3 years full-time
6 years part-time
$8,000.00* per year (more)
* 2022 indicative annual CSP fee
Trimester 1 and Trimester 2
Biomedical science helps society through applying new scientific knowledge to medicine and healthcare. In this degree, you will gain an understanding of health and the methods for diagnosing and treating disease.
You will receive excellent training for entry into the Doctor of Medicine (5099)* as well as a sound foundation for a career in biomedical research. You will develop knowledge and skills in the biological sciences and clinical sciences and understand how they can be applied to medicine, biomedical research and healthcare services. This program also provides opportunities for you to articulate into Masters degrees in health professions.
In your first year, you will be introduced to the basic sciences underpinning biomedical science. In your second and third years, you will explore more advanced aspects of the biomedical and clinical sciences, including genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, anatomy, physiology, immunology, microbiology, infectious disease, pharmacology and neuroscience. You will learn through hands-on, laboratory-based training in the biomedical sciences.
Honours is available through an additional year of study.
* The Doctor of Medicine is an AQF Level 9 Masters Extended degree.
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Progression is dependent upon satisfying admission requirements.
The Bachelor of Biomedical Science is offered full-time on-campus at the Gold Coast campus.
As a full-time student you will generally attend 14-18 hours of scheduled classes per week throughout the trimester. Classes may be scheduled during the day and evening throughout the week.
Note: The Trimester 2 intake for this program will require students to undertake compulsory study in Trimester 3 in Year 1 of the program.
The University's Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination or Testing policy is under review and consultation and will be suspended from 14/4/2022. Please visit Studying amid COVID-19 for more information.
2004MSC Pathology Techniques is delivered with TAFE Queensland. Studies are conducted at Griffith University Gold Coast Campus and off campus at TAFE Queensland - Gold Coast as well as external workplaces. Note, there are limited places available for enrolment in this course.
To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.
Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.
Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.
Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.
You will be prepared for work in hospitals, health departments, medical research institutes, university and government research organisations, and in the pharmaceutical, diagnostic, biotechnology and other health-related industries.
As a graduate, you may also choose to pursue further study. You will be well placed to apply for our graduate entry medical degree, the Doctor of Medicine, or may choose to continue with postgraduate research or coursework study.
The following organisations recognise graduates of this award:
Completion of this program with a GPA of at least 5.0 will provide graduates with seamless entry into the Master of Pharmacy (5661).
Completion of this program with a GPA of at least 5.0 and grade 5 or higher in 3010MSC Advanced Anatomy and Physiology and a successful interview will provide graduates entry into the Graduate Diploma of Clinical Physiology (4168).
For articulations into other health professions such as Master of Speech Pathology (5567), Master of Public Health (5263), Master of Rehabilitation Counselling (5578), and Graduate Entry into Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (1355); entry requirements specific to each program will apply. The Program Advisor for the Bachelor of Biomedical Science will provide guidance on these articulation pathways.
These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:
If the fee rate for your program is not displayed above, please contact Student Connect for assistance.
Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.
Throughout your program you may be required to pay for the following items:
first aid certificate; immunisations; uniforms; expenses associated with placements such as travel and accommodation.