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Melbourne City and Bundoora
This double degree will give you an insight into human and animal biology as you explore ways to improve health and treat disease.
You will graduate with majors in microbiology, cell and molecular biology and an optional major of biochemistry.
Biomedical science courses allow you to understand how the human body functions, and the responses of the body to various diseases, exercise, diet, internal disturbances and environmental influences.
You will learn how techniques in molecular biology and genetics are applied to problems including diagnosing genes that cause cancer, making crops and livestock less vulnerable to disease, and making food safer.
You will gain skills to work in biotechnology and biomedical research.
You will complete studies in cell biology, physiology, microbiology and molecular biology including proteomics. You can also choose to study anatomy, neuroscience, cardiovascular biology, industrial microbiology and applied biochemistry.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
You will experience a wide range of learning environments - lectures, tutorials, online delivery, individual and group work.
You will spend a significant amount of time in the laboratory and undertaking project and field work. This will develop your practical skills and capabilities, teamwork and time-management skills.
Assessments are designed to give you the opportunity to demonstrate your capabilities. These may include examinations, assignments, oral and written presentations, laboratory reports and project reports.
You will be assessed by a variety of methods, as appropriate to the material being taught, the skills being acquired and the capabilities developed, such as in-class discussions, online tests, exams, laboratory assessments and reports for applying and developing skills using knowledge acquired in lectures.
Throughout the program you will have the opportunity to work on research projects and practical activities, often undertaken in collaboration with industry.
The final-year Science Project course involves either an industry placement or the opportunity to work on an industry-suggested project.
In the Practical Biomedical Sciences course you will have further opportunities to undertake either a work-placement or be assessed on professional or vocational work in a workplace setting (real or simulated) and receive feedback from those involved in your industry.
Graduates work in research, production and testing positions in government and private laboratories.
Potential employers include:
- government (state and Commonwealth)
- medical research institutes (e.g. Walter and Eliza Hall Institute)
- private industry.
Professional recognition and accreditation
Graduates qualify for professional membership of:
Program and course information
Research, production and testing
An insight into human, plant and animal biology as you explore ways to improve health and treat disease.