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What will I learn?

Overview

Biomedical science provides diverse career opportunities in areas including biotechnology, medical research and the pharmaceutical industry, while also providing a pathway into graduate entry allied health courses, such as physiotherapy and speech pathology, medicine or dentistry.

In this course you will combine the fields of biology, pharmacology and medicine, as well as aspects of anatomy, biochemistry, microbiology, genetics, immunology, cell and molecular biology, physiology and neuroscience.

A biomedical science degree will teach you about the human body, its structure and its functions. This includes understanding how diseases manifest and how drug strategies are used to treat these diseases. You will learn the practical skills needed to explore the underlying molecular basis of acute and chronic illnesses, understand how to apply biomedical research and learn how to convey scientific and biomedical science information.

Course electives allow you to design your course to specialize in a number of areas, providing the opportunity to broaden your career prospects.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognized in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 7.

Career outcomes

Once you graduate you'll be well prepared for diverse roles around the world in areas including education, medical sales, administration and media and communications, in biomedical, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, as well as in hospitals and government departments. If you choose to pursue further study, you may find employment in fields including data science, dietetics, orthoptics, physiotherapy and speech pathology. This degree can also lead you into postgraduate research and postgraduate studies in dentistry and medicine.

High achieving students will be offered the opportunity to undertake Vacation Scholarships in relevant research laboratories.

Accreditation, registration and/or membership details for this course may be found on the La Trobe University website.

Which department am I in?

Department of Health and Nursing

CRICOS

062549E

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$38,600.00 (20,66,381) per year

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

Application deadline

Expected February 2022

More details

Start date

28 February 2022, 18 July 2022

Venue

Albury-Wodonga Campus

133 McKoy Street,

WEST WODONGA,

Victoria,

3690, WODONGA, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$38,600.00 (20,66,381) per year

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

Application deadline

Expected February 2022

More details

Start date

28 February 2022, 18 July 2022

Venue

Bendigo Campus

Edwards Road,

BENDIGO,

Victoria,

3552, BENDIGO, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants require completion of Australian Year 12 (or international equivalent) with a certain grade. International Baccalaureate (IB): Minimum of 4 in English A1 or A2 (Higher and Standard Levels); or Minimum of 5 in English B (Higher Level), Over six subjects. English Language Requirements: IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0; TOEFL Paper-based Test - Overall score of 550 with 5 or better in TWE (Test of Written English); TOEFL Internet based (iBT): Overall 64 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing, Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): Overall score of 50 with no communicative skill score less than 50, Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): 169 with no less than 169 in any component, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 169 with no less than 169 in any component.

For international students

Equivalent to an Australian Year 12 Senior Secondary Certificate.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0

TOEFL Internet based (iBT): overall score of 79 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing.

La Trobe College Australia ELICOS (LTCA): completion of EFS level 6B with minimum 60% overall and 60% in final exam.

La Trobe College Australia Foundation Studies (LTCA): completion of Foundation studies with 70% in English (Academic Communication).

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): overall score of 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 169 with no less than 169 in any component.

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

Pathways options

Offered by this university

La Trobe University offers below pathways course for this subject

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Chisholm Institute
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