Master of Biomedical Science

  • CRICOS code: 079405D


Degree Structure

The Master of Biomedical Science is a coursework degree and students must complete 200 credit points comprising:

Discipline subjects (50 credit points)
Professional skills subjects (25 credit points)
Research subject (125 credit points)

Students must complete a research project under the supervision of a staff member located in the School of Biomedical Science in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (MDHS).

Depending on supervisor and project availability, research can be undertaken in a range of discipline areas based in academic Departments (at various sites as listed) and some affiliated institutes (as indicated) including:

  • Anatomy and Neurosciences
  • Austin Hospital
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (including the Bio21 Institute)
  • Cell Biology and Cancer (including the Peter Mac Institute)
  • Dentistry
  • Florey Institute of Neuroscience
  • Medicine (Royal Melbourne Hospital/Western Hospital and St Vincent's Hospital)
  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology (including the Bionics Institute)
  • Optometry and Vision Sciences
  • Paediatrics (including Murdoch Children's Research Institute)
  • Pathology
  • Peter MacCallum
  • Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • Physiology
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology
  • Radiology
  • Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • St Vincent's Hospital
  • Western Hospital

Students are also required to complete the compulsory discipline subject, Introduction to Biomedical Research (BIOM40001). This subject is delivered as a two week intensive during the last two weeks of February prior to semester commencement. Students should be sure to make arrangements to be available to attend classes on campus during this period.

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