Bachelor of Biomedical Science
In this course you will combine the fields of biology, pharmacology and medicine, as well 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.
The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 7.
Specialisations, majors and minors
English language requirement
IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0.
Please refer to our English Language Requirements page for details of other Accepted English Proficiency tests and additional recognised English Language Proficiency Measures, such as English as the language of instruction.
Academic entry requirement
International equivalencies* for this course at Campus Name**
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* The equivalencies provided above are only provided as a guide and based on the course’s current standard minimum Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), the primary measure for entry into most undergraduate-entry university programs in Australia.
** Equivalencies may vary by location. To view equivalencies for this course at another location, please select the location in the drop down at the top of this page.
Note: there may also be other entry requirements for this course. If you are unsure, make an enquiry.
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.
Fees and scholarships
Annual tuition fee (A$)
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.
Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.
How to apply
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.
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CRICOS code: 062549E