Grow an impressive body of work at UC
If the complexity of human form and function has always fascinated you, then the Bachelor of Biomedical Science will help set you up for a career where broad scientific knowledge of human body, and all its intricacies, is needed. You’ll gain a solid understanding of the structure and function of the human body and will be well-versed in the complex interrelationships between health and disease. While the course is very specific to biomedical science and provides a strong grounding in allied health, its flexible nature allows you to select electives from a broad range of science disciplines and beyond. You can choose to study Restricted Choice Units, such as sports science, pre-physiotherapy and human nutrition, allowing you to tailor the course to match your interests or ambitions.
You’ll benefit from unique collaboration opportunities with UC’s professional teaching staff, who all have extensive experience in medical and biomedical research and are members of UC’s prestigious Centre for Research in Therapeutic Solutions. You’ll graduate experienced and proficient in medical science laboratory skills, particularly those used in research laboratories, and ready to hit the ground running in your future career in health science.
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
- develop proficiency and experience in biomedical science laboratory skills for application in a wide variety of research laboratories
- enjoy the flexibility of choosing from other electives including psychology, ecology, sports science, sociology, management, computer programming, law and foreign languages.
Work Integrated Learning
WIL is embedded in this course and you’ll undertake a range of practical activities designed to prepare you for a sustainable career in medical science, such as exposure to entrepreneurship in science and pitching ideas for funding and patenting, guest lectures by esteemed industry professionals and work placements in an area of biomedical science of particular interest to you. Previous students have undertaken internships with pathology laboratories, federal and ACT government regulatory departments, pharmacies, biotech start-ups, technical support laboratories, companies within the university sector, and bodies including the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR), Food Standards Australia New Zealand, Therapeutic Goods Administration, ACT Health and Allied Health Research.
You’ll also have the opportunity to take part in collaborative work where you’ll team up with one of the research activity academics at UC’s Centre for Research in Therapeutic Solutions, or another approved professional institution, to develop a research project and report on its outcomes.
If you’d like to study overseas, summer or winter term internships to a host of international destinations can be applied for, as well as a faculty-led Medical Sciences program in China.
- Allied health technician
- Biological scientist
- Laboratory technician
- Pathology technician
- Research scientist
- Research officer
- Science educator
High-achieving 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 to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:
- Year 12 ATAR
- other Australian Qualification
- work experience
- overseas qualification
We also offer a number of entry initiatives that give you the opportunity to gain entry to the University via alternate pathway programs and admissions schemes.
More information is available on our Alternative Entry page: http://www.canberra.edu.au/future-students/applications/apply-now/alternative-entry
Information on admission closing dates can be found here.
Credit arrangements (if available) for this course can be found on the University's Credit Search website.
English Language Requirements
Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0
Information for Fee Paying Students
The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.
Typical Study Pattern
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- Bachelor of Biomedical Science (72 credit points)
Required - 45 credit points as follows
MJ0050 Major in Human Biology: From Cells to Organism (18 credit points)
- Required - Must pass 15 credit points as follows
- Restricted Choice - Must pass 3 credit points from the following
- The unit code for Regional Anatomy and Physiology changed in 2015 and only the newer code is available for enrolment.
MJ0053 Major in Human Biology: Chemical & Molecular Principles (18 credit points)
- Required - Must pass 12 credit points as follows
- Restricted Choice - 6 credit points as follows
- Required Units - Must pass 9 credit points as follows
- MJ0050 Major in Human Biology: From Cells to Organism (18 credit points)
Restricted Choice - 15 credit points as follows
- Part A - Must pass 3 credit points from the following
Part B - Must pass 6 credit points from the following
- 6512 - Immunology - 3 cp, Level 3
- 6834 - Biomechanics 1 - 3 cp, Level 2
- 8027 - Clinical Microbiology - 3 cp, Level 3
- 8253 - Nutrition Across the Lifecycle - 3 cp, Level 3
- 8279 - Advanced Functional Anatomy - 3 cp, Level 3
- 8391 - Physiology of Exercise 1 - 3 cp, Level 2
- 8913 - Motor Control and Skill Acquisition - 3 cp, Level 2
- 10000 - Introductory Physics - 3 cp, Level 1
- Part C - Must pass 3 credit points from the following
Part D - Must pass 3 credit points from the following
- 3238 - Research Project in Applied Science (3) - 3 cp, Level 3
- 8783 - Professional Practice in Applied Science - 3 cp, Level 3
- 10107 - Science and Innovation - 3 cp, Level 3
- 9632 Research Project in Applied Science has replaced 3238. Students who have previously completed 3238 may still count it towards course completion.
Open Electives - 12 credit points as follows
- Must pass 12 credit points from anywhere in the University, as a Minor or as individual units.
- Unit Levels: In choosing electives students should note that not more than 30 credit points at Level 1 is permitted for the entire 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.
Standard six semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.
Unit Delivery Modes
Each unit within your course may be offered through the following delivery modes:
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|Flexible:||The unit combines online study with optional on-campus, face to face activities.|
|Intensive:||The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face in concentrated time blocks.|
|Placement:||The unit involves an internship, practicum or other work place experience program. Some on-campus, face to face activity may also be required.|
|On Campus:||The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.|
Check how each of your units are delivered in the Course Requirements section.
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1
ACT: Biology and/or Chemistry major(s) plus Mathematical Methods major.
NSW: Biology and/or Chemistry and Mathematics.
|Bachelor of Biomedical Science||B BiomedicalSc|