Skip to main content

Bachelor of Health (Honours) (Biomedical Sciences)

Summary
Bachelor of Health (Honours) Major Biomedical Sciences (BHEH)

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • Online

Start
  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)

Number of Units
  • 8 units

Duration
  • 1 years or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Ipswich
  • Toowoomba

View USQ Handbook
Program Information Set

Ready to take the next step in your health career?

USQ’s Bachelor of Health (Honours) (Biomedical Science) provides you with an ideal platform to expand and develop knowledge within Biomedical Science. You will learn research techniques and apply them to the area in the health sector you’re most passionate about. 

Under the guidance of our leading researchers, you will be responsible for planning and executing a relevant research project, emerging from the Bachelor of Health (Honours) (Biomedical Science) with refined research skills, as well as specialist knowledge in Biomedical Science. 

Why Biomedical Science?

Do you want to understand more about Biomedical Science? Perhaps you want to research biochemistry and chemical processes in order to understand more about living things? Conduct research in areas such as pharmacology to learn more about how drugs effect the human body, or study the immune system and immunology. Biomedical Science is a diverse Health major, with many dynamic options and research opportunities. 

Further study

Once you’ve completed the Bachelor of Health (Honours) you can choose to embark on further study with USQ’s Master of Health, Master of Science (Research), Doctor of Health or Doctor of Philosophy.

You will have a specialised understanding of a topic in your chosen field, which could lead to career opportunities in the health sector. You will also acquire advanced research skills which could lead to research career opportunities in the health sector. 
Other majors in the Bachelor of Health (Honours) include: Human Services, Medical Laboratory Science, Midwifery, Nursing, Paramedicine and Sport and Exercise.
Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 7
plus 1 x approved course 1
Total 8
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported AUD 9048
Domestic full fee paying AUD 20960

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.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2017 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

Entry Requirements

  • Completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent) in Health or a related discipline, with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0.

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.


How to apply

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 1, 2018 - applications close Monday 19 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 26 February 2018.
  • Semester 2, 2018 - applications close Monday 2 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 16 July 2018. 

If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.

Credit for previous study or work experience

You may be eligible for credit if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.