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What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Biomedical Science/Bachelor of Applied Public Health is a double degree for people interested in the biomedical, community and population aspects of health. Students will be introduced to the sub-disciplines of Biomedical Science including anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, immunology and microbiology. Studies in public health address the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health by improving social and political systems. Public health includes environmental, economic, technical, educational and legislative measures.

Specifically, the course aims to:

Prepare graduates to apply best evidence, sound judgment and strategy to biomedical and public health issues and challenges from local and global environments and contexts
Develop skills in project management, communication, population level monitoring, personal leadership and performance accountability necessary to be effective in public health
Inspire students through high-quality industry, community and service placements including international opportunities
Foster in students the importance of professional excellence and accountability
Prepare graduates for a successful entry into the public health and biomedical science workforces
Foster a lifelong commitment to effective health promotion globally.

Combine compassion for humanity and a commitment to social justice with a sound theoretical understanding of processes affecting disadvantaged communities and individuals both locally and internationally.

Career paths

Graduates of the Bachelor of Biomedical Science/Bachelor of Applied Public Health can enter a wide range of public health or biomedical science careers, such as:

public health officer
community development worker
policy analyst
program evaluator
health educator
project officer and consumer advocate

within a variety of organisations such as:

government health departments
population health units
community health centres
non–governmental health organisations (NGOs)
advocacy groups
international health agencies
not-for-profit organisations
pharmaceutical and medical technology companies.

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

088051F

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$23,624.00 (US$ 16,237) per year
AUD $94,496 for the entire course; Unit Fee: AUD $2,953

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

Start date

10 February 2020

Venue

Melbourne Campus

The Mary Glowrey Building,

115 Victoria Parade,

FITZROY,

Victoria,

3065, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have minimum aggregate score of 7. Ranks on the GCE are calculated on the basis that at the Advanced Level (A2): A=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1, and must include results in minimum of two advanced Level (A2) and up to two (2) at Advanced Subsidiary Level (AS) subjects. AS Level subject is half of that assigned at Advanced Level (A2) – A=3, A=2.5, B=2, C=1.5, D=1, E=0.5. Subjects at Advanced Level (A2) must be taken in the same academic year. AS Level subjects may be taken in the same or previous academic year. A subject taken at both AS Level and Advanced Level is only counted once for aggregate score. English Language Requirements: Overall academic IELTS score of 7.0 (with minimum scores of 6.5 in all tests); Pearson Test of English (PTE): 68 with a minimum of 58 in all four communicative skills; Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 100 - minimum 25 writing, speaking, reading and listening; ACU English Language Test: A (75-100%); Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Overall CAE score: 185 Minimum score of 176 in all tests.

For international students

Equivalent of an Australian Year 12 Certificate, including studies in mathematics.

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

Pearson Test of English (PTE): 61 with a minimum of 50 in all four communicative skills

Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 90: minimum 25 writing

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

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

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