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Honours

Bachelor of Biomedicine (Degree with Honours)

    • CRICOS Code: 073113J

    Where will this take me?

    Overview

    Honours in Biomedical and Health Sciences provides you with opportunities to engage in significant research and work closely with international recognised leaders in their field of research as you pursue your own novel research, which can prepare you for graduate research and employment and improve your chance to enter into other graduate courses.

    Graduate Pathways

    Once you've completed your Honours degree, you can go on to begin a graduate degree and work towards a professional qualification such as medicine. Or you could join our graduate research community and contribute to our world-changing research. Almost half of our graduates choose to continue their graduate studies with the University of Melbourne.

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    Employment Prospects

    The Honours year will also help you develop a variety of transferable skills that go beyond those learnt earlier in your university studies to enhance your employment prospects.

    • Time- and project-management skills
    • Negotiation and communication skills
    • Advanced problem-solving
    • Critical reasoning

    In particular, if you are interested in becoming a professional scientist then it is a general expectation that you will have undertaken the additional year. The greater exposure to the research process, additional knowledge and wider experiences of Honours graduates are all attractive to employers.

    What do our students do after graduating?

    Anatomy and Neuroscience

    A large proportion of our honours graduates proceed to further study, either in one of the Health-related professional degrees, or pursue a career as a research scientist via Higher Degrees by Research (M.Phil. and Ph.D.).

    Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

    Medical and biotechnology research, agricultural and medical support industries, education

    Clinical Pathology

    The program is an ideal steppingstone for careers in biomedical and medical academic research, in the biotech and pharmaceutical industry, in clinical pathology laboratories, and in a variety of positions situated at the interface between medical science and clinical practice. It also provides invaluable skills and experience for students aiming to work in a broad range of medical disciplines.

    Medicine (Austin Health)

    Medical Research, biotechnology, medical education, government, industry

    Medicine (Royal Melbourne Hospital)

    The program provides a solid platform for medical and other health related postgraduate studies, PhD programs and numerous research related careers in universities, hospitals and pharmaceutical industries.

    Medicine (St Vincent's Hospital)

    This program provides a real world, off campus research experience and lays the foundation for students to enter careers in medical research, research commercialisation, clinical research, biotechnology and education.

    Medicine (Western Health)

    Medical research scientist/ Microscopy, Medical imaging, Molecular biology, Epidemiology, Medical statistics, Exercise physiology

    Microbiology and Immunology

    Medical research, Public Heath and Diagnostics, Industry and biotechnology, medical support industries, Education, Government and the Regulatory sector

    Oral Heath Science

    Biomedical research, vaccine and drug development industries, medical materials and engineering industries, public health policy, education

    Paediatrics

    Medical research, public health, bioinformatics, biostatistics, medicine, allied health, clinical sciences, clinical trials

    Pharmacology and Therapeutics

    This program will provide the springboard for students entering careers in many areas of biomedical research and associated industries and regulatory authorities. Careers may include medical research in Big Pharma or Biotech companies, safety pharmacology jobs associated with regulatory authorities such as the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and other federal government agencies, patent attorney, clinical trials associate or manager positions, education jobs in universities and other institutions, and roles in senior management.

    Population and Global Health

    Health research, data analysis, health policy, project management, health evaluation, consultancy, education

    Primary Care (General Practice)

    Primary care sector, public health, government or community based organisations, medical research, education

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