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.
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.
For additional information about the admissions criteria for USC and for this course, refer to USC’s website.
Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years; Current or Recent Year 12 with no previous attempt at tertiary study
Applicants must be current Year 12 students or returning from a gap year (where no post-secondary tertiary study has been attempted).
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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
ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors
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.
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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
Number of students
Percentage of all students
* “<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
Biomedical researcher, clinical technician (cardiac, sleep, respiratory diagnostics), clinical trials manager, microbiologist.
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.
2 years Full time