Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Are you fascinated by how our bodies function, what keeps us healthy and what causes disease? Or maybe why are humans so different, yet also so much the same? The Bachelor of Biomedical Science embraces these questions as you explore the human body all the way to the cellular level. You'll gain a scientific understanding of the structure and function of the human body and the interrelationships between health and disease. Together with foundational sciences, you will explore the intricacies of human health and examine the pathological basis of disease processes. You will develop skills in problem-solving, analysis and interpretation of medical and laboratory data, as well as practical skills in laboratory methods. This course is taught in laboratories equipped with cutting edge analytical equipment and provides a solid base in biomedical science, from anatomy, immunology, neuroscience and microbiology to haematology and more. A substantial professional placement builds invaluable on-the-job experience. Graduate opportunities include roles across scientific and health care environments. Graduates may also qualify for postgraduate degrees such as pharmacy and physiotherapy, or choose to pursue medicine or other careers.
- Must complete the equivalent of 24 units (288 credit points), comprising: 23 core units (276 credit points)
- and one elective unit (12 credit points).
- Human physiology
- Anatomy, Immunology
- Research methods
Standard entry requirements
Australian Year 12
|Mid year intake
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.