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 course information, visit Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences at JCU.
Students commencing studies mid-year will complete the course in 3.5 years full-time or 7 years part-time.
Microbiology and immunology; molecular and cell biology; physiology and pharmacology.
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. Students must also be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. A Suitability Card is required and an Australian Federal Police check may be required; refer to institution. Students must complete all professional experience placement requirements by the prescribed deadlines and maintain currency of these requirements in order to stay admitted in the course.
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); Completion of Year 12 or attained age 18 years
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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
Medical research institutes, biotechnology companies, diagnostic services, government positions related to health policy.
Australian Society for Microbiology.
11 Jan 2024
3 years Full time or 6 years Part time