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Bachelor of Biomedical Science
Melbourne Burwood Campus and Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
Deakin's Bachelor of Biomedical Science focuses on the cellular and molecular basis of human biology and disease with an emphasis on cell and molecular processes. The course is a vibrant, relevant and topical program and its multidisciplinary approach enables you to learn about your chosen fields of study from both scientific and health perspectives.
The course comprises core areas of study in a broad range of topics including anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, biology, cell biology, medical microbiology and immunology, molecular and cell biology, molecular and human genetics and pathophysiology.
Students have the option of using their elective units to complete a major. Recommended major sequences for students in the Bachelor of Biomedical Science include:
Students will also complete a professional practice unit involving an experiential learning component and have the option to apply for an Industry Based Learning placement, which will allow them to apply and consolidate knowledge gained in their course, experience workplace culture and workplaces practices, explore career options and develop a professional network.
If you have an interest in fundamental principles underlying health and disease and are thinking of pursuing a career in medically-related areas such as medical research, this course will provide you with knowledge and understanding of these areas, coupled with practical exercises and work experience that will equip you well for a diverse range of careers in these areas.
As a graduate you will be able to enter a range of health-related industries including medical research, genetic engineering, the pharmaceutical industry, pharmaceutical/medical sales and laboratory technology. You can also advance to honours or postgraduate study, either to carry out research in more specialised areas of biomedical science which will enhance your professional development as a scientist and could lead to a career in medical research, or in other disciplines which will complement your scientific training and broaden your career opportunities.
All campuses at Deakin University have state-of-the-art teaching facilities and laboratories and offer a vibrant social atmosphere. Deakin's lecturers are active researchers in their discipline areas and provide in depth and current knowledge and understanding of their fields. The Melbourne Burwood Campus has research programs in Neurobiology, Human Genetics, Cancer Biology, Plant Biology and Cell Biology, Physiology, Nutrition and Exercise Science. The Biomedical Science program at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus has research programs in Allergy and Neurobiology and close links with the Deakin postgraduate medical school, biomedical research laboratories, and cutting edge research being conducted at the Geelong Technology Precinct.
Industry representatives are part of the Advisory Board that ensures the course remains relevant and produces graduates who are equipped to meet the emerging challenges and opportunities of the industry.
Students can take advanced subjects in one or both of the Faculty of Health and the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment to enhance their career prospects in their selected area of specialisation. Students also have the opportunity to study up to one third of the course in an area of their own selection to encourage the development of complementary skills required for their chosen career.
At Deakin you’ll find opportunities to help prepare you for a global future.
In 2013, the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment is introducing a new program to help high achieving students add an international experience to their studies. The Global Science and Technology Program aims to recognise, reward and support high achieving students who would like to conduct part of their studies overseas (via an exchange or study abroad program). Successful applicants will be offered a scholarship of $3,000 to assist with the travel costs. As part of the program, they will be required to participate in the Deakin Global Citizenship program. To find out more, visit the Global Science and Technology Program page.
Deakin's Study Abroad and Exchange Office also offers various programs including exchange, study abroad, short-term study programs, study tours and international volunteering opportunities, enabling students to study overseas for a few weeks, a trimester, or a year as part of their degree.
For complete information on course structures and prerequisites refer to the Deakin course search website
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