At a glance
Explore health and disease issues and equip yourself with practical skills by studying the Bachelor of Medical Science (Specialisation).
Biotechnology Clinical Measurement, Nutrition
* OP/SR/ATAR details provided on this page are from Term 1, 2017. Entry ranks are to be used as a guide only as they are subject to change each year.
* International students residing in Australia on a student visa must study full-time on-campus.
Completing the Bachelor of Medical Science (Specialisation) is your gateway to a wide variety of health professional roles. Depending on your chosen specialisation you will be qualified to work in roles such as:
- Biotechnology Scientist
- Clinical Physiologist
- Medical Laboratory Scientist
The Clinical Measurement specialisation plan has been developed in conjunction with the relevant professional societies including the Australian and New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science, Australian Neorophysiology Technologists of Australia and Professionals in Cardiac Sciences of Australia. The Nutrition specialisation has been developed in accordance with guidelines from the Nutrition Society of Australia.
The Bachelor of Medical Science (Specialisation) is a practical course designed to ensure you graduate with knowledge in sciences, study and research skills and professional health experience.
While studying this course you will have the flexibility to specialise and pursue career opportunities in Biotechnology, Clinical Measurement or Nutrition.
The biotechnology specialisation will prepare you for the medical research or biotechnology industries. With an emphasis on cutting-edge technologies in the development and application of therapeutics, you are ideally placed to pursue a career in the biopharmaceutical industry or medical research laboratories.
The work of Clinical Measurement Scientists centres around four primary disciplines - cardiac sciences, neurophysiology, respiratory sciences and sleep sciences.
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.
This unique program has been developed alongside industry professionals and gives you the opportunity to complete placements in real-world settings, allowing you to further enhance your employability and put your learning into practice.
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 distance education, while some provide a mix of on-campus and online delivery methods. CQUniversity is an established provider of distance education 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.
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.
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 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 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.
Structure and assessment
You are required to complete 24 units, comprising of eight core units and 16 specialisation units.