Western Sydney University
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3 years full time
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Post-mortem assistants | Funeral industry | Forensic Pathologist
The only degree of its kind in NSW, the Bachelor of Medical Science (Forensic Mortuary Practice) from Western Sydney University will prepare you for a unique career in forensic mortuary practice; from roles in forensic pathology services and post mortem assistants to the funeral industry.
This three-year degree combines the disciplines of medical science (anatomy, physiology, pathology) with a strong focus on forensic science (forensic analysis, forensic anthropology, forensic biology and chemistry, mortuary practice) and covers the traditional biomedical disciplines (biology, chemistry and biochemistry).
These skills are in-demand and this career path is a unique and challenging one! Enquire with Western Sydney University today to find out more.
To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following requirements:
Clinical placements are a mandatory component of this course.
To be eligible for clinical placements, students must;
1. Comply with NSW Health vaccination requirements AND be prepared to submit a completed Adult Immunisation Card to placement institutions. NSW Health can provide details of necessary vaccinations.
2. Receive a clearance from an authorised Western Sydney University-approved provider after successfully completing a health/medical/fitness assessment as prescribed by the University When on clinical placement students must wear the Western Sydney University Forensic Science t-shirt.
Assumed knowledge required: At least two of biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics.
In this medical science course, the subjects you may study include:
When you join Western Sydney University you’re also joining an engaged online community of fellow students and academics, who are committed to helping you succeed during your studies.
Whether you're studying on-campus or online, students will have access to student advisors, specially trained online learning advisors, access to online assignment assistance to ensure your work is always on the right track, student welfare services including professional counselling, plus stay in touch with other students via WSU’s specially-built digital portal.
Upon successful completion, you'll receive a Bachelor of Medical Science (Forensic Mortuary Practice) from Western Sydney University.
Graduates of this course will have a range of career pathways open to them in this unique and challenging industry.
Wondering where a career in science could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
Fees for this course vary depending on the units selected.
Eligible students can apply for the Australian government's HECS-HELP loan to cover all or part of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $45,881 (2019-20 income year).
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