The Bachelor of Health degree consists of two majors: a major in Laboratory Medicine and a major in Biomedical Science. The Laboratory Medicine was designed in consultationwith the pathology industry and is aimed at training scientists to work in medica pathology laboratories. the Biomedical Science major underakes training for careers in research, medicine and teaching.
What is biomedical science?
Biomedical Science provides an opportunity to study the human body in health and disease. Various levels of complexity from the whole body, organs, tissues, cells, genes and molecular interactions can be studied. Modern technologies allow various cellular and genetic mechanisms to be studied and analysed using computer modelling. This new era is allowing unprecedented discovery of mechanisms causing disease and new oportunites or approaches to improive human health.
Graduates will have a knowledge base and skills that will fit them for a career in medical scientist, research scientist, medical, clinical or research echnicians in hospital laboratories, university and health or biotechnology industry; pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry and medical technologies marketing, clinical physiology and diagnostic industries, pathology laboratory scientist.
For further information on studying Biomedical Science at USQ please contact the Department.
What is laboratory medicine?
Laboratory Medicine provides the opportunity to train in the key pathology disciplines of Clincal Biochemistry, Haematology, Histopathology, Medical Microbiology and Transfusion science.
Graduates will have the knowledge base and skills that will fit them for a career as medical scientist and technicians; research scientists; medical, clinical or research technicians in the university, health or biotechnology sectors. Health, medical and scientific product marketing.
The Bachelor of Health (Laboratory Medicine) aims to provide education and training for medical scientists to service the public and private pathology laboratory industry. A secondary aim is to provide graduates that will be able to play a role in the biomedical arena including research, technical, advisory and commercial roles.
Research in postgradute programs provide opportunities for motivated and highly qualified students to unertake advanced study to produce a research-based dissertation. Students develop the appropriate research skills and specialist knowledge that will enhance their career prospects.
Academic staff within the biomedical sciene and laboratory medicine area are active and productive in research within the Centre for Systems Biology.
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