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.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
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.
- Perth Campus
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- Mid-year start available (International students)
- School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Each course has a number of credit points that must be completed for you to graduate. Find out what’s required to meet the credit points for this course.
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Students are required to participate in practical work involving animals and/or fresh tissues from dead animals throughout the major.
Fees & Scholarships for Domestic StudentsInternational Students
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.
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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