Biomedicine

Why study biomedicine?

How does the human body function when it’s healthy and when it’s affected by disease? What are the underlying causes of disease and how can we improve their diagnosis and treatment? These are the questions you’ll aim to answer as a biomedicine student.

You’ll explore the molecular foundations of disease and study the evolving knowledge of disorders such as cancer, cardiovascular, infectious and neurodegenerative diseases. As your studies progress beyond foundations in chemistry, biology and research methods, you’ll begin to see the multitude of possibilities that this degree offers.

Your second-year subjects in core areas such as biochemistry and physiology also include electives allowing for specialisation in further disciplines such as anatomy, genetics and microbiology. The inclusion of anatomy and physiology subjects mean you can now consider a pathway into postgraduate studies in allied health fields such as physiotherapy and speech pathology.

As a biomedicine student at La Trobe, you’ll also have access to world-class teaching and research facilities at the $100 million La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science (LIMS).

Career opportunities

Once you graduate you’ll be prepared for diverse roles around the world in areas including education, medical sales, administration, and media and communications in biomedical, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, as well as in hospitals and government departments.

If you choose to pursue further study, you may find employment in fields including data science, dietetics, orthoptics, medicine, dentistry, physiotherapy and speech pathology. This degree also prepares you for postgraduate research.

Courses

Local students

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2018

Bachelor of Biomedical Science
Duration :
3 years full-time or equivalent part time.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (February)
Campus/ATAR*:
Bendigo N/A
Year
2018
About this course
Biomedical science provides diverse career opportunities in areas including biotechnology, medical research and the pharmaceutical industry, while also providing a pathway into graduate entry allied health courses, such as physiotherapy and speech pathology, medicine or dentistry.

In this course you will combine the fields of biology, pharmacology and medicine, aswell as aspects of anatomy, biochemistry, microbiology, genetics, immunology, cell and molecular biology, physiology and neuroscience.

A biomedical science degree will teach you about the human body, its structure and its functions. This includes understanding how diseases manifest and how drug strategies are used to treat these diseases. You will learn the practical skills needed to explore the underlying molecular basis of acute and chronic illnesses, understand how to apply biomedical research and learn how to convey scientific and biomedical science information.

Course electives allow you to design your course to specialise in a number of areas, providing the opportunity to broaden your career prospects.
Career opportunities
Once you graduate you'll be well prepared for diverse roles around the world in areas including education, medical sales, administration and media and communications, in biomedical, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, as well as in hospitals and government departments. If you choose to pursue further study, you may find employment in fields including data science, dietetics, orthoptics, physiotherapy and speech pathology. This degree can also lead you into postgraduate research and postgraduate studies in dentistry and medicine.

High achieving students will be offered the opportunity to undertake Vacation Scholarships in relevant research laboratories.
Prerequisite
VCE units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.

Selection may also be based on GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Subject bonus
Subject Bonus: A study score of 25 in Biology, Chemistry, Maths: Mathematical Methods (any), Maths: Specialist Mathematics or Physics equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
Costs
Depending on the subjects chosen, extra costs can include a laboratory coat - about A$30 - and a dissecting kit - about A$40. Students can buy these items from any supplier; they remain students' personal property.
Additional information
As part of the La Trobe Regional Reward program, students will be eligible for a work placement in their final year (WIL).
How to apply
Apply through VTAC if you're currently in Year 12 or you're applying for more than one course or institution.

If you're only applying for one La Trobe course and not considering study at another institution, you can apply direct until applications close in December. Late direct applications may be accepted.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:

- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.
Bachelor of Biomedicine
Duration :
3 years full time (or part time equivalent)
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (February)
Campus/ATAR*:
Melbourne n/a
Year
2018
About this course
Biomedicine combines the fields of biology and medicine. A degree in biomedicine provides diverse career opportunities in areas including biotechnology, medical research and the pharmaceutical industry, while also providing a pathway to graduate entry allied health courses, such as physiotherapy and speech pathology, and medicine or dentistry.

In this course you'll gain the skills you need to understand human biology and make a difference to human health through a variety of career paths. You'll learn about the human body, its structure and function, and how diseases manifest. You'll explore the underlying molecular basis of illnesses such as Alzheimer's disease, malaria and cancer. You'll learn how to undertake and apply biomedical research, develop real-world practical skills, and learn how to meaningfully convey scientific and biomedical science information.

Biomedicine includes aspects of anatomy, biochemistry, microbiology, pharmacology, genetics, immunology, cell and molecular biology, physiology and neuroscience. Course electives allow you to design your course to specialize in any of these areas, providing the opportunity to broaden your career prospects.
Career opportunities
High achieving students will be offered the opportunity to undertake Vacation Scholarships in relevant research laboratories.

Once you graduate you'll be well prepared for diverse roles around the world in areas including education, medical sales, administration and media and communications, in biomedical, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, as well as in hospitals and government departments. If you choose to pursue further study, you may find employment in fields including data science, dietetics, orthoptics, physiotherapy and speech pathology.. This degree can also lead you into postgraduate research and postgraduate studies in dentistry and medicine.
Prerequisite
VCE units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.
Subject bonus
Subject Bonus: A study score of 25 in Biology, Chemistry, Maths: Mathematical Methods (any), Maths: Specialist Mathematics or Physics equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
How to apply
Apply through VTAC if you're currently in Year 12 or you're applying for more than one course or institution.

If you're only applying for one La Trobe course and not considering study at another institution, you can apply direct until applications close in December. Late direct applications may be accepted.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:

- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.

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Fees and scholarships

Undergraduate courses are Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) for eligible Australian and New Zealand citizens. The domestic fee calculator can be used to calculate the cost of subjects this year.

There is also a wide range of scholarships available for local students.

International students

2018

Bachelor of Biomedical Science (062549E)

Duration :
3 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (February)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
37 000
Campus
Bendigo
Year
2018
About this course
Biomedical science provides diverse career opportunities in areas including biotechnology, medical research and the pharmaceutical industry, while also providing a pathway into graduate entry allied health courses, such as physiotherapy and speech pathology, medicine or dentistry.

In this course you will combine the fields of biology, pharmacology and medicine, aswell as aspects of anatomy, biochemistry, microbiology, genetics, immunology, cell and molecular biology, physiology and neuroscience.

A biomedical science degree will teach you about the human body, its structure and its functions. This includes understanding how diseases manifest and how drug strategies are used to treat these diseases. You will learn the practical skills needed to explore the underlying molecular basis of acute and chronic illnesses, understand how to apply biomedical research and learn how to convey scientific and biomedical science information.

Course electives allow you to design your course to specialise in a number of areas, providing the opportunity to broaden your career prospects.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0;

TOEFL Paper-based Test - a minimum overall score of 550 with a score of 5 or more in the Test of Written English;

TOEFL Internet-based Test - a minimum overall score of 60 with a minimum for SLR 18; W 22;

Satisfactory completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B (EFS5 UG minimum 60 per cent) which is available from La Trobe Melbourne; for more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 60 per cent final result in a course;

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): a minimum score of 57 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a pass grade of C or higher;

or approved international equivalent.
Subject prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.
Additional costs
Depending on the subjects chosen, extra costs can include a laboratory coat - about A$30 - and a dissecting kit - about A$40. Students can buy these items from any supplier; they remain students' personal property.
Career opportunities
Once you graduate you'll be well prepared for diverse roles around the world in areas including education, medical sales, administration and media and communications, in biomedical, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, as well as in hospitals and government departments. If you choose to pursue further study, you may find employment in fields including data science, dietetics, orthoptics, physiotherapy and speech pathology. This degree can also lead you into postgraduate research and postgraduate studies in dentistry and medicine.

High achieving students will be offered the opportunity to undertake Vacation Scholarships in relevant research laboratories.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Please apply through VTAC if youre completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if youre completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales.

Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your course fees.

Bachelor of Biomedicine (095556M)

Duration :
3 years full time
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (February)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
37 000
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2018
About this course
Biomedicine combines the fields of biology and medicine. A degree in biomedicine provides diverse career opportunities in areas including biotechnology, medical research and the pharmaceutical industry, while also providing a pathway to graduate entry allied health courses, such as physiotherapy and speech pathology, and medicine or dentistry.

In this course you'll gain the skills you need to understand human biology and make a difference to human health through a variety of career paths. You'll learn about the human body, its structure and function, and how diseases manifest. You'll explore the underlying molecular basis of illnesses such as Alzheimer's disease, malaria and cancer. You'll learn how to undertake and apply biomedical research, develop real-world practical skills, and learn how to meaningfully convey scientific and biomedical science information.

Biomedicine includes aspects of anatomy, biochemistry, microbiology, pharmacology, genetics, immunology, cell and molecular biology, physiology and neuroscience. Course electives allow you to design your course to specialize in any of these areas, providing the opportunity to broaden your career prospects.
English Language Requirements
UG & PG (inc HDR) Option 1 - Academic 6.5, no band less than 6.0
Academic entry requirements
VCE units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in
English other than EAL.
Career opportunities
High achieving students will be offered the opportunity to undertake Vacation Scholarships in relevant research laboratories.

Once you graduate you'll be well prepared for diverse roles around the world in areas including education, medical sales, administration and media and communications, in biomedical, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, as well as in hospitals and government departments. If you choose to pursue further study, you may find employment in fields including data science, dietetics, orthoptics, physiotherapy and speech pathology.. This degree can also lead you into postgraduate research and postgraduate studies in dentistry and medicine.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

How to apply?

Enquire now about any course for international students or find out how to apply.

Fees and scholarships

Estimated fees for international students are indicated for each course above. Fees are indicative only and set at 120 credit points per course, unless otherwise stated, and may vary depending on the number of credit points in which students enrol. Some courses may vary in credit point load and fees will be adjusted accordingly.

There is also a range of scholarships available for international students to assist students.

Stephen Zanon,
Bachelor of Biomedical Science

"My degree opened up a range of diverse opportunities for me."

Alternative pathways

We offer several pathways into some of our most popular courses – view your options for pathway entry into biomedicine.

La Trobe offers you many pathway options to your preferred course: via another La Trobe course or campus, another university, TAFE, a single subject or mature-age enrolment. See undergraduate pathways, mature-age enrolment or information for international students for general information about these options.

Overseas study opportunities

As a La Trobe student, you can broaden your horizons by studying overseas with one of our global exchange partners. We have partnerships with more than 100 universities in over 30 countries throughout Asia, Europe and North and South America.

About the academic staff

You'll get to meet a large number of staff during your studies, from tutors through to lecturers and supervisors. View all staff in the College of Science, Health and Engineering.