Bachelor of Biomedical Science


imgThis multidisciplinary course aims to prepare students for biomedical research, postgraduate studies in the medical sciences, or graduate entry into medicine.

This course aims to provide the theoretical foundation and scientific skills required to expand and apply their knowledge of human biology and health. Exciting new developments include genetic mapping, biomedical analysis and stem cell research. Most courses will incorporate a mix of competency-based skills assessment and knowledge development.

Students learn how diseases manifest themselves in the human body, and develop an understanding of the molecular basis of human disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, malaria, cancer, and infectious diseases. They also learn how to undertake and apply biomedical research.

Course Details



La Trobe University





3 years


March, July

    • Objectives

    • The program will be thematically-based and take a problem-based approach to student learning. Most courses will incorporate a mix of competency-based skills assessment and knowledge development. The aim is to produce a broad biomedical science graduate that might progress to graduate study in medicine, dentistry or other medical professions, enter a Honours program or the workplace.The program has multiple objectives, with graduates able to pursue workplace opportunities, vocational research directions through an Honours program in areas such as microbiology, occupational health and safety, or health informatics, or seek entry to graduate medical careers. This program will provide students with appropriate knowledge and skills to apply to enter a graduate medical or dental health program. This is reflected in both its content (a strongly biomedical orientation) and teaching style (often in small classes, with an emphasis on problem solving and analysis and presentation of data) which is appropriate for students who plan to take the Graduate Australian Medical Schools Admissions Test (GAMSAT).
    • Career Opportunities

    • The Bachelor of Biomedical Science would be ideally suited to persons wishing to gain a broad perspective of Biomedicine for careers or entry into a variety of health related industries, such as Laboratory Technology, Pharmaceutical Industry, or Pursuing Research opportunities in Biomedical Science, Vocational directions through an Honours program in Microbiology, Occupational Health and Safety, Health Informatics, Physiotherapy, or Environmental Health.As well as Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Science for those graduates that satisfy the selection criteria for a graduate program, this program will be of particular interest to students wishing to take advantage of the growing need for rural and regional medical and health practitioners.
    • English Language Requirement

    • Successful completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B certificate at undergraduate (EFS5 (60%) UG) level conducted by La Trobe Melbourne; for more information please visit the La Trobe website.

      • IELTS (Academic): score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0; or
      • TOEFL Paper-based Test: a minimum score of 550 with a score of 5 or better in the Test of Written English; or
      • TOEFL Computer-based Test: a minimum score of 213 with a score of 5 in essay writing; or
      • TOEFL Internet-based Test: a minimum score of 80 with no individual score less than 20; or Satisfactory completion of an English language subject at Year 12 or equivalent level. This must have been completed in the last two years and at an academic level acceptable to the University; or Approved equivalent.

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