OR VET qualification
Trimester 1 and Trimester 2
Biomedical science helps society through applying new scientific knowledge to medicine and healthcare. In this degree, you will gain an understanding of health and the methods for diagnosing and treating disease.
You will receive excellent training for entry into the Doctor of Medicine (5099)*. You will develop knowledge and skills in the biological sciences and clinical sciences and understand how they can be applied to medicine, biomedical research and healthcare services.
In your first year, you will be introduced to the basic sciences underpinning biomedical science. In your second and third years, you will explore more advanced aspects of the biomedical and clinical sciences, including genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, anatomy, physiology, immunology, microbiology, infectious disease, pharmacology and neuroscience. You will learn through hands-on, laboratory-based training in the biomedical sciences.
* The Doctor of Medicine is an extended Masters program (AQF Level 9).
The Bachelor of Biomedical Science is offered full-time on-campus at the Nathan Campus.
As a full-time student you will generally attend 14-18 hours of scheduled classes per week throughout the trimester. Classes may be scheduled during the day and evening throughout the week.
To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.
Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.
Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.
Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.
You will be prepared for work in hospitals, health departments, medical research institutes, university and government research organisations, and in the pharmaceutical, diagnostic, biotechnology and other health-related industries.
As a graduate, you may also choose to pursue further study. You will be well placed to apply for our graduate entry medical degree, the Doctor of Medicine, or may choose to continue with postgraduate research or coursework study.
The Australian and New Zealand Society for Cell and Development Biology (ANZSCDB), the Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB), the Australasian Society for Human Biology (ASHB), the Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR) and the Australian Society for Microbiology recognise graduates of this award.
These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:
|Year of study||Fee category/Band||Fee per CP||Tuition fee 80cp|
|2020||Fee Band 33.0||$412.50||$33,000.00|
|2019||Fee Band 31.5||$393.75||$31,500.00|
Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.