Bachelor of Biomedicine
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.
Specialisations, majors and minors
Academic entry requirement
VCE units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in
English other than EAL.
English language requirement
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.
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.
Fees and costs
Annual tuition fee (A$)
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.
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. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:
CRICOS code: 095556M