About the program

The Bachelor of Biomedical Science is a 2-year accelerated degree which provides you with the ideal undergraduate foundation for a career in the health sciences. The program develops your knowledge in the molecular, cellular, anatomical and physiological processes of the human body and prepares you for graduate entry programs such as medicine and the allied health professions. Show more

The Bachelor of Biomedical Science is a 2-year accelerated degree which provides you with the ideal undergraduate foundation for a career in the health sciences. The program develops your knowledge in the molecular, cellular, anatomical and physiological processes of the human body and prepares you for graduate entry programs such as medicine and the allied health professions. The program will develop your knowledge and laboratory skills across a range of disciplines including anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology, pharmacology, chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology, genetics and microbiology. Extensive laboratory training from the first semester, as well as case studies and problem-solving techniques are applied within a variety of clinical, research and allied health care settings. The program focuses on real world learning, where you will gain exceptional, high-quality practical experience in our health science laboratories. You will be able to develop and master technical scientific and research skills using some of the latest research equipment, from the very first semester. Due to Bond University’s small class sizes, you will be able to enjoy extensive use of this equipment and will be able to use the facilities outside of scheduled class times to further develop and refine your practical skills. The laboratories have dedicated laboratory staff to provide support and optimise your learning experience. An innovative feature of the program is the application of problem-based learning in the curriculum, a popular feature in medical programs which creates an engaging student learning experience to increase analytical reasoning and critical thinking skills. Show less

ModeOn Campus
Duration6 semesters (2 years)
Starting semestersJanuary 2018, May 2018, May 2017
Program fees

Fees & other costs

Learn more about financing options available to Australian and international students.

Program typeBachelors Degree
Study areaHealth Sciences, Medicine
Program codeCC-60005
CRICOS code063085B
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: sbc@bond.edu.au

The broad scope of the Bachelor of Biomedical Science program assists graduates to enter a wide range of professions that may include:

  • Health promotion officer
  • Laboratory assistant / technician
  • Medical equipment officer
  • Pathways to other health professions
  • Pathways to medical research

The program provides opportunities for you to pursue postgraduate studies for a career in medicine and health sciences such as medical research, pharmacy, nutrition and dietetics as well as broader public health programs. 

Students who complete the Bachelor of Biomedical Science, and meet the entry requirements may apply for the following Bond University programs*:

In addition you can also undertake research-based honours studies, leading to a PhD.

The Bachelor of Biomedical Science comprises 24 subjects, as follows:

University core subjects (3)

Plus: Beyond Bond: Professional Development and Community Engagement

Foundation subjects (7)

Advanced discipline subjects (6)

Majors (8)

Complete eight subjects from one of the following majors:

Laboratory / Research

Pre-Health professional

Plus two subjects from the following options:

 

*Subject names and structure may change.

Learning and teaching methodology

Students have the opportunity to develop and master technical scientific and research skills through extensive, hands-on laboratory training using some of the latest research equipment.

The educational approach involves a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, examinations, projects, presentations, assignments, laboratory work and industry projects. Students will participate in Problem Based Learning and practical laboratory experience from the first semester.

Students completing the Laboratory/ Research Major may have opportunities to assist with research projects conducted at Bond University.

Recommended study structure

Please visit Recommended Course Structures for guidance on study plans.

Academic requirements

Year 12 school leaver

Bond University requires the successful completion of Year 12 with successful completion of English; and either Maths B OR Physics OR equivalent (students without the equivalent of Maths B or Physics will be required to successfully complete a bridging subject in one of those disciplines). Bond does not rely solely on the Overall Position (OP) or the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). Rather, a range of criteria are also considered such as extracurricular activities and personal attributes, including outstanding leadership qualities and community involvement.

International secondary school students 

For more information for International Students, including the International Baccalaureate, please go to the International Secondary School equivalency page. 

Alternative entry pathways

For those applicants who do not currently have the required academic qualifications, there are a number of alternative entry pathways:

  • Bond University Tertiary Preparation programs
  • Bond University Diploma programs
  • Other institutional Tertiary Preparation Programs
  • Vocational education and training qualifications (Certificate IV and above)
  • Prior higher education experience (at this university or another)
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
  • Professional or para-professional qualifications/experience
  • Employment experience verified by a statement of service from the employer stating the position title and length of service and a very brief statement on the tasks undertaken.

For more information on what is required please visit our how to apply page.

English language proficiency requirements:

Applicants whose previous study was not completed in one of the countries listed where English is considered a first language, must provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language.  For details please visit: English Language Proficiency Requirements 

Credit for prior study

Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed course outlines/subject descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs at the time of application to the Office of Future Students.

Key dates

Bond University calendar

How to apply

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the Online Application Form. To find out more about the application process please refer to How to Apply.

Depending on the subjects completed in the program, and meeting the specific entry criteria of different tertiary institutions, this degree may be a pathway to study medicine. Graduates of the Bond University Bachelor of Biomedical Science degree have been accepted into graduate medicine programs across Australia*.

Medicine at Bond University

Domestic and international** students eligible to graduate from the Bond University Bachelor of Biomedical Science (in the Pre-Health Professional major), meeting the minimum required GPA will be eligible to be considered for selection to enter Year 2 of the Bachelor of Medical Studies (BMedSt) at Bond University.  Currently, this is the only pathway into the Bachelor of Medical Studies available to international students.

Enrolments in the program are strictly limited to ensure small class sizes and sufficient clinical placements. As such, entry is extremely competitive.  Places in Year 2 of the Bachelor of Medical Studies for the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Pre-Health Professional major) graduates are limited and dependant on availability.  Please note current Bachelor of Medical Studies entry requirements still apply.

 

*Entry requirements for graduate entry medicine programs vary by university. Interested students should check the entry requirements for the university of their choice.

**  This is the only pathway into the Bachelor of Medical Studies available to international students.  Successful students will commence in Year 2 of the Bachelor of Medical Studies.
Important note for international/overseas students:
Students, including New Zealand citizens, who will not be Australian citizens or permanent residents at the time of enrolment, may not be automatically entitled to registration, internship, and access to a provider number in Australia. Graduates who wish to stay in Australia after graduation must make their own enquiries regarding their situation related to these matters as they lie beyond the control of the University.  In Australia, the number of internships is controlled by the Department of Health or Human Services in each state/territory and Australian citizens and permanent residents currently receive priority for internship places.  Graduates wishing to register in their home country or graduates wishing to practice medicine in countries other than Australia must contact the professional medical associations in that country to determine requirements to practice. Bond University is not responsible for organising any internship or medical registration of students upon their graduation.

Biomedical Science Facilities

Bond University boasts world class teaching facilities that create an invigorating learning environment. View some of the biomedical science facilities below...

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"I was relentless when it came to asking questions after hours and Bond staff never hesitated to help me. I got to interact with the lecturers and tutors on the level that I needed. This was particularly rewarding when you consider that some of the lecturers at Bond really stand out in their field and I have maintained some of those contacts into my career.

The facilities at Bond are much better than at other universities which makes a big difference when it comes to learning laboratory techniques. Having that higher level experience also gave me a clear advantage in the science field when it came to getting a job.”

JANA BATOVSKA Research Scientist, Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport & Resources – Melbourne, Australia