Bachelor of Biomedical Science

La Trobe University

Biomedical science provides diverse career opportunities in areas including biotechnology, medical research and the pharmaceutical industry, while also providing a pathway into graduate entry allied health courses, such as physiotherapy and speech pathology, medicine or dentistry. In this course you'll combine the fields of biology, pharmacology and medicine, as well as aspects of anatomy, biochemistry, microbiology, genetics, immunology, cell and molecular biology, physiology and neuroscience. A biomedical science degree will teach you about the human body, its structure and its functions. This includes understanding how diseases manifest and how drug strategies are used to treat these diseases. You'll learn the practical skills needed to explore the underlying molecular basis of acute and chronic illnesses, understand how to apply biomedical research and learn how to convey scientific and biomedical science information. Course electives allow you to design your course to specialise in a number of areas, providing the opportunity to broaden their career prospects.

Course Fee:


International: $115,200

Entry Requirements:

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL. NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

Structure:

First year focuses on biology and chemistry. In second year, disciplines such as biochemistry, anatomy, human physiology, human genetics and microbiology take precedence including Introduction to Biomedical Science. In third year, students undertake core subjects on advanced Biomedical Science topics, and a major in their choice of discipline. Third year students can also complete a research project embedded in an active research laboratory.

Subjects you can Study:

Biochemistry, biomedical science, biosciences, physiology, anatomy, microbiology, genetics, chemistry, medical research, medical science, molecular and cell biology, molecular and human genetics

Further information:

As part of the La Trobe Regional Reward program, students will be eligible for a work placement in their final year (WIL).

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bendigo No info Yes Full time 3 years
La Trobe University, believes that higher education has the power to transform people and societies. Their goal is to make a difference to their students, staff, and the communities they serve.

In 2016, La Trobe was ranked in the QS Top 50 Under 50 for the first time, and 56 in the 2017 Times Higher Education 200 Under 50 Rankings. They are also in the world's top 400 universities in all three major ranking agencies: QS World University Rankings 2016-2017, Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2016-2017 and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2016.

La Trobe's research is focused on resolving some of the greatest challenges of our time. Researchers in facilities like the La Trobe Institute of Molecular Science and the Centre for Agribioscience are driving new ways to fight disease, and tackle climate change, drought and other threats to Australian agriculture.

Work placements are an important part of La Trobe's courses and students find work experience with organisations like CSIRO, the Australian Synchrotron, PwC and the University's partner hospitals. Students also receive hands-on training in facilities including a TV studio, an archaeological dig simulation site, moot court, and on field trips to places like Victoria's alpine wilderness.

La Trobe encourages students to participate in overseas study programs including nursing in Nepal, nanotechnology in Tokyo, and Indigenous studies in the Philippines. In 2016, La Trobe awarded travel grants and scholarships to 950 undergraduate and postgraduate students to study with partners like National University of Singapore, San Diego State University and Stockholm University.

The University has eight campuses in Victoria and NSW and is the largest provider of university education in regional Victoria. The University has more than 190,000 graduates. It's an impressive group that includes CEOs, parliamentarians, human rights activists, medical researchers and Olympians.

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