Bachelor of Biomedicine

Victoria University (VU)

This program will prepare students for entry into postgraduate medical courses. As such, it will cover necessary physiology, anatomy and biochemistry pre-requisites, as well as up to date information on disease and medical applications. Students will also gain a solid foundation in designing and critically analysing research methodologies and findings, with a particular emphasis on nutrition and exercise interventions in medicine. Opportunities to undertake a research project will provide a platform to undertake a research degree. The application of the fundamentals of medical techniques to a range of practical scenarios including workplaces and community settings will offer students a blend of theoretical and experiential learning.

Course Fee:

International: $101,700

Entry Requirements:

Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent) including Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in two of Biology, Chemistry, and any Physics or Mathematics. International: completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent) including at least one of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics OR Successful completion of an Australian Diploma or Advanced Diploma (or equivalent) PLUS IELTS (or equivalent): Overall score of 7 with no band less than 6.5 Mature Age: Applicants with relevant work, education and/or community experience may be considered for admission to the course.


288 credit points; 8 First Year Core units; 12 Professional Core units, 4 Minor units.

Subjects you can Study:

Anatomy and physiology; Biochemistry and molecular biology; Cell and developmental biology; Cell biology; Chemistry and biochemistry; Dietary and nutritional studies; Functional anatomy; Reproductive and development biology; Genetics; Health informatics; Human biology; Human structure and function; Nutrition; Rehabilitation; Advanced nerve and muscle physiology; Immunopharmacology; Microbiology; Molecular and human genetics; Neuroscience; Pathophysiology; Pharmacology; Physiology; Research methods

Study Pathways:

Students that complete the Bachelor of Biomedicine are eligible to apply for a variety of post-graduate programs, specifically medicine or other medical-related courses, Honours or research Masters. Graduates could also enter the workforce as researchers in a variety of fields including medical, exercise and nutrition sciences, and in medical and diagnostic application services.

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Footscray Park 61.75 No Full time 3 years
St Albans 61.75 No Full time 3 years
Victoria University is the only university in Australia to use the block teaching model, which has been in operation throughout Sweden and parts of North America for more than four decades.

First-year and second-year students at Victoria University complete one subject every four weeks, are assessed, and then proceed to the next four-week unit. Immersion in each subject allows students to master it, rather than juggling four units at once. From 2020, all students will be taught in this way.

Victoria University is one of only six Australian universities to combine higher education and vocational and further education with its Victoria University Polytechnic, which is based on multiple university campuses. The Polytechnic creates pathways direct to the workforce or to university degrees.

VU College offers English language courses, pathway diplomas and courses for international students at its Melbourne and Sydney campuses as well as offshore with international education partners.

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