Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences

Build your career in the medical and healthcare professions through this adaptable Biomedical degree. Develop a solid foundation in human physiology, anatomy, new and emerging diseases and cell-molecular biology. Benefit from hands-on, practical learning with clear clinically-relevant experience right from your first year. Graduates go on to excel within the field of Biomedicine, or successfully continue into further professional degrees, including medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy and the medical rehabilitation sciences.

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  • Townsville: February, July



+estimated annual Commonwealth Supported Fee for a full-time study load

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Fee deferral and scholarships available if eligible


3 years full-time

or part-time equivalent

3.5 years full-time for mid-year entry

Entry Requirements

ATAR 65.4

English (Units 3/4,C), Mathematical Methods (Units 3/4,C), Chemistry (3/4,C)

Recommended Knowledge

One of Biology, Health, Physical Education or Physics

QTAC Codes

  • 316071

Course detail

Real stories

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    Mitchell Hearn

    Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences

    If you’re into science, if you’re into helping people, if you want to further research in microbiology and immunology, definitely get into biomedical science. It’s awesome.

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    Jessica Scott

    Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences

    Undertaking a bachelor's in biomedical sciences was a worthwhile experience, to say the least! It is a degree that has fostered my curiosity and learning and provided extensive, complementary laboratory skills and techniques. The lecturers and supporting staff genuinely have your best interest at heart.

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    Rhys Gillman

    Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences graduate and Master of Philosophy Candidate

    JCU was the obvious choice for my tertiary education, as it offered leading education in Biomedical Sciences, and is taught by real research scientists! Completing this course seamlessly led me to a postgraduate education under the same researchers who had taught and inspired me.

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    International Student - India

    Medha Chaturvedi

    Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences

    I have always dreamt of becoming a research scientist in microbiology, and this degree is the key to reach my goal. My main focus has always been microorganisms and I get to work in PC2 labs which involves the efficient handling of microorganisms. I’ve had the most amazing lecturers and peers, as well.

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    Dr Hillary Vanderven

    Immunology/Infectious Disease

    What I love about the Bachelor of Biomedicine is that students get hands-on experience in state-of-the-art laboratories from their very first year of study. Our students learn practical, broadly applicable skills, allowing them to transition into a variety of exciting research and health professions.