Bachelor of Biomedicine
- #1 in Australia for Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health
- #14 in the world for Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health
- CRICOS code: 058838G
- VTAC code: 3800538051
- International VTAC code: 3800538053
- 3 years full time / 6 years part time
- Honours available
- On Campus (Parkville)
- Available to domestic and international students
- Start Year Intake - February and Mid Year Intake - July
Is this you?
Are you interested in discovering the next generation of treatments to help improve the health of your community?
Does the science behind what creates, sustains and threatens people’s lives intrigue you? Can you see yourself studying and working in the largest biomedical precinct in the southern hemisphere?
Whether you want to pursue a career in medicine, professional health, biomedical research or another pursuit – a Bachelor of Biomedicine can take you there. The integrated curriculum emphasises the relationship between the biomedical science disciplines that underpin modern clinical practice and prepares you for the challenges of contemporary health delivery and research.
The Biomedicine degree includes core subjects and 15 majors to choose from. This provides you with the foundations for a broad range of professional health pathways.
Core second and third year subjects - available only to you as a Biomedicine student. The two second year integrated subjects emphasise the relationships between different biomedical disciplines – it’s about enhancing your understanding of the human body in its full complexity. In third year the core subjects take on a more clinical (Molecules to Malady) or Population (Frontiers in Biomedicine) focus, tying all the elements of your Biomedicine journey together.
The Bachelor of Biomedicine is ideal preparation for a career in medicine and professional health. While one third of our graduates enter the Doctor of Medicine (MD) program at this university – representing over half of the domestic intake for the MD – even more choose another graduate course at Melbourne.
Completing the Bachelor of Biomedicine has never been a compulsory or privileged path to the Doctor of Medicine (MD), it’s a good strategy – especially when you’re following your passion. The recently announced changes to the MD curriculum 1 make this strategy more salient by providing you with a firm foundation in biomedical sciences. Find out more about these changes. The Melbourne Medical School (MMS) aims to recognise prior knowledge for core content. So, if you’ve studied the Bachelor of Biomedicine this frees you up so that you’ll have more time to explore the clinical, research and discovery tracks and create your own distinct path. You’ll be able to take full advantage of the innovative MD curriculum by jumping higher and faster.
A major feature of the Bachelor of Biomedicine is the students themselves. The Biomedicine Student’s Society (BSS), is one of the University’s most active and inclusive student groups. The strong cohort framework of the degree (remember, you do half of your subjects together) allows the BSS to provide academic and social programs tailored to the journey you share with your peers.
Embedded between a residential ‘welcome camp’ and an Annual Biomedicine Ball (which raises money for a relevant charity each year) are a series of programs from peer-group tutorials, and coal-face advice about subjects and majors from senior students.
No doubt, GAMSAT and graduate course interviews will be important to you, that’s why additional study groups and practice sessions are also available.
Simply ‘like’ Biomed Bear on Facebook to stay up-to-date with BSS activities.
Award-winning teachers, many of whom are also researchers or clinicians, inspire the next generation of biomedical professionals. Students are empowered to think conceptually about the problems affecting global human health. Teachers of the School have received the prestigious David White Award for teaching three times, along with other University and national awards for program innovation, excellence in engagement and outstanding contributions to student learning.
The Bachelor of Biomedicine has the flexibility to deliver a range of outcomes. Students are more frequently selected into the Melbourne Medical program than those from any other program in Australia. Others follow pursuits such as dentistry, biomedical research or bioengineering, and a small but growing number combine the degree with graduate law, commerce or management.
Imagine studying or working in the largest biomedical precinct in the southern hemisphere. More than 40 hospitals, research, teaching and biotechnology organisations surround the School of Biomedical Sciences – making it a highly sought-after base for global biomedical leaders. The School is actively engaged with industry in a variety of ways and has its own Industry Advisory Board.
Interested in studying Biomedicine at Melbourne?
Watch this panel featuring Bachelor of Biomedicine graduate Philip Qian and Dr Rosa McCarty as they give a first-hand insight into studying a Bachelor of Biomedicine and answer a range of questions about how to apply.
1 Subject to ongoing consultation and regulatory approval