Biomedical science



Learn basic biology to how disease manifests and is detected. Biomedical science with us isn’t all about test-tubes and microscopes, rather, our course prepares you for a range of real-life settings. Scientific developments hold the key to our future - perhaps you’re the next to make a major breakthrough?

I chose this course as I am fascinated by the sciences behind life, how the human body works and how different diseases can affect it.

Letitia Roberts

Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Develop industry relevant skills

Our Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) program allows you to incorporate a full or part-time industry placement credited towards your degree. And our Industry Based Learning (IBL) placement gives you two weeks professional practice.

Biomedical science courses

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Research with us

Does the future of medical science interest you? We can help expand your learning horizons beyond graduation. Our teaching and research staff are experts in their respective fields, with broad international links and experiences. Much of our research in biomedical science is conducted in partnership with government departments, industry and leading international scientists. And it’s funded by nationally and internationally competitive granting agencies.

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Career opportunities

Looking to make a real difference in the world? There are variety of career pathways as a biomedical science graduate, including:

  • genetic engineering 
  • the pharmaceutical industry 
  • pharmaceutical/medical sales
  • laboratory technology
  • medical research
  • honours or postgraduate studies (in more specialised areas of medicine that will enhance your professional development as a scientist)

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Biological and Biomedical Science at Deakin

The Bachelor of Biological Science provides you with a wide range of units in biology, including animal diversity, plant biology, genetics, physiology and evolution. You will learn in a modern teaching environment and gain hands-on experience by participating in laboratory and project work.

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