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Choose Bachelor of Biomedical Science at La Trobe

Get ready for a career in your chosen pathway, whether that’s work, research, or further study, or set yourself up for a graduate entry into courses such as medicine, physiotherapy or dentistry  by studying our  new Bachelor of Biomedical Science at Bendigo.

The course is designed to provide a foundation year in science (with a focus on biology and chemistry), a choice of biomedical subjects in second year (biochemistry, genetics, human anatomy, human physiology, microbiology) and a specialised course in biomedical science in third year.

Study at our transformed Bendigo Campus in regional Victoria’s fastest-growing city, where you’ll have access to our new and enhanced campus and learning environment. Our strong research background ensures 82 per cent of our research is ranked world-class or above, and La Trobe’s physiology, biochemistry and cell biology research rates well above world standard.*

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 also get hands-on experience with advanced biochemistry and medical science internships with our industry partners. High achieving students could be offered the opportunity to undertake Vacation Scholarships in a research laboratory.

Career opportunities

A biomedical science degree can be a pathway into postgraduate allied health or science courses such as:

  • physiotherapy
  • speech pathology
  • audiology
  • biotechnology and bioinformatics
  • data science
  • orthoptics
  • health information management
  • prosthetics and orthotics.

Graduates from this degree find themselves well positioned for a career in:

  • biomedical research
  • administration
  • education
  • hospital labs
  • universities
  • pharmaceutical companies.

Recent graduates are employed in a range of organisations including:

  • CSL Biotherapies
  • Biomedical supply companies such as Thermoscientific Ltd
  • Victorian Cancer Biobank
  • Cosmos magazine
  • Australian Red Cross Blood Service

Alternatively, a biomedical science degree is a prerequisite for postgraduate medicine and dentistry and can be a stepping-stone to these courses.

*Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA): National Report 2015-16

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Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Course offer year:
2018
Semester starts:
Semester 1 (February)
Campus/ATAR*:
Bendigo N/A
Duration:
3 years full-time or equivalent part time.
Prerequisites:
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.
Additional costs (other than health insurance):
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).
See Student Handbook for more details:

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

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Work alongside world-leading researchers

La Trobe biochemistry and cell biology research rated well above world standard.*

Enquire now

Choose Bachelor of Biomedical Science at La Trobe

Get ready for a career in biomedical science, whether it’s work, research, or further study. Prepare yourself for a graduate entry into courses such as medicine, physiotherapy or dentistry  by studying our  new Bachelor of Biomedical Science at our Bendigo campus.

This course is designed to provide a foundation year in science (with a focus on biology and chemistry), a choice of biomedical subjects in second year (biochemistry, genetics, human anatomy, human physiology, microbiology) and a specialised course in biomedical science in third year.

Study at our transformed Bendigo Campus in regional Victoria’s fastest-growing city, where you’ll have access to our new and enhanced campus and learning environment. Our strong research background ensures 82 per cent of our research is ranked world-class or above, and La Trobe’s physiology, biochemistry and cell biology research rates well above world standard.*

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 also get hands-on experience with advanced biochemistry and medical science internships with our industry partners. High achieving students could be offered the opportunity to undertake Vacation Scholarships in a research laboratory.

Career opportunities

A biomedical science degree can be a pathway into postgraduate allied health or science courses such as:

  • physiotherapy
  • speech pathology
  • audiology
  • biotechnology and bioinformatics
  • data science
  • orthoptics
  • health information management
  • prosthetics and orthotics.

Graduates from this degree find themselves well positioned for a career in:

  • biomedical research
  • administration
  • education
  • hospital labs
  • universities
  • pharmaceutical companies.

Recent graduates are employed in a range of organisations including:

  • CSL Biotherapies
  • Biomedical supply companies such as Thermoscientific Ltd
  • Victorian Cancer Biobank
  • Cosmos magazine
  • Australian Red Cross Blood Service

Alternatively, a biomedical science degree is a prerequisite for postgraduate medicine and dentistry and can be a stepping-stone to these courses.

*Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA): National Report 2015-16

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Bachelor of Biomedical Science (062549E)

Course offer year:
2018
Semester starts:
Semester 1 (February)
Fees amount ($A):
37 000
Campus:
Bendigo
Duration:
3 years
English language requirements:
IELTS (Academic) Overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 TOEFL Paper-based Test - Overall score of 575 with 5 or better in TWE (Test of Written English) La Trobe Melbourne ELICOS: Completion of level 6B with minimum 60% overall and 60% in final exam La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: Completion of Foundation studies with 70% in English (Academic Communication) 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): Overall score of 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50. Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): 176 with no less than 169 in any component Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in any component or approved international equivalent.
See Student Handbook for more details:

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

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