4 years full-time
equivalent offered over 3 years
$32,500.00* per year (more)
* 2020 indicative annual fee
You will be introduced to medical research under the guidance of an academic staff mentor. This degree provides a pathway to PhD studies.
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.
Honours is included in this degree. You will complete a research project under the supervision of an experienced biomedical researcher.
This program is offered full-time and on-campus at the Gold Coast. It is completed in eight consecutive trimesters.
If you are an International student on a student visa, you must ensure that you enrol in a way that will allow you to complete your enrolment within the expected program duration as stated on your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).
The Bachelor of Biomedical Science shares a common foundation first year with a number of other Health Group programs. Core courses in this program involve approximately 230 hours of laboratory work (WIL). Laboratory work and research projects will provide you with a significant period of time in a professional workspace to develop technical knowledge and skills appropriate for work in research or commercial laboratories.
You will participate in the Health Foundation Year courses which include over 80 hours of laboratory work and computer laboratory work in seven of the eight core courses. The second year of the program includes over 120 hours of WIL in laboratory environments. In third year, you will complete a further 30 hours WIL and may elect to complete a further 20 credit points in courses with further WIL in laboratory/professional environs (typically 12 hours per 10 credit points course).
You will be prepared for work in hospitals, health departments, biomedical research institutes, university and government research organisations, and in the pharmaceutical, diagnostic, biotechnology and other health-related industries. You will also be well placed to undertake a PhD to pursue a career as a research scientist or for entry to graduate medicine.
Graduates are eligible to join:
An International student is one who is not:
The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points (two full-time trimesters).
The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.
|Year of study||Fee category/Band||Fee per CP||Tuition fee 80cp|
|2020||Fee Band 32.5||$406.25||$32,500.00|
|2019||Fee Band 31.5||$393.75||$31,500.00|
If an International student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.
If an undergraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will be provided with a domestic fee-paying place.
The student may then apply for a Commonwealth supported place at the next admission period provided that the student satisfies the conditions for transfer from a domestic fee-paying place to a Commonwealth supported place as set out in the Undergraduate Programs Admission Policy.
If a postgraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth supported place subject to availability.
If a research student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset or a domestic fee-paying place as applicable for the program.