In the higher education diploma year, students develop fundamental academic skills and cement their knowledge in foundation subjects, core concepts and skills required for a career in health. Students learn the methods for researching, diagnosing and treating disease, emphasising applications to biomedical research, medicine and healthcare services. The knowledge and skills developed during this degree can be applied to medicine, biomedical research and other healthcare professions such as pharmacy, speech pathology, and rehabilitation counselling. On successful completion of the diploma, students progress into the Griffith University Bachelor of Biomedical Science with credit. For more course information, visit Griffith College’s Diploma of Health Sciences and Griffith University’s Bachelor of Biomedical Science.
Students can undertake a third-year research project in one of the University’s research centres or affiliated medical research institutions such as the Queensland Institute of Medical Research.
Fees for the Diploma programs are subject to change each year. Please refer to Griffith College tuition fees published for each program and can be found at https://www.griffithcollege.edu.au/study-options/. To calculate your degree fees use the Fee Calculator at http://www.griffith.edu.au/students/enrolment-timetables-fees/paying-your-fees
Applicant must have completed Year 12 or equivalent
English (Units 3 and 4, C); Mathematical Methods (Units 3 and 4, C); one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics (Units 3 and 4, C)
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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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Hospitals; government or commercial biomedical research organisations and industries; medical research institutions, universities.
On completion of the degree: Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Australian Society for Medical Research; Australian Society for Microbiology; Australasian Society for Human Biology; Australian and New Zealand Society for Cell and Developmental Biology.
5 Oct 2023
11 Jan 2024
6 Jun 2024
31/2 years Full time or 7 years Part time