Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science)

Edith Cowan University
Edith Cowan University
  • Awarded by

    Edith Cowan University (RTO 4756)

  • Qualification

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study Mode

    On campus

  • Payment Options

    HECS-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration

    3 years full time, 6 years part time

  • Start Date

    2 intakes a year; enquire now!

  • Location

    WA

  • Career Outcomes

    Laboratory Technician | Medical Researcher | Biotechnologist | Audiologist

Last modified: 01 Nov 2018

In a Nutshell

Rather work in a lab than in an office? Does the human body fascinate you? If you've got a science sensibility and are interested in health and medicine, this Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science) course led by Edith Cowen University is for you!

You'll get to choose from five majors Applied Chemistry, Data Science, Forensic Science, Human Biology and Human Genetics each one allowing you to develop your own interests and direction for your future career in biomedical science. You'll study anatomy, physiology, microbiology, immunology, pharmacology and biomedical ethics.

Edith Cowan University's Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science) is theoretical and practical, preparing you for biomedical professions in both the public and professional spaces.

A Biomedical Science degree will equip you for career pathways in the realm of science and medicine, including management, research, education and specialised laboratory work the choice is yours.

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    Questions?

    To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

    Academic standard for the following admission pathways:

    • ATAR of 70; OR
    • Certificate IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma; OR
    • Experienced Based Entry (where accepted); OR
    • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT); OR
    • Aboriginal Student Intake Test; OR
    • University Preparation Course; OR
    • Indigenous University Orientation Course

    Course Specific Admission Requirements

    • One or more of the majors in this course has admission requirements.
    Questions?
  • Subject Breakdown

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    In this science course, the subjects you may study include: 

    Core Units

    • Cultural Studies
    • Anatomy and Physiology
    • Introductory Statistics
    • Chemistry for the Life Sciences
    • Introduction to Pathophysiology
    • Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry
    • Anatomy and Physiology
    • Applied Microbiology
    • Fundamental Biomedical Techniques
    • Health Research Methodology
    • Medical Biochemistry
    • Applied Physiology
    • Advanced Biomedical Techniques
    • Clinical Biochemistry
    • Medical Microbiology
    • The Biology of Human Disease
    • Evolutionary Perspectives on Health and Disease
    • Biomedical Ethics
    • Health Research Project
    • Human Immunology
    • Developmental Biology
    • Human Reproduction, Development and Ageing

    Applied Chemistry Major may include:

    • General Chemistry
    • Chemistry: Structure and Reactions
    • Organic Chemistry
    • Forensic and Analytical Chemistry
    • Analytical Chemistry
    • Science Project
    • Biological and Chemical Hazards
    • Environmental Investigation and Monitoring
    • Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
    • Genetics
    • Medical Biochemistry
    • Human Genetics
    • Human Molecular Genetics
    • Forensic Genetics

    Data Science Major may include:

    • Introductory Applied Mathematics
    • Mathematics for Computing
    • Programming Principles
    • Systems and Database Design
    • Applied Statistics
    • Time Series Forecasting
    • Applied Multivariate Statistics
    • Machine Learning and Data Visualisation

    Forensic Science Major may include:

    • Human Genetics
    • Computer Security
    • Forensic Genetics
    • Forensic Skills
    • Computer Forensics
    • Advanced Forensic Skills
    • Forensic Methodology
    • Coronial Law and Mortuary Practice

    Human Biology Major may include:

    • Anatomy and Physiology
    • Anatomy and Physiology
    • Introduction to Pathophysiology
    • Introduction to Pharmacology
    • Fundamental Biomedical Techniques
    • Human Evolution and Ecology
    • Human Genetics
    • Applied Physiology
    • Advanced Biomedical Techniques
    • Forensic Genetics
    • Human Molecular Genetics
    • Medical Biochemistry
    • Applied Microbiology
    • Biomedical Ethics
    • Medical Genetics
    • The Biology of Human Disease
    • Human Immunology
    • Developmental Biology
    • Human Reproduction, Development and Ageing
    • Evolutionary Perspectives on Health and Disease

    Human Genetics Major may include:

    • Human Evolution and Ecology
    • Human Genetics
    • Advanced Biomedical Techniques
    • Forensic Genetics
    • Human Molecular Genetics
    • Biomedical Ethics
    • Medical Genetics
    • Developmental Biology
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  • Why Edith Cowan University?

    Since opening in 1991, Edith Cowan University (ECU) has established itself as the go-to Australian university for a quality learning experience. Students graduate among some of the best in the world and have continued to serve society in many important roles.


    ECU produces winners because they are a winner! In 2018 Times Higher Education ranked ECU in the world’s top 150 universities under 50 years old, and the Good Universities Guide has given them a 5-star rating for teaching quality 12 years straight.


    From social work, youth work, nutrition, engineering, technology, management and more, ECU offer a host of undergraduate and postgraduate courses that’ll excel your career and expose you to new levels of success. Enquire today and see where an ECU qualification can lead you!

    Students feel happy, well supported and well educated when they study with ECU, in fact, in the 2018 QILT survey, Edith Cowan University received the highest student experience rating of all Australian public universities.

    When you study with ECU, you’ll have access to expert course advice, counselling, diversity and disability services, transnational and national program support, student success programs, careers and employability services... just to name a few.

Campus locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

Where Will This Course Take You?

Upon the completion of this course you'll have a Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science) from Edith Cowan University.

You'll be prepared to take on a range of biomedical professions in both public and professional spaces, including management, research and education.

Graduates can also choose to continue on with specialised laboratory disciplines including: medical microbiology, clinical chemistry, transfusion science, haematology, histopathology, cytology, virology, immunology, and medicine.

Wondering where a career in science could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

Let's Talk Price

Tuition fees change from year to year. Financial assistance may be available, including scholarships and HECS-HELP Loan. Enquire now to find out more and see if you're eligible.

HECS-HELP

You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $55,874 (2017-18 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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