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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.

Note

Students commencing studies mid-year will complete the course in 3.5 years full-time of 7 years part-time.

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. 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.

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 18 years

Recommended study
One of Biology, Health, Physical Education or Physics (Units 3 and 4, C)
Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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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

99.45

91.50

69.85

ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors

99.95

97.75

77.85

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, 2022

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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

International students

All students

Number of students

10

0

0

23

0

<5*

N/P#

43

Percentage of all students

23.3%

0.0%

0.0%

53.5%

0.0%

<5*

N/P#

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 and Recreation
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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