BME2032 - Biomedical industry based learning - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

School of Biomedical Sciences


Dr Julia Choate

Dr Daniel Czech

Not offered in 2017


The aim of this unit is to enable students to develop experience and understanding in discipline-specific, non-clinical, industry-focused work environments.

The unit will provide opportunities to establish:

  1. Closer links between future graduates and industry partners
  2. Workplace skills in a discipline area
  3. Industry expectations of graduates
  4. Real-world career experiences for students

    Students will be placed with an industry-partner for a short-term work experience opportunity in a discipline-specific area.

    This opportunity will enable students to develop industry and work-based learning, allowing them to apply discipline related knowledge to authentic, real-world situations.

    This unit will further enhance 21st Century employability skills necessary for career competitiveness.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Develop, apply, integrate and generate biomedical science knowledge in professional contexts
  2. Work and learn in both independent and collaborative ways with others from diverse backgrounds and abilities
  3. Communicate effectively to diverse audiences and in a variety of formats
  4. Analyse work-based problems to develop effective solutions
  5. Exercise personal, professional and social responsibility as a global citizen


Students required to complete a minimum of 10 days of industry placement (baring exceptional circumstances).Between 25-50 domestic industry placements which will cater for industry-based learning activities.


  • Learning contract (600 words) and professional development statement (600 words) (20%)
  • Project outline (600 words) and reflective piece (600 words) (20%)
  • Mentor report (1,200 words) (20%) (hurdle)
  • Final presentation (2,400 words) (40%) (hurdle)

Hurdle requirements:

  • Workshops 1 & 3 attendance and participation
  • Mentor report
  • Final presentation

Workload requirements

10 - 15 days industry placement (60 - 90 hours)

3 face-to-face/online workshops (12 hours)

Self-directed learning throughout semester (42 hours)

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study



M2003 Bachelor of Biomedical Science

M3702 Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours)

M3004 Bachelor of Biomedical Science Advanced (Honours)