Biomedical sciences

Discover biomedical sciences

Practical solutions to global health issues

Biomedical sciences help us understand disease, how it occurs, what happens, and how we can control, cure, and prevent it.

Studying biomedical sciences at RMIT will teach you to provide practical solutions to global health issues and gain a better understanding of the ever-increasing role that technology plays in how our bodies function.

Career outcomes

Industry connections

Co-designed with industry

RMIT maintains strong links with industry to ensure our programs are relevant and meet the needs of industry, government and the community.

All our courses are co-designed with industry to prepare you to work anywhere in Australia in diagnostic pathology, medical research pharmacy, laboratory medicine, pharmaceutical sciences and biomedical research.

Students have been placed at major teaching hospitals, including Royal Children's, Peter MacCallum, and Osteon Health, as well as private laboratories. These placements include microbiology, haematology, biochemistry and blood banking.

Facilities and locations

Take a look at our world-class learning, training and research spaces including nursing wards, virtual radiotherapy treatment room, dispensary and our health sciences teaching clinic.

Health and Biomedical Sciences

RMIT health and biomedical students reveal why they love what they do, as well as the highlights, the challenges and some helpful advice.

 

Laboratory Medicine

RMIT's Laboratory Medicine degree includes 40 weeks of work placement (professional practice) during the third and fourth year.

Projects

Research centre leads 3D bioprinting revolution

RMIT is a key partner in BioFab3D@AMCD, Australia’s first robotics and biomedical engineering centre embedded within a hospital. Their vision is to “eventually lead to real-time printing of 3D implants, while a patient is in surgery.”

Professor Peter Coloe, Pro Vice-Chancellor Science, Engineering and Health and Vice-President, said the collaborative partnership has enabled RMIT to remain at the forefront of the 3D bioprinting revolution.

“We want to contribute to understanding and solving the biggest challenges faced by industry and the community, so our research can make a real impact,” Coloe said.

“Working closely with industry and medical specialists, our researchers were able to develop Australia’s first 3D-printed spinal implant.

“It’s this kind of vital collaboration that BioFab3D@AMCD will support, pulling together not only the best research minds but top clinicians and industry partners, who all share the same vision of transforming the lives of patients through pioneering biomedical engineering innovations.”

Experience biomedical sciences at RMIT

Sitao
Meet Sitao Liu – Master of Laboratory Medicine

"I have a degree in biomedicine, but I found that I needed to further build my knowledge and skills in order to work as a medical scientist. I chose to study a Master in Laboratory Medicine at RMIT because it has a strong focus on work experience and industry relevant skills."

Charlie Xue
Meet Professor Xue

Professor Charlie Xue is a World Health Organization consultant, and chairs the National Chinese Medicine Board of Australia. He works on evidence-based integrative healthcare research to assess the efficiency of Chinese medicine. 

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nations on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.

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