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Bachelor of Biomedicine
Bachelor of Biomedicine

Bachelor of Biomedicine

  • ID:UoM6110003
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • Application Fee:$100.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$44,760.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$530.00
  • Application Fee:$100.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$44,760.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$530.00

* Indicative first year fee AUD: AUD$44,760-$47,056

Estimated Total/program:
$172,170.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma: 38

GCE A Levels: AAB

English Requirements

  • TOEFL (paper-based): total score of at least 577 with a score of 4.5 in the Test of Written English. To submit your scores when you apply, use our TOEFL Institution Code: 0974.

  • Please note that we don't accept the revised TOEFL paper-delivered test.

  • TOEFL (internet-based): total score at of least 79 and scores of 21 for writing, 18 for speaking, 13 for reading and 13 for listening. To submit your scores when you apply, use our TOEFL Institution Code: 0974.

  • IELTS: total score of at least 6.5 in the Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), with no bands less than 6.0.

  • Pearson Test of English: overall score of at least 58 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50.

  • Cambridge English, Advanced/Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): Cambridge English Score of at least 176 with no skill below 169.

  • C2 Proficiency (previously called Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) examination): Cambridge English Score of at least 180 with no skill below 180.

Course Information

Are you interested in discovering the next generation of treatments to help improve the health of your community?

Does the science behind what creates, sustains and threatens people’s lives intrigue you? Can you see yourself studying and working in the largest biomedical precinct in the southern hemisphere?

Whether you want to pursue a career in medicine, professional health, biomedical research or another pursuit – a Bachelor of Biomedicine can take you there. The integrated curriculum emphasises the relationship between the biomedical science disciplines that underpin modern clinical practice and prepares you for the challenges of contemporary health delivery and research.

The Biomedicine degree includes core subjects and 15 majors to choose from. This provides you with the foundations for a broad range of professional health pathways.

Core second and third year subjects - available only to you as a Biomedicine student. The two second year integrated subjects emphasise the relationships between different biomedical disciplines – it’s about enhancing your understanding of the human body in its full complexity. In third year the core subjects take on a more clinical (Molecules to Malady) or Population (Frontiers in Biomedicine) focus, tying all the elements of your Biomedicine journey together.

The Bachelor of Biomedicine is ideal preparation for a career in medicine and professional health. While one third of our graduates enter the Doctor of Medicine (MD) program at this university – representing over half of the domestic intake for the MD – even more choose another graduate course at Melbourne.

Completing the Bachelor of Biomedicine has never been a compulsory or privileged path to the Doctor of Medicine (MD), it’s a good strategy – especially when you’re following your passion. The recently announced changes to the MD curriculum 1 make this strategy more salient by providing you with a firm foundation in biomedical sciences. Find out more about these changes. The Melbourne Medical School (MMS) aims to recognise prior knowledge for core content. So, if you’ve studied the Bachelor of Biomedicine this frees you up so that you’ll have more time to explore the clinical, research and discovery tracks and create your own distinct path. You’ll be able to take full advantage of the innovative MD curriculum by jumping higher and faster.

CRICOS Code: 058838G

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Course structure

Students must complete 300 points comprising:

  • 225 points of core (biomedicine/science discipline) subjects including:

    • At least 75 points at Level 1 including the compulsory subjects or approved equivalents.

    • At least 62.5 points at Level 2 including the compulsory subjects or approved equivalents.

    • At least 75 points at Level 3 including the compulsory subjects or approved equivalents and including the 50 points of a prescribed major.

  • 50 points of breadth subjects including at least 12.5 points at Level 2 or Level 3

  • 25 points (either biomedicine/science discipline subjects or breadth subjects) at Level 1, 2 or 3

The core (biomedicine/science discipline) component of the Bachelor of Biomedicine is comprised of:

CORE SUBJECTS (150 POINTS):

  • 50 points at first year level plus 25 points from a set of electives.

  • 50 points at second year level.

  • 25 points at third year level.

MAJOR SEQUENCE AT THIRD YEAR LEVEL (50 POINTS):

  • 50 points of a major in a biomedicine discipline. The subjects taken in the major would normally follow on from relevant compulsory and selective subjects chosen at the second year level. Some Level 3 subjects only require the core compulsory subjects as prerequisites.

  • A number of majors or specialisations within some majors cannot be completed within three years (six semesters) from a mid-year start date due to subject availability (possible exception for students eligible for advanced standing). You should pay close attention to prerequisite subjects in the degree and when they are offered to avoid any unnecessary delays to your course.

ELECTIVE SUBJECTS (25 POINTS):

  • Non-compulsory biomedicine/science discipline subjects approved as core in this course. At least 12.5 points must be at Level 2.

  • At least 25 points from the Foundation Electives Subject List

Majors

Your major is your chosen specialisation. You’ll develop a deep understanding of your major study area from first to third year. In most degrees, you won’t need to select your major on day one. In first year you’ll be able to explore a range of subject areas you’re interested in, so by the time it comes to choosing your major, you’ll be well informed. All the while, you’ll also be studying an exciting selection of subjects from both inside and outside your discipline, gaining a breadth of knowledge that will set you apart.

Explore the majors available in this degree below.

  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

  • Biomedical Engineering Systems

  • Biotechnology

  • Cell and Developmental Biology

  • Genetics

  • Human Nutrition

  • Human Structure and Function

  • Immunology

  • Infection and Immunity

  • Microbiology

  • Neuroscience

  • Pathology

  • Pharmacology

  • Physiology

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

The Bachelor of Biomedicine prepares you for a range of health-related postgraduate programs, specialised graduate research and a career contributing to the advancement of human health.

A CAREER IN THE HEALTH SCIENCES

Many Biomedicine graduates undertake graduate study leading to professional careers in medicine and the health sciences.

A CAREER IN BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH

You can also pursue a career in biomedical research by undertaking a research higher degree (masters or PhD).

A CAREER IN THE BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Depending on your major you could pursue the following career opportunities:

BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

Medical research, biotechnology, agricultural and medical support industries, education

BIOENGINEERING SYSTEMS

Clinical engineering, research and development in medical technology

BIOTECHNOLOGY

Food technician roles, forensic science, human technology, agribusiness

CELL AND DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY

Diagnostic laboratories, government agencies, medico-legal industry

GENETICS

Conservation, genetic counselling, teaching, forensic science, publishing

HUMAN NUTRITION

Nutrition, public health, food policy and regulation

HUMAN STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION

Hospital and university research, scientific journalism, pharmaceutical consultancy, teaching

IMMUNOLOGY

Infectious diseases, diagnostics, molecular biology, biotechnology, vaccinology, biosafety and regulation

MEDICINE

General medical practice, surgery, research, internal medicine, radiology, pathology and policy

MICROBIOLOGY AND IMMUNOLOGY

Infectious diseases, diagnostics, molecular biology, biotechnology, vaccinology, antimicrobial chemotherapeutics, biosafety and regulation

NEUROSCIENCE

Drug development, neuropsychology, audiology, neurochemistry, brain imaging

PATHOLOGY

Pharmaceuticals, military, biomedical and biotechnology consulting, research

PHARMACOLOGY

Drug research and development, clinical trials management, pharmaceutical marketing and sales, drug safety and evaluation

PHYSIOLOGY

CSIRO research, sports science, biomedical technician, medico-scientific communication, cardiac rehabilitation

PSYCHOLOGY

Clinical psychology, clinical neuropsychology, community psychology, counselling psychology, educational psychology, forensic psychology, health psychology, organisational/industrial psychology, sports psychology, academic psychology.

A CAREER IN A RELATED AREA

With further study, the Bachelor of Biomedicine can also lead to a career in:

  • Biomedical engineering

  • Business and management

  • Commercialisation of inventions

  • Journalism

  • Law

  • Public service

  • Science communication

  • Teaching

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Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530$ per year

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