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La Trobe College Australia

Diploma of Bioscience

A Diploma of Bioscience provides an introduction to molecular biology, ecology, chemical reactions and analysis and an introduction to statistical modelling required in a general scientific career. The diploma will set you on a path to gain the knowledge to help solve global issues or advise on sustainable methodology and practices.  You will learn about the structure, functions and interactions of living organisms from the molecular level upwards and begin to discuss some big issues such as climate change, the protection of endangered animals and cancer treatment. You will also learn about the fundamentals of chemistry within these contexts and how to apply statistical practices in your scientific careers.

Your direct pathway to La Trobe University

Secondary school

 

Bachelor

 

Fees

Year Domestic Student International Student Tution Fee FEE-HELP

2021

A$26,880

A$35,800

available for domestic students

Location

Duration

Two or three trimesters

Intakes

March June and October

Prerequisite

Year 12:

Satisfactory completion in one of any English or any Mathematics

Course Structure

  • Subjects

    8 subjects required for completion of the Diploma. 7 core subjects listed below plus 1 elective module from any other diploma.

    Core modules:

    • Molecules, Genes and Cells (SBIO1MGC)
    • Chemistry Foundations (SCHE1CHF)
    • Individual Determinants of Health (HPHE1IDH) ***
    • Statistics for Life Sciences (SSTA1LS)
    • Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity (SBIO1EEB)
    • Applications of Chemistry (SCHE1APL)
    • Research and Evidence in Practice (HHLT1RAE) ***

Note: Human Biosciences B (HHBS1HBB) is the required elective module for students wishing to enter Bachelor of Biomedicine. 

***Note: Diploma course structure is currently under review. Inclusion of HPHE1IDH and HHLT1RAE is currently under review for 2021 – see Course Outline for further details.

Entry into 2nd year of

  • Bachelor of Agriculture*
  • Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience*
  • Bachelor of Biological Sciences*
  • Bachelor of Biomedicine*
  • Bachelor of Science (Majors available: Biochemistry, Botany, Chemistry, Genetics, Microbiology, Statistics, Zoology)
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science* (Bendigo campus only)

 

 

*Students require a minimum weighted average mark (WAM) to progress into second year as listed in the table on the Transferring to University page.

Second year of some Bachelor courses may require specific university subjects to be completed as elective units.

Potential career paths at the completion of a bachelor degree

  • Biological scientist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Biochemist
  • Environmental scientist
  • Government and private industry research; microbiology
  • Scientific and medical research specialist
  • Geneticist

#October intake students should be eligible to articulate to LTU March (semester 1) 2022, again with an expected 4 month study break between diploma and Bachelor.

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