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Biomedical Science, B.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #801 (QS) ,
This course provides an integrated approach to examining contemporary issues in health and disease. Students gain underpinning theoretical knowledge as well as practical laboratory experience in a range of discipline areas inlcuding anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, genetics, immunology, microbiology and molecular and cellular biology.


A multi-disciplinary approach is taken with an emphasis on the associations between structure and function. The course encourages the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills so that graduate can apply these skills to the rapidly evolving fields of biomedical research and clinical science.

There is no Honours year for the Bachelor of Biomedical Science, however, well-qualified graduates may apply to complete the Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons)). BSc(Hons) graduates who achieve the appropriate level of Honours are eligible to apply for a research Master degree or a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

Career Opportunities

Career options include employment in the biomedical, biotechnology or pharmaceutical industries. Graduates of the Bachelor of Biomedical Science may also pursue specialised research programs in universities, research institutes or hospital laboratories.

This program also provides excellent preparation for entry into a range of medical or paramedical courses including medicine, pharmacy and dietetics.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 120 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description
      Up to 10 years Part-time
  • Credits
    144 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introductory Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
  • Introductory Biochemistry II
  • Clinical Biochemistry and Cell Biology
  • Biology 
  • Chemistry
  • Introductory Genetics
  • Introductory Microbiology
  • Clinical Microbiology and Virology
  • Quantitative Skills with Applications

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

  • Assumed knowledge is two unit Mathematics.
  • Recommended studies: Biology and/or Chemistry and/or Physics
  • For students without the recommended background knowledge, the School offers Foundation units in Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics.
  • For more information please visit the program website.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    28000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28000 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National Applies to you

    14770 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14770 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Armidale

  • 1500 - 2100 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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