JCU Biomedicine is a leader in experiential learning. Develop skills with a world-class education in the genome, microbiome, and metabiome – linked to the cell and health of a living organism. Highly valued by employers, JCU graduates are at the leading edge of health and the human body.
Ready today for tomorrow
Prepare to work across many careers in health sciences. Knowledgeable in generalist biomedicine and clinical sciences, JCU students specialise in their third year. JCU Biomedical Sciences graduates are flexible and adaptable, working worldwide to enact positive change.
Build a strong foundation
Build your network of connections with JCU’s industry partners as you build the foundation of your career. Apply your skills through opportunities to take part in research that matters.
Develop practical skills
Graduate with extensive practical knowledge. Benefiting from strong industry partnerships, JCU students work with world-class researchers and health professionals on significant local and global challenges.
Broaden your horizons
Open doors of opportunities in a career of research. Your research could involve exploring diseases and innovating cures, developing new drugs, or finding better ways to combat parasites.
Gain a one-year university qualification while opening up your pathway into many JCU Bachelor degrees. The Diploma of Higher Education is recognised as a stand-alone qualification designed for students who don’t meet the entry requirements of a Bachelor degree.
Pursue excellence with JCU’s Bachelor of Advanced Science program. Learn from world-renowned lecturers, meet experts in their field and conduct hands-on research in North Queensland’s unique tropical environment.
Gain a thorough understanding of the relationship between science and medicine, with an emphasis on biomedical science in the tropics. Use your degree as the foundation to a career in laboratory research, as a pathway to other health professions or continue to higher research studies.
Develop your passion for innovation and make a genuine difference to your community and the environment. Undertake real-world research in unrivalled locations including the World-Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree Rainforest and dry savannahs. Tailor your degree to suit your interests, with nine majors to choose from.
JCU Master of Philosophy graduates are internationally recognised as experts who discover valuable new knowledge in their fields. The skills you develop during your MPhil will enable you to develop yourself professionally within your existing sector, or to apply your research, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills to new contexts. Graduates can also continue their independent research in a Doctor of Philosophy.
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.
Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences
I loved the practical classes! Whether it was examining cadavers, dissecting mice, or discovering disease-causing bacteria from clinical samples - I found it all very engaging and exciting. I grew fond of all my lecturers. Their experiences, stories and personalities made all the difference. It made learning fun.
Dr Hillary Vanderven
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.
Bachelor of Clinical Sciences (Honours)
The biomedicine program is really great because, in the first two years, there’s a lot of flexibility. You can learn about Medical Laboratory Sciences, Biomedicine and Clinical Science. I really like physiology; that was my passion, so it drew me towards Clinical Sciences.
It is very rewarding to teach and guide students on the journey to making a difference in the clinical sciences. Our students have up-to-date and workplace-relevant learning experiences because they learn from active researchers and in partnership with clinical scientists from The Townsville Hospital.