Master of Biomedical Science (coursework or coursework and dissertation)

The course is for students who have completed an undergraduate degree with a major in a biomedical science discipline. It provides these students with the opportunity to pursue advanced study in one of more of these disciplines. Emphasis is placed on cutting-edge research and its translation to healthy living and to clinical settings of diagnosis and treatment of disease. While research training within a specific discipline is available as part of the course (e.g. advanced laboratory skills and their application within an independent research project), this is not obligatory. Thus, students are able to focus on building their discipline-specific knowledge and an understanding of how this knowledge is applied. Regardless of the amount of research training undertaken, the course places strong emphasis on developing research literacy, with thorough interrogation of the scientific literature and its communication.

Course overview

Course title
Master of Biomedical Science (coursework or coursework and dissertation)
Award abbreviation
MBiomedSc
Course code
71520
Course type
master's degree by coursework or by coursework and dissertation
Status
current / 2020
Administered by
Faculty of Science
CRICOS code
083856J

Course details

Intake periods
Beginning of year and mid-year
Attendance type
full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
Articulation
The Master of Biomedical Science has the following exit awards: 73220 Graduate Certificate in Biomedical Science (24 points) (24 points), 73320 Graduate Diploma in Biomedical Science (48 points) (48 points)
Credit points required
96
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration
1.5 years full-time (or equivalent part-time) comprising 72 points of taught units and 24 points of admission credit, as recognised and granted by the Faculty
Maximum course duration
2 years full-time (or equivalent part-time) comprising up to 96 points of taught study (see Rule 5 for further information)
Time limit
5 years
Delivery mode
internal
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Course Coordinator(s)
Dr Jeremy Smith
Fees
Visit the fees calculator.

Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

Specialisations

SP-BCHMB Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
SP-NEURS Neuroscience

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; NS = non-standard teaching period

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Take all units (12 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1, S2SCIE5510Biomedical Science Research in Context—Literature Review
Prerequisites:
enrolment in Master of Biomedical Science (71520)
scheduled meetings with supervisors to plan develop and review the research project and its scientific context; tutorials to formally develop writing skills
S1, S2SCIE5515Global Challenges in Biomedical Science
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biomedical Science (71520) or the Master of Biotechnology (71580)
lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials: 2 hours per week

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology specialisation

Students may be required to take conversion units, up to a value of 24 points based on an assessment of prior learning by the Faculty, including but not limited to the following units:

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1, S2BIOC4003Fundamentals of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology II
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biotechnology or the Master of Biomedical Science and BIOC4002 Fundamentals of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology or a major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
6 x 2 hr tutorials over the course of a semester.
S1, S2SCIE4401Data Use in Science
Prerequisites:
enrolment in a postgraduate course or honours
Incompatibility:
STAT1400 Statistics for Science; STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics; STAT2210 Biometrics 1; SCIE1104 Science, Society and Data Analysis
6 days. The total workload for this unit is 150 hours.
S1, S2SCIE4403The Conduct, Ethics and Communication of Science
Prerequisites:
enrolment in postgraduate course or honours
7 workshops running once a fortnight. This unit runs in both Semester 1 and Semester 2 and taken in either semester.
NSSCIE4404Techniques in Molecular Sciences
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biomedical Science (71520) or Master of Biotechnology (71580)
1 x 1 hour introduction 1 x 1 hour introductory laboratory session 7 x 3 hour laboratory sessions 6 x 1 hour post lab sessions

Take all units (30 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1BIOC4001Advanced Studies in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biotechnology (71580) or the Master of Health Science (71540) or the Master of Biomedical Science (71520) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004) and BIOC4003 Fundamentals of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology II or an undergraduate major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
workshops: 12 hours; presentation sessions: approx. 6 hours (depending on number of students); consultation with academic staff during presentation planning approx. 0.5 hours
S2BIOC5001Advanced Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Techniques
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biotechnology (71580) or the Master of Health Science (71540) or the Master of Biomedical Science (71520) and BIOC4003 Fundamentals of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology II or an undergraduate major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology or equivalent.
lectures and tutorials: 24 hours per semester
S1MSCI4006Advanced Techniques in Molecular Sciences
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biotechnology (71580) or the Master of Health Science (71540) or the Master of Biomedical Science (71520) or Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004) and BIOC4003 Fundamentals of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology II or GENE4003 or undergraduate major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Chemistry or Genetics.
lectures and tutorials: 24 hours per semester
S1PUBH4403Epidemiology I
lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials: 1 hour per week (for face-t- face mode only)
S1SCIE4001Collecting, Analysing and Interpreting Big Data in Biology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in Master of Biotechnology (71580) or Master of Health Science (71540) or Master of Biomedical Science (71520) or honours in the Faculty of Science
lectures and tutorials: 27 hours

For students in course by coursework and dissertation only, take all units (24 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1, S2MSCI5560Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Literature Review and Research Proposal
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biomedical Science (71520) Biochemistry and Molecular Biology specialisation and (i) a weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in at least 24 points of Level 3 units in their UWA undergraduate major. These units must be relevant to the master's specialisation; or (ii) a weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in at least 24 points of Level 3, 4 and 5 units completed within the course; or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty; and (iii) a supervisor, approved by the Faculty, who has confirmed their willingness and availability to supervise the research project and (iv) students who were required to complete SCIE4404 Techniques in Molecular Sciences must have achieved a mark of at least 70 per cent in this unit.
Students are advised to attend information sessions as detailed in the unit outline.
S1, S2MSCI5561Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Research Project Part 1
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biomedical Science (71520) Biochemistry and Molecular Biology specialisation. Students who want to undertake a research project as an optional unit must have (a) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in at least 24 points of Level 3 units in a relevant undergraduate major; or (b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in at least 24 points of Level 3, 4 and 5 units completed within the course. An approved supervisor must have confirmed their willingness and availability to supervise the research project.
Co-requisites:
MSCI5560 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Literature Review and Research Proposal
a 3-day block, a 1-day block and a 2-day block, plus independent project work and consultation with supervisor
S1, S2MSCI5562Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Research Project Part 2
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biomedical Science (71520) Biochemistry and Molecular Biology specialisation and (i) a weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in at least 24 points of Level 3 units in their UWA undergraduate major; or (ii) a weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in at least 24 points of Level 3, 4 and 5 units completed within the course. (iii) a supervisor must have confirmed their willingness and availability to supervise the research project and (iv) students who were required to complete SCIE4404 Techniques in Molecular Sciences must have acheived a mark of at least 70% in this unit.
Co-requisites:
MSCI5561 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Research Project Part 1
Independent project work and consultation with supervisor
S1, S2MSCI5563Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Research Project Part 3
Co-requisites:
MSCI5562 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Research Project Part 2
a 3-day block, a 1-day block and a 2-day block, plus independent project work and consultation with supervisor

For students in course by coursework only, take unit(s) to the value of 30 points of which at least 18 points must be taken at Level 5.Students in the course by coursework and dissertation take unit(s( to the value of 6 points.

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1APHB5501Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
Prerequisites:
an undergraduate major in biomedical or health sciences, or by permission of the unit coordinator
seminars: 12 hours; presentations: 6 hours (depending on number of students)
S2APHB5503Neuroendocrinology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biomedical Science (71520) or the Master of Health Science (71540)
seminars: 1 hour per week (for 13 weeks); tutorials: 2 hours per week (for 9 weeks) depending on number of students
S2SCIE4481Good, Bogus and Corrupted Science
Prerequisites:
enrolment in honours or postgraduate course
seminars: 3 hours per week for 12 weeks—theory is provided by the unit coordinators and guest speakers; tutorials: 2 hour per week for 12 weeks—students present cases of bogus and corrupted science in classes, discuss further the material covered in the seminars, and are asked to support their learning with examples of their choice, thus guaranteeing a multidisciplinary flavour to this unit. The advanced academic training and research experience required of the postgraduate and honours students attending this unit provide the grounds for scholarly and informed discussions during the tutorials.
S1, S2SCIE5304Science Practicum
Prerequisites:
enrollment in Master of Science Communication (51580) or the Master of Exercise Science (52510), or the Master of Environmental Science (72530), or the Master of Biological Science (72520), or the Master of Biological Arts (71530), or the Master of Agricultural Science (72510), or the Master of Biomedical Science (71520) and approval of the unit coordinator
Contact hours in Practicum placement (the majority of student time in the unit) as arranged with the unit coordinator and host/supervisor. Additional, minor, contact hours for initial and post-placement discussions with coordinator, and final presentation and review.
S2SCIE5507Food Fibre and Fuel Security
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biotechnology or the Master of Agricultural Science
lectures, tutorials and/or workshops: 6 hours per week
S2SCIE5508Synthetic Biology: Solving Global Challenges
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biotechnology 71580
lectures, tutorials / workshops; 5 hours per week
S2SSEH5685Work Site Health Promotion
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Sport and Recreation Management (51390), Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety (52330), Master of Exercise Science (52510), Master of Biomedical Science (71520), Master of Health Science (71540), Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (73520) or Master of Work Health and Safety (74530)
Incompatibility:
SSEH3339 Community and Work Site Health Promotion (formerly HMES3339)
lectures: 3 hours per week; plus project work

Neuroscience specialisation

Students may be required to take conversion units, up to a value of 24 points based on an assessment of prior learning by the Faculty, including but not limited to the following units:

Note: Students must do ANHB2217 (Sem1) AND PHYL2002 (Sem2). Students can choose to do either NEUR3301 (Sem2) or ANIM3320 (Sem1).

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1ANHB2217Human Neurobiology
Prerequisites:
any two of ANHB1101 Human Biology I: Becoming Human, ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human, BIOL1130 Frontiers in Biology (formerly BIOL1130 Core Concepts in Biology), SCIE1106 Molecular Biology of the Cell OR IMED1001 Form and Function
lectures: 2 hours per week; labs/tutorials: 2 hours per week
S1ANIM3320Comparative Neurobiology
Prerequisites:
any Level 2 unit in BIOL, PHYL, ANHB, ANIM, PSYC
lectures: 1 hour per week; labs: 3 hours per week for 7 weeks
S2NEUR3301Advanced Neuroscience 1
Prerequisites:
(PHYL2002 Physiology of Cells or PHYL2245 Physiology of Cells) and ANHB2217 Human Neurobiology
Incompatibility:
NEUR3325 Advanced Neuroscience, NEUR3326 Advanced Neuroscience
lectures: 3 hours per week; tutorials: 1 hour per week (from week 3)
S2PHYL2002Physiology of Cells
Incompatibility:
PHYL2245 Physiology of Cells
lectures: 2 hours per week; labs: 3 hours per week (for 5 weeks); tutorials: 2 hours per week (for 6 weeks) (alternating with lab classes)
S1, S2SCIE4403The Conduct, Ethics and Communication of Science
Prerequisites:
enrolment in postgraduate course or honours
7 workshops running once a fortnight. This unit runs in both Semester 1 and Semester 2 and taken in either semester.

For students in course by coursework and dissertation only, take all units (24 points).

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1, S2APHB5520Literature Review and Research Proposal
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in the Master of Anatomical Science or the Master of Biomedical Science, with specialisations in Human Biology, Physiology and Neuroscience. Students who want to undertake a research project as an optional unit must have (a) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in at least 24 points of Level 3 units in a relevant undergraduate major; or (b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in at least 24 points of Level 3, 4 and 5 units completed within the course. An approved supervisor must have confirmed their willingness and availability to supervise the research project.
Co-requisites:
APHB5521 Science Research Project Part 1
no formal contact—students work under the guidance of their project supervisor to develop their research proposal and literature review. Students can also attend a short series of workshops and seminars (optional) one week prior to commencement of semester.
S1, S2APHB5521Science Research Project Part 1
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in the Master of Anatomical Science or the Master of Biomedical Science, with specialisation in Human Biology, Physiology or Neuroscience. Students who want to undertake a research project as an optional unit must have (a) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in at least 24 points of the Level 3 units of a relevant bachelor's degree; or (b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in at least 24 points of Levels 3, 4 and 5 units in the master's degree. An approved supervisor must have confirmed their willingness and availability to supervise the research project.
a 3-day block, a 1-day block and a 2-day block, plus independent project work and consultation with supervisor
S1, S2APHB5522Science Research Project Part 2
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in the Master of Anatomical Science or the Master of Biomedical Science, with specialisation in Human Biology, Physiology or Neuroscience. Students who want to undertake a research project as an optional unit must have (a) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in their bachelor's degree; or (b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in at least 24 points of Level 4/5 units in the master's degree. An approved supervisor must have confirmed their willingness and availability to supervise the research project.
Co-requisites:
APHB5523 Science Research Project Part 3
a 3-day block, a 1-day block and a 2-day block, plus independent project work and consultation with supervisor
S1, S2APHB5523Science Research Project Part 3
Co-requisites:
APHB5522 Science Research Project Part 2
a 3-day block, a 1-day block and a 2-day block, plus independent project work and consultation with supervisor

Take all units (24 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1, S2APHB5500Advanced Research Techniques
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master Biomedical Science or Master Anatomical Sciences or Master of Health Science
Incompatibility:
APHB4003 Advanced Experimental Techniques
tutorials and/or labs: 10–15 hours per module
S2APHB5503Neuroendocrinology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biomedical Science (71520) or the Master of Health Science (71540)
seminars: 1 hour per week (for 13 weeks); tutorials: 2 hours per week (for 9 weeks) depending on number of students
S2NEUR4010Modern Research Tools in Neuroscience
Prerequisites:
ANHB2217 Human Neurobiology and PHYL2002 Physiology of Cells and (NEUR3301 Advanced Neuroscience 1 or ANIM3320 Comparative Neurobiology); and enrolment in the Master of Biomedical Science (Neuroscience) (71520) or the Master of Health Science (Neuroscience) (71540) or the Bachelor of Science with a major in Neuroscience
1 day per fortnight
S2NEUR5011Neurological Disorders
Prerequisites:
(ANHB2217 Human Neurobiology and PHYL2002 Physiology of Cells) and (NEUR3301 Advanced Neuroscience 1 or ANIM3320 Comparative Neurobiology); and enrolment in the Master of Biomedical Science (Neuroscience) (71520) or the Master of Health Science (Neuroscience) (71540) or Bachelor of Science with a major in Neuroscience
Lectures 2 consecutive hours (1 hour lecture, 1 hour discussion) per week Contact with patients up to 3 hours per week for several weeks during semester, arranged on an individual basis

Take units to the value of 6 points.

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1SSEH5644Neurological Rehabilitation
The lectures, laboratories and seminars occur in two 3-week intensive blocks (at the beginning and end of semester), leaving an 8-week space in between for industry placements. These intensive teaching blocks require students' presence on campus full-time.
S1SSEH5647Chronic and Complex Conditions 2
The lectures, laboratories and seminars occur in two 3-week intensive blocks (at the beginning and end of semester), leaving an 8-week space in between for industry placements. These intensive teaching blocks require students' presence on campus full-time.

For students in course by coursework only, take unit(s) to the value of 30 points. Students in course by coursework and dissertation, take unit(s) to the value of 6 points.

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S2ANIM5501Comparative Reproduction and Development
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biomedical Science (71520) or the Master of Health Science (71540) or the Master of Biological Science (72520) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
lectures: 2 hours per week; laboratory sessions: 2 hours per week for 9 weeks of semester
S1PUBH4403Epidemiology I
lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials: 1 hour per week (for face-t- face mode only)
S1SCIE4001Collecting, Analysing and Interpreting Big Data in Biology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in Master of Biotechnology (71580) or Master of Health Science (71540) or Master of Biomedical Science (71520) or honours in the Faculty of Science
lectures and tutorials: 27 hours
S2SCIE4002Bioinformatics and Data Analysis for Genomics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biotechnology (71580) or the Master of Health Science (71540) or the Master of Biomedical Science (71520) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
lectures and tutorials: 24 hours per semester; presentation sessions: approx. 6 (depending on student enrolment)
S2SCIE4481Good, Bogus and Corrupted Science
Prerequisites:
enrolment in honours or postgraduate course
seminars: 3 hours per week for 12 weeks—theory is provided by the unit coordinators and guest speakers; tutorials: 2 hour per week for 12 weeks—students present cases of bogus and corrupted science in classes, discuss further the material covered in the seminars, and are asked to support their learning with examples of their choice, thus guaranteeing a multidisciplinary flavour to this unit. The advanced academic training and research experience required of the postgraduate and honours students attending this unit provide the grounds for scholarly and informed discussions during the tutorials.
S1, S2SCIE5304Science Practicum
Prerequisites:
enrollment in Master of Science Communication (51580) or the Master of Exercise Science (52510), or the Master of Environmental Science (72530), or the Master of Biological Science (72520), or the Master of Biological Arts (71530), or the Master of Agricultural Science (72510), or the Master of Biomedical Science (71520) and approval of the unit coordinator
Contact hours in Practicum placement (the majority of student time in the unit) as arranged with the unit coordinator and host/supervisor. Additional, minor, contact hours for initial and post-placement discussions with coordinator, and final presentation and review.

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.

Rules

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The http://handbooks.uwa.edu.au/postgraduate/student-procedures'>student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials module

2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module is not required to repeat the module.

English Language competency requirements

3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.

Admission requirements

4.(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(a) a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Biomedical Science, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Health Science, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;

and

(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent;

and

(c) met the prerequisite for the chosen specialisation

(2) For the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology specialisation an applicant must have—

(a) successfully completed intermediate units at a tertiary level in Biochemistry, or equivalent as recognised by UWA; and

(b) successfully completed intermediate units at a tertiary level in Molecular Biology, or equivalent as recognised by UWA

(3) For the Neuroscience, specialisation an applicant must have successfully completed prior studies at a tertiary level in either biology, biomedical science, health science, or medicine; or in a related cognate discipline, as recognised by UWA

Admission ranking and selection

5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

Articulations and exit awards

6.(1) This course has the following exit awards:

  • 73220 Graduate Certificate in Biomedical Science (24 points)
  • 73320 Graduate Diploma in Biomedical Science (48 points)

(2) A student who withdraws from the Master of Biomedical Science course before completing it, but after having completed 24 at level 4 or level 5 points of the minimum volume of learning, including the two core units, may apply to the Faculty to be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Biomedical Science.

(3) A student who withdraws from the Master of Biomedical Science course before completing it, but after having completed 48 points at level 4 or level 5 of the minimum volume of learning, including the two core units and at least four specialisation units, may apply to the Faculty to be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Biomedical Science.

Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 96 points (maximum value) which includes conversion units to a value of 24 points, course core units and specialisation units. The course comprises the following specialisations:

  • SP-BCHMB Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • SP-NEURS Neuroscience

(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.

(3) Students who have completed tertiary units that are deemed equivalent to the conversion units for the chosen specialisation are granted credit for conversion units up to a value of 24 points.

Satisfactory progress

8. A student who does not pass units to a value of at least half the total points value of units for which they are enrolled, or who fails the same unit twice, will not have made satisfactory progress.

9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.

Progress status

10. A student who fails to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded' unless the Faculty decides otherwise in light of exceptional circumstances.

11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.

Award with distinction

12. To be awarded the degree with distinction a student must achieve a course weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 80 per cent which is calculated based on—

(a) all units above Level 3 attempted as part of the course that are awarded a final percentage mark;

(b) all relevant units above Level 3 undertaken in articulating courses of this University that are awarded a final percentage mark;

and

(c) all units above Level 3 completed at this University that are credited to the master's degree course.

Additional rules
Research project

13. Students who request approval to undertake a research project as an optional unit in this course must—

(i) have a weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in at least 24 points of Level 3 units in their UWA undergraduate major. These units must be relevant to the master's specialisation; or

(ii) have a weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in at least 24 points of Level 3, 4 and 5 units completed within the course; or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty; and

(iii) must have a supervisor, approved by the Faculty, who has confirmed their willingness and availability to supervise the research project.

(iv) Students in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology specialisations who were required to complete SCIE4404 Techniques in Molecular Sciences must have achieved a mark of at least 70% in this unit.