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

Study molecular biology, genetics, physiology, anatomy and immunology. 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 or test the effectiveness of treatments.

Upon completion of your program, you can choose to continue into a research-based honours program or find employment within the healthcare industry, government, not-for-profit organisations or universities.

Highlights

1 in Queensland for life sciences and medicine

QS World University Rankings 2020

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:

  • Research director
  • Biomedical engineer
  • Biomedical technology scientist
  • Embryologist

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)

$62K–$66K

compared.edu.au

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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:

  • Integrative Cell and Tissue Biology
  • Genes, Cells and Evolution
  • Human Anatomy
  • Microbiology and Immunology

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