Bachelor of Health (Biomedical Science)
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 give you broad knowledge to assist you should you wish to seek entry, via the Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT), into medicine.
Professional membership opportunities
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 Health (Biomedical Science) prepares graduates for a career in medical research, public and private research and development laboratories and pharmaceutical and diagnostic companies. You will also gain knowledge and skills to prepare for the Graduate Australian Medical Schools Admissions Test (GAMSAT) or for further study in research higher degrees such as PhD and Masters programs.
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.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|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.
This program includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.
- 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 21, 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.
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
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 1, 2018 - applications close Monday 19 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 26 February 2018.
If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.