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Biomedical Science

Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours)

Examine the complex relationship between mind, body and disease to treat, cure and prevent disease.

Study molecular biology, genetics, physiology, anatomy and immunology – then apply your knowledge in laboratories where medical breakthroughs are taking place.

You’ll put theory into practice and work alongside researchers and healthcare professionals to conduct medical research and test the effectiveness of treatments.

Deepen your scientific expertise by combining your specialisation with a major or minors from a wide range of science disciplines. Or broaden your skill set even further by choosing from 46 minors in other study areas, including languages, communication, design and economics.<

Specialising in biomedical science can prepare you for further study in medicine or allied health, or employment within the healthcare industry, government, not-for-profit organisations or universities.

Alternatively, kickstart your career in research by progressing into a higher degree by research, such as a PhD.


1 in Queensland for life sciences and medicine

QS World University Rankings 2021

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Biomedical engineer
  • Biomedical researcher
  • Biomedical technology scientist
  • Biomedical scientist
  • Biomedical technician
  • Biomedical imaging manager
  • Embryologist

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)


How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Overseas study
  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work
  • Fieldwork
  • Seminars
  • Studios
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Advanced Molecular Cell Biology I
  • Advanced Techniques in Biomedical Science
  • Human Biomedical Anatomy
  • The Integrated Brain

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