Matilda talks about her experience at the University of Newcastle, studying the Bachelor of Biomedical Science.
Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.
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3 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 8 years maximum.
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Advance the progress of medical science. And your career potential.
At UON we equip biomedical scientists with the knowledge and skills to improve health outcomes within Australia and across the globe. Your studies will provide a solid foundation in the structure and function of the human body and facilitate practical opportunities to collaborate in scientific investigations. Your courses will focus on how biomedical scientists unravel biological, medical and health challenges. Our graduates are equipped to explore a variety of exciting careers.
Whether your final destination is a cutting edge medical researcher contributing to advancements in the diagnosis and management of disease; a medical practitioner with enhanced research capability; a secondary school science teacher helping to inspire the next generation of scientists; or a commercialisation, testing and development expert involved in bringing medical innovations to the market, the Bachelor of Biomedical Science degree has a pathway for you.
A Bachelor of Biomedical Science at UON will give you the opportunity to study a wide range of courses. You will be exposed to varying modes of study including face-to-face and online learning. We also offer plenty of hands-on experience in clinical laboratories and industry environments.
Students will study core courses in biomedical science that provide advanced theoretical knowledge in:
These core courses maximise flexibility for students and provide a solid base of knowledge and skills in the biomedical disciplines.
Biomedical Science Majors
You will have the opportunity to choose from one of three majors to allow you to build your skills and knowledge in an area of interest within the discipline.
Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.
These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.
Graduates from the Bachelor of Biomedical Science can work in a variety of industries including:
The following list provides some example jobs available to Biomedical Science graduates. Some of these jobs will depend on the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, the combination of other majors and electives studied, while some may require further study.
Not everyone uses their degree in the same way and the transferable skills gained through university study may allow graduates to pursue a range of careers that might not be directly linked to their study. Below is a sample list of job titles that might be suitable for graduates with the skills gained in a Biomedical Science degree.
Some of these jobs will depend upon the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, and the combination of other majors and electives studied, for example some may require further study.