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Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Accelerated)
USC - Sunshine Coast

Course outline

Students learn how the human body works and what happens when diseases, infections and clinical disorders occur. First-year studies include cell biology or bioscience, chemistry, science research methods, human anatomy and physiology. Advanced level subjects include physiology, medical genetics, pathophysiology, biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, immunology and pharmacology. Students may have the opportunity to undertake placements in hospitals, clinical trial centres, pharmaceutical companies and medical research institutes. The course prepares graduates for entry into postgraduate medical courses, postgraduate research, or employment in health and medical related fields. For more information, visit Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Accelerated) at USC.

Other requirements

The Inherent Academic Requirements of a program are those fundamental skills, capabilities and knowledge that students must be able to demonstrate in order to achieve the essential learning outcomes of the program, while maintaining the academic integrity of that program. For information, visit Inherent Academic Requirements on the USC website.

Admissions Criteria

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

Prerequisites

Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years; Current or Recent Year 12 with no previous attempt at tertiary study

Additional entry requirements

Applicants must be current Year 12 students or returning from a gap year (where no post-secondary tertiary study has been attempted).

Recommended study
English; General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics; at least one of the sciences (preferably Chemistry)
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2021

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Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors

99.40

96.88

92.65

ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors

99.95

99.15

94.30

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, 2021

For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.

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

0

0

0

N/P#

0

<5*

0

23

Percentage of all students

0.0%

0.0%

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

Biomedical researcher, clinical technician (cardiac, sleep, respiratory diagnostics), clinical trials manager, microbiologist.

Membership

Australian Society for Biotechnology; Australian Society for Immunology; Australian Society for Microbiology; Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Australian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists; Australian Physiological Society.

Course Code
013221
Start Date
Offer rounds
Fee
CSP/$13172 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Health
Study Mode
Full time
Course Duration

2 years Full time

Location
Sunshine Coast
 
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