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What will I learn?

Find the human body fascinating? Then biomedical science is for you. You will learn about the cause, nature, progression, and consequences of diseases, understand how they are diagnosed, and explore research aimed at their prevention and treatment. You'll also gain laboratory experience in areas such as chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology, anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, applied pharmacology, genetics, microbiology and immunology. As well as offering a physiological pharmacology major on all campuses, students can choose between physiology and pharmacology minors; and in Sydney and Melbourne, nutrition and chemistry minors.

Professional experience

You will be required to complete 185 hours, including 80 hours of community engagement and 105 hours of industry immersion.

Work placement

Students will complete one specified unit of workplace learning, with the option of a second elective unit, with an external organisation of their choice. The unit will require students to address an issue or problem of a biomedical or related nature over the course of their immersion experience. The problem will be defined in consultation with the Course Coordinator and the industry contact, and the student will undertake exploratory work to find a solution or answer to address the issue.

Students will complete one unit of community engagement, providing an opportunity to engage with the community in order to enhance the dignity and wellbeing of people and communities. Students will volunteer at a selected public sector or non-profit organisation supporting disadvantaged individuals and families experiencing socially-determined health issues.

As part of your course, you will be placed in a range of organisations to integrate the theory you learn with practical workplace experiences (placements). Visit ACU’s Work Integrated Learning (WIL) website to learn more about pre-placement requirements.

Careers

Our graduates have pursued careers in:

  • public health
  • government policy
  • pharmaceutical development
  • public and private clinical laboratories
  • academic research

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health Sciences

CRICOS

084789G

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$24,336.00 (13,02,784) per year
Estimate total cost: AUD $73,008; Unit fee: AUD $3,042

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

Application deadline

14 February 2022

More details

Start date

28 February 2022

Venue

Australian Catholic University - Brisbane Campus

1100 Nudgee Road,

BANYO,

Queensland,

4014, BRISBANE, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$24,336.00 (13,02,784) per year
Estimate total cost: AUD $73,008; Unit fee: AUD $3,042

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

Application deadline

14 February 2022

More details

Start date

28 February 2022

Venue

Australian Catholic University

North Sydney Campus,

40 Edward Street,

NORTH SYDNEY,

New South Wales,

2060, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicants require the equivalent of Australian High School completion including studies in Math,

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Overall score: 6.5; Individual score of: 6.0 in all tests

Pearson Test of English (PTE): 58 with a minimum of 50 in all four communicative skills

Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 79: minimum 21 in writing, 18 in speaking, 13 in reading and 12 in listening

ACU English Language Test: B (65-74%)

Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Overall CAE score: 176; Minimum score of 169 in all tests.

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

Pathways options

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About Australian Catholic University

Australian Catholic University (ACU) is one of the top three institutions in Australia for graduate employment.

  • Among top 2% in THE World University Rankings 2020
  • 1 of top 40 ‘Gen Y’ institutes in THE Rankings 2019
  • First in Australia for graduate employment (GOS-L 2020)
  • Top 300 university worldwide