Master of Medical Biotechnology

Course summary

The Master of Medical Biotechnology is designed for students who seek knowledge and technological expertise in specific areas of cell and molecular biology, which is the basis for modern biotechnological research and development.

What you will study
This degree will integrate your work practice skills to allow you to translate your skills into career ready attributes. Subjects give an introduction to the basic elements of modern cell and molecular biology before proceeding to intensive training in current biotechnology and its application to the fields of medicine, agriculture and molecular biology.

2019 course structure

This degree
This degree is designed through the lens of global perspectives in science where you will also be exposed to emerging technologies such as the use of drones, artificial intelligence AI, coding and virtual reality (google VR) in science data collection and analysis during your first year core subjects.

Tutorials and laboratory-based practical work is offered and you have the opportunity to explore new technology developed in the field of study. Additional preparatory subjects focus on laboratory work and science communication skills.

With appropriate qualifications and laboratory skills, you can be awarded advanced standing for these preparatory subjects.

Course information

Study area

Science

Campus

Wollongong

Course Code

465

Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

097264G

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

A recognised Bachelor of Science degree that includes subjects in the areas of biochemistry, cell medical biology, molecular biology, microbiology or immunology.

FEES

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

On Campus

$13,248 (2019)

$52,992 (2019)

Commonwealth supported students are required to pay a student contribution amount towards the cost of their course. The amounts are calculated based on the subject cluster and the Equivalent Full-time Study Load (EFTSL) value of the subject. For information regarding student contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

A recognised Bachelor of Science degree that includes subjects in the areas of biochemistry, cell medical biology, molecular biology, microbiology, immunology or equivalent, and IELTS of 6.5 overall and 6.0 in each band or overall or equivalent.

ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:

English Test

Overall Score

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

IELTS Academic

6.5

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

88

18

18

18

18

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Credit (weighted average mark of 65 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing)

Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.


FEES

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

On Campus

$15,384 (2019)

$61,536 (2019)

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2017.

Applicant background

2017 intake

2017 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

-

-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with adjustment factors. For more information on adjustment factors commonly available to applicants, see ‘ATAR-based admission’.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2017

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 25 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2019 Autumn

Wollongong

Enrolment and Orientation: 26 - 28 February 2019
Session: 4 March – 27 June 2019

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 31 January 2019. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 15 February 2019. Late applications may be considered.

2019 Spring

Wollongong

Enrolment and Orientation: 22 July 2019
Session: 29 July – 21 November 2019

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 30 June 2019. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 12 July 2019. Late applications may be considered.

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to demonstrate:

CLO Description
1 Demonstrate critical thinking and judgement in relation to concepts, perspectives and recent developments associated with medical biotechnology.
2 Consolidate and synthesise knowledge of research principles and methods pertinent to medical biotechnology
3 Investigate, analyse and synthesise information, problems and theories associated with medical biotechnology.
4 Consolidate laboratory skills in medical biotechnology and an appreciation of how these skills are applied in research.
5 Plan, execute and communicate the results of substantial research based initiatives in a reflective and ethical way for academic and professional practice.
6 Demonstrate critical thinking, problem solving and reflection.
7 Justify, interpret and communicate hypotheses, methodologies and conclusions..

Course Structure

To qualify for award of the degree, the Master of Medical Biotechnology, candidates must successfully complete 96 credit points as outlined below.

Subject CodeSubject NameCredit PointsSession(s)
Year 1
Autumn
SMAH801Fundamentals of Science Communication6Autumn
SMAH803Fundamentals of Science Data, IT and Emerging Technologies6Autumn
RESH802Responsible Research6Autumn
BIOL813Principles of Biochemistry6Autumn
Spring
SMAH802Perspectives in science: A critical appraisal of conspiracy theories6Spring
SMAH804Critical thinking and innovation in Science6Spring
MGNT803Organisational Behaviour and Management6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
BIOL815Introductory Genetics6Spring
To progress to Year 2 students must achieve a WAM ≥ 70% AND ≥ 70% in the in discipline-based subjects (BIOL). If students have a WAM <70% and/or <70% in discipline-based subjects they must seek advice from the Head of Students regarding their progression into year 2.
Year 2
For students who commenced year one in Spring session - please see Academic Program Director (APD) for academic advice
Autumn
SMAH910Global Perspectives in Science6Not available in 2019
GWP 900International Workplace practice6Trimester 1, Trimester 3
BIOL980Biotechnology12Autumn
Spring
Students with a WAM 75% or above
SCIE900International Research Project24Autumn, Spring
Students with a WAM 60%-74%
BIOL982Infection and Immunity12Spring
BIOL984Applied Bioinformatics12Spring
Students with a WAM of less than 60% select 24 credit points from the following list of Management subjects.
MGNT908Human Resources Development6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
MGNT930Strategic Human Resource Management6Trimester 2
MGNT949Performance Management6Trimester 2, Trimester 3
MGNT963Management of Workplace Health and Safety6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
MGNT910Strategic Management6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
MGNT915Management of Change6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
MGNT920Organisational Analysis6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
MGNT978Cross Cultural Management6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
MGNT982International Business Theory and Practice6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
OPS 909Total Quality Management6Trimester 1, Trimester 3
OPS 935Project Management6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3

   

Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Why choose this course

Research in Biological Sciences at UOW spans many fields. The main areas are Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, Marine Biology, Conservation Biology, Cell Biology and Biotechnology, Animal Behaviour, Physiology & Systematics, Plant Physiology and Molecular Biology. Advantage is taken of the proximity of many natural and relatively undisturbed marine, estuarine, freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems.

Our researchers include academic staff, research associates, PhD, Masters Research and Honours students, as well as a range of collaborators in other institutions such as the National Parks and Wildlife Service, NSW Marine Parks, NSW Agriculture, and the Garvan Institute of Medical Research.