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Bachelor of Biomedical Science
Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Bachelor of Biomedical Science

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  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

Prerequisites: English, English as an Additional Language, Literature or English & Literature Extension (Units 3&4, C)

English Requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:

  • A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0

  • OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL

  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)

  • OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)

  • OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)

  • OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.

English test results must be no more than two years old.

Course Information

Biomedical science helps society through applying new scientific knowledge to medicine and healthcare. In this degree, you will gain an understanding of health and the methods for diagnosing and treating disease.

You will receive excellent training for entry into the Doctor of Medicine (5099) as well as a sound foundation for a career in biomedical research. You will develop knowledge and skills in the biological sciences and clinical sciences and understand how they can be applied to medicine, biomedical research and healthcare services. This program also provides opportunities for you to articulate into Masters degrees in health professions.

In your first year, you will be introduced to the basic sciences underpinning biomedical science. In your second and third years, you will explore more advanced aspects of the biomedical and clinical sciences, including genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, anatomy, physiology, immunology, microbiology, infectious disease, pharmacology and neuroscience. You will learn through hands-on, laboratory-based training in the biomedical sciences.

Honours is available through an additional year of study.

* The Doctor of Medicine is an AQF Level 9 Masters Extended degree


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Year 1

You must complete the following courses:

  • Chemistry of Biological Systems I - 1001MSC

  • Introduction to Biomedical Data Analysis - 1002MSC

  • Cells, Tissues and Regulation - 1014MSC

  • Anatomy and Physiology Systems I - 1016MSC

  • Genes and Disease - 1005MSC

  • Chemistry of Biological Systems II - 1015MSC

  • Anatomy and Physiology Systems II - 1017MSC

  • Health Challenges for the 21st Century - 1205MED

Year 2

You must complete the following courses.

  • Integrated Systems Physiology - 2012AHS

  • Structural Biochemistry - 2008MSC

  • Molecular Genetics - 2000MSC

  • Listed Elective (see Note 1)

  • Microbiology - 2007MSC

  • Fundamentals of Microbiology - 2003MSC

  • Neurobiology - 2020MSC

  • Metabolism - 2011MSC

  • Pharmacology - 3002MSC

Note 1: Students must complete a minimum of 20 credit points of listed electives at third year level.

Year 3

You must complete the following courses:

  • Listed Electives (see Note 1)

  • Employability Electives (see Note 2)

  • Humanities Electives (see Note 3)

  • Molecular Medicine - 3022MSC

Note 1: Students must complete a minimum of 20 credit points of Listed electives at third year level.

Note 2: Students must complete 10 credit points from the Employability electives.

Note 3: Students must complete 10 credit points from the Humanities electives.

Listed Electives

The listed elective interest groups are provided to assist you in choosing electives that align with your career interests. You must ensure that you do not exceed the maximum of Level 1 courses (100 credit points) and complete a minimum of Level 3 courses (60 credit points) in your entire program. You are not limited to selection from any one group - you can select from across the listed elective interest groups. If required, the Program Advisor for the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (1094) will provide guidance on selection of electives in the context of career goals.

General Science electives

  • Immunology - 3004MSC

  • Molecular Biology - 3014MSC

  • Organic Chemistry - 2014MSC

  • Macromolecular and Cellular Biochemistry - 3016MSC

  • Clinical Microbiology - 3006MSC

  • Histology - 3007MSC

  • Molecular Diagnostics - 3020MSC

  • Neural Basis of Movement - 2006AHS

  • Advanced Organic Chemistry - 3105NSC

  • Introduction to 3D Printing - 2640QCA

  • Introduction to Sexual Health and STI - 3929NRS

  • Healthcare Systems - 3205MED

  • Clinical Biochemistry - 3012MSC

  • Histopathology - 3008MSC

  • Healthcare Systems - 3205MED

  • Advanced Anatomy and Physiology - 3010MSC

  • Infectious Disease - 3013MSC

  • Pathophysiology - 2002MSC

  • Pathology Techniques - 2004MSC

  • Science of Infection Control - 3001MSC

  • Human Physiology - 2002NSC

  • Advanced Physiology - 3014NSC

Nutrition and Dietetics recommended electives

  • Nutrition - 2210AHS

  • Epidemiology - 2220MED

  • Legal and Ethical Principles in Healthcare - 2805NRS

  • Community Internship and Partnerships for SDGs - 3002LFC

  • Research Project - 3003MSC

Pharmacy recommended electives

  • Organic Chemistry - 2014MSC

  • Drug Discovery and Development - 2003PHM

  • Dissertation Preparation - 6001HLS

  • Research Project - 3003MSC

Public Health recommended electives

  • Epidemiology - 2220MED

  • Priorities and Interventions in Public Health - 2209MED

  • Public Health Research Methods - 2214MED

  • Needs Assessment, Program Planning and Evaluation - 2218MED

  • Climate Change and Public Health - 3110MED

Rehabilitation Counselling recommended electives

  • Developmental Psychology - 2015PSY

  • Behaviour Change Skills - 3018PSY

  • Introduction to Psychology 1 - 1001PSY

  • Introduction to Psychology 2 - 1002PSY

Speech Pathology recommended electives

  • Linguistics 1A - Introduction to the Study of Language I - 1001LHS (not offered from 2022)

  • Discourse, Text and Power - 3203LHS

  • Behaviour Change Skills - 3018PSY

  • Introduction to Psychology 1 - 1001PSY

  • Introduction to Psychology 2 - 1002PSY

  • Dissertation Preparation - 6001HLS

Employability electives

Students must complete 10 credit points from this list:

  • Self-Marketing - 3029MKT

  • Griffith Innovation Challenge - 2034IBA

  • Health Practice Management - 3008AHS

  • Essential Skills for the New Health Professional - 3025MSC

  • Harnessing your employability skills - 3535AHS

Humanities electives

Students must complete 10 credit points from this list:

  • First Peoples Health and Practice - 3121MED

  • Law and Synthetic Biology - 5338LAW

  • (Re)Imagining Aging and Dying 1 - 3142LHS

  • The Biography Project: Biography and Life Stories at End of Life - 3144LHS

  • Community Internship and Partnerships for SDGs - 3002LFC

  • Contemporary Issues in Ageing - 3024HSV

  • Child and Youth Mental Health - 3936NRS

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

You will be prepared for work in hospitals, health departments, medical research institutes, university and government research organisations, and in the pharmaceutical, diagnostic, biotechnology and other health-related industries.

As a graduate, you may also choose to pursue further study. You will be well placed to apply for our graduate entry medical degree, the Doctor of Medicine, or may choose to continue with postgraduate research or coursework study.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 609 ($) AUD per year

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