Course summary

The Bachelor of Biomedical Science provides a scientific understanding of the structure and function of the human body and the interrelationships between health and disease. Students develop problem solving skills, and learn how to apply those skills to their chosen discipline.

Graduates of this degree may qualify for entry into a range of graduate health professional programs including postgraduate medicine, pharmacy and physiotherapy.

The Bachelor of Biomedical Science provides a scientific understanding of the structure and function of the human body and the interrelationships between health and disease. Students develop problem solving skills, and learn how to apply those skills to their chosen discipline.

Graduates of this degree may qualify for entry into a range of graduate health professional programs including postgraduate medicine, pharmacy and physiotherapy.

This course enables students to gain knowledge and understanding of human health and the connection between disease processes and scientific laboratory investigations. Units include biochemistry, human physiology, anatomy, immunology, neuroscience, microbiology, clinical bacteriology, health law and ethics, research methods, and other areas relevant to biomedical science.

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

Demonstrate an advanced understanding of a range of technical and conceptual approaches used in the biomedical sciences.

Exercise critical reasoning and problem solving skills in a biomedical context.

Demonstrate the ability to accurately and critically evaluate scientific work.

Creativity

Demonstrate innovative responses and solutions to challenges in the biomedical sciences.

Ethical practice

Demonstrate the highest standards of ethics in research and in interactions with colleagues and the public.

Knowledge of a discipline

Demonstrate substantial and current knowledge of broad areas in basic biomedical sciences.

Lifelong learning

Acknowledge responsibility for independent and self-directed learning and reflective practice.

Demonstrate the ability, and acknowledge responsibility, for maintaining and advancing knowledge in the biomedical sciences.

Communication and social skills

Communicate concisely and appropriately in a biomedical science setting.

Demonstrate the ability to work with efficiency and precision as part of a team of biomedical scientists.

Cultural competence

Apply and integrate an understanding of social, Indigenous and cultural diversity and respect for the identity of all people.

The course structure includes 300 hours of professional placement for students to gain workplace experience in health and research facilities, such as pathology labs or medical research labs.

Professional experience placements require students to fulfil certain pre-requisites prior to attending any placements. Prior to applying for this course, please consider the important information regarding these requirements.


Course overview

Course code

3007312

Course abbreviation

BBioMedSc

Credit points

288

Equivalent units

24

Duration

3 years full-time; 6 years part-time

Duration

3 years full-time

Availability details

Domestic

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Gold Coast Session 1 335165 059661

Fee information

Commonwealth supported


International

Location Teaching period Annual Fees CRICOS
Gold Coast Session 1 $24,080 ($3,010 per unit) 086341A

Course requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

To be eligible for the award of the Bachelor of Biomedical Science a candidate shall successfully complete the equivalent of twenty four (24) units (or 288 credit points) comprising the units listed in the Schedule of Units attached to these Rules.

A candidate who, while enrolled in the Bachelor of Biomedical Science, has successfully completed not less than sixteen (16) units (192 credit points) comprising any 16 units from the units listed in the Schedule attached to these Rules may elect to be awarded the Associate Degree in Clinical Sciences following withdrawal from the Bachelor of Biomedical Science.

Inherent Requirements

Inherent Requirements apply to this course as defined on the Student Access & Inclusion website. If you have a disability or health condition which may impact on your ability to meet these requirements please refer to the Student Access & Inclusion website for further information and contact details.


Course progressions

Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. Assistance on how to enrol can be accessed here.

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment

Browse uni-wide elective units by selecting Uni-wide elective in the advanced filter of the Unit search

Browse shared majors and their units at Shared majors

Title Level of learning Note
Complete one or both of the units under Session 3 below and then follow the Course Progression for Session 1 Commencement excluding the completed unit/s.
Session 3
BIO10662 - Systemic Anatomy OR BIO01302 - Human Anatomy Introductory
BIO00307 - Human Physiology Introductory

Notes

Note 1: Double-weighted unit