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Indicative tuition fees provided are estimates based on information available to Edith Cowan University at the time of their calculation and are presented as a guide for comparative purposes only. The fees which are ultimately applicable are subject to change. ECU makes no representations or warranties in relation to the reliability of these estimates or the methodologies used for their calculations.

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First year indicative tuition fees for 2014 undergraduate courses (domestic students)

Commonwealth supported: AUD $8,184.00
Domestic fee paying: AUD $14,700.00

There are two types of domestic tuition fees as displayed above. Read the following information to identify which indicative tuition fee amount may be applicable to you.

Commonwealth Supported Place

Under this arrangement, the Australian Government contributes towards your tuition fees and you are responsible for the remaining tuition fees, called your 'student contribution'.

You are eligible to be Commonwealth Supported if you are studying:

  • a Bachelor's degree;
  • an Associate Diploma;
  • an Honours degree; or
  • selected Commonwealth Government Supported postgraduate courses.

You must also satisfy ONE of the following criteria:

  • You are an Australian Citizen.
  • You hold a Permanent Humanitarian visa.
  • You are a New Zealand Citizen and you are living in Australia whilst studying.
  • You hold an Australian Permanent Residency visa and you are living in Australia whilst studying.

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Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science)

This course structure will be available to students commencing the course from Semester 1, 2015 onwards.

This course structure contains information about the units which comprise the course as well as the credit points required to successfully complete it.

This is a 360 credit point course (24 units), consisting of 240 credit points of Biomedical Science core units (16 units) and 120 credit points consisting of a Supporting Major or a Minor, plus two Electives (8 units).

Year One
Students should be considering choosing either an eight unit supporting major, or a six unit minor with two elective units.

UnitDescription Points
Semester 1
HST1124Health Communication 15
SCH1101Cultural Studies 15
SCH1134Human Structure and Function 15
Plus 1 major, minor or elective unit
Semester 2
SCH1104Introduction to Pathophysiology 15
SCH1105Introduction to Pharmacology 15
SCH1143Systems Physiology 15
Plus 1 major, minor or elective unit


Year Two
Students can select HST1109 or SCH1111 and HST2122 or SCH2232 in Semester 1. SCH2232 requires WACE Chemistry and SCC1226, which can be taken as an elective in first year.

UnitDescription Points
Semester 1
HST1109Epidemiology 15
SCH1111Fundamental Biomedical Techniques 15
SCH2235Applied Microbiology 15
HST2122Health Research Methodology 15
SCH2232Medical Biochemistry 15
Plus 1 major, minor or elective unit
Semester 2
SCH2141Advanced Biomedical Techniques 15
SCH2111Applied Physiology 15
SCH2131Drugs in Society 15
Plus 1 major, minor or elective unit

Year Three
Students select two out of the 4 available units each semester. SCH3236 is available in either semester.

UnitDescription Points
Semester 1
Select two of
SCH3227The Biology of Human Disease 15
SCH3236Pharmacology 15
SCH3145Biomedical Ethics 15
HST3501Health Research Project 15
Plus 2 major, minor or elective units.
Semester 2
Select two of
SCH3236Pharmacology 15
SCH3239Human Immunology 15
SCH3244Developmental Biology 15
SCH3434Human Reproduction, Development and Ageing 15
Plus 2 major, minor or elective units.

Students should be aware that some units are part of the Human Biology unitsets and that SCH3244 has the additional prerequisite of SCH2226, which may be taken as an elective. Note that a unit may not be part of both the Biomedical core and a major/minor.
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