Help build a healthy society by applying new scientific knowledge to medicine and healthcare as a biomedical scientist. In this degree, you’ll learn the methods for researching, diagnosing and treating disease, emphasising applications to biomedical research, medicine and healthcare services. The knowledge and skills developed during this degree can be applied to medicine, biomedical research and other healthcare professions such as pharmacy, speech pathology, and rehabilitation counselling. In your first year, you’ll be introduced to the basic sciences underpinning biomedical science. Advanced years include healthcare-focused courses in anatomy, biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, infectious disease, microbiology, neuroscience, pharmacology and physiology. Students have the option to undertake a third-year research project in one of the University’s research centres or affiliated medical research institutions. This program is an ideal pathway for a career in biomedical science or graduate admission into medicine, pharmacy and postgraduate health programs. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Biomedical Science at GU Nathan or Bachelor of Biomedical Science at GU Gold Coast.
Refer to entries under Griffith College for: D Health Sciences/B Biomedical Science; D Science/B Biomedical Science.
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Any General or Applied English subject (Units 3 and 4, C); Applicants must meet the minimum age requirements for admission, see the QTAC website for details.
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Mathematical Methods (Units 3 and 4, C); one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics (Units 3 and 4, C)
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You’ll be prepared for work as a biomedical scientist, healthcare technician and biomedical sales representative in hospitals, health departments, medical research institutes, university and government research organisations, and in the pharmaceutical, diagnostic, biotechnology and other health-related industries. As a graduate, you may choose to pursue further study to broaden your career opportunities. You will be well placed to apply for Griffith’s graduate-entry medical degree program, the Doctor of Medicine; or a range of masters degree programs in health professions, including pharmacy, speech pathology, public health and rehabilitation counselling. You may also choose to continue with postgraduate research or coursework study.
As a graduate, you’ll be eligible to join the Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Australian Society for Medical Research; Australian Society for Microbiology; Australasian Society for Human Biology; Australian and New Zealand Society for Cell and Developmental Biology.
3 years Full time or 6 years Part time