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Bachelor of Biomedical Science - 264JA

Course Code: 264JA
Course Version: 2
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline(s): Academic Program Area - Science
CRICOS Code: 078920D
Selection Rank: 60
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Your pathway to a productive career in health sciences

Our Bachelor of Biomedical Science gives you a solid understanding of the structure and function of the human body and the interrelationships between health and disease. This is the perfect grounding for a career where broad scientific knowledge of the human body is needed.

Study a Bachelor of Biomedical Science at UC and you will:

  • learn how the human body functions at all levels
  • apply your knowledge of health and disease to real life situations
  • discover how humans interact with and respond to their environment
  • span a wide range of scientific disciplines including biology, chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, human anatomy and physiology, pathobiology, data analysis and genetics 
  • enjoy the flexibility of choosing from other electives including psychology, ecology, sports science, sociology, management, computer programming, law and foreign languages.

Career opportunities

  • Hospitals and health clinics
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Government science policy and management
  • Therapeutics Goods Administration
  • Community-led biomedical and health initiatives

Work Integrated Learning

Students have the opportunity to take part in collaborative work programs at the Centre for Research in Therapeutic Solutions. These exciting programs aim to develop new drugs by studying the molecular mechanisms of specific diseases in the area of immune-therapeutics.

Course specific information

High performing students may be eligible to enrol in the Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) course. Students interested in pursuing careers in medicine, physiotherapy, pharmacy or science education will need to complete further study for accreditation in these fields. 

Admission Requirements

Normal UC requirements for admission to an undergraduate course.

Assumed Knowledge

ACT: Biology and/or Chemistry major(s) plus Mathematical Methods major. NSW: Biology and/or Chemistry and Mathematics.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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Information for Current Students

There are previous versions of this course. As a current student you will complete the requirements for the course that were in place when you commenced. Click on the relevant link below to view the requirements of your version of the course.

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course


Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Biomedical Science B BiomedicalSc

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

Course Duration

Standard six semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.


High performing students may be eligible to enrol in the Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) course.


  • Past Offerings
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

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