Course summary

Are you fascinated by how our bodies function, what keeps us healthy and what causes disease? Or maybe why are humans so different, yet also so much the same? The Bachelor of Biomedical Science embraces these questions as you explore the human body all the way to the cellular level.

You'll gain a scientific understanding of the structure and function of the human body and the interrelationships between health and disease. Together with foundational sciences, you will explore the intricacies of human health and examine the pathological basis of disease processes. You will develop skills in problem-solving, analysis and interpretation of medical and laboratory data, as well as practical skills in laboratory methods.

This course is taught in laboratories equipped with cutting edge analytical equipment and provides a solid base in biomedical science, from anatomy, immunology, neuroscience and microbiology to haematology and more. A substantial professional placement builds invaluable on-the-job experience.

Graduate opportunities include roles across scientific and health care environments. Graduates may also qualify for postgraduate degrees such as pharmacy and physiotherapy, or choose to pursue medicine or other careers.

3.5 years min for students commencing in July

This course enables students to gain knowledge and understanding of human health and the connection between disease processes and scientific laboratory investigations. Core units cover biochemistry, physiology, anatomy, immunology, neuroscience, microbiology, haematology, genetics and research.

Course Learning Outcome

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

Critically evaluate scientific investigations, and accurately generate, analyse, interpret and present scientific work.

Apply evidence-based concepts to explain the biological, environmental and social determinants of human health and disease, and how these relate to both local and global major health issues.

Develop solutions to unpredictable and sometimes complex problems in the biomedical sciences.

Demonstrate the highest standards of ethics in all areas of the biomedical sciences.

Demonstrate professional standard knowledge, skills, competencies and attributes in all disciplines of the biomedical sciences appropriate for safe and effective contemporary practice.

Apply and maintain independent, self-directed learning and reflective practice, in the biomedical sciences.

Communicate effectively and appropriately in the biomedical sciences.

Work efficiently, precisely and respectfully as part of a professional team.

Demonstrate an understanding of social and cultural diversity and respect for the identity of all people.

The course includes 90 hours of professional placement for students to gain workplace experience in health and research facilities, such as pathology labs or 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

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3 years full-time; 6 years part-time


3 years full-time

Availability details


Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Gold Coast Term 1 N/A N/A

Fee information

Commonwealth supported


Location Teaching period Annual Fees CRICOS
Gold Coast Term 1 $29,360 ($3,670 per unit) 0102161

Course requirements

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

To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Biomedical Science, students must complete the equivalent of 24 units (288 credit points), comprising:

  • 23 core units (276 credit points); and
  • one elective unit (12 credit points).

Professional Experience Learning

This course includes professional experience learning. Pre-requisites to meet national and state-based regulatory requirements, as detailed on Faculty of Health 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

Inherent Requirements apply to this course as defined on the Student Equity & 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 Equity & 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. 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

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