Bachelor of Biomedical Science

VU course code: HBBS | CRICOS: 092499F | Level of study: Undergraduate
3 years
In person

Tuition fee per semester: AU$17,900

VU Melbourne: St Albans
29 April 2024
Overview

Overview

Develop a strong foundation in the medical sciences and advanced laboratory skills with a Bachelor of Biomedical Science at Victoria University.

With a biomedical science degree, you can embark on an exciting career in biomedical research or continue to postgraduate health courses.

At VU, you’ll combine hands-on practical experimentation and online interactive learning to gain in-depth knowledge of how the human body works.

You’ll understand physiology, anatomy and cell biology, and examine the causes, diagnosis and treatment of disease at molecular, cellular and system levels. You’ll study:

  • anatomy and physiology
  • nutrition
  • biochemistry
  • cell biology
  • medical microbiology
  • immunology
  • molecular biology
  • human genetics
  • pharmacology.

With a focus on team-based learning, your biomedical science degree will help you build critical thinking, intellectual, analytical, organisational, personal and interpersonal skills to support your exciting future career.

Entry requirements

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a related course or unit(s). We call this a ‘pathway’.

If you've completed a qualification where English was the primary language of instruction, you may be eligible for an exemption of English-language requirements.

In some cases, there may be additional entry requirements.

Learn more about entry requirements for international students.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course


Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Course Structure

To attain the Bachelor of Biomedical Science students will be required to complete 288 credit points consisting of:

  • 96 credit points of First Year Core studies;

  • 96 credit points of Major studies;


Plus One (1) of the following:

Option A:

  • 96 credit points of second Major studies;

OR


Option B:

  • 96 credit points of Minor studies (Two Minor sets in total):


Please Note: Students that select Option A must choose 12 credit points in place of HBM3202 Applied Biomedical Science, as this unit is covered in the first Major study. Students are able to select a unit from within any of the Minors offered in this course, in consultation with the Course Coordinator and according to unit pre-requisites.

Fees & Scholarships

As an international student at Victoria University, you will be required to pay your tuition fees up front each semester.

There may be additional materials fees throughout your studies, depending on your chosen course, as well as an administrative fee as part of your course.

Victoria University is proud to support our international scholarship recipients and sponsored students.

10% discount for alumni

If you’ve previously completed a qualification with us, and you’re paying full fees for this course, you may be eligible for a 10% discount.

Find out how

Fees

Scholarships

CAREERS

As the exciting and crucially important field of medical research continues to grow, you can use your biomedical science degree to get involved in the medical discoveries of the future.

Choose from a wide range of technical and scientific positions on medical research projects, which are often funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council, other agencies in government, and private sector laboratories in universities, hospitals and pharmaceutical companies.

You could also find work in pharmaceutical and nutrition companies, hospitals and medical clinics, and research organisations, with job titles such as:

  • medical researcher
  • scientific journalist
  • medical laboratory scientist
  • science laboratory specialist.