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Why study biomedical science at Bond?

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Pursuing a career in science isn’t always clear cut. The possibilities are limitless, whether you’re interested in research, want to pursue academia, or are looking for a pathway into a related discipline such as medicine.

No matter your career aspirations, there’s one study area that provides the perfect launchpad for an array of careers within the big, wide world of science – and that’s biomedical science. By undertaking a degree in this discipline, you’ll gain extensive laboratory training right from the get-go in your very first semester. Your learning experience at Bond will involve discovering the intricacies of the human body through virtual and augmented reality technologies, and real world problem-solving in small group environments

Want to know more? Let’s delve a little further into the Bachelor of Biomedical Science at Bond.

What you'll learn

“Our program provides the ideal foundation in the molecular, cellular, anatomical and physiological processes of the human body, and has been designed with two majors, the pre-health professional major and the lab research major. These two majors allow students to choose subjects that help prepare them for a clinical, health or research pathway.”

Associate Professor Dr Donna Sellers, Head of Program – Biomedical Science

Keen to master your skills using the latest research equipment and techniques? Studying biomedical science will ensure you do exactly this, all with the support of a cohort of talented professors and expert academics with diverse backgrounds in the health sciences arena. Their decades of knowledge combined with modern technology and state-of-the-art facilities makes Bond’s Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences program a great way to kickstart your future career.

You’ll have the chance to explore the human body through new and emerging technologies and sharpen your analytical reasoning by developing an intricate, ‘inside out’ understanding of how the body works.

“We use the latest virtual reality and augmented reality technologies, to literally immerse yourself in, and learn about, the human body,” says Dr Sellers.

Whether you’re at home, in the labs, or studying elsewhere on campus, you will enjoy access to educational material and technologies outside of designated class time to further refine your skills. With your mentors focused on real world learning, you’ll also be encouraged to develop your critical analysis, problem-solving and practical skills throughout your studies.

This means once you’re out practising in the ‘real world’, your ability to work through complex medical issues will feel like second nature after being challenged and guided throughout your uni years. 

If you’re a curious type who wants to explore science outside the confines of your degree, then Bond is the place for you. Our Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine conducts world-class research, and by enrolling in an honours, masters, or PhD program, you’ll have the chance to work alongside leading researchers who will inspire and mentor you as you strive to make your mark on the world of science. The specialist research areas within the faculty span a broad base of national and international health and medical areas including antibiotic resistance, therapeutic use of stem cells to treat disease, mobile phones as carriers of microbes, medications for disorders such as cystitis and waste in medical research… just to name a few!

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Discover where a foundation in biomedical science can take you.

Studying biomedical science remotely

We’re here for you, even if you can’t be here with us right now. At Bond, we’ve worked hard to ensure that if you are currently studying remotely as a result of the global pandemic, you can still gain the same skills required for your program. Although remote learning isn’t forever, as a university we’re committed to providing the same award-winning student experience to all of our students, wherever they’re located, until we can be reunited on campus again.

“Because we’re small, we’ve been able to adjust and implement new ideas and activities quickly,” says Dr Sellers.

“The key thing is that our students don’t miss out. Many lab classes are livestreamed for remote students, and we also have some great tools and resources for students to learn about and practice the techniques and skills. These include simulations, pre-recorded videos, interactive sessions, self-directed activities, games, competitions and more,” says Dr Sellers.

The program’s spiraling curriculum is designed to build on practical skills as different subjects are completed – so if you are unable to come to campus, we pull out all the stops to ensure a high-quality learning experience, wherever you are located.

What comes next…

As you may already know, Bond degrees are accelerated, meaning you’ll study the Bachelor of Biomedical Science for two years full-time and finish a whole year ahead of your peers studying similar programs at other universities. With the knowledge and skills gained in your degree, you’ll be well-equipped to start your professional career at medical labs or pathology services from the moment you graduate.

The Bachelor of Biomedical Science is also an approved pathway for our Medical Program – and the only pathway for international undergraduate students. If you’re a high achiever considering this career path, upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Biomedical Science you may be eligible to enter Year 2 of the Medical Program, kicking off an incredible career as a medical doctor.

Alternatively, once you’ve completed your undergraduate degree you can opt to undertake further postgraduate study to pursue your preferred pathway into a number of specialist fields, including physiotherapy, nutrition and dietetics, occupational therapy and healthcare innovations. Some of our students also go on to pursue medical research with a research-based honours or a Master of Science by Research.

Whatever path you ultimately decide to follow, a Bachelor of Biomedical Science will lay a solid foundation for an exciting and rewarding career in science.

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