Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

The Bachelor of Biomedical Science is a professional degree in a discipline at the forefront of research into human health, disease and drug development. Bachelor of Biomedical Science graduates need to demonstrate a well-developed understanding of the biomedical science sub-disciplines to enable them to undertake values driven problem solving. Application of their knowledge, understanding and skills to local and global issues must attend to both First Peoples and Western perspectives, and these aspects are embedded within specified biomedical science units in all years. Employers are seeking students with recognised transferable skills (e.g. team work, communication skills, problem-solving ability, and care for others) and the Biomedical Science degree at ACU integrates development of these skills into its units, driving the development of graduates with a high emotional intelligence, adaptability and resilience. Overall, the Bachelor of Biomedical Science aims to prepare ethical graduates with a concern for the common good, who are able to apply a broad and coherent body of knowledge to undertake professional work in a range of biomedical science contexts and as a basis for life-long learning. These graduates will often collaborate within health care teams to create novel solutions to global and national health challenges. Students undertake specified units in years 1 and 2 of the degree, year 3 of the program provides some flexibility in terms of industry based placements and elective units.

Course Fee:


International: $70,872

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent. NSW Prerequisites: Any two units of English (Standard) (Band 3), or English as an Additional Language (EAL) (Band 4), any 2 units of mathematics (Band 2); QLD Prerequisites: English (4, SA) and Mathematics (any) in 2020 and English (Units 3 & 4, C) and General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C) from 2021; VIC Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English, and a study score of at least 25 in Mathematics (any).

Structure:

240 credit points. Students will complete one specified unit of workplace learning, with the option of a second elective unit, with an external organisation of their choice. The unit will require students to address an issue or problem of a biomedical or related nature over the course of their immersion experience. The problem will be defined in consultation with the Course Coordinator and the industry contact, and the student will undertake exploratory work to find a solution or answer to address the issue. Students will complete one unit of community engagement, providing an opportunity to engage with the community in order to enhance the dignity and wellbeing of people and communities. Students will volunteer at a selected public sector or non-profit organisations supporting disadvantaged individuals and families experiencing socially-determined health issues. This involvement will provide a vehicle for the student to develop and reflect upon the values of partnership, equality, mutual respect and commitment as well as the degree of transformation that community engagement engenders in the student.

Subjects you can Study:

Biomedical science

Study Pathways:

An Honours year is available to meritorious students, with a grade point average of 5.75, who meet the admission requirements for the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours). Bachelor degree graduates may be eligible to progress to Honours study or to a range of postgraduate coursework programs, e.g. Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma and, through them and/or with relevant work experience, to Master's degree programs.

Further information:

Examples include entry level roles in pharmaceutical and medical technology industries; with further workplace training and experience this degree may lead to roles in marketing, medical, legal, research and quality assurance. Graduates might work in research roles in Universities, hospitals or the public health sector. Graduates could pursue careers in science communication, or may undertake further study in post graduate health programs or research.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Related Careers:

Chemist, Medical Scientist,
Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Sydney (MacKillop) No info No Part time 6 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Full time 3 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) No info No Full time 3 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info No Part time 6 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Part time 6 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info No Full time 3 years
Australian Catholic University (ACU) commenced operation on 1 January 1991. The University has seven campuses in Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney (2 campuses) and teaches courses throughout Australia and overseas. The University was formed by the amalgamation of four Catholic institutions of higher education in eastern Australia, and is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee (Australian Catholic University Ltd).

ACU is a public university open to all, a Table A listed higher education provider under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, and a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and the International Federation of Catholic Universities. The University is a member of Universities Australia (formerly the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee).

The three foundation Faculties are Arts and Sciences, Education, and Health Sciences. The Faculty of Theology and Philosophy commenced operation on 1 January 2009 and the Faculty of Business commenced operation on 1 January 2010.

ACU graduates are high achievers and enjoy one of the best rates of employment in Australia. ACU students undertake work experience throughout their studies, with many students finding jobs using their professional skills even before they have graduated.

ACU's small friendly campuses, small class sizes (student to teacher ratio of 18.5:1), easy access to teaching staff and outstanding student support services allows students to achieve their full potential.

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