Biomedical Science - M2003
The biomedical sciences help us understand disease, how it occurs, what happens and how we can control, cure and prevent it. Breakthroughs in biomedical science improve the quality of people's health and lives.
This course is your invitation to join one of the largest and most successful medical research hubs in Australia and the world.
Our multidisciplinary approach to teaching, presence in major hospitals, and international links will give you access to an exciting world of possibilities and prepare you to graduate ready to make a difference in people's lives worldwide.
Very high achieving students can apply for access to our Scholars Program, which provides a range of extracurricular opportunities to engage with research staff and the advanced technical facilities used for research.
Your training in biomedical science will be comprehensive and challenging for the duration of your studies, and you'll learn from leading teacher-researchers.
First-year units covering biomedical chemistry, medical biophysics, human neuro biology and other key areas will set the foundations of your professional development, which will be enriched by second- and third-year units in areas such as human genetics, bioinformatics, and molecular mechanisms of disease. In this interdisciplinary course you will learn about the science of body systems and the design and use of biomedical data. You will gain the skills you need to understand and investigate human biology and make a difference to human health in a wide variety of career paths.
As a graduate, you may find work in the hospital and medical sector, including medical diagnostic laboratories; secondary and tertiary teaching; media and communications; and the government sector in such areas as health promotion and health economics.