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Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Bond University
2 years
Bachelor's degree
Gold Coast
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Program description

Bachelor of Biomedical Science

In an ever changing world, the development of science and new technologies is a certainty. Scientists of the future need to be innovative, creative and passionate about all things Health & Science.

Not only will you graduate with the academic knowledge, skills and experience needed to succeed in any science or health related industry, you will also be able to step into your career sooner, with Bond's accelerated degrees meaning you can finish the Bachelor of Biomedical Science in two years.

The Bachelor of Biomedical Science is a 2-year accelerated degree which provides you with the ideal undergraduate foundation for a career in the health sciences. The program develops your knowledge in the molecular, cellular, anatomical and physiological processes of the human body and prepares you for graduate entry programs such as medicine and the allied health professions. The program will develop your knowledge and laboratory skills across a range of disciplines including anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology, pharmacology, chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology, genetics and microbiology. Extensive laboratory training from the first semester, as well as case studies and problem-solving techniques are applied within a variety of clinical, research and allied health care settings. The program focuses on real world learning, where you will gain exceptional, high-quality practical experience in our health science laboratories. You will be able to develop and master technical scientific and research skills using some of the latest research equipment, from the very first semester. Due to Bond University’s small class sizes, you will be able to enjoy extensive use of this equipment and will be able to use the facilities outside of scheduled class times to further develop and refine your practical skills. The laboratories have dedicated laboratory staff to provide support and optimize your learning experience. An innovative feature of the program is the application of problem-based learning in the curriculum, a popular feature in medical programs which creates an engaging student learning experience to increase analytical reasoning and critical thinking skills. 

Admission requirements

Academic requirements

Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)
Applicants must meet the University's general minimum admission criteria.

In addition, this program requires successful completion of:

English; and either
Maths B or Physics or equivalent (students without the equivalent of Maths B or Physics will be required to successfully complete a bridging subject in one of those disciplines).

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Program content

The broad scope of the Bachelor of Biomedical Science program assists graduates to enter a wide range of professions that may include:

  • Health promotion officer
  • Laboratory assistant / technician
  • Medical equipment officer
  • Pathways to other health professions
  • Pathways to medical research

The program provides opportunities for you to pursue postgraduate studies for a career in medicine and health sciences such as medical research, pharmacy, nutrition and dietetics as well as broader public health programs.

Students who complete the Bachelor of Biomedical Science, and meet the entry requirements may apply for the following Bond University programs*:

  • Master of Nutrition & Dietetic Practice
  • Master of Occupational Therapy
  • Doctor of Physiotherapy

In addition you can also undertake research-based honours studies, leading to a PhD.

The Bachelor of Biomedical Science comprises 24 subjects, as follows:

University core subjects (3)

  • Critical Thinking and Communication (CORE11-001)
  • Leadership and Team Dynamics (CORE11-002)
  • Ethical Thought and Action (CORE11-003)

Plus: Beyond Bond: Professional Development and Community Engagement

Foundation subjects (7)

  • Australia's Health Issues and Priorities (HPER11-101)
  • Biological and Physical Chemistry (BMED12-119)
  • Cell Biology (BMED11-203)
  • Chemistry for Living Systems (BMED11-114)
  • Human Organ Systems 1 (BMED11-110)
  • Medical Biochemistry 1 (BMED11-205)
  • Principles of Human Structure and Function (BMED11-109)
  • Advanced discipline subjects (6)
  • Health Research Methods (HPER12-101)
  • Human Organ Systems 2 (BMED12-114)
  • Medical Biochemistry 2 (BMED12-209)
  • Medical and Molecular Genetics (BMED11-207)
  • Microbiology (BMED11-206)
  • Pathophysiology and Pharmacology (BMED12-120)

Majors (8)
Complete eight subjects from one of the following majors:

Laboratory / Research

  • Advanced Bioscience Lab (BMED13-123)
  • Exploring Human Disease (BMED13-125)
  • Human Control Systems (BMED11-112)
  • Immunology (BMED13-216)
  • Laboratory Medicine (BMED12-118)
  • Molecular Diagnostics (BMED13-214)
  • Research Project A (BMED13-126)
  • Research Project B (BMED13-127)

Pre-Health professional

  • Exploring Human Disease (BMED13-125)
  • Food, Nutrition and Health (NUTR11-101)
  • Health Communication (HPER12-103)
  • Human Control Systems (BMED11-112)
  • Immunology (BMED13-216)
  • Laboratory Medicine (BMED12-118)

Plus two subjects from the following options:

  • Exercise and Sport for Lifelong Health (SPEX13-337)
  • Human Nutrition (NUTR13-101)
  • Molecular Diagnostics (BMED13-214)
  • Sport & Exercise Nutrition (NUTR12-101)
  • Introduction to Psychology: Biology and Personality (PSYC11-100)
  • Introduction to Psychology: Learning and Social (PSYC11-101)
  • Physiology and Biochemistry of Exercise and Sport (SPEX12-312)
  • Biomechanics of Exercise and Sport (SPEX11-304)

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About school

Bond University

Bond University

At Bond University, we do things differently. Known for our small class sizes, three-semester-per-year timetable and state-of-the-art facilities, Bond University has been named in the global top 20 universities in the Times Higher Education Ranking of the Best Small Universities...

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Bond University

14 University Drive
4226 Robina, Queensland


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