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Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences
James Cook University - Townsville

Course outline

This course provides an understanding of the normal structure, biochemistry and physiology of the mammalian body and the processes leading to disease. The course aims to make graduates job ready. Students are exposed to current technologies, learn techniques and develop skills that are widely transferable to the workplace. Students work in well-equipped laboratories with scientists involved in cutting-edge medical research. The course is multidisciplinary, with contributions from several fields of study, including anatomy and physiology, pharmacology and biochemistry, microbiology and parasitology, immunology and epidemiology, and pathology and pathobiology. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences at JCU.

Majors

Medicinal and pharmaceutical sciences; microbiology and immunology; molecular and cell biology; physiology and pharmacology.

Combined diploma/degrees

Refer to entry for: D Higher Education (Health)/B Biomedical Sciences.

Other requirements

Students undertake clinical placements at health facilities across northern Queensland during their studies. Prior to taking professional placements, students must provide evidence of immunity to hepatitis B, MMR, varicellla, and pertussis, and current Provide First Aid and CPR certificates. A Suitability Card is required and an Australian Federal Police check may be required; refer to institution.

Admissions Criteria

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

Prerequisites

English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C); Mathematical Methods (Units 3 and 4, C); Chemistry (Units 3 and 4, C); Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years

Recommended study
One of Biology, Health, Physical Education or Physics
OP/Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of OP/Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2020

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Highest OP/Rank to receive an offer

Median OP/Rank to receive an offer

Lowest OP/Rank to receive an offer

OP/Rank excluding adjustment factors

1/99

7/87

17/65

OP/Rank including adjustment factors

1/99

7/87

16/66

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2020

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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 OP/Rank

Admitted where both OP/Rank and additional criteria were considered

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

International students

All students

Number of students

N/P#

0

0

29

0

<5*

0

41

Percentage of all students

N/P#

0.0%

0.0%

70.7%

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

Medical research institutes, biotechnology companies, diagnostic services, government positions related to health policy.

Membership

Australian Society for Microbiology.

Course Code
316071
Start Date

Offer rounds
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Fee
CSP/$7950 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Health
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

3 years Full time | 31/2 years full-time for mid-year entry. or 6 years Part time

Location
Townsville
 
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