The Bachelor of Biomedical Science aims to prepare ethical graduates with a concern for the common good, to apply a broad and coherent body of knowledge to undertake professional work in a range of biomedical science contexts, for example in the pharmaceutical and medical technology industries. The course also aims to provide a pathway for postgraduate studies in health disciplines such as physiotherapy, medicine, dentistry and public health for students who wish to pursue a clinical career. Bachelor degree graduates may be eligible to progress to Honours study.
A degree in biomedical science will train students in the core areas of anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, immunology and microbiology. Students will be introduced to each of these disciplines via core units and expected to undertake detailed study in at least one discipline, through utilization of elective units. Students will learn how the human body functions, what causes disease and how disease is treated.
A sound theoretical base encompassing the core biomedical science areas will be complemented by lab experience and industry practice. Students will utilise ACU’s cutting-edge wet and dry laboratories on all campuses, and the anatomy laboratories in Brisbane and Sydney.
ACU’s Biomedical Science graduates should be able to demonstrate competence in three main ways: firstly, by having a competent knowledge of the human body’s systems and structure with in-depth knowledge of one system; secondly, by having the generalised ability to retrieve and process large data sets in order to extract meaningful patterns or relationships from these data; and thirdly, by being able to succinctly and clearly explain these data and their knowledge to health consumers and professional audiences.
A number of streams are proposed, and students can undertake either the core biomedical stream, or one of the specialist streams. See More Course Information for further details.
Examples include entry level roles in pharmaceutical and medical technology industries; with further workplace training and experience this degree may lead to...
Examples include entry level roles in pharmaceutical and medical technology industries; with further workplace training and experience this degree may lead to roles in marketing, medical, legal, research and quality assurance. Graduates might work in research roles in Universities, hospitals or the public health sector. Graduates could pursue careers in science communication, or may undertake further study in post graduate health programs or research.
Students will complete two units of workplace learning with an external organisation of their choice. The unit will require students to address an ...
Students will complete two units of workplace learning with an external organisation of their choice. The unit will require students to address an issue or problem of a biomedical or related nature over the course of their immersion experience. The problem will be defined in consultation with the Course Coordinator and the industry contact, and the student will undertake exploratory work to find a solution or answer to address the issue.
Students will complete one unit of community engagement, providing an opportunity to engage with the community in order to enhance the dignity and wellbeing of people and communities. Students will volunteer at a selected public sector or non-profit organisations supporting disadvantaged individuals and families experiencing socially-determined health issues. This involvement will provide a vehicle for the student to develop and reflect upon the values of partnership, equality, mutual respect and commitment as well as the degree of transformation that community engagement engenders in the student.