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Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Biomedical Science

The University of Notre Dame Australia

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About

Are you interested in biomedical science and its role within a legal context? The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Biomedical Science double degree is ideal. The field of biomedical science is a rapidly-evolving discipline with a range of exciting career opportunities. However, the journey from laboratory to patient is complex, taking an average of 15 years for research evidence to reach clinical practice. A Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Biomedical Science will give you the tools to improve this transition.

Our combined Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Biomedical Science has been designed to be completed over five years of full-time study, allowing you to develop your knowledge in the field of biomedical science and its role within the legal context.
Accredited by the Legal Practice Board in NSW and WA, the Law component of your degree places a heavy focus on experiential learning. Designed in conjunction with some of the nation’s leading legal experts, this program covers various legal subjects such as Criminal Law, Commercial Law and Conveyancing. As a student in the School of Law, your theoretical knowledge will be bolstered with practical exercises such as mooting, public speaking, dispute resolution, and client interview competitions.

In the Biomedical Science component of your studies, you will have the opportunity to combine the methodologies learned in Law with an understanding of Developmental Psychology, Pathology, Neuroscience and more. Because introducing new biomedical products into the market requires the help of multidisciplinary teams, including research scientists, intellectual property lawyers and clinical trials experts, graduates with knowledge in medicine and law are in high demand.

By completing a Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Biomedical Science, you will be able to practise law in the specialist area of health sciences. Alternatively, you may also choose to work in the biomedical industry in regulation, compliance, and intellectual property.

Areas of study

Law: Alternative dispute resolution, Australian tax law, bioethics and the law, canon law, civil procedure, commercial practices and ethics, constitutional law, contract law, corporations and partnerships, criminal law, entertainment law, environmental law, equity, evidence, family law, health law, human rights law, intellectual property law, law and religion, law in context, legal history, legal philosophy, legal research and writing, mining and petroleum law, property law, torts, trial advocacy, trusts.

Biomedical Science: Molecular & Cell Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Human Genetics, Immunology, Psychology, Pathology, Infectious Disease, Basic and Clinical Neurosciences, Reproductive Biology, Pharmacology.

Career opportunities

Graduates of this program can follow diverse career paths in the private and public sectors; career opportunities range from specialist areas of health sciences to the biomedical industry in regulation, compliance, and intellectual property. Or the field of law - Solicitor, barrister, judge’s associate, research assistant.

Professional recognition

Law degree accredited in NSW and WA.

Practical experience

There are no practicum or internship requirements applicable to the Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) component of these Awards.

There are internship requirements applicable to the Bachelor of Biomedical Science component of these Awards.

  • Students are required to undertake a Practicum during the second or third year of his/her program.
  • Work in a related field of endeavour will be undertaken under the supervision of an approved external supervisor; and assessed on the basis of a written report and a confidential report from the supervisor.
  • The Biomedical Science Practicum is a 25 Unit of Credit course within the Bachelor of Biomedical Science component of these Awards.
  • Australian resident students who have completed a study abroad semester may seek permission from the Dean (or their delegate) that the need to complete this Practicum component be waived.

Honours

An Honours award is available for this program.  Further information can be found in the Bachelor of Law (Honours), Bachelor of Biomedical Science regulations, or by contacting the School of Law & Business.

Fees and charges

Refer to Notre Dame current fee information.

Essential requirements for admission

All applicants must complete Notre Dame's Individual Factors Form and upload it to their UAC application.

Admission criteria

Refer to Notre Dame general admission criteria.

Further information

View all details of this course on the University of Notre Dame website.

ATAR profile

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2021)

2022 data not yet provided by the institution.

Use all ATAR profile data as a guide only; it provides a broad overview of the ATARs and selection ranks of previous Year 12 students admitted into that course. ATARs and selection ranks required for entry in 2020 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.

  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.

Abbreviations

– = 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

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