Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
The Bachelor of Biomedical Science provides a strong professional and industry focus. Students obtain a solid foundation in both biological and medical sciences, and practical experimentation through extensive theoretical knowledge and advanced laboratory skills. This course provides in-depth understanding of how the body works at the cellular level, what causes disease and the techniques of laboratory diagnosis of disease, including the expanding area of molecular-based diagnostic techniques. Students gain the underpinning knowledge and laboratory skills required to participate in research aimed at the prevention or treatment of disease. Career options include positions in diagnostic medical laboratories, pharmaceutical, biomedical and biotechnology industries. Students may pursue a career in biomedical research in hospitals or other research institutes. Biomedical science also provides excellent preparation for entry into graduate medical degrees.
The course comprises a total of 144 credit points. There is choice within the core subjects, enabling students to focus on a particular theme or area of expertise. The elective subjects enable students to increase their expertise in the biomedical science area or in other areas of science or other disciplines in the University. This can be in the form of a specialised 24-credit-point sub-major or by a varied selection of subjects. Students can complete the course over three years full time. Full-time attendance involves approximately 24 hours each week on campus. Students may also be able to complete the course in part-time mode, usually at the rate of two subjects a session (a 50 per cent load), taking six years to complete. Part-time students are required to attend some classes in daytime hours.
- Biomedical science
Standard entry requirements
- Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level. The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0
- Or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21
- Or AE5: Pass
- Or PTE: 58-64
- Or CAE: 176-184. Assumed knowledge includes: Mathematics
- And at least one science subject. HSC Mathematics Extension 1 and Chemistry are recommended.
The Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biomedical Science is available to eligible students with an additional one year of full-time study.
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Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.