Biomedical Science

Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Biomedical Science

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Explore a variety of disciplines including physiology, microbiology, immunology, cell biology, biochemistry and pathology, and broaden your knowledge by including other areas of study such as anatomy, parasitology, haematology, histology and pharmacology.

Key details for

  • ATAR

    • 70
  • Course Code

    • B1317
  • Study Mode

    • Part or full-time
      (Student visa holders must study full-time)
  • Course Duration

    • 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
  • CRICOS Code

    • 002977D
  • Course Code

    • B1317
  • Study Mode

    • Part or full-time
      (Student visa holders must study full-time)
  • Course Duration

    • 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Course Description

If you’re fascinated by medical science and scientific experimentation, completing a degree in Biomedical Science will give you the knowledge and laboratory skills you’ll need to pursue a rewarding career where you make new medical discoveries and breakthroughs in understanding human diseases. 

In this course, you’ll explore a variety of disciplines including physiology, microbiology, immunology, cell biology, biochemistry and pathology. You’ll also have the opportunity to broaden your scope by including other areas of study such as anatomy, parasitology, haematology, histology and pharmacology.

You will learn laboratory techniques with extensive hands-on practical classes from lecturers who are making a real-world impact with their research. Murdoch has recently been ranked well above world standard in Clinical Sciences and Medical Microbiology and above world standard in Immunology and Genetics. At the end of the course you’ll get to integrate and see the cutting-edge applications of what you’ve learnt as well as be introduced to future career pathways in the capstone unit “Advances in Medical Science”.

To expand your expertise and career prospects even further, you can combine this course as a double major. Recommended majors with Biomedical Science include Genetics and Molecular Biology, Clinical Laboratory Science and Forensic Biology and Toxicology.

When you graduate you could pursue a career as a medical researcher, medical biotechnologist or laboratory technician in hospitals, medical research institutes, universities or in a range of roles in various health related fields. In addition, there are numerous opportunities to take on higher studies and complete a research qualification as part of an Honours year, followed by higher-level Masters or PhD research.

Biomedical Science is also excellent preparation for entry into Medicine or other health-related postgraduate degrees

For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.

  • Location

    • Perth Campus
  • Mid-year Intake

    • Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
    • Mid-year start available (International students)
  • School

    • School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
  • Qualification

    • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Biomedical Science

Course Structure

Each course has a core set of units that must be completed for you to graduate. In addition to these core units you are free to choose other units, called general electives, to create your own course.

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Special Requirements

Students are required to participate in practical work involving animals and/or fresh tissues from dead animals throughout the major.

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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.

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We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.

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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your offer, however you can use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.

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We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. Our International Welcome Scholarship therefore offers eligible students between $8,000 and $11,000, depending on the course you study. Find out what other scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.

The Australian Government also offers scholarships to students from developing countries through the Australia Awards Scholarship program.

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Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system. Applications close at the start of semester on 27 February.

Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 2, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.

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Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system. Applications close at the start of semester on 27 February.

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Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 2, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.

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  • Complete or incomplete official Academic Transcripts and Certificates of Completion – both original and English translated versions
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