Southern Cross University

Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Southern Cross University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 01241G

The Bachelor of Biomedical Science provides students with the scientific understanding of the structure and function of the human body and the interrelationships between health and disease. Students explore the intricacies of human health and examine the pathological basis of disease processes by studying human pathophysiology, molecular genetics, immunology, microbiology and neuroscience. Students develop skills in problem-solving, analysis and interpretation of medical and laboratory data, as well as practical skills in laboratory methods. Graduates may qualify for postgraduate degrees such as pharmacy and physiotherapy, or choose to pursue medicine or other careers.

Structure

24 units equivalent. The course structure includes professional placement for students to gain workplace experience.

Subjects

  • Biochemistry
  • Human physiology
  • Anatomy, Immunology
  • Neuroscience
  • Microbiology
  • Genetics
  • Haematology
  • Research methods

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12
  • Recommended: any 2 units of English
  • Or TAFE and VET awards (Certificate III and above)
  • Or Undergraduate and Postgraduate study
  • Or Work Experience (minimum of 1 year full-time equivalent)

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Gold Coast
  • ATAR: 70
No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

Further information

Graduates will be suited to positions in: biomedical, health, university and government research; hospital, veterinary and pathology laboratories and scientific sales; quality assurance, health departments and pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. Graduates may also qualify for entry into a range of graduate health professional programs including postgraduate medicine, pharmacy and physiotherapy.

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