Fast-track your biomedical science studies with this accelerated degree.
This accelerated degree has been specially designed to prepare you for postgraduate studies in medicine. You will complete a full Bachelor of Biomedical Science in just two years, including specialist courses in Medical Science to develop the knowledge and skills you need to successfully sit the Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT).
In this degree you will:
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- Inherent Academic Requirements
Prospective students must consider the Inherent Academic Requirements before applying to study this program.
- Program coordinator
- Associate Professor Fraser Russell
- Gain a comprehensive understanding of how the human body works, and what happens when diseases, infections and clinical disorders occur.
- Study cell biology, biogenetics, chemistry, human physiology and anatomy, science research methods, and communication.
- Link with industry and develop practical skills through special research projects and clinical work placements in areas such as hospitals, clinical trial centres, pharmaceutical companies and medical research institutes.
- Develop the knowledge and skills you need to work in applied biomedical industries and medical research, and build a strong base for postgraduate studies in medicine, dentistry, medical imaging or pharmacy.
Special selection criteria
The Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Accelerated) is restricted to high-achieving secondary school students who have completed Year 12 no more than two (2) years before admission. To be eligible for this program, you must not have previously attempted any post-secondary study at diploma level or higher since completing Year 12.
To complete the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Accelerated), you may need to enrol in courses in Session 8 (summer semester) of your second year of study. Grades for Session 8 courses are finalised in January of the following year. If your goal is to progress to postgraduate studies in medicine, please note that an entry requirement for medical schools that participate in the Graduate Entry Medical School Admissions System (GEMSAS) is completion of the qualifying degree (results and evidence of completion) by no later than 31 December in the year of application.
- Biomedical scientist
- Biomedical researcher or educator
- Clinical embryologist
- Clinical trial coordinator
- Cardiac, respiratory or sleep diagnostic technician
- Medical microbiologist
- Disease control officer
- Scientific writer or publisher
Graduates are eligible to become members of:
- Australian Society for Biotechnology
- Australian Society for Immunology
- Australian Society for Microbiology
- Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
- Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists
- Australian Physiological Society
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