Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences
Explore medical research
Discover the wonder of the human body and unlock countless career paths with USQ’s Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences, which can be studied using a combination of online, external and on-campus study modes to suit your lifestyle and career goals.
Study human anatomy and physiology, microbiology, immunology, pharmacology, genetics, cell and molecular biology, nutrition and biochemistry through engaging courses with practical applications using both workplace and laboratory research opportunities.
You will become proficient in biomedical science laboratory techniques and find solutions to authentic medical problems with over 200 hours of laboratory-based experiences as well as opportunities to undertake external work placements.
Pathway to study medicine
If you aspire to study medicine our Bachelor of Biomedical Science will give you broad knowledge to assist should you wish to undertake the Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT), into medicine.
You will be eligible to apply for membership to professional organisations including the Australian Society for Microbiology, Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the Australian Society for Medical Research.
The Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences prepares graduates for a career in medical research and development in either the public or private sector in pharmaceutical and diagnostic laboratories, sales and consulting. This degree is also a perfect stepping stone for students wanting to enter courses offered at other universities such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physiotherapy and veterinary science, or for further study in research higher degrees such as PhD and Masters programs.
If you are enrolled in the External study mode in this degree, you will have the opportunity to come on-campus for residential schools, where you will attend face-to-face lectures and tutorials, use the facilities and meet staff and other students.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 9527|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 25280|
Loan to help you pay your fees
You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.
You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
This program includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.
To study this degree we assume you have sound knowledge in:
- Mathematics A
We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA). Find out more about assumed knowledge.
It is also recommended that you have studied either Biology, Chemistry, or Science21, or equivalent.
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.
If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.
A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.
How to apply
- Apply via QTAC (Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre) if you:
- have never studied with USQ before, or
- are a Year 12 student, or
- want to transfer to USQ from another university.
Please note down the QTAC codes below to complete your application.
- Alternatively, you may be able to apply directly to USQ if you:
- are a current or previous USQ student returning to study with complete or incomplete qualifications (excluding Head Start students), or
- have recently graduated from TAFE.
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 1, 2020 - applications close Friday 6 March, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 24 February 2020.
- Semester 2, 2020 - applications close Friday 17 July (QTAC) and 24 July (direct), with semester 2 commencing on Monday 13 July 2020.
If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.