Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
You will have a high degree of course flexibility with the option to select a major and two minor areas of study that align with your interests, and prepare you for areas of emerging priority and employment. The course has very large practical focus; you will be in the laboratory from week one and working on real biomedical and scientific problems throughout the course. You may also complete studies in complementary areas from across the university including behavioural science, law, mathematics, engineering, business, nutrition and physical activity, criminology and policing, journalism and Indigenous Knowledges. You will learn from leading researchers from the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, the Translational Research Institute and partner research facilities at major Brisbane hospitals. QUT researchers have made groundbreaking discoveries in cancer biology, infectious diseases, tissue engineering and vaccine development. Throughout the course, you will have the opportunity to develop industry-relevant practical skills and use cutting-edge technology in modern and well-equipped laboratories. Biomedical scientists study how the body works, investigate how disease or injury interferes with normal function, and develop new treatment strategies that help restore function. Skilled in using a variety of cutting-edge technologies, biomedical scientists have been responsible for major health advances including the development of vaccines, antibiotics and stem cell therapies.
288 credit points. Foundation studies in human systematic anatomy, biomedical skills, human cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, human physiology, principles of infection and immunity, and genes, genomes and genetics provide a knowledge base for Years 2 and 3 when students choose to major in 1 of the following study areas: anatomical sciences, human biochemistry, human physiology, infection and immunity, and cell and molecular biology. There is the opportunity to undertake two minor areas of study and students may choose to complement scientific studies with units in exercise physiology, Indigenous issues, psychology, public health, or ethical issues related to gene technology.
- Anatomical sciences
- Cell and molecular biotechnology
- Human biochemistry
- Human physiology
- Infection and immunity
Standard entry requirements
- Year 12 or equivalent
- Assumed Knowledge: Biology (Units 3 & 4, C) or Chemistry (Units 3 & 4, C)English, or Literature, or English and Literature Extension, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C)Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)
Depending on final year units selected-Australian Society for Medical Research; Australian and New Zealand Society for Cell and Developmental Biology; Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Australian Association of Clinical Biochemists; Australian Society for Microbiology; Australian Neuroscience Society; The Endocrine Society of Australia; Society of Reproductive Biology; Australian and New Zealand Association of Clinical Anatomists; Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society; Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society
Graduates may apply to undertake an Honours year in the Faculty of Health. Students may be able to claim advanced standing for part of their course, on the basis of completed or partially completed studies, and other assessable learning outcomes.
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Students require Hepatitis B vaccination prior to commencing the laboratory components in this course. Diphtheria, Measles, Mumps, Pertussis (Whooping Cough), Rubella, Tetanus and Varicella (Chicken Pox) vaccinations are mandatory for all students attending a Queensland Health facility for placement. Hepatitis A, Influenza and Poliomyelitis are highly recommended for all Health students. QUT offers a range of scholarships that provide real support for commencing and continuing students. Our offer guarantee can give you peace of mind about your study choices. If you receive an ATAR or selection rank equal to or higher than the offer guarantee, you are guaranteed a place in the course regardless of the threshold. This means that when you know your ATAR or selection rank you can check your eligibility for a QUT course before receiving an offer. You still need to lodge a QTAC application by the closing date. A small number of courses do not participate in the offer guarantee scheme.