Learn skills from basic biology to how disease manifests and is detected. Biomedical science with Deakin isn’t all about test tubes and microscopes – our course prepares you for a range of real-life settings. Scientific developments hold the key to our future and you could be the next to make a major breakthrough.
I am fascinated by the sciences behind life and how the human body works and how different diseases can affect it.
Bachelor of Biomedical Science
Develop skills that employers value
Our work-integrated learning program allows you to credit a full or part-time industry placement towards your degree. And our industry-based learning placement gives you two weeks professional practice, allowing you to develop your networks and occupational opportunities.
Medicine pathway for international students
Deakin provides three guaranteed Round 1 places per year for international Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (BMBS) applicants who have completed, or are in their final year of, the Deakin Bachelor of Biomedical Science.
Biomedical science courses
Study with Deakin and we'll help you transform your passion into a successful and rewarding career
Research with us
Does the future of medical science interest you? We can expand your learning horizons beyond graduation. Our teaching and research staff are experts with broad international links and experience. Much of our biomedical science research is conducted in partnership with government departments, industry and leading international scientists.
Recent Deakin research
Allergy-free eggs to be produced by Deakin University and CSIRO
The days of nervous parents being concerned about their anaphylactic children consuming egg-white may soon be over, thanks to ground-breaking research being undertaken by Deakin in collaboration with CSIRO in Geelong and the Poultry Co-operative Research Centre.
The research aims to produce allergy-free eggs for use in food consumption and the production of common vaccines such as flu vaccines.
The School of Life and Environmental Sciences runs an annual careers evening for current students every April, in conjunction with student-led societies and guest industry speakers (who are often past students).
The popular and successful Life and Environmental Sciences Careers Evening is held at our Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds and Warrnambool campuses. These events give our students and staff the opportunity to network with industry.
To become work-ready graduates, students also complete an 80-hour work placement within industry or a relevant company as part of our professional practice units. Students have the option of completing placements locally or internationally, in addition to the study abroad and international study tour options.
Looking to make a real difference in the world? There are variety of career pathways as a biomedical science graduate, including:
- genetic engineering
- honours or postgraduate studies (in more specialised areas of medicine that will enhance your professional development as a scientist)
- laboratory technology
- medical research
- pharmaceutical industry
- pharmaceutical/medical sales.
What do our students and staff say?
Biological and biomedical science at Deakin
Course director Peter Beech and student Lachie Hillman discuss biological and biomedical science at Deakin.
Vidya talks about her wish to find a cure for cancer and how she has grown as a person through her Deakin education.
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