Understanding what keeps us healthy and also the way our bodies work down to the cellular level is not just fascinating – it is vital knowledge to help improve our lives.
The Southern Cross Bachelor of Biomedical Science is an exceptional foundation for a career in health. The degree provides you with an understanding of the structure and function of the human body and also the ways disease impacts health.
You will learn problem solving skills and develop a clear understanding of the factors that help characterise disease.
Graduates may qualify for entry into a range of postgraduate degrees such as pharmacy and physiotherapy, or choose to pursue medicine or a range of other careers in the health sector.
Graduates find positions in biomedical, health, university and government research; hospital, veterinary and pathology laboratories and scientific sales; quality assurance, health departments and pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.
Graduates may also pursue postgraduate degrees such as pharmacy and physiotherapy, or choose to pursue medicine or other careers.
The course structure includes 420 hours of professional placement for students to gain workplace experience in health and research facilities, such as pathology labs or medical research labs.
Professional experience placements require students to fulfil certain pre-requisites prior to attending any placements. Prior to applying for this course, please consider the important information regarding these requirements.
This course enables students to gain knowledge and understanding of human health and the connection between disease processes and scientific laboratory investigations. Student can select units in biochemistry, human physiology, anatomy, immunology, neuroscience, microbiology, clinical bacteriology and other areas relevant to biomedical science.
A variety of assessment methods is used in this course including multiple choice examinations, short answer and essay examinations, case studies, tutorial and workshop presentations, debates, written assignments, simulations and clinical skills testing.
On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, online activities and video-linked or podcast virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.
Our online study option is highly interactive and strives to promote collaboration and a sense of community. Students may receive a combination of podcast or video-linked lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.