Discover the wonder of the human body with our Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences, one of only a few degrees in Australia that can be predominantly completed online, on-campus or in a combination of both modes to suit your needs. Our courses focus on human anatomy and physiology, microbiology, pharmacology, genetics, cell and molecular biology, nutrition and biochemistry, and you gain theoretical and practical knowledge in preparation for the workplace, the conduct of advanced research and health post-graduate opportunities. You study biomedical science laboratory techniques and investigate authentic medical problems, and produce scientific reports for biomedical experiments and mini research projects. The program provides the background knowledge for students to undertake the Graduate Medical Schools Admissions Test (GAMSAT). You are also eligible to apply for membership to professional organisations including the Australian Society for Medical Research, Australian Society for Microbiology and Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
15 days professional placement is required. Semester 2 entry is only available part-time.
Students must satisfy the requirements of the University of Southern Queensland and Queensland Health for clinical placement. These include evidence of immunity to notifiable and contagious diseases, Queensland Health student checklist and placement, privacy and consent deeds, and a USQ Student Clinical Placement Policy Declaration.
For additional information about the admissions criteria for the University of Southern Queensland and for this course, refer to USQ’s website.
English (Units 3 and 4, C); General Mathematics (Units 3 and 4, C)
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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
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Recent secondary education
Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank
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Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor
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* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5
The Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences prepares students for a career in medical research institutes and universities, public and private research and development laboratories, and biotechnology, pharmaceutical and diagnostic companies. Graduates may also pursue further study in professional programs in the allied health sciences, medicine or higher degree research.
3 years Full time or 6 years Part time