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Summary
Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences (BBSC)
  • CRICOS: 098990B

Study Mode
  • External
  • On-campus

Start
  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)

Number of Units
  • 24 units

Duration
  • 3 years or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Toowoomba

Semester 2 entry is only available part-time therefore is not suitable for international students who wish to study full-time on-campus.
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Explore medical research

Discover the wonder of the human body and unlock countless career paths with USQ’s Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences, one of only a few degrees in Australia that can predominantly be completed online. You also have to option to experience on-campus study or a combination of both delivery 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.

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.

Professional accreditation

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, public and private sector research and development laboratories, biotechnology, pharmaceutical and diagnostic companies. Graduates may also enrol in post-graduate programs in allied health fields such as podiatry, audiology and optometry. This degree also provides the skills and knowledge to prepare for the Graduate Medical Schools Admissions Test (GAMSAT) or for further study in research higher degrees such as PhD and Masters programs.

Residential schools

In addition to the courses listed below, external students will also 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.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 8
1 x 12-unit Biomedical Sciences major 12
plus 4 x approved courses
or 1 x 4-unit minor
or 4 x electives
4
Total 24
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this program:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online AUD 25610
On-campus AUD 29430

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

Residential schools

This program includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2018 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

Entry Requirements

  • 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.

Admission pathways

Pathway programs are also available if you don't meet the English entry requirements mentioned above.


How to apply

CRICOS: 098990B

Closing dates

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2019 - Monday 25 February 2019.
  • Semester 2, 2019 - Monday 15 July 2019.

Credit for previous study or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for credit to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.