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Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science)

Course code K05

Provides the knowledge, skills and attributes required to prepare graduates for the field of biomedical science.

The course covers the theory, practical experience and knowledge necessary for graduates to gain employment in the biomedical professions.

Included in the course are studies in anatomy, physiology, microbiology, immunology, pharmacology and biomedical ethics. Graduates can continue on to specialise in one of these laboratory disciplines: medical microbiology, clinical chemistry, transfusion science, haematology, histopathology, cytology, virology, immunology, medicine.

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Entry requirements

70 Indicative ATAR

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

K05

Fees

Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $9,850

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Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

K05

CRICOS code

059125M

Fees

International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $31,600

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Duration

3 years full-time

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

See Course Details for further information.

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 1: Study part-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study part-time at Joondalup

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup

Course Structure

Students are required to complete all 16 core units. In addition to this students should select either an 8-unit supporting major or a 6-unit minor plus 2 elective units. Major, minor and elective choices should be discussed with the course coordinator.

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCH1101Cultural Studies15
MHS1101Anatomy and Physiology 115
Select 1 unit from:
MAT1114 ^Introductory Statistics15
SCC1123 ^Chemistry for the Life Sciences15
Note: Students with no Chemistry or Chemistry ATAR less than 50 must take additional Chemistry and enrol in SCC1123. Students with Chemistry ATAR of 50 or greater are advised to take MAT1114.
Unit from Major/Minor/Elective15
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCH1104Introduction to Pathophysiology15
SCC1226Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry15
MHS1102Anatomy and Physiology 215
Unit from Major/Minor/Elective15
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCH2235Applied Microbiology15
SCH1111Fundamental Biomedical Techniques15
Select 1 unit from:
HST2122 ^Health Research Methodology15
SCH2232 ^Medical Biochemistry15
Unit from Major/Minor/Elective15
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCH2111Applied Physiology15
Select 2 units from:
SCH2141 ^Advanced Biomedical Techniques15
MMS2103 ^Clinical Biochemistry15
MMS2102 ^Medical Microbiology15
Unit from Major/Minor/Elective15
Year 3 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit TitleCredit Points
Select 2 units from:
SCH3227 ^The Biology of Human Disease15
MMS3101 ^Evolutionary Perspectives on Health and Disease15
SCH3145 ^Biomedical Ethics15
HST3501 ^Health Research Project15
Unit from Major/Minor/Electivex 230
Year 3 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit TitleCredit Points
Select 2 units from:
SCH3239 ^Human Immunology15
SCH3244 ^Developmental Biology15
SCH3434 ^Human Reproduction, Development and Ageing15
Unit from Major/Minor/Electivex 230

^ Core Option

K05|7

For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook

Majors you can study in this course

Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply broad discipline knowledge to a range of theoretical and practical biomedical situations.
  2. Communicate disciplinary knowledge and values in professional and public contexts.
  3. Demonstrate a global outlook with respect for cultural diversity, including Indigenous cultural competence.
  4. Demonstrate autonomy, accountability and judgement for own learning and professional practice.
  5. Think creatively to anticipate challenges and generate discipline specific solutions/responses.
  6. Think critically to analyse, interpret and conceptualise complex biomedical problems.
  7. Use digital technologies and literacies to access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information from multiple sources.
  8. Work collaboratively and demonstrate initiative to implement social, sustainable, and ethical values.

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $9,850 *

* Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

AUD $31,600 *

* International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

Biomedical science is a continually changing, dynamic profession with long-term career prospects, including management, research, education and specialised laboratory work.

Possible future job titles

Audiology, Biochemistry Technician, Haematology Technician, Histology Technician, Laboratory Manager, Laboratory Technician, Medical Researcher, Microbiology Technician, Biomedical Technician, Publishers Representative

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