Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Bachelor of Biomedical Science / Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00213J

A double degree in biomedical science with laws prepares graduates to work as part of multidisciplinary teams in biomedical research, development and commercialisation.

Structure

528 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 2 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. The LLB (Hons) is made up of 27 units. This is comprised of 19 core units, including units based upon the 'Priestley 11' required for admission to legal practice in Australia and 8 electives. Students are able to deepen their knowledge in areas of interest through their elective choices which reflect areas of legal practice and emerging developments in law.

Subjects

  • Anatomical sciences
  • Cell and molecular biotechnology, Human biochemistry
  • Human physiology
  • Infection and immunity
  • Law

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Assumed Knowledge: English, or Literature, or English and Literature, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C)
  • Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)
  • Biology (Units 3 & 4, C) or Chemistry (Units 3 & 4, C).

Recognition

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 The QUT LLB (Hons) is an approved degree for the purposes of the Legal Practitioners Admission Rules. Accordingly, it enables graduates to satisfy the academic requirements for admission to practise as a solicitor and/or barrister in all Australian states and territories. The QUT LLB (Hons) is also recognised for admission purposes in West and East Malaysia, Fiji and Papua New Guinea.

Study pathways

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 program, on the basis of completed or partially completed studies, and other assessable learning outcomes. QUT advanced standing rules apply. The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) meets the entry requirements for Practical Legal Training courses for example, the QUT Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice. In addition, successful completion of this course will allow you to pursue postgraduate opportunities through research and coursework based degrees in law.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Gardens Point International: $235,400
  • ATAR: 87
No
  • Full-time : 5.5 years

Further information

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 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.

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