Bachelor of Biomedical Science - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Bachelor of Biomedical Science

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*International students who are offshore (outside of Australia) should contact USC International to discuss their study options.

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Understand how disease, infection and clinical disorders affect the human body.

In this program, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of how the human body works and what happens when diseases, infections and clinical disorders occur. You will develop the knowledge and skills for working in applied biomedical industries and medical research.

Study locations
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Moreton Bay
CRICOS code
066285C
Commence
Semester 1 or Semester 2
Program length (full-time)
3 years
Annual tuition fee 2020
A$28,000
Estimated total tuition fee *
A$84,000
Footnotes
  • Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.
  • * Estimated tuition fees are based on 2020 rates. Refer to international fees for more information.
  • Not all majors/minors and elective options are available at every campus. You should refer to the What Can I Study tab, and the proposed study sequence for your chosen campus and intake for further information.
  • ^First year courses offered at Moreton Bay from Semester 1, 2020.
Study locations QTAC code
  • Sunshine Coast 013051
  • Moreton Bay ^ 014051
Refer to the program footnotes
Minimum selection threshold
ATAR - 59.40 OP - 16 Rank - 66
USC program code
SC355
Commence
Semester 1 or Semester 2
Duration
3 years full time or equivalent part time
Study mode
Blended Learning
Recommended prior study
English; Maths A, B or C; and at least one of the sciences, preferably Chemistry
Total courses
24
Total units
288
Footnotes
  • ^First year courses offered at Moreton Bay from Semester 1, 2020.

In your first year of study, you will develop your analytical and communication skills, providing a strong foundation for more specialised studies in biomedical science. You will study foundations in medical science, cell biology/introduction to bioscience, chemistry, human physiology and anatomy, science research methods, and communication. You will then develop in key areas  including physiology, pathophysiology, biochemistry, microbiology, medical genetics, immunology and pharmacology.

You can also pursue your interests and hone your career opportunities by studying elective courses in clinical and research areas such as molecular biology, biochemical pharmacology, biotechnology, medical microbiology, clinical embryology, haematology and clinical trials coordination.

This program gives you the opportunity to link with industry and develop a specific interest in biomedical science by undertaking clinical work placements and special research projects. Placements may be in areas such as hospitals, clinical trial centres, pharmaceutical companies and medical research institutes.

This program provides you with a strong base if you would like to undertake postgraduate studies in professional areas such as medicine, dentistry, medical imaging and pharmacy.

Career opportunities

Graduates are highly trained for employment in areas such as biomedical research and education; biodiscovery; biotechnology and genetics; cardiac, respiratory and sleep diagnostics; clinical embryology clinical trial coordination; communicable disease control; drug registration; international health; medical microbiology; medical sales and marketing; pharmaceuticals; and scientific writing and publication.

Membership

Australian Society for Biotechnology; Australian Society for Immunology; Australian Society for Microbiology; Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists; Australian Physiological Society.

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