Bachelor of Biomedical Science

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

Biomedical science provides diverse career opportunities in areas including biotechnology, medical research and the pharmaceutical industry, while also providing a pathway into graduate entry allied health courses, such as physiotherapy and speech pathology, medicine or dentistry. In this course you'll combine the fields of biology, pharmacology and medicine, as well as aspects of anatomy, biochemistry, microbiology, genetics, immunology, cell and molecular biology, physiology and neuroscience. A biomedical science degree will teach you about the human body, its structure and its functions. This includes understanding how diseases manifest and how drug strategies are used to treat these diseases. You'll learn the practical skills needed to explore the underlying molecular basis of acute and chronic illnesses, understand how to apply biomedical research and learn how to convey scientific and biomedical science information. Course electives allow you to design your course to specialise in a number of areas, providing the opportunity to broaden their career prospects.


First year focuses on biology and chemistry. In second year, disciplines such as biochemistry, anatomy, human physiology, human genetics and microbiology take precedence including Introduction to Biomedical Science. In third year, students undertake core subjects on advanced Biomedical Science topics, and a major in their choice of discipline. Third year students can also complete a research project embedded in an active research laboratory.


  • Biochemistry, biomedical science, biosciences, physiology, anatomy, microbiology, genetics, chemistry, medical research, medical science, molecular and cell biology, molecular and human genetics

Standard entry requirements

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL. NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Bendigo International: $115,800
  • ATAR: 60.85
  • Full-time : 3 years
Albury-Wodonga International: $115,800 No information available No
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

Further information

As part of the La Trobe Regional Reward program, students will be eligible for a work placement in their final year (WIL).

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