Commencing semesters, 2018

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Undergraduate

Program code

2081

Faculty

Business, Economics & Law Fac
Science Faculty

School

School of Biomedical Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course List

View the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Biomedical Science extended major.

Enquiries

Australian/domestic students

Faculty of Business, Economics and Law

Email: bel@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 9017

International students

International Student Advisor

Email: study@uq.edu.au

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Enquire online

Why study Biomedical Science?

The biomedical sciences encompass study areas relevant to the understanding of health and treatment of disease. Biomedical research receives, both nationally and internationally, around half the total research dollars available to all of science. This high representation underscores the relevance of basic biomedical research to health care and the natural curiosity shared by all humans about understanding the mechanisms of our own bodies.

Breakthroughs in understanding human disease or its control (vaccines for polio, measles, influenza, antibiotics, cancer genetics) have been, and continue to be, dependent on fundamental research into biological mechanisms at the cellular and molecular level.

More information about what can be studied in the Biomedical Science Extended Major.

What you can study

The study of biomedical science commences with a broad foundation in the biological sciences in the first two years. In the third year students choose specialised study in subject areas including physiology, pharmacology, anatomy, developmental biology, human genetics, neuroscience, human immunology and infectious diseases.

Biomedical Science is also available as a single major.

Courses

View the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Biomedical Science extended major.

Employment opportunities

The BSc in Biomedical Science can lead to:

  • Research work in pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies developing diagnostics for disease and new drugs for treatments
  • Academic and research positions in universities, research institutes and hospitals
  • Working in scientific sales and marketing

This major will also provide you with a solid grounding to pursue postgraduate study in medicine and allied health-related courses.

What it costs

Please view the Bachelors of Business Management/Science for indicative fees.

How to apply

Please view the Bachelors of Business Management/Science for information on key dates and how to apply.