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What will I learn?

Your career in biomedical science

This degree can lead you to work in leading fields like genetic engineering, cancer research, neuroscience, DNA profile and stem cell research.

What you will learn in this degree

In this flexible degree, you'll develop a broad understanding of human anatomy, physiology and pathology from cellular to systems level.

In this flexible degree, you'll develop a broad understanding of human anatomy, physiology and pathology from cellular to systems level.

Biomedical science forms the basis of our understanding of how human and animal bodies function, and the responses of the body to various diseases, exercise, diet, internal disturbances and environmental influences.

It is a broad area of science that is all about understanding the human body and how it interacts with disease - how it occurs, what happens and how we can control, cure and prevent it. Biomedical sciences involve an understanding of anatomy and human physiology as well as biochemistry.

In addition to a fundamental understanding of biomedical sciences you’ll have the opportunity to select specialist electives in your final year. You will also gain an understanding of the research process and experience with the modern technologies used in biomedical research.

The degree is an ideal preparation for graduate entry into health sciences degrees such as medicine, physiotherapy, and dentistry, allowing you to meet all necessary prerequisites.

There are opportunities within the degree for study abroad or to obtain international experience.

Specialisations and electives

You'll be able to choose electives to suit your interests.

In year two, depending on your area of specialisation, you may choose electives in microbiology or histology.

In year three, you have a choice of studying molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, anatomy, advanced physiology, pathology or microbiology.

Career

This degree can lead you to work in leading fields like genetic engineering, cancer research, neuroscience, DNA profile and stem cell research.

Biomedical scientists study all aspects of the human body and the impact of disorders and disease. They study symptoms, causes and treatments in an attempt to better understand and tackle disease.

They can work in specialty areas that can include scientific research and developmental science.

Career outlook

Our biomedical science degree produces highly skilled graduates with advanced theoretical and practical knowledge in selected areas of biochemical, biological, paramedical and related health sciences.

Employers and industry professionals contribute to the ongoing development of the degree. Their involvement ensures that the degree remains relevant to your needs as a graduate and to the needs of graduate employers.

Graduates can work in:

research in universities, hospitals and biomedical research institutes
medical and pharmaceutical research
public and private diagnostic centres
therapeutic research laboratories
applied health areas like health promotion and administration.

You can also go on to postgraduate studies in biomedical science in universities and research institutes.

Which department am I in?

STEM College

CRICOS

068159D

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$40,320.00 (22,17,822) per year

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

Application deadline

31 May 2022

More details

Start date

18 July 2022

Venue

Bundoora Campus

289 McKimmie Road,

BUNDOORA,

Victoria,

3083, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed a recognized equivalent Year 12 studies program to the required standard. To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests: IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.0 (with no individual band below 5.5); TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 60 (with minimum of 10 in Reading, 9 in Listening, 16 in Speaking and 19 in Writing); Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 50 (with no communication band less than 42); Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 169 with no less than 162 in any component

For international students

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification) with a minimum 65% average

To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

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

Pathways options

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