Bachelor of Biomedical ScienceBachelors Degree
The Bachelor of Biomedical Science provides students with the scientific understanding of the structure and function of the human body and the interrelationships between health and disease.
Together with foundational sciences, students explore the intricacies of human health and examine the pathological basis of disease processes by studying human pathophysiology, molecular genetics, immunology, microbiology and neuroscience. Students develop skills in problem-solving, analysis and interpretation of medical and laboratory data, as well as practical skills in laboratory methods.
Graduates may qualify for postgraduate degrees such as pharmacy and physiotherapy, or choose to pursue medicine or other careers.
|Graduate Attribute||Course Learning Outcome|
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.
Demonstrate the highest standards of ethics in research and in interactions with colleagues and the public.
|Knowledge of a discipline|
Demonstrate professional standard knowledge, skills, competencies and attributes in all disciplines of the biomedical sciences appropriate for safe and effective contemporary practice.
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.
Apply and integrate an understanding of social, Indigenous and cultural diversity and respect for the identity of all people.
The course structure includes 420 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. Student can select units in biochemistry, human physiology, anatomy, immunology, neuroscience, microbiology, clinical bacteriology and other areas relevant to biomedical science.
|Location||Teaching period||UAC code||QTAC code|
|Gold Coast||Session 1 , Session 2 , Session 3||N/A||N/A|
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.
To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Biomedical Science, students must complete 288 credit points, comprising:
- all core units; and
- one elective unit from University-wide offerings.
Students may be eligible to exit with an Associate Degree of Health and Human Sciences after completing 192 credit points, comprising any 16 core units.
Students may be eligible to exit with a Diploma of Health and Human Sciences after completing 96 credit points, comprising any 8 core units.
Professional Experience Learning
This course includes professional experience learning. Pre-requisites to meet national and state-based regulatory requirements, as detailed on School of Health and Human Sciences Professional Experience page must be met prior to attending professional experience placement. All professional experience learning hours must be completed and professional behaviour and conduct must be demonstrated.
Inherent Requirements apply to this course as defined on the Student Access & Inclusion website. Students who have a disability or health condition which may impact on their ability to meet these requirements are encouraged to visit the Student Access & Inclusion website for further information and contact details.
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 2|
|BIO71002 - Human Physiology I||Introductory|
|Year 1, Session 3|
|BIO10662 - Systemic Anatomy OR BIO01302 - Human Anatomy||Introductory|
|BIO71003 - Human Physiology II||Introductory|
|Year 2, Session 1|
|Follow the full-time or part-time progression from Year 1 excluding the completed units|
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Level of learning||Notes|
|BIO71002||Human Physiology I||Introductory|
|CHE10700||Chemistry for Health Sciences||Introductory|
|BIO71003||Human Physiology II||Introductory|
|SCI10002||Science in Society||Introductory|
|PHY71030||Introductory Physics and Maths for Health Sciences||Introductory|
|SCI73020||Professional Experience in the Biomedical Setting||Advanced||Note 1|
|SCI10473||Histology and Embryology||Intermediate|
|MAT71004||Introduction to Evidence for Health Science Practitioners||Introductory|
|Plus one of|
|Elective unit from undergraduate university wide electives|