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Summary
Bachelor of Health Major Biomedical Science (BHEA)

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • External

Start
  • Semester 1 (February)

Number of Units
  • 24 units

Duration
  • 3 years or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Toowoomba

View USQ Handbook

Discover medical research

Does the human body intrigue you? Are you looking for a pathway into medicine? Our Bachelor of Health (Biomedical Science) covers physiology, pharmacology, biochemistry, microbiology, immunology and molecular biology topics to equip you for your biomedical career. You will gain skills in medical laboratory techniques, produce scientific reports for biomedical experiments and research. You can choose to study your biomedical degree online or enjoy the USQ on-campus experience.

Pathway to study medicine

Do you aspire to study medicine? Our Bachelor of Health (Biomedical Science) will prepare you for the Graduate Australian Medical Schools Admissions Test (GAMSAT) as a pathway to study medicine.

You will graduate with career opportunities as a medical laboratory or a medical research scientist. There is also a demand for health professionals in medical technology marketing, pharmaceutical, clinical physiology and diagnostic industries.

Other major for the Bachelor of Health is: Laboratory Medicine.

Residential schools

In addition to the courses listed below, external students will also 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.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 24
Total 24
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 21530

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.

Residential schools

This program includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

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.

15/66
OP/Rank
This is the 2016 OP / Rank for this program.

Entry Requirements

  • Subject pre-requisite: English (4, SA) or equivalent
  • Assumed knowledge: Mathematics A (4 SA)
  • Recommended prior study: in one of Biological Science, Chemistry or Science in Practice, or equivalent. 

As a part of your clinical experience, you will also need to provide the following documents: 

  • evidence of immunity to notifiable and contagious diseases
  • a signed Qld Health Student Orientation Checklist, Qld Health Placement Deed and a Qld Health Placement Privacy and Consent Deed or a signed SA Health Student Orientation Checklist, SA Health Placement Deed and a SA Health Privacy and Consent Deed
  • a signed USQ Student Clinical Placement Policy Declaration. 

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.

Alternate pathways

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 with QTAC
If you're new to USQ
OR
Apply with USQ
If you're a current or previous USQ student (Not Head Start students)

QTAC codes

Mode Codes
External/Online 906905
Toowoomba 906901

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 1, 2017 - applications close Monday 20 February 2017, with Semester commencing on 27 February 2017.

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.