Undergraduate major

Biomedical Science

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?

What type of student are you?

Murdoch code

MJ-BMS

Study mode

Part Time or Full Time

Selection rank

70

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World leading research

Our research in clinical sciences and medical microbiology is ranked well above world-standard, and immunology and genetics above world standard. 1

Enjoy state-of-the-art facilities

You’ll study in the heart of the Murdoch health precinct, which includes 3 hospitals and a medical research institute.

Grow your industry connections

Interact with researchers and scientists, with strong industry links, from Murdoch's world-class research centres.

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Overview

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”.

3 reasons to study Biomedical Science at Murdoch

  • Five-star rating for student-teacher ratio, overall experience, student support and teaching quality*.
    *Source:Good Universities Guide 2021
  • You’ll study in the heart of the Murdoch health precinct, which includes 3 hospitals and a medical research institute.
  • 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.

What you’ll learn

Build the knowledge and skills you need to meet your career or study goals. Here are 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.

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

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English Requirements

You must meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which can be demonstrated through either English proficiency testsuniversity preparation coursesEnglish language coursesprevious tertiary study or vocational education.

 

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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Adjustment for Murdoch RISE

Murdoch RISE is a selection rank adjustment, as part of our commitment to helping students from regional, Indigenous and low socio-economic backgrounds gain university entry.

If you achieve an ATAR of 60.00 - 89.95, a Murdoch RISE adjustment factor of up to 10.00 points may help you get into your preferred course. Murdoch RISE can increase your selection rank up to a maximum of 90.00.

There’s no application or need to register. If you are eligible, the adjustment factor is automatically added to your raw ATAR score when you apply.

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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