• Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration

About

You are able to focus on advancing your knowledge through coursework or research. Biomedical Science has increasingly embraced the overarching disciplines of human genetics, epigenetics and genomics to understand how gene-environment interactions define the human phenotype in its normal and diseased states. 

The Biomedical Science program at The University of Western Australia places strong emphasis on developing research literacy.

Biomedical science has direct relevance to everyone; it has a defining influence on our quality of life, the pursuit of healthy living and our capacity to diagnose and treat disease.

Biomedical Science encompasses a range of biological, medical and health-related disciplines, which address global biomedical challenges such as obesity, cancer, neurological diseases and cardiovascular disease. It draws on the disciplines of anatomy, physiology, biochemistry and neuroscience to understand normal human biology (including our evolutionary history). It also uses the paraclinical disciplines of microbiology, pathology and pharmacology to understand and treat human disease. 

You’ll have the opportunity to pursue advanced study in your biomedical science specialisation. Emphasis is placed on cutting-edge research and its translation to healthy living and to clinical settings of diagnosis and treatment of disease. While research training within a specific discipline is available as part of the course (e.g. advanced laboratory skills and their application within an independent research project), this is not obligatory. Therefore, you’ll be able to focus on building discipline-specific knowledge and an understanding of how this knowledge is applied. 

Career Pathways

Graduates will be well positioned to pursue careers in international research laboratories, government agencies as well as the private sector. The course may provide graduates with a pathway to a PhD (an alternative to the conventional Honours pathway) depending on their unit selection. Graduates may also progress to professional degrees including medicine, dentistry and pharmacy.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biomedical Science Research in Context—Literature Review 
  • Global Challenges in Biomedical Science 
  • Fundamentals of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 
  • The Conduct, Ethics and Communication of Science 
  • Techniques in Molecular Sciences 
  • Advanced Studies in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 
  • Advanced Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Techniques 
  • Advanced Techniques in Molecular Sciences 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
    • Duration description

      1.5 - 2 years

    Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    96 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    82

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    570

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Biomedical Science, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Health Science, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
  • the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per centCRICOS: 083856J

Tuition Fee

  • International

    51072 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 76600 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    39864 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 59800 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
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Living costs for Perth

  • 1328 - 2370 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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