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Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Bachelors Degree

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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.

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.


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.

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.

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Gold Coast Session 1 , Session 3 335165 059661


We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.

Course requirements

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 structure

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. For further assistance see How to Enrol in Units using My Enrolment.

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

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Level of learning Notes
Year 1, Session 1
SCI10002 -  Science in Society Introductory
BIO01302 -  Human Anatomy OR BIO10662 -  Systemic Anatomy Introductory
Year 1, Session 1
BIO00307 -  Human Physiology Introductory
PHY71030 -  Introductory Physics and Maths for Health Sciences Introductory
Year 2, Session 1
BHS10581 -  Psychology and Sociology for Health Sciences Introductory
CHE10700 -  Chemistry for Health Sciences Introductory
Year 2, Session 2
SCI10473 -  Histology and Embryology Intermediate
CHE71010 -  Organic Chemistry Introductory
Year 3, Session 1
CHE00002 -  Biochemistry Intermediate
SCI10475 -  Neuroscience Intermediate
Year 3, Session 2
BIO72050 -  Microbiology Intermediate
BIO72025 -  Molecular Genetics Intermediate
Year 4, Session 1
PHA00315 -  Introductory Pharmacology Introductory
BIO72130 -  Human Pathophysiology Intermediate
Year 4, Session 2
MDC72010 -  Immunology Intermediate
MAT00330 -  Research and Analysis in Health Introductory
Year 5, Session 1
BIO73020 -  Bioinformatics Advanced
BIO73050 -  Clinical Biochemistry Advanced
Year 5, Session 2
CMM73010 -  Epidemiology Advanced
CMM72015 -  Health Law and Ethics Intermediate
Year 6, Session 1
BIO72100 -  Clinical Bacteriology Intermediate
BIO73060 -  Virology and Parasitology Advanced
Year 6, Session 2
SCI73020 -  Professional Experience in the Biomedical Setting Advanced Note 1

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Level of learning Notes
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

Note 1:

Double-weighted unit

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes
BIO00307 Human Physiology Introductory
CHE10700 Chemistry for Health Sciences Introductory
BHS10581 Psychology and Sociology for Health Sciences Introductory
SCI10002 Science in Society Introductory
CHE71010 Organic Chemistry Introductory
PHY71030 Introductory Physics and Maths for Health Sciences Introductory
CHE00002 Biochemistry Intermediate
PHA00315 Introductory Pharmacology Introductory
BIO72130 Human Pathophysiology Intermediate
BIO72050 Microbiology Intermediate
CMM73010 Epidemiology Advanced
CMM72015 Health Law and Ethics Intermediate
SCI73020 Professional Experience in the Biomedical Setting Advanced Note 1
SCI10475 Neuroscience Intermediate
SCI10473 Histology and Embryology Intermediate
BIO72025 Molecular Genetics Intermediate
MDC72010 Immunology Intermediate
BIO73020 Bioinformatics Advanced
BIO72100 Clinical Microbiology Intermediate
BIO73060 Virology and Parasitology Advanced
BIO73050 Clinical Biochemistry Advanced
Plus one of
MWF10663 Research and Evidence Based Practice Intermediate
MAT00330 Research and Analysis in Health Introductory
Plus one of
BIO10662 Systemic Anatomy Introductory
BIO01302 Human Anatomy Introductory