Biomedical scientists have made some of the world’s biggest medical discoveries – could you make the next big breakthrough in understanding, diagnosing, treating or even preventing human disease?
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Prepare for your career by exploring 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 depending on your area of interest.
With extensive hands-on practical classes from lecturers who are making a real-world impact with their research, you will learn both basic and specific laboratory techniques needed in the medical sciences.
At the end of the course you’ll get to integrate the cutting-edge applications you’ve learnt as well as be well informed about future career pathways in the capstone unit “Advances in Medical Science”.
7 reasons to study Biomedical Science
- Murdoch has recently been ranked well above world standard in Clinical Sciences and Medical Microbiology, and above world standard in Immunology and Genetics (ERA, 2015).
- You’ll have the opportunity to learn from outstanding researchers in the field, with high quality teaching so you get the latest knowledge.
- Prepare for the workforce or further study with the inclusion of cutting-edge advances in modern diagnostic science.
- You’ll study in the heart of the Murdoch health precinct, which includes 3 hospitals and a medical research institute.
- The academics teaching this course have an open door policy, so you can get the help and advice you need as you go through your degree.
- If you’re aiming to study postgraduate medicine (or other medically-related vocations), you’ll be well prepared to apply when you finish this course.
- You will have honours and higher research opportunities both on and off campus thanks to our strong links to Perth’s medical research institutes.
Some of the things you’ll learn
- Cell biology (structure and function of cells)
- Medical microbiology (bacteria, viruses and fungi that cause disease)
- Medical immunology and molecular genetics (how the body defends itself against infection and how genetics is important in medical science)
- Biomedical physiology (how body systems function)
- Pathological basis of disease (causes and effects of diseases, including cancer)
Your future career
When you graduate you could pursue a career in various medical and health related fields. There are also 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. Careers could include:
- Medical Researcher
- Medical Biotechnologist
- Laboratory Technician (in hospitals, medical research institutes or universities)
- Biomedical Sales and Marketing Specialist
- Human Biology Teacher
You could work in medical research, medical biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, secondary or higher (university) education, hospitals, philanthropic organisations, government departments or medical scientific supply.
Recommended double majors and combined degrees
- Genetics and Molecular Biology
- Clinical Laboratory Science
- Forensic Biology and Toxicology
- Mathematics and Statistics
- Bachelor of Law
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.
Entry requirements for
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.
How to apply as a Domestic StudentInternational Student
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