Health and biomedical sciences

Located in the centre of Melbourne, RMIT is one of Australia’s leading universities and boasts state-of-the-art teaching resources and research facilities.

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At RMIT, we understand the importance of equipping students with real-world experiences and the skills to succeed in a rapidly evolving world.

That’s why our health and biomedical sciences courses have strong links to industry, and why studying RMIT can give you access to internships, placements and real life industry work experience.

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Top health and biomedical sciences courses at RMIT

Professionally accredited, RMIT’s health and biomedical sciences courses provide the skills and training you need to meet the health challenges of our growing community. 

Here are some of our courses that reflect the latest industry developments in these fields:

Advance your scientific career by gaining experience in the rapidly-expanding field of biotechnology. As a graduate of this course, you will be able to move into specialised areas of the biotechnology industry, equipped with skills in gene and protein technologies, bioinformatics, and in various microbiology and food science disciplines.

You’ll be able to focus on studying the microbes that cause infectious disease or cover food chemistry, safety, and product development.

The theoretical elements of the course are complemented by a large component of hands-on laboratory practicals where you’ll have the opportunity to analyse real-world data. 

Enhance your abilities as a medical scientist in the field of diagnostic pathology, clinical investigation or as a medical researcher. 

Completing a Master of Laboratory Science allows graduates to progress to managerial roles across health organisations of all shapes and sizes.

You’ll gain high-level knowledge and skills in analysis by specialising in two clinical pathology discipline, chosen from:

  • clinical biochemistry
  • cytopathology
  • haematology
  • histopathology
  • medical microbiology
  • transfusion and transplantation science

RMIT Advantage

The Master of Laboratory Medicine is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science, UK (IBMS) and graduates are entitled to membership of IBMS. Graduates may also be eligible for professional membership of the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS) if they meet AIMS accreditation requirements. These professional bodies represent biomedical pathology scientists in Australia and in the UK.

Develop world-class technical skills as well as an in-depth understanding of current industry practices through studying a Master of Medical Physics.

You’ll develop the skills to critically evaluate and optimise the performance of medical equipment and procedures and use your problem-solving abilities to analyse outputs, diagnose problems and provide quality assurance for patient treatments.

Graduates of this course are employed clinically in the fields of radiotherapy, medical imaging, nuclear medicine and in associated research and regulatory roles - where you’ll become an important advisor to a team of professionals including oncologists, radiologists, therapists, technologists, and biomedical engineers.

RMIT Advantage

This course prepares graduates to undertake further professional development and accreditation through The Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine (ACPSEM) which recognises and certifies experienced medical physicists.

In this flexible course, you'll develop a broad understanding of human anatomy, physiology and pathology from cellular to systems level.

Biomedical scientists have an expert understanding of how human and animal bodies function, and respond to various diseases, exercise, diet, internal disturbances and environmental influences.

You can specialise in a number of areas and you’ll gain hands-on experience with modern technologies used in biomedical research. In the final year third year you'll work in research and analytical laboratories in universities, hospitals and the health industry to gain up to 120 hours of work experience. 

Graduates may use this course as a pathway into other professional health sciences qualifications such as medicine, physiotherapy, and dentistry.

This associate degree provides an introduction to health sciences, exploring both the individual and public view of health in Australia.

You’ll gain a core understanding of human biology, health and nutrition. You’ll learn about psychology, project management, exercise, and law and ethics. 

You will have the skills and knowledge to work effectively in the health sector, with an understanding of the Australian healthcare system and the major health issues facing Australia.

RMIT Advantage

When you graduate, you'll be work-ready thanks to integrated industry activities embedded into your degree.

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RMIT is the only Australian university that offered all the major streams I wanted to study, along with a professional practice component. The facilities, demonstrators, teaching staff and overall campus life is second to none!

– Shabneet Sohi, Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Laboratory Medicine)

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