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
Learn from award-winning teachers, researchers and clinicians while studying in one of the world’s top five biomedical precincts.
Our integrated curriculum emphasises the relationship between the biomedical science disciplines that underpin modern medicine, and prepares you for the challenges of contemporary health delivery and research. You’ll learn in the company of like-minded peers who will go on to be your networks of the future.
Solve big problems
Biomedicine is about world-changing research, responding to pandemics, finding cures for diseases, discovering the fascinating way the human body works and analysing global patterns of disease. As we gain more knowledge of how biological systems are interconnected, the world increasingly needs people who can work across disciplines. It’s about identifying patterns in the processes and systems that create, sustain and threaten life.
Healthcare today is multifaceted. It requires the ability to combine skilled patient care with preventive health management programs and technological expertise. If you are considering Biomedicine, it is likely you have a particular interest in being a doctor or health professional – all play essential roles in biomedical research and global healthcare. Careers in biomedical science are diverse and there are plenty of options for you as roles are always changing and new careers forming. You could become a biotechnologist, forensic scientist, neuroscientist, clinical psychologist or microbiologist – just to name a few. By exploring several fields during the degree, your breadth of knowledge will prepare you for the challenges of modern healthcare – no matter which professional direction you choose.
The Melbourne curriculum connects students with each other, the University community and the wider world. In the Bachelor of Biomedicine, you’ll join a community of like-minded students who want to make a difference. Whether you build your network in class or at events held by the Biomedicine Students’ Society, the experience will be alongside your cohort of life-long professional peers. We encourage every student to engage with organisations outside the University through practical placements, applied research projects and overseas study programs. Our graduates are in demand: we are ranked sixth in the world for employability. More than 250 Australian and international organisations actively recruit on campus each year.
Meet our talent
Our students are diverse…
- Alex Diaz – On a mission to discover new answers in neuroscience
- Amanda Manage – From Sri Lanka to Melbourne: Immersed in a world of learning
- Emily Glover – Looking ahead to a bright future
- Gabrielle Cutler – Why push beyond your comfort zone?
- Hussain Alamein – Refugee family exceeds own expectations
- Josh Murray – From fifth-generation farming to GP
- Lauren Story – An insight into audiology academia
- Mona Zhang – Biomedicine meets law: Impacting public health outcomes
- Naomi Sutanto – Looking beyond the bionic eye
- Qiannan Huang – How a childhood in China fostered new horizons
- Thomas Bailey – When flexible career options lead to a sure thing
Your learning spaces
At our Western Edge life sciences complex, more than 700 students a day in the STEMM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine – fields will be learning in the new four-level, 6-star Green Star building on Royal Parade.
To find out more about this building and the innovative project behind it, view the Western Edge Bioscience video.
How to navigate first-year Biomedicine
Charlotte Holland, Bachelor of Biomedicine first-year student, shares her insights into the differences between high school and university life, scholarship opportunities and where she wants to take her degree.
Study abroad and exchange
As a Biomedicine student, you are encouraged to complete some of your study abroad through the Exchange or Study Abroad programs. You can spend a full semester at a partner university or choose a single subject as a summer or winter intensive. The opportunities for academic, cultural and personal growth are invaluable and serve to increase your understanding of the global nature of health care and biomedical research.
Access to unprecedented resources
You will have access to the wealth of cultural collections that exist in our three Museums – all directly input your teaching in Anatomy and Pathology as well as supplement your learning experience in relation to Dentistry and Medical History. Our three Museums are the Medical History Museum, The Harry Brookes Allen Museum of Anatomy and Pathology and the Henry Forman Atkinson Dental Museum. Plus, the School of Biomedical Sciences is home to the largest room scale Virtual Reality teaching space in Australia – the Virtual Reality Learning Studio.
Biomedicine Student Society (BSS)
Run by students for students, BSS is one of the most active and inclusive of the University student groups. For more information on the study groups, mentor programme, charity support and social events, search Biomed Bear on Facebook.