Why study the Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Biomedical scientists provide the foundation of modern healthcare and assist in developing treatments for diseases. From cancer screening, diagnosis of HIV, design of new drugs, food poisoning and infection control, biomedical scientists are helping to make incredible advances in modern medical science. Working in partnership with doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals, they carry out clinical tests, evaluate the effectiveness of treatment, and research the causes and cures for disease. By understanding how the human body works and what goes wrong in disease, biomedical scientists apply their knowledge to develop new treatments.

This program will provide you with both the breadth and the depth of modern biomedical science. Learn from our researchers who are leaders in this area and benefit from their latest knowledge of biomedical science developments. By integrating your study across the various different discipline areas in the biomedical sciences, you will graduate with a well-grounded and wide range of knowledge in biomedical science and enter a rewarding career in modern biomedical science. You can also use this program as a pathway to study medicine or allied health programs.


  • Program code
  • 731201
  • Faculty
  • Duration
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (27 Feb, 2017)
    Semester 2 (24 Jul, 2017)
  • Program level
  • Units
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 7

Entry requirements


Year 12 or equivalent - English, Mathematics B, plus one of Chemistry or Physics

Program structure


The courses offered in the Bachelor of Biomedical Science are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester.

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Bachelor of Biomedical Science. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Dual programs

Dual programs let you study two degrees at the same time. Each dual program has a single set of Program Rules.

The following dual programs are available with the Bachelor of Biomedical Science:

Concurrent diplomas

A concurrent diploma is a diploma-level qualification (AQF 5) that you can study alongside your bachelor's program.

All diplomas are made up of 16 units. You can spread these units across the duration of your bachelor's program, or you can complete these units in an accelerated period.

Concurrent diplomas are available in:

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