Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





3 years full-time
6 years part-time

Credit points


Indicative fee

$9,359.00* per year (more)
* 2019 indicative annual CSP fee

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Entry requirements


OP 2019


Rank 2019

OR VET qualification


Offered in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2


  • English (4SA)

Assumed knowledge

  • Maths B (4SA)
  • One of Biology, Chemistry or Physics (4SA)

OP 1-6 Guarantee

If you receive an OP 1-6 or equivalent and meet subject prerequisites, you are guaranteed a place in this program.

My details

Programs change over time. Course lists and requirements are specific to the year you started studying.


For Domestic and those International students not required to complete the English Language Enhancement course

For the award of Bachelor of Biomedical Science (BBiomedSc), you must successfully complete 240 credit points, made up of the core courses AND

  • 10 credit points of Listed electives;
  • 20 credit points of Free-choice electives.

Other program requirements

You must successfully complete:

  • no more than 100 credit points of Level 1 courses (the first digit of a course code denotes the level);
  • at least 60 credit points of Level 3 courses or higher.

This degree/s may be awarded with Distinction where a student achieves a minimum program GPA of 6.5 with no failed courses. The words 'This award was achieved with Distinction' will be recorded on the testamur and will appear below the conferral date of the award.

Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level and Type

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training. This qualification is accredited as an AQF Level 7 - Bachelor Degree.

English Language Enhancement

Domestic students enrolled in this program whose first language is not English may complete the following English Language Enhancement (ELE) course as an elective.

Students whose first language is English are not permitted to undertake this ELE course.

Program learning outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes communicate to the community the value of the Griffith educational experience as benchmarked against national qualification standards.

Program Learning Outcomes for this award describe the knowledge, skills and the application of knowledge and skills you will acquire through studying the Griffith program of your choice.

Note: Students must check the prerequisite and incompatible requirements before selecting any course within this program.

Year 1

Students who wish to complete the degree in 6 trimesters (3 years) are recommended to follow the sequence of courses as listed below:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 2 1014NSC Fundamentals of Biochemistry  10
Tri 2 1022SCG Chemistry 1B  10
Tri 2 1042SCG Genetics and Evolutionary Biology  10
Tri 2 5903LHS Language and Communication for Sciences  10
Tri 2   Free-choice elective  10
Tri 1 1001NSC Human Biology  10
Tri 1,3 1041SCG Biological Systems  10
Tri 1 1021SCG Chemistry 1A  10
Tri 1 2013NSC_Y1 Biotechniques Laboratory  5

Year 2

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 2 2013NSC_Y2 Biotechniques Laboratory  5
Tri 2 2002NSC Human Physiology  10
Tri 2 2012NSC Molecular Biology  10
Tri 2,3 1014SCG Statistics  10
Tri 1 2008NSC General Microbiology  10
Tri 1 2003NSC Metabolism  10
Tri 1 2007NSC Human Anatomy  10
Tri 1 2005NSC Protein Science  10
Tri 1   Free-choice elective  10

Year 3

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 2 3012NSC Infectious Disease  10
Tri 2 3002NSC Clinical Pathology  10
Tri 2 3014NSC Advanced Physiology  10
Tri 2   Listed elective  10
Tri 1 3001NSC Molecular Cell Biology  10
Tri 1 3007NSC Immunology  10
Tri 1 3003NSC Neuroscience  10
Tri 1 3009NSC Biomedical Sciences Laboratory  10

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 2 3002LFC Community Internship  10
Tri 2 3008NSC Pharmacology  10
Tri 2 3018NSC Microbiology Laboratory  10
Tri 1 3005NSC NSC Project (not offered from 2019) 10
Tri 1,2 or 3 3922ESC Research Special Topic  10
Tri 2 3004NSC Biomolecular Sciences Lab (see Note 1) (not offered from 2019) 10
Tri 3 3029NSC Perspectives on Human Evolution  10
Tri 3 3010NSC Stem Cell and Tissue Engineering  10
Tri 3 3030NSC Applied Bioinformatics  10

Note 1: 3004NSC Biomolecular Sciences Lab Biomolecular Sciences Laboratory will be offered in intensive mode immediately following the end of Trimester I examination period. You must advise the Course Convenor of their intention to undertake this course by 31 March and enrol in the course in second trimester. Further information regarding this course can be obtained from the course profile and/or the Course Convenor.

You may select free-choice electives from the list below or any Undergraduate free-choice elective offered across the University provided pre-requisites are met. If you require guidance please liaise with your Program Director.

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,3 1015SCG Quantitative Reasoning  10
Tri 1,3 1001PSY Introduction to Psychology 1  10
Tri 1,3 1008HSV Interpersonal Skills  10
Tri 1,3 1008CCJ Understanding Social Problems  10
Tri 1,2 1031SCG Physics 1A  10
Tri 1,2 1001EHR Work and Employability  10
Tri 1 1009PSY Introduction to Psychological Science and Society (not offered from 2019) 10
Tri 1,3 1011PSY Psychology in Professional Contexts  10
Tri 1 1003LHS Communication: A Linguistic Approach  10
Tri 1,3 2805NRS Legal and Ethical Principles in Healthcare  10
Tri 1 2991SCG Professional Practice in Science  10
Tri 1 2103NSC Organic Chemistry  10
Tri 1 2010NSC Applied Microbiology  10