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Bachelor

Bachelor of Biomedicine

  • CRICOS Code: 058838G
  • VTAC Code: 3800538051
  • International VTAC Code: 3800538053

Where will this take me?

Overview

The Bachelor of Biomedicine was designed primarily for students that are interested in Biomedical Sciences leading to a career in the Professional Health care industry, however the degree is doing much more than provide the ideal pathway to graduate professional health courses.

What do our students do after graduating?

The Biomedicine degree includes a large number of core subjects that will provide you with the foundations for a broad range of professional health pathways.

In second year study the pre-requisite content for the Doctor of Medicine in Anatomy, Biochemistry and Physiology is built into 2 unique subjects and taught alongside a wide-range of other biomedical science disciplines. This integration emphasises the relationships between different biomedical disciplines and enhances your understanding of the human body in its full complexity.

Core third year subjects, available only to you as a Biomedicine student, take on a more clinical (Molecules to Malady) or population (Frontiers in Biomedicine) focus, tying together all of the elements of your Biomedicine journey.

Hear from our graduates who commonly reflect that the broad-ranging, integrated curriculum has served them well as the ideal foundation for their postgraduate study.

Graduates from the Bachelor of Biomedicine have a diverse range of options to choose from. Within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences students have a range of graduate pathways including:

  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Physiotherapy
  • Clinical Audiology
  • Speech Pathology
  • Genetic Counselling
  • Nursing
  • Social Work
  • Public Health
  • Biomedical and Health Research

In addition, graduates can select from a range of disciplines in other faculties such as:

  • Education
  • Business
  • Law
  • Engineering
  • Humanities

Alternatively, you may choose to enter the workforce immediately after graduating. The Bachelor of Biomedicine's comprehensive content provides students with the skills necessary for a diverse range of careers.

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.

Honours in Biomedicine

The Bachelor of Biomedicine Honours programs leading into PhD pathways are particularly popular, no doubt reflecting the significant impact of a student learning environment that is embedded within a world class Biomedical Science research precinct. We continually update and publish the data for graduate destinations for the degree.

The benefit of Breadth

The opportunity to study up to a quarter of your degree in areas other than the sciences through ‘breadth’ exposes you to different ways of thinking, and the different points of view of students from other degrees. These experiences are proving invaluable in shaping your interests and influencing your potential career paths through choosing subjects in law, management and commerce, the creative arts amongst others.

You may decide to start or continue an existing interest in languages or music, study options that are not possible in degree structures elsewhere. You can choose a mixed collection of these interests or follow a track of related subjects in a particular area. For example, the video below is about the interdisciplinary breadth subject UINB10017 Our Planet, Our Health. This subject introduces you to the core concepts of One Health in its broadest sense, as a concept that describes the interconnectedness of the health of humans, animals and the environment. You may also like to develop an interest in music, mathematics, informatics or languages even further with some additional study leading to a Concurrent Diploma alongside your Biomedicine degree.

Graduate pathways

Once you've completed your undergraduate degree, you can go on to gain employment or begin a graduate degree and work towards a professional qualification such as law, engineering or medicine. Or you could join our graduate research community and contribute to our world-changing research.

Your graduate degree will be internationally recognised, and set you apart from those who study a traditional Australian single or double degree.

Explore the graduate pathways available once you complete your undergraduate degree here.