The Bachelor of Advanced Biomedical Science (Honours) is a research-focused degree, designed for high-ATAR students with an interest in biomedical science research.
In your first year, you’ll study interprofessional course units with students from other disciplines, alongside units specific to this course.
From your second year, you’ll study your chosen major – either in Discovery Bioscience or Clinical Medical Science – and will progress your research skills in experimental design, ethics, statistical analysis, scientific writing, data management and critical interpretation.
You’ll undertake project units with strong industry and research collaborations that give you guided practical experience in biomedical research. You’ll also participate in a research roadshow in a variety of operational research settings, such as laboratories and clinical trial sites.
There are opportunities to undertake extracurricular activities to further develop your research skills.
In your final year, you’ll complete a full-year research program within the laboratory of an approved university, research institute or industry research site.
The two majors are detailed below:
In Discovery Bioscience, you’ll look at ways we’re advancing our knowledge of the biological processes that underpin a person’s health, including studies in genomics, bioinformatics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics and lipidomics, and the application of new technologies.
Clinical Medical Science
If you choose Clinical Medical Science, you’ll study clinical biosciences and emerging therapies, including population and personalised medicine, and clinical trials. You’ll also receive a strong foundation in anatomy, physiology, neuroscience, immunology and regenerative medicine.
View the course on the Handbook.
What jobs can the Advanced Biomedical Sciences (Honours) lead to?
- Graduate medicine
- Media and science communications officer
- Hospital and medical sector (medical diagnostic laboratories, reproductive technologies)
What you'll learn
- integrate advanced skills, concepts and principles into the investigation of research questions in the biomedical sciences.
- demonstrate autonomy, adaptability and initiative in the generation of novel evidence-based solutions in the biomedical sciences.
- effectively disseminate research outcomes to a variety of audiences using communication technologies.
- apply national and international research standards to biomedical problems of local and global significance.
- demonstrate cultural competency through research practice that considers cultural diversity and a willingness to learn from, engage with, and be empathetic towards, people from diverse backgrounds.
- demonstrate leadership and ethical practice when engaging with, and learning from, the community, research colleagues and industry.