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Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences
University of Southern Queensland - External

Course outline

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.
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A minimum of 15 days professional placement is required in the Work Integrated Learning elective course.

Other requirements

Students must satisfy the requirements of the University of Southern Queensland and facilities for placement. These include evidence of immunity to notifiable and contagious diseases, Queensland Health student checklist and placement, privacy and consent deeds.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for the University of Southern Queensland and for this course, refer to UniSQ’s website.

Recommended study
Biology or Chemistry
Assumed knowledge

English (Units 3 and 4, C); General Mathematics (Units 3 and 4, C)

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023
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Career opportunities

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.

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Offer rounds

15 Jan 2024
15 Jan 2024
24 Apr 2024

Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

3 years Full time or 6 years Part time

Darling Downs & South West QLD
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