Bachelor of Biomedical Science
Queensland University of Technology - Gardens Point&Kelvin Grove

Course outline

Discoveries in biomedical science underpin an exciting, rapidly evolving global bioindustry advancing the treatment of disease and the understanding of human health. Career opportunities span a diverse range of fields from medical research to the development of new products and provide an excellent background for further studies in allied health and medicine. In this course you will develop a strong foundation for understanding of human biological systems and the application of this knowledge to health and disease. You can focus on areas of interest in biomedical science, including anatomical sciences, physiology, clinical physiology, cell and molecular biotechnology, biochemistry and infection and immunity.

You will gain real world experience through work integrated learning, clinical or industry placements or through a clinical physiology internship. You will be taught by experts in the field, including researchers who are world experts in addressing current global health problems in areas including cancer biology, tissue engineering, genomics, infectious diseases, the microbiome and vaccine development. The foundational first year of the Bachelor of Biomedical Science equips you with core knowledge and skills which is progressively developed in advanced study areas. During the second and third years of your course you will choose a major (Study Area A) and two minors (Study Area B) and additional electives that facilitate the development of knowledge and skills in your choice of discipline.

each study area has a capstone unit, which is an advanced unit in the final year that integrates, consolidates and apply the learning from your study area and the course as a whole. This ensures that you are prepared to transition to the workplace or to further study or research.

The course structure ensures exposure to a range of discipline areas in Biomedical science and provides diverse learning experiences. LS40 Bachelor of Biomedical Science is designed to deliver both a breadth and depth of knowledge in biomedical science and skills that are essential for the diverse range of careers within the rapidly evolving global industry and professions.

In addition, you will be able to follow career pathways to postgraduate study in medicine, dentistry, veterinary science and allied health courses (including pharmacy, optometry, audiometry, cardiac ultrasound) and postgraduate education.

This course is covered by the QUT Offer Guarantee and Year 12 Early Offer Scheme.

For more course information, visit Bachelor of Biomedical Science at QUT.

Majors

Anatomical sciences; cell and molecular biotechnology; human biochemistry; human physiology; infection and immunity.

Fee notes

There are additional course requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. These requirements may have associated costs. Information is available from qut.edu.au/study.

Other requirements

A Suitability Card may be required; refer to institution.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for QUT and for this course, refer to QUT’s website.

Prerequisites

Applicant must be 16; Completion of Year 12 or attained age 18 years

Assumed knowledge

English, or Literature, or English and Literature Extension, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C); Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C); Biology or Chemistry (Units 3 & 4, C)

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
70.00
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.

Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors

98.90

78.70

62.10

ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors

99.95

81.45

70.00

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, 2024

For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.

Notes

Contact the institution for information.

Career opportunities

Biochemist, biomedical laboratory officer, biomedical science researcher, biotechnology scientist, cardiac and vascular scientist, health researcher, laboratory assistant, laboratory technician, medical equipment sales, medicine (after further study), neurophysiologist, reproductive technician, respiratory scientist, scientist, sleep scientist.

Membership

Depending on the units selected in final year, graduates will be eligible for membership into one or more of the following organisations: Australian Society for Medical Research, Australian and New Zealand Society for Cell and Developmental Biology, Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Australian Association of Clinical Biochemists, Australian Society for Microbiology, Australian Neuroscience Society, The Endocrine Society of Australia, Society of Reproductive Biology, Australian and New Zealand Association of Clinical Anatomists, Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society, and Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society.

Course Code
418401
Start Date
Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025

Fee
CSP/$8330 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Health and Recreation, Sciences
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

3 years Full time or 6 years Part time

Location
Brisbane