BMSC13012 - Advanced Work Integrated Learning

General Information

Unit Synopsis

On completion of this work integrated learning unit, students will be able to apply theoretical knowledge attained in preceding and concurrent units to the professional work environment for the discipline area they are preparing to enter. This authentic practical experience allows students to experience the work role which will further develop their technical skills and professional interaction.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites


PHRM19001 Pharmacology & Toxicology or BMSC13010 Pharmacology or BMSC13002 Advanced Clinical Biochemistry

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2021

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Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

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This is a pass/fail (non-graded) unit. To pass the unit, you must pass all of the individual assessment tasks shown in the table above.

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.2 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 25.53% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Industry placement supervisors
Placement supervisors have requested a competency based evaluation for students.
Reporting processes and requirements from placement supervisors will be revised and competencies included relevant to each discipline.
Action Taken
The Supervisor Evaluation forms were revised to include more competency based criteria for assessment.
Source: Student feedback
More guidance required for assessment task preparation for students
Short tutorials to be provided on the requirements of each assessment task on the Moodle page in 2019.
Action Taken
Source: Supervisor feedback
Provision of detailed expectations for Supervisors
A 'Supervisor Guide' is being written and will be made available in 2019
Action Taken
Source: Student and supervisor feedback
Increased contact between students, supervisors and academic staff
A weekly Zoom session has been instigated where students and/or supervisors can discuss issues or seek advice from the Unit Coordinator
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes
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