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What will I learn?

This course provides an integrated approach to examining contemporary issues in health and disease. Students gain underpinning theoretical knowledge as well as practical laboratory experience in a range of discipline areas including anatohandbook and physiology, biochemistry, genetics, immunology, microbiology and molecular and cellular biology.

A multi-disciplinary approach is taken with an emphasis on the associations between structure and function. The course encourages the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills so that graduate can apply these skills to the rapidly evolving fields of biomedical research and clinical science.

There is no Honours year for the Bachelor of Biomedical Science, however, well-qualified graduates may apply to complete the Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons)) or the Master of Science (Msc). BSc (Hons) graduates who achieve the appropriate level of Honours and MSc graduates are eligible to apply for admission to candidature for the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

Career Opportunities

Career options include employment in the biomedical, biotechnology or pharmaceutical industries. Graduates of the Bachelor of Biomedical Science may also pursue specialised research programs in universities, research institutes or hospital laboratories.

This program also provides excellent preparation for entry into a range of medical or paramedical courses including medicine, pharmacy and dietetics.

Course Aims

The course produces graduates who have well developed fundamental skills across the biomedical science disciplines and provides a pathway to industry, postgraduate degrees and medical and paramedical programs.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

demonstrate a coherent understanding of biomedical science by articulating the methods of biomedical science and explaining why current scientific knowledge of biomedicine is both contestable and testable by further inquiry, and explaining the role and relevance of biomedical science in society;

exhibit depth and breadth of biomedical scientific knowledge by demonstrating well-developed knowledge in at least one disciplinary area; demonstrating knowledge in at least one other disciplinary area;

critically analyse and solve scientific problems relating to biomedicine by gathering, synthesising and critically evaluating information from a range of source; designing and planning an investigation; selecting and applying practical and/or theoretical techniques or tools in order to conduct an investigation; collecting, accurately recording, interpreting and drawing conclusions from scientific data;

be effective communicators of biomedical science by communicating scientific results, information or arguments, to a range of audiences, for a range of purposes, and using a variety of modes; and

be accountable for their own learning and scientific work by being independent and self-directed learners, working effectively, responsibly and safely in an individual or team context, demonstrating knowledge of the regulatory frameworks relevant to their disciplinary area and personally practising ethical conduct.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law

CRICOS

061315J

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,600.00 (16,91,649) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

28 February 2022

Venue

University of New England (UNE)

Armidale Campus,

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND,

New South Wales,

2351, COUNTRY NSW, Australia

Online/Distance (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,600.00 (16,91,649) per year
The given fee for full time and it's a guide for online students

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

28 February 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For direct admission into undergraduate courses offered by UNE you must have completed an educational qualification considered to be at least equivalent to completion of Year 12 in Australia. Enhanced ACT Assessment - Complete ACT with minimum composite score of 24. English language requirements: An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) academic overall score of at least 6.0, with no sub-band less than 5.5. A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 213 in the computer-based test OR at least 79 in the internet-based test. You must receive a rating of no less than 22 in the written component. A Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) minimum overall score of 57 with no skill less than 50.

For international students

Students must have completed an educational qualification considered equivalent to Year 12 in Australia.

An IELTS (Academic) overall score of at least 6.0 with no sub-band less than 5.5; or equivalent TOEFL score of at least 213 in the computer-based test; or at least 79 in the internet-based test with no less than 22 in the written component; or a PTE Academic minimum overall score of 57 with no skill less than 50;

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of New England (UNE)

UNE is the only Australian public university awarded the maximum 5 stars for overall experience 15 years in a row (The Good Universities Guide 2021).

  • Based in Armidale & Sydney, New South Wales in Australia
  • International students from 70 different nationalities
  • The Armidale campus is spread over an area of 74 hectares
  • On campus student accommodation options in Armidale