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Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Australian Catholic University

CRICOS provider number: 00004G TEQSA provider ID: PRV12008

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The Bachelor of Biomedical Science will prepare graduates with an understanding of the cause, nature, progression, consequences, and diagnosis of disease, and will explore research aimed at disease prevention and treatment.  Students will gain hands-on laboratory experience in anatomy, biochemistry, cell biology, chemistry, genetics, immunology and microbiology whilst developing a thorough understanding of the natural sciences from biology/physiology through to clinical medicine. Students can choose from a major in physiological pharmacology or minor in pharmacology. Students will gain entry level skills in data management and analysis. In the age of “big data”, graduates with the ability to make sense of large data sets, to find and present patterns to others in an intelligible way, will be highly sought after in a range of industries.

Areas of study

Biomedical science.

Career opportunities

Entry-level roles in pharmaceutical and medical technology industries;  science communication, marketing, medical, legal, research and quality assurance, research roles in universities, hospitals or the public health sector.

Practical experience

Depending on their specific course map, students may have the opportunity to undertake 105 hours of workplace learning as part of an elective unit. Before students begin professional experience for this course, they should review the mandatory state or territory legal and industry policy requirements. An overview of these requirements can be found via the ACU Work Integrated Learning Search tool.


Available as an additional year to meritorious students who wish to undertake research training to make a contribution to scholarship within biomedical science.

Fees and charges

Visit the ACU website for general information about tuition fees.


English Standard (Band 3) or English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) (Band 4), plus any 2 units of mathematics (Band 2).

Essential requirements for admission

Inherent requirements: Students must meet essential components of this course (capabilities, knowledge, skills) to achieve the course learning outcomes.

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Student profile

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Further information

View all details of this course on the ACU website.

ATAR profile

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2024)

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  1. This ATAR profile table is in line with Commonwealth Government transparency requirements. It is based on offers to recent school leavers (ie completed Year 12 in the last 2 years) who were selected solely or partly on their ATAR. Note that some institutions further differentiate this information on their websites.
  2. The ATAR values exclude any adjustment factors.
  3. The selection ranks include the ATAR and any adjustment factors.


– = data is not available.
<5 = less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.
N/A = no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.
NC = new course
NP = Not provided by institution
NR = No reportable profile
NS = No Semester 1 offers
NN = Unavailable (other)
NO = Entry on other criteria

Student profile

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