. JCU will make every effort to accommodate you in the Bachelor of Clinical Sciences (Honours).

Honours

The Honours component of this degree is embedded into the course.

Career Opportunities

JCU Clinical Sciences (Honours) graduates are multi-skilled and find employment in a large range of private and public health clinics. Many go on to higher research studies or postgraduate study in other health sciences.

Graduates pursue careers in various areas including private or public health care, education, or research.

You could find employment as a clinical measurement scientist in cardiac, respiratory, and sleep investigation units of hospitals, or as a neuro and renal physiologist.

Clinical Sciences (Honours) graduates may also choose to apply for graduate entry into medicine, veterinary science, physiotherapy, dentistry, or other health sciences.

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of Bachelor of Clinical Sciences, graduates will be able to:

- Demonstrate advanced integrated theoretical and technical knowledge and skills, with depth in the underlying concepts and principles in chosen disciplines of medical science

- Critically review, analyse, synthesise and apply scientific evidence and process to a range of social and economic contexts

- Apply recognized methods and tools of medical science to the process of enquiry and discovery, particularly in a clinical/medical investigative context

- Communicate scientific information and philosophies clearly and coherently through well-developed English language and numeracy proficiency, to a range of audiences for a range of purposes using a variety of modes

- Demonstrate personal and social responsibility and accountability through an awareness of ethical frameworks, by working safely and responsibly in individual and team environments

- Critically reflect upon the role of medical scientific investigation and medical research in tropical, rural and remote and indigenous communities.

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 37,840 Per Year
Start date: 20 February 2023
Duration: 4 years
Study mode: Full time
Address

James Cook University

Douglas campus
1 James Cook Drive Townsville Queensland 4814
Australia
Tuition Fees (AUD $): 37,840 Per Year
Start date: 20 February 2023
Duration: 4 years
Study mode: Full time
Address

Townsville City Campus

City Arcade, 383 Flinders Street
Townsville Queensland 4810
Australia

Entry criteria

Students are required to complete academic qualification of Australia grade 12 or equivalent. Entry requirements may vary from country to country.

Course pre-requisites: English (Units 3/4,C); Mathematical Methods (Units 3/4,C); Chemistry (Units 3/4,C). Recommended: one of Biology, Health, Physical Education or Physics (Units 3/4,C)

IELTS - 6.0 (no component lower than 6.0); TOEFL (internet based) - 74 (no component less than 18); Pearson (PTE Academic) - 52 (no component less than 52); C1 Advanced / C2 Proficiency: 169 (no component less than 169).

Address

James Cook University
Douglas campus
1 James Cook Drive Townsville Queensland 4814
Australia