Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences
- CRICOS: 098990B
- Semester 1 (February)
- Semester 2 (July)
- 24 units
- 3 years or part-time equivalent
Explore medical research
Discover the wonder of the human body and unlock countless career paths with USQ’s Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences, which can be studied using a combination of online, external and on-campus study modes to suit your lifestyle and career goals.
Study human anatomy and physiology, microbiology, immunology, pharmacology, genetics, cell and molecular biology, nutrition and biochemistry through engaging courses with practical applications using both workplace and laboratory research opportunities.
You will become proficient in biomedical science laboratory techniques and find solutions to authentic medical problems with over 200 hours of laboratory-based experiences as well as opportunities to undertake external work placements.
Pathway to study medicine
If you aspire to study medicine our Bachelor of Biomedical Science will give you broad knowledge to assist should you wish to undertake the Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT), into medicine.
You will be eligible to apply for membership to professional organisations including the Australian Society for Microbiology, Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the Australian Society for Medical Research.
The Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences prepares graduates for a career in medical research and development in either the public or private sector in pharmaceutical and diagnostic laboratories, sales and consulting. This degree is also a perfect stepping stone for students wanting to enter courses offered at other universities such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physiotherapy and veterinary science, or for further study in research higher degrees such as PhD and Masters programs.
If you are enrolled in the External study mode in this degree, you will have the opportunity to come on-campus for residential schools, where you will attend face-to-face lectures and tutorials, use the facilities and meet staff and other students.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this program:
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
This program includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.
- Subject pre-requisite: English (4 SA) or equivalent. Find your country's level of qualification and minimum entry requirements for this program.
- Assumed knowledge: Mathematics (4 SA)
- Recommended study: in one of Biology, Chemistry or Science21 (4 SA), or equivalent.
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.
If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.
Pathway programs are also available if you don't meet the English entry requirements mentioned above.
How to apply
USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:
- Semester 2, 2019 - Monday 15 July 2019.
- Semester 1, 2020 - Monday 24 February 2020.