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Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Australian Catholic University
Program overview
3 years
Full time/part time
Bachelor's degree
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Melbourne (Australia)
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North Sydney
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About this program

Bachelor of Biomedical Science

The Bachelor of Biomedical Science aims to prepare ethical graduates with a concern for the common good, to apply a broad and coherent body of knowledge to undertake professional work in a range of biomedical science contexts, for example in the pharmaceutical and medical technology industries. The course also aims to provide a pathway for postgraduate studies in health disciplines such as physiotherapy, medicine, dentistry and public health for students who wish to pursue a clinical career. Bachelor degree graduates may be eligible to progress to Honours study.

A degree in biomedical science will train students in the core areas of anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, immunology and microbiology. Students will be introduced to each of these disciplines via core units and expected to undertake detailed study in at least one discipline, through utilization of elective units. Students will learn how the human body functions, what causes disease and how disease is treated.

A sound theoretical base encompassing the core biomedical science areas will be complemented by lab experience and industry practice. Students will utilize ACU’s cutting-edge wet and dry laboratories on all campuses, and the anatomy laboratories in Brisbane and Sydney.

ACU’s Biomedical Science graduates should be able to demonstrate competence in three main ways: firstly, by having a competent knowledge of the human body’s systems and structure with in-depth knowledge of one system; secondly, by having the generalized ability to retrieve and process large data sets in order to extract meaningful patterns or relationships from these data; and thirdly, by being able to succinctly and clearly explain these data and their knowledge to health consumers and professional audiences.

Career paths

Examples include entry level roles in pharmaceutical and medical technology industries; with further workplace training and experience this degree may lead to roles in marketing, medical, legal, research and quality assurance. Graduates might work in research roles in Universities, hospitals or the public health sector. Graduates could pursue careers in science communication, or may undertake further study in post graduate health programs or research.

Admission requirements

Essential requirements for admission

Applicants require the equivalent of Australian High School completion including studies in Math, plus an overall academic IELTS score of 6.5 with an individual score of 6.0 for all tests.

  • Recognized international high school qualification
  • English language proficiency.

English language requirements

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with an overall score of 6.5, including an individual score of 6.0 for all tests.

See English language proficiency (Schedule 2) for details.

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Pathways to further study

An Honours year is available to meritorious students, with a grade point average of 5.75, who meet the admission requirements for the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours).

Bachelor degree graduates may be eligible to progress to Honours study or to a range of postgraduate coursework programs, eg Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma and, through them and/or with relevant work experience, to Master’s degree programs.

About this institute

Australian Catholic University (ACU) is a public university in Australia which aims to empower students to think critically and ethically, and to gain the skills to bring about change in their communities, industries, and professions. ACU is funded by the...

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Australian Catholic University

115 Victoria Parade
3065 Fitzroy


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