Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science) (BSc(BiomedSc))

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Special Notes

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This program focuses on the biomedical aspects of biology, including the normal and abnormal function of the human body. The emphasis is on modern biomedical knowledge and the research approaches used to gain that knowledge. Students will start from a broad base in their first year that includes biology and chemistry and will begin to specialise in their second year with a focus on biochemistry, genetics and microbiology and immunology. In their third year, students will choose a major in one of biochemistry, genetics or microbiology and immunology. The third year has a substantial research focus.

The Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science) is an AQF Level 7 program with a standard full-time duration of 3 years.


Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Executive Dean or delegate before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science)

There shall be a Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science).

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science), the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 72 units:

  1. Core courses to the value of 18 units.
  2. Elective courses to the value of 54 units.
  3. Level I courses not exceeding 30 units.
  4. Level III Science courses to the value of at least 24 units.
  5. A major chosen from the following:
    • Biochemistry
    • Genetics
    • Microbiology & Immunology

    6. Broadening experience.

Core Courses

Level I

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
BIOLOGY 1101 Biology I: Molecules, Genes and Cells 3
BIOLOGY 1201 Biology I: Human Perspectives 3


Courses to the value of 6 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
CHEM 1100 Chemistry IA 3
CHEM 1200 Chemistry IB 3


Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
CHEM 1101 Foundations of Chemistry IA 3
CHEM 1201 Foundations of Chemistry IB 3

Level II

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
BIOMED 2510 Biomedical Science IIA 3
BIOMED 2520 Biomedical Science IIB 3