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Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours)
Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours)

Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours)

  • ID:GU610091
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

The University's Bachelor Honours Degree (AQF Level 8) Policy will apply.

The criteria for admission to this Honours program are:

  • successful completion of the Griffith Bachelor of Biomedical Science or an equivalent qualification from another university and
  • GPA of at least 5.0 over the second and third year of the Bachelor degree.

The Program Director will take the following into consideration when assessing applications for admission:

  • the suitability of the proposed dissertation topic, the resources available to support the candidature and the availability of appropriate supervision and
  • the preparedness of the applicant to undertake the degree in terms of the elapsed time since the prospective candidate qualified for the award of a Bachelor degree and the academic preparation provided by the Bachelor degree for the candidate's proposed dissertation topic.

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)

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

Course Information

This program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to undertake advanced study and supervised research work in the specialisation defined by their undergraduate degree program within the context of a multidisciplinary cohort.

The research skills developed within this program will provide an attractive credential for students seeking employment in the public or private sectors. The program will also provide the necessary preparation for entry into a higher degree research program. The multidisciplinary context of the program, involving team-teaching of students and the sharing of coursework and seminar experiences across disciplines will be invaluable to students given the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to researchers and practitioners seeking to understand complex problems in health.


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Students must complete the following courses:

  • Dissertation Preparation - 6001HLS (see Note 1)

  • Qualitative Research - 7018NRS (see Note 2)


  • Quantitative Research - 6002HLS (see Note 2)


  • Applied Research Statistics and Meta-Analysis - 6005MED


  • Advanced Research Statistics - 6003MED (see Note 2) (not offered from 2021)

  • Listed elective (see Note 3)

  • Dissertation Thesis - 6004MSC_P1

  • Dissertation Thesis - 6004MSC_P2

  • Dissertation Thesis - 6004MSC_P3

  • Dissertation Thesis - 6004MSC_P4

  • Dissertation Thesis - 6004MSC_P5

Note 1: 6001HLS Dissertation Preparation must be completed in your first trimester of study.

Note 2: As approved by the Program Director.

Note 3: An alternative elective course may be substituted with approval from the Program Director in consultation with student and students' supervisor.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Graduates of the program will be able to plan and conduct research in biomedical science and related disciplines, and therefore will be well-placed for positions in the private, not for profit, and public sectors. In addition, graduates will be eligible to apply for admission to higher degree research programs, thereby preparing them for high level research careers.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 609 ($) AUD per year

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