Bachelor of Biomedical Science/Master of Data Analytics (Biomedical Science)
Queensland University of Technology - Gardens Point

Course outline

This innovative double degree will enable you to complete a Bachelor of Biomedical Science in the Faculty of Health and a Master of Data Analytics offered by the Faculty of Science in four years (full-time). The degree is designed to produce biomedical science graduates with advanced skills in data analytics and will enable you to fast-track your qualifications.

The complexity of the human body, modern lifestyle diseases and emerging medical treatments call for graduates with diverse skill sets. The application of bioinformatics, computer science and mathematical statistical modelling continues to have a major impact on research in the biomedical sciences. The combination of these two separate but complementary study areas will be at the forefront of developments in our understanding of public health, the causes of disease and the development of new approaches to treatment.

In the Bachelor of Biomedical Science you will gain knowledge of a wide range of biomedical disciplines and use these as the foundation for the development of more advanced theoretical and practical skills in specialised biomedical science areas such as genomics, molecular biology, virology, microbiology, immunology, biochemistry, anatomy and physiology. In the final semester you start studying advanced biomedical data analytics.

For the final 1 year of the program you will articulate to the Master of Data Analytics where you will continue to develop both knowledge and skills in advanced biomedical data analytics. These include data mining methods, modern biomedical technologies, software system development and research methodologies. As a graduate you will have significant project-based experience and developed high-order thinking strategies that allow you to apply data analytical skills to solve complex problems in biomedical research applications and health care.

QUT Offer Guarantee: If you achieve an ATAR/QUT selection rank of 93.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfied all other admission requirements, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

For more course information, visit Bachelor of Biomedical Science/Master of Data Analytics (Biomedical Science) at QUT.

Note

The Master of Data Analytics (Biomedical Science) (which you start in fourth year and for study for 1F) is charged as a domestic tuition fee-paying course. FEE-HELP is available to eligible students.

Majors

Refer to Bachelor of Biomedical Science.

Fee notes

There are additional course requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. These requirements may have associated costs. Information is available from qut.edu.au/study.

Other requirements

A Suitability Card may be required; refer to institution.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for QUT and for this course, refer to QUT’s website.

Prerequisites

Applicant must be 16; Completion of Year 12 or attained age 18 years

Assumed knowledge

English, or Literature, or English and Literature Extension, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C); Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C); Biology or Chemistry (Units 3 & 4, C)

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
85.00
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.

Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors

97.10

92.80

85.60

ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors

99.10

92.80

86.45

Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Higher education study

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

Work and life experience

Recent secondary education

Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank

Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered

Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor

International students

All students

Number of students

<5*

<5*

0

N/P#

0

<5*

0

11

Percentage of all students

<5*

<5*

0.0%

N/P#

0.0%

<5*

0.0%

100%

Notes

* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5
# N/P – Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students

Career opportunities

There is a clear demand for biomedical science graduates with advanced skills in data analytics. The application of these quantitative approaches is at the forefront of developments in our understanding of public health, the aetiology of disease and the development of new approaches to treatment. With increased demands upon the health system, a digital transformation is underway to provide better quality and efficiency of healthcare, better population health and an improved overall patient experience.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Biomedical Science will have multiple career opportunities depending on their chosen areas of specialisation. These include biomedical research; clinical science positions such as neurophysiologist or cardiac scientist; health organisations employing laboratory, administrative and/or management professionals; commercial and business entities that employ agents for biobusiness development, investment analysis, medical and biotechnology sales and marketing representatives, contract research, clinical trials; consultants in regulatory affairs and matters of compliance; government agencies in Science and Health; educational fields such as laboratory technician/technical officer, tertiary educator, medical illustrator or writer; postgraduate study in Medicine, Veterinary Science, Allied Health and Education.

Membership

Refer to Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Depending on subjects selected: Australian Society for Medical Research; Australian and New Zealand Society for Cell and Developmental Biology; Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Australian Association of Clinical Biochemists; Australian Society for Microbiology; The Endocrine Society of Australia; Society of Reproductive Biology; Australian and New Zealand Association of Clinical Anatomists; Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society; Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society.

Course Code
419732
Start Date
Offer rounds
Fee
CSP/$8310 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Health and Recreation, Information technology, Sciences
Study Mode
Full time
Course Duration

4 years Full time

Location
Brisbane