What will I learn?

At UON we equip biomedical scientists with the knowledge and skills to improve health outcomes within Australia and across the globe. Your studies will provide a solid foundation in the structure and function of the human body and facilitate practical opportunities to collaborate in scientific investigations. Your courses will focus on how biomedical scientists unravel biological, medical and health challenges. Our graduates are equipped to explore a variety of exciting careers.

Whether your final destination is a cutting edge medical researcher contributing to advancements in the diagnosis and management of disease; a medical practitioner with enhanced research capability; a secondary school science teacher helping to inspire the next generation of scientists; or a commercialisation, testing and development expert involved in bringing medical innovations to the market, the Bachelor of Biomedical Science degree has a pathway for you.

Medical/Health Professional Major

The Medical/Health Professions major is designed to prepare you for undergraduate or postgraduate health and medicine degrees, providing a strong grounding in the disciplines for professional clinical practice.

As part of the Bachelor of Biomedical Science, you’ll learn about a variety of core medical principles and practices. Your studies will see you advance your knowledge in human skeletal, neural and visceral anatomy. Courses within the major will also prepare you for medical research by increasing your understanding of the process and practice of clinical trials.

Students will also have the opportunity to specialise in exercise health, aboriginal health practice, and the relationship between infection and immunity. This training will set you up for postgraduate study in medicine or allied health professions.

You will be eligible to apply for the Joint Medical Program at the University of Newcastle under a tailored entry scheme. Post-entry scholarships will also be available.

Suitable for biomedical science students with:

An interest in developing skills and knowledge for work in a professional medical setting.

Goals to deepen their understanding of medical terminology, theory and practice.

A commitment to learning about core sectors of medical and health science to become active contributors to Australian clinical research.

What do you learn in the medical/health professional major?

This biomedical science major is structured to enhance your knowledge of key concepts, principles and practices, preparing you to become a medical professional after graduation:

Theory and Communication: Introductory courses will provide students with a foundation in medical theory. You will also learn how to accurately report on your observations and findings in a medical research context.

Anatomy: Courses in skeletal, neural and visceral anatomy will deepen your understanding of how the human body functions, and responds to various forms of exercise and therapy.

Biomolecular Analysis: Your study will provide foundations in genomics and biomolecular analysis pertaining to Proteins and Nucleic Acids in the human body, and their relationship with disease.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health and Medicine



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$35,365.00 (US$ 23,963) per year

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

Start date

February 2020


University of Newcastle

Callaghan Campus,

University Drive,


New South Wales,

2308, NEWCASTLE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have complete Newcastle International College (NIC) pathway program. TOEFL paper-based test score of 550; TOEFL internet based score of 79; IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5; PTE GSE score of 58; Cambridge English: Advanced score of 58.

For international students

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC).

TOEFL paper-based test score of 500; TOEFL internet based score of 60; IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0; PTE GSE score of 50; Cambridge English: Advanced score of 52.

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Pathways options

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About this uni

The University of Newcastle is ranked in the top 10 universities in Australia.

  • The university’s quality of education is par excellence
  • Ten of its subjects are placed in the world’s top 200
  • Ranked 8th in Australia by Excellence in Research Australia
  • At AUD 100.8M, itis 9th in Australia for research income