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.
Medicinal and pharmaceutical sciences; microbiology and immunology; molecular and cell biology; physiology and pharmacology.
Refer to entry for: D Higher Education (Health)/B Biomedical Sciences.
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.
For additional information about the admissions criteria for JCU and for this course, refer to the JCU website.
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
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Medical research institutes, biotechnology companies, diagnostic services, government positions related to health policy.
Australian Society for Microbiology.
3 years Full time | 31/2 years full-time for mid-year entry. or 6 years Part time