Curtin University

Graduate Diploma in Biomedical Science

Curtin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00301J

This course provides theoretical and practical training in molecular and biological aspects of biomedical science, including: biotechnology, DNA analysis and manipulation, microbiology and immunology, diagnostics, research principles and advanced biological data analysis. It includes training in laboratory-based research, and has the option to include laboratory research projects, which may be conducted in a biomedical diagnostic laboratory, or in a research laboratory, under the supervision of professional scientists.


Detailed information about the course structure is available through official Curtin pages:


  • Students can focus on molecular biotechnology, or on the microbiology of infectious diseases. The course provides students with valuable scientific and research skills through advanced level coursework units in specialist areas. Because postgraduate students often have specific plans for their postgraduate level career, the courses allow significant flexibility in the combination of units that may be studied. Students can learn key laboratory techniques in modern molecular genetics, biotechnology, and medical sciences and can put their learning into practice in an advanced laboratory unit, or through individual projects within a research or diagnostic laboratory. In practical work, students will be presented with real-life situations involving experimental design, technique selection and solving practical problems in the laboratory.

Standard entry requirements

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Graduates are eligible for membership of the Australian Biotechnology Association and equivalent industry organisations internationally.

Study pathways

Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Curtin Perth No
  • Full-time : 1 year

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